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Sioux Falls Storm 2018 Week 1Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations

Sioux Falls, SD -The Sioux Falls Storm open their season at 4:05pm on Sunday against the Arizona Rattlers, defending Indoor Football League champions.

The Storm begin this season as the underdog as they look to reclaim the top spot in the IFL. In 2017, the Storm posted a league best 15-2 record but fell short of hoisting the elusive United Bowl trophy after a 50-41 defeat by the Rattlers.


The Storm return some familiar faces with veterans like wide receivers Mike Tatum, Judd Harrold and Melvin German, quarterback Lorenzo Brown, defensive lineman Claude Davis and defensive backs Jermaine Robinson and J'Vontez Blackmon.


 

Fareway Food Stores Partnership 2018The Sioux Falls Storm is proud to announce a partnership with Fareway Food Stores for the 2018 season.


Fareway Stores, Inc. is a growing Midwest grocery company currently operating 118 grocery store locations in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Fareway holds family values in the highest regard, demonstrating integrity, fairness, and honesty in relationships with customers, employees, vendors, and suppliers.

?Fareway reflects many of the same values that we hold as an over-all organization, and really embellishes family, which is one key factors that has made both the Sioux Falls Storm, and Fareway Stores so successful in our community,? - Jim Loria.

Fareway Stores opened their first location in the Sioux Falls market in the Spring of 2013 at 41st & Grange and have added two more stores since, 41st & Sycamore in Sioux Falls, and the newest addition, which just opened up in December 2017, is located off Cliff Avenue in Harrisburg.
   

IFL Instant Replay Challenge SystemIFL Coaches Will Be Able To Challenge On-Field Calls In 2018

The Indoor Football League (IFL) has announced a partnership with Vidswap to create an IFL Instant Replay Challenge s
system for the upcoming 2018 season.

For the first time in IFL history, IFL coaches will now be able to challenge the call on the field via a new real-time instant replay system.

Like the NFL, a team's head coach may request a review of a particular play by throwing a challenge flag. Per a challenge of a play on the field, the Referee acts as the replay official and initiates a video review of the previous play.

 

IFL New Schedule 2018 SeasonBloomington and West Michigan to Return in 2019

Today, the Indoor Football League (IFL) announced revisions to the 2018 IFL regular season schedule. Due to a legal matter involving the former league of the Bloomington Edge and the West Michigan Ironmen, those teams will be unable to participate in the IFL for the upcoming 2018 season. The IFL looks forward to welcoming both teams back to the league for the 2019 season.

The IFL and its member teams will proceed with a revised scheduled featuring six teams: the Arizona Rattlers, Cedar Rapids Titans, Green Bay Blizzard, Iowa Barnstormers, Nebraska Danger and the Sioux Falls Storm. Each IFL team will play a fourteen (14) game schedule over seventeen (17) weeks with the exception of the Green Bay Blizzard and Cedar Rapids Titans, who will play 15 games.

All six teams will remain in the same division and the schedule revision will not change the 2018playoff qualifications. The top four teams will qualify for the opening round of playoffs, which will be held during the weekend of June 22nd. The #1 seed will host the #4 seed and the #2 seed will host the #3 seed in the first round. The United Bowl will be hosted by the advancing team with the best record and will be played during the weekend of July 6th.

 
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SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm have signed two local players with defensive lineman Chad Stoterau and

quarterback Dillion Turner for the 2018 season.


Stoterau (6'3, 285 lbs) will be entering his rookie season in the Indoor Football League (IFL). During his collegiate career at Northern State University, he tallied 126 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, five sacks and two fumble recoveries. Stoterau was a two-time All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) First Team selection.


Turner (6'2, 220 lbs) will also be entering his rookie season in the IFL. He played collegiately at Dakota Wesleyan University where he was a All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Second Team selection. During his senior season, he was a true dual-threat completing 63 percent of his passes, while rushing for an average of 95 yards per game. He tallied eight rushing touchdowns and 39 passing.

 
2018 Sioux Falls Storm Coaching StaffWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, SD - Head Coach Kurtiss Riggs and the Sioux Falls Storm announce the hiring of Shannon Poppinga and Terrance Bryant. In addition, coaches Brian Hermanson, Paul Keizer, Jared Fredenburg, Cory Johnsen and Blake Wilson have been retained for the 2018 season.

"We are very fortunate to compile a staff that has been together over many years," said Head Coach Kurtiss Riggs. "Our staff knows the high expectations of being a member of the Sioux Falls Storm and I can think of no better group to help get us to our goal."

 
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SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm have signed Rashaud Mungro, Jabari Buckley, Forrestal Hickman and Darrien Oliver to bolster their depth along the offensive line.

Mungro (6'6, 330lbs) will be returning for his fifth season with the Storm. During the 2017 season, Rashaud was named to the All-IFL First-Team Offense roster and was named to the Second Team All-IFL squad in 2014 and 2015. He spent time with the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League and played for the Eastern Kentucky Drillers of the UIFL where he was a First Team All-UIFL selection.

Buckley (6'6, 330lbs) will be entering his second season with the Storm. He played for the Chicago Eagles of the Champions Indoor Football (CIF) League during the 2016 season. Leading the line in Chicago, the Eagles rushed for over 1,000 yards.

Hickman (6'7, 330lbs) signed with the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL) as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He signed with the Monteal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL) in 2016 where he played the last game of the season. In 2017, Forrestal signed with the Colorado Crush of the IFL where he started all but one game.

 
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SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm have signed two diverse threats for the 2018 season. Wide receiver Sterling

The Sioux Falls Storm have signed two diverse threats for the 2018 season. Wide receiver Sterling DuBose and running back Lyle McCombs.

DuBose and running back Lyle McCombs look to make a huge impact on the upcoming season.


DuBose (6'2, 215lbs) is entering his rookie year in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Sterling played in 32 games at San Diego State University where he recorded 111 receptions for 3,259 yards, 10 touchdowns. He also had 42 tackles, four forced fumbles and nine interceptions.


McCombs (5'8, 195lbs) spent the 2017 season with the Nebraska Danger of the IFL. While with the Danger, Lyle accumulated 466 yards and eight touchdowns helping him earn offensive player of the week during week 4. He played his collegiate career at the University of Connecticut where he tallied 2,681 yards and 11 touchdowns. McCombs was a preseason Doak Walker Award candidate during his senior year and a Freshman All-American.

 
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SIOUX FALLS, SD -The Sioux Falls Storm is thrilled to announce the return of three standout wide receivers, Mike Tatum, Judd Harrold and Melvin German for the 2018 campaign.


The Sioux Falls Storm is thrilled to announce the return of three standout wide receivers, Mike Tatum, Judd Harrold and Melvin German for the 2018 season.

Tatum (5'10, 170lbs) enters his sixth season in Sioux Falls. In 2017, Mike rushed for 90 yards along with four touchdowns and caught 39 receptions for 433 yards and nine touchdowns. Mike was a key component in the return game garnering 181 return yards. He was named IFL Offensive Player-of-the-Week during Week 6 of the 2017 season.


Harrold (6'5, 230lbs) will be returning for a fourth season. During the 2015 season, he accumulated 68 receptions for 818 yards and 22 touchdowns. Judd returned to the Storm late in the 2017 season where he had two receptions for 40 yards.


German (6'3, 215lbs) is entering his third season as a wide out in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Melvin appeared in 14 games during the 2017 season and tallied 19 catches for 277 yards and four touchdowns.

 
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SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm are excited to announce the signings of quarterbacks Quinn Epperly and Paul

The Sioux Falls Storm are excited to announce the signings of quarterbacks Quinn Epperly and Paul Jones for the 2018 season.

Jones for the 2018 season.


Epperly (6'2, 220lbs) attended rookie camps for the Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets and New York Giants. Quinn spent time with the BC Lions of the Canadian football League (CFL) during the 2017 season.


Before his professional career, Quinn had a standout collegiate career at Princeton University. He completed 100 of 171 (58.5%) passes for 981 yards and four touchdowns, rushed 70 times for 244 yards and 12 touchdowns during his senior season. During his junior season, Epperly matched the Princeton single-season record for passing touchdowns, he broke the NCAA consecutive completion record when he completed 29 straight passes and broke the Princeton single-game completions and touchdown passes record. He finished 10th in the Walter Payton Award voting as the FCS National Player of the Year.


Jones (6'5, 225lbs) will be entering his rookie season in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Over his remarkable high school career, Paul passed for 5,667 yards and 60 touchdowns. He was selected to play in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 member and All-WPIAL honoree.

 
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SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm have added two new faces to the defensive unit with the signings of linebackers Ace Clark and Robert Haynes for the 2018 season.


Linebackers Ace Clark and Robert Haynes for the 2018 season.

Clark (6'3, 240lbs) spent the 2017 season with the Cedar Rapids Titans of the Indoor Football League (IFL) where he garnered 84 total tackles (44 solo), four sacks, five tackles for loss and one interception.


While at Western Carolina University, Ace tallied 340 total tackles (169 solo), six tables for loss and two interceptions during his career. He was aunanimous First Team All-Southern Conference selectionduring his senior season, a All-Southern Conference Second Team selection during his junior year and a Southern Conference All-Freshman team member as a freshman.


Haynes (6'1, 245lbs) spent the 2017 season with the Cedar Rapids Titans and Wichita Falls Nighthawks of the IFL. During the 2017 season, Robert accumulated 94 total tackles (58 solo), five sacks, 12 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception.
 
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SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm are pleased to announce the signing of defensive back Trey Wafford for the

Trey Wafford signs with the Sioux Falls Storm

2018 season.

Wafford was named the 2017 IFL Defensive Rookie of the Year while playing for the Nebraska Danger. He emerged as one of the most physical defensive playmakers in the IFL after he concluded his rookie campaign with 129 tackles, six tackles for loss and 12 pass breakups. His 129 tackles ranked second in the IFL. Trey posted double-digit tackles in five games and was a First-Team All-IFL Defensive Back at the conclusion of the season.

Trey (5'11, 200lbs) played collegiately at Middle Tennessee State University where he finished his senior season ranked sixth on the team in tackles with 53. In his final year at Middle Tennessee State University, he tallied 7.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, three hurries and three pass breakups.


 

2018 IFL Schedule Released Sioux Falls StormIFL's Tenth Season Kicks Off on February 23rd

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce its 2018 regular season schedule. The 17-week, 56-game schedule kicks off on Friday, February 23 and concludes on Saturday, June 16.

The upcoming 2018 season will be special for the IFL as it marks the league's 10th season of play. The IFL enthusiastically celebrates ten seasons of indoor football tradition and affordable, family-fun entertainment. A commemorative 10th Anniversary logo will be incorporated into all league and team materials, including all official IFL game balls.

"We are very proud of the history, heritage and passion that has developed within the IFL over the past 10 seasons," said IFL Commissioner Michael Allshouse. "The league is appreciative to all of teams, communities, players, coaches, and most importantly, the fans, that have allowed the IFL to thrive for a decade."

Two new members join the IFL for its tenth anniversary. The Bloomington Edge return to the IFL after a five-season absence and their presence is also joined by the West Michigan Ironmen. Together, along with six incumbents; Arizona Rattlers, Cedar Rapids Titans, Green Bay Blizzard, Iowa Barnstormers, Nebraska Danger, Sioux Falls Storm, eight teams will battle for the 2018 United Bowl crown.

Each IFL team will play a fourteen (14) game schedule over seventeen (17) weeks. The teams will have three (3) bye weeks, which will occur sporadically over the course of the season. The 2018 schedule is the most balanced in league history, featuring each team playing the other seven teams in the league twice.

The 2018 season will also mark the first time in IFL history where all eight teams will belong in the same division. The top four teams will qualify for the opening round of playoffs to be held during the weekend of June 22nd. The #1 seed will host the #4 seed and the #2 seed will host the #3 seed in the first round of the playoffs. The United Bowl will be hosted by the advancing team with the best record and will be played during the weekend of July 6th.

The regular season officially kicks off on Friday, February 23rd with a matchup of two 2017 IFL playoff teams when the Nebraska Danger host the Iowa Barnstormers. Opening Weekend also features a rematch of the 2017 United Bowl with the defending champion, Arizona Rattlers, taking on the Sioux Falls Storm.

 
Miles Bergner Kicker Sioux Falls StormWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm is excited to announce the signing of kicker Miles Bergner for the 2018 season.

Miles (6'0, 225 lbs) will be returning for his second season in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Bergner played for the Colorado Crush during the 2017 season where he finished his 2017 campaign by converting 16 consecutive kicks, having a 100% conversion rate on extra points and an 86% conversion rate on field goals.

He played collegiately at the University of South of Dakota where he is the Coyotes' all- time leading scorer with 276 points. Bergner was the 2016-17 USD Male Scholar Athlete of the Year and was named a First Team All-Missouri Valley Football place-kicker. Miles was one of 11 players selected to the FCS ADA All-America Team.

In high school, Miles participated in the U.S. Army All-American game as a senior after being named to the Kohl's All-American team as a junior. He was twice named First Team All-State, First Team All-Northern Conference and Northern Conference Special Teams Player of the Year.

 
Lawrence Martin Sioux Falls StormWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The trenches on offense will have a new face Lawrence Martin IV for the 2018 season.

Lawrence spent time in the Arena Football League (AFL) with Tampa Bay following his collegiate career. He also spent time in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and then joined the Nebraska Danger of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Being a part of the line in Nebraska, the Danger rushed for over 1,000 yards and 48 touchdowns.

A native of Daytona Beach, Florida, Martin played collegiately at the University of South Florida. He finished his career with eight career starts during his two-year career at USF. He spent the 2010 season at offensive tackle for Merced College, where he earned First Team Region II All-California honors and was named First Team All-Golden Gate Conference.

 

Sioux Falls Storm Return to Indoor Football LeagueThe Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the return of the Sioux Falls Storm for the 2018 season.


The six-time United Bowl champions re-join the IFL after departing earlier this off season. During the 2017 season, the Storm averaged 7,118 fans per games and were named the United Conference champions. Off the field, the Storm raised over $150,000 in charitable contributions for the betterment of the Sioux Falls community.

"We pride ourselves in offering our community the best product in the industry, and given the restrictions, stipulations and restraints that were being placed on us we could not possibly offer what Storm Nation is accustomed to," saidStorm Owner Todd Tryon. "As we stepped away from the IFL and explored another option, it became glaringly obvious that the IFL was and is the best league in the industry."

"We are very happy to welcome the Sioux Falls Storm back to the IFL family,"said IFL Commissioner Michael Allshouse."The Storm are one of the preeminent indoor football organizations in the country and their success is a true testament to the quality of their organization and passionate fanbase."

The Indoor Football League has concluded its Annual League meetings and IFL fans and followers can expect additional information about the 2018 season soon.

 

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SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm are pleased to be joining the Champions Indoor Football (CIF) League for the 2018 season.

The CIF will have 15 teams for the 2018 season with the addition of the Storm. The Storm will rekindle several former UIF rivalries, specifically the historic sports rivalry between Sioux Falls and Sioux City. Old rivalries with the Omaha Beef, Bloomington Edge, and Texas Revolution will also be re-established. Wichita Falls is also expected to announce the move to CIF. Wichita Falls most recently snapped Sioux Falls 67 home game winning streak this past season.

 
 
 
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United Bowl July 8 Game PreviewSIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (15-2) will host the Arizona Rattlers (13-4) on Saturday, July 8th at 5:05pm in a Clash of Champions battle. GreatLIFE and KSFY-TV are the United Bowl Championship game sponsors.

This game will be a match-up of two storied franchises. The Sioux Falls Storm has punched their ticket to the United Bowl for the eighth consecutive season. The Storm has won six of the last seven titles. The Arizona Rattlers entered the Indoor Football League (IFL) at the beginning of the 2017 season after spending 24 years in the Arena Football League (AFL); the Rattlers have won five Arena Bowl Championships in 1994, 1997, and then went back-to-back-to-back between 2012-2014.

The Arizona Rattlers started the IFL season with a road game against the six-time defending champion Sioux Falls Storm. Sioux Falls defeated the Rattlers 40-29 in the week one contest. In that game, quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed five of 11 passes for 59 yards and one touchdown. Robbie Rouse carried the ball seven times for 25 yards and one touchdown. Mike Tatum caught three passes for 29 yards and rushed eight times for 38 yards and one touchdown. Korey Williams tallied two grabs for 20 yards and carried the ball nine times for 61 yards and two total touchdowns. Rashard Smith grabbed an interception, had one forced fumble and three pass break-ups. Cory Henry had one sack while Matt Hermanson led the Storm with 10 tackles.

 

IFL Team Awards 2017Arizona Rattlers Named 2017 Franchise of the Year

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the 2017 Team Awards for outstanding achievements during the IFL regular season.

Franchise of the Year: Arizona Rattlers

The Arizona Rattlers have been named the 2017 IFL Franchise of the Year. Selected by their peers, factors considered for achieving this award consisted of attendance, sales, public relations, marketing, on-field performance, community involvement and overall representation of the IFL.

"We are incredibly honored to be recognized as Franchise of the Year in our first season with the IFL," said Ron Shurts, Owner of the Arizona Rattlers. "It's a testament to our front office, our coaching staff, players, dance team, and most of all our great fans in the Rattler Nation."

In their inaugural season in the IFL, the Rattlers were named Intense Conference Champions and are advancing to play in the United Bowl championship on Saturday July 8. During the season the Rattlers led the IFL in attendance averaging 12,852 fans per game. In addition , the Rattlers set not only a new team record with of 15,189 on May 20 but a new IFL attendance record as well.

 

Media Day To Be Held On Friday, July 7 at 3:00 PM CT

The Indoor Football League (IFL), in conjunction with the Arizona Rattlers and Sioux Falls Storm, will be holding a joint media day at 3:00 PM CT on Friday, July 7 in the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in regards to the 2017 United Bowl Championship game.

Owners, coaches and select players from the Intense Conference representative Arizona Rattlers (13-4) and the United Conference representative Sioux Falls Storm (15-2) will be available to issue statements about the upcoming game and answer questions.

Among the players in attendance for the Arizona Rattlers will be QB Cody Sokol, OL Lamar Mady, LB Justin Shirk and DB Arkeith Brown. Among the representatives from the Sioux Falls Storm will be QB Lorenzo Brown, WR/RB Korey Williams, LB Tyler Knight, OL Rashad Mungro, DB Matt Hermanson and DB Rashard Smith.

 
Sioux Falls Storm Fundraising 2017Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm has held numerous fundraisers to help a variety of worthwhile causes and charitable organizations throughout the Sioux Falls community. Last season projections will show the Storm as having raised and distributed well over $400,000 for the last three seasons.

A small sampling of the local groups the Storm has helped this current season include:
  • Storm Super Bowl Party along with the El Riad Shrine Mystic Brewers raised over $4,000 for Feeding South Dakota.
  • Cure SMA and the Taken By Storm Fund raised nearly $11,000 to help find a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
  • Night of Hope & Caring donation was over $26,000 benefiting the Sioux Falls School District.
  • Mary Reiser fundraiser, the CEO of Fonder Sewing Company, raised over $14,000.
  • Nearly $9,000 was raised for the Feeding South Dakota BackPack Program along with several hundred pounds of non-perishable food items for Feeding South Dakota.
  • Almost $15,000 was raised for SURVIVEiT, a Sioux Falls based online community of cancer survivors helping cancer patients all throughout the USA during Sack Cancer Night.
  • Modern Woodmen of America and the Storm hosted a special fundraiser for Make-A-Wish South Dakota that raised nearly $8,000.
  • The Storm, along with Coleman Heating & Air Conditioning and Waterbury Cooling and Heating helped raise nearly $19,000 in the second annual Chip In For Heroes golf tournament for Operation Homefront.
  • The Storm and the Home Front Warriors Foundation teamed up to raise $5,600.
  • Rebekah's Legacy Foundation raised over $18,000 in honor of Rebekah Spader who was 10-years old at the time of her passing to cancer last August (2016).


 

2017 All-IFL Teams AnnouncesArizona, Iowa, Sioux Falls and Wichita Falls Lead Way With Six Selections Each

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce 2017 All-IFL First and Second Team Selections.
The Arizona Rattlers, Iowa Barnstormers, Sioux Falls Storm, and Wichita Falls Nighthawks lead the way with six All-IFL selections each.

In their first year of IFL play, six Arizona Rattlers earned All-IFL recognition. After leading the IFL in rushing yards, RB Darrell Monroe and OL Lamar Made were named to the First Team All-IFL list. On defense, DL Chris McAllister and DB Allen Chapman were also honored with First Team accolades. OL Damian Love and K Sawyer Peter were named to the Second Team All-IFL list.

After going 4-12 in 2016, the Iowa Barnstormers were the surprise team in 2017 as they rattled off 11 consecutive victories and finished the season 13-3. After tying for the league lead with 22 touchdown receptions, WR Brady Roland has been named to his second consecutive First-Team All-IFL list. The Barnstormers sported one of the most stout defenses in the league this season as both LB Javicz Jones, who led the IFL in tackles (148), and DL Ra?Shawde Myers have been named as First-Team selections. QB Travis Partridge, OL D?Angelo McCray and DB Jamie Bender were named as Second Team selections.
 
 
United Conference Championship ScoreWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (15-2) soar past the Iowa Barnstormers (13-4) 66-32 on Saturday, June 24th in front of 6,255 fans to bring home their eighth consecutive United Conference Championship.

The Sioux Falls Storm won the toss and kicked off to the Barnstormers who returned the kickoff for a touchdown. But the Storm would answer back with a 48-yard kickoff return by Korey Williams to bring the score to 7-7. Sioux Falls would end the first quarter with a one-yard quarterback keeper by Lorenzo Brown and a 14-7 lead.

The Storm would start the second quarter by scoring three consecutive touchdowns. First Lorenzo Brown would connect with Judd Harrold for a 15-yard touchdown, then a 12-yard touchdown reception by Korey Williams and a 25-yard interception by Jermaine Robinson to put the Storm on top 35-7. The Barnstormers cut the lead to 35-14 after a six-yard rushing touchdown by Rasheed Williams. The half would end after a 28-yard field goal by Justin Syrovatka to give the Storm a 38-14 lead.

 

 


 
June 24 Sioux Falls Storm vs Iowa BarnstormersWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (14-2) hosts the Iowa Barnstormers (13-3) on Saturday, June 24th at 5:05pm in the United Conference Championship. Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital, Orthopedic Institute and KSFY-TV will present the game.

The Storm will be hosting a special fundraiser for Rebekah's Legacy Foundation named after Rebekah Spader, a young girl that fought several medical conditions her entire young life before passing away to Leukemia at the age of 10 a year ago this August.

The Storm is looking to extend a three-game win streak after defeating the Iowa Barnstormers 45-24 on Saturday, June 17th during a week 18 Indoor Football League battle. In that game, quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed 12 of 18 passes for 137 yards and one touchdown along with three rushing touchdowns. Running back Robbie Rouse carried the ball three times for 47 yards. Wide-out Mike Tatum caught four passes for 43 yards and one touchdown. Tyler Knight led the defense in tackles with 14 while Rashard Smith had an interception and one touchdown.

 

QB Powell, DB Smith and K Bergner Honored


The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 18 of the 2017 IFL season.


Offense Player of Week Drew PowellOFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Drew Powell (QB, Nebraska Danger)

After defeating the Wichita Falls Nighthawks 59-44 in the final week of the regular season, the Nebraska Danger will be advancing to their fifth consecutive Intense Conference Championship. The Danger are advancing to the playoffs based off the strength and decision making of QB Drew Powell. Powell tied a Danger team record against the Nighthawks, rushing for five touchdowns on the night. Powell?s five touchdowns were the most by an IFL player this season. The dual-threat QB also completed 17 of 23 passes for 167 yards and one touchdown in the Danger?s victory. He also rushed for 71 yards. This is Powell?s second IFL Offensive Player of the Week award in the last three weeks. The Nebraska Danger travel to take on the Arizona Rattlers Saturday night for right to represent the Intense Conference in the United Bowl.

Honorable Mention:Andrew Pierce (RB, Spokane Empire), WR Devin Mahina (WR, Salt Lake Screaming Eagles), Lorenzo Brown (QB, Sioux Falls Storm),Verlon Reed (QB, Salt Lake Screaming Eagles)

 
 
 
Barnstormers Sioux Falls Storm FinalWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

SIOUX FALLS, SD -
The Sioux Falls Storm (14-2) cap off the 2017 regular season with
a 45-24 over the Iowa Barnstormers (13-3) and advance to the United Conference Championship for the seventh consecutive season.

The first quarter was a back and forth battle with the Iowa Barnstormers scoring first after a two-yard pass from Travis Partridge to Lucas Hefty, giving the Barnstormers an early 0-7 lead. Storm quarterback Lorenzo Brown quickly tied it up after a four-yard keeper. The Barnstormers would end the first quarter with a 7-14 lead after a three-yard
rushing touchdown by Rasheed Williams. The second quarter started with a Storm touchdown after a four-yard run by Lorenzo Brown to tie the game at 14. The Barnstormers re-took the lead 14-21 with a 17- yard touchdown pass to Brady Roland from Travis Partridge. The Storm ended the half with a 23-yard field goal by Justin Syrovatka and would trail 17-21.

Sioux Falls took their first 24-21 lead of the game to start the third quarter after a 14-yard rushing touchdown by Robbie Rouse. But Iowa would tie it again after a 20-yard field goal by Chun Kenton. Storm quarterback Lorenzo Brown would find a wide open Mike Tatum to re-take the lead 31-24, ending the third quarter.

 
 
 
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June 17 Sioux Falls Storm vs Iowa BarnstormersSioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (13-2) will take on the Iowa Barnstormers (13-2) in a week 18 battle for first place in the United Conference on Saturday, June 17th at 7:05pm. The winner of this game gets the top seed throughout the IFL Playoffs and will host the Conference Finals on June 24th.

The Sioux Falls Storm faced the Nebraska Danger in a week 17 Indoor Football League battle on Saturday, June 10th. The Storm pulled away in the final minute of the game to edge out the Danger 41-38, extending a two-game win streak. In that game, quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed 10 of 15 passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing 18 times for 53 yards with two touchdowns. Wide receiver Korey Williams added 24 rushing yards on four carries to his two rushing scores. Running back Robbie Rouse ran nine times for 35 yards. Receivers Eric Shufford hauled in six passes for 68 yards and one touchdown and Mike Tatum caught three balls for 34 yards and one touchdown. Defensive back Carlton Watkins finished with eight total tackles while Rashard Smith had one interception. Defensive linemen Cory Henry registered two sacks and Claude Davis added a sack of his own.

 
 
Storm vs Danger June 10 FinalWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm faced the Nebraska Danger in a week 17 Indoor Football League battle on Saturday, June 10th. The Storm pulled away in the final minute of the game to edge out the Danger 41-38.

The Sioux Falls Storm received the ball to start the game but were held to an early four and out. The Danger would start their opening drive from their own five-yard line and drive the field to score after a quarterback sneak by Drew Powell, giving the Danger a 0-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Storm quarterback Lorenzo Brown would score off a one-yard quarterback keeper to cut the lead to 6-7 early in the second quarter. The Danger would extend their lead to 6-14 after Drew Powell connected with Eric Thomas for a 13-yard touchdown. The Storm would score back-to-back touchdowns to end the half, first a four-yard rushing touchdown by Lorenzo Brown and then a nine-yard touchdown reception by Eric Shufford to put the Storm on top 19-14.