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Steamwheelers Will Commence IFL Play in 2019

MOLINE, IL. - Quad City Steamwheelers officials announced today they have joined the Indoor Football League (IFL), for the 2019 IFL season. The Steamwheelers played in the Champions Indoor Football League this season after a nine-year hiatus from competition. The Quad City franchise won the "Fan Base" of the year and broke attendance figures for the CIF and the move to the nation's premier league (IFL) will match perfectly.

"We are thrilled to be part of the IFL," said Team Owner Doug Bland. "The Quad City fans will now get to see old rivals like the Iowa Barnstormers and the Green Bay Blizzard as well as teams that have been around for 25 years like the Arizona Rattlers," said Bland.

The IFL is just as excited to gain a franchise like Quad Cities which fits their business model as well as their geographical footprint.

"The IFL and the other IFL owners saw what Doug and Crystal Bland did with the QC franchise in 2018 and knew that they were people we wanted to have part of our League," said IFL Commissioner Mike Allshouse.

 

IFL Tucson Expansion 2019 seasonTucson Indoor Football Officially Announce Plans for the 2019 Season

TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson Indoor Football today announced the launch of a new expansion team in the Indoor Football League (IFL), that will play at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) Arena starting in the 2019 IFL season.

"This is Tucson's team," said Team Owner Kevin Guy. "We love the market and want to be a part of the growth of the downtown district. We feel Tucson is a perfect fit in the Indoor Football League. It fits our strategic plan of developing a western conference. It is a high scoring, fast paced game where fans can reach out and interact with the players. We look forward to building a passionate fan base by putting a great product on the field."

Kevin and Cathy Guy are the Majority Owners of Tucson Indoor Football franchise. Kevin has spent 19 seasons in arena and indoor football, 14 as a general manager and head coach, and ten seasons with the IFL's Arizona Rattlers. In his time with the Rattlers, he has become the winningest head coach in the history of the team, passing Danny White this past season. He has played for six world championships and won four in his ten seasons with the team.

 
Storm Fall to Barnstormers 2018 United BowlWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm traveled to Des Moines, IA to play in their ninth consecutive championship appearance. The showdown plotted the Sioux Falls Storm against the Iowa Barnstormers in the 2018 United Bowl Championship game on Saturday, July 7th. The Storm would fall short in recapturing the United Bowl trophy after a 42-38 loss to the Barnstormers.

The first quarter saw only one touchdown coming off a Iowa six-yard touchdown pass by Drew Powell to BJ Butler, putting the Barnstormers up 7-0.

The second quarter was a back and forth bout with Sioux Falls striking first to tie the game when Lorenzo Brown took in a 11-yard rushing touchdown. Iowa would retake a 14-7 lead after Drew Powell found Ryan Ballentine for a 42-yard touchdown. Sioux Falls would tie it up again after a two-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Damond Powell. Iowa would go on top 21-14 after a Drew Powell 23-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Ballentine. Sioux Falls would end the half with a 21-17 deficit after a 28-yard field goal by Miles Bergner.

 
 
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