SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm moved to 8-3 on the season after defeating the Cedar Rapids Titans 56-45 on Friday, May 18.
The first quarter would be low scoring with the Titans striking first after a six-yard touchdown pass by Jake Medlock to Javon Bell. The Storm would tie it up 7-7 after a 10-yard rushing touchdown by Marques Rodgers. The Titans would end the quarter with a 51-yard field goal by Michael Georgetti and a 7-10 lead.
Sioux Falls would score on back to back drives to begin the second quarter and take their first lead of the night 15-10. The first score would come from the Thunder Defense with a team safety and then Claude Davis would block the Titans 56-yard field goal attempt where Chad Stoterau would recover the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. Cedar Rapids would answer with back to back touchdowns to retake a 15-23 lead. The Titans scored on a 16-yard touchdown pass by Jake Medlock to Marquel Wade and then a 27-yard pick six by James Calhoun. Sioux Falls would end the half with a 18-23 deficit after a 19-yard field goal by Miles Bergner.
The third quarter would be a back and forth bout. The Storm would capitalize first after a three-yard quarterback keeper by Lorenzo Brown, putting the Storm on top 25-23. The Titans responded back with a one-yard quarterback keeper by Jake Medlock, catapulting the Titans to a 25-30 lead. The Storm countered with a one-yard rushing touchdown by Lorenzo Brown, giving the Storm a 32-30 lead. The Titans would end the quarter with a 32-37 lead after a 21-yard touchdown pass by Jake Medlock to Javon Bell.