As spring finally arrives, the Storm season is in full swing. Our organization prides itself increating great guest experiences for our fans. While consistently engaging with our fan base, we have worked to make several improvements throughout the years in this area.
We wanted to directly communicate with you about the most recent decision that we made along with theDenny Sanford PREMIER Center. Effective Saturday, April 21st, horns and noisemakers (commonly known as Vuvuzelas) will not be allowed at Strom games. With feedback from many of our longtime fans, this action has been taken to strengthen the guest experience for all our Storm fans.
We hope you understandour decision and appreciate our dedication to the guest experience of the greatest fans in the league. I look forward to seeing you at tomorrow's game!
The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 8 of the 2018 IFL season.
The Arizona Rattlers weathered the Sioux Falls Storm 48-40 in Week 8 and now move to an IFL-best 5-1 record. After placing second in the IFL in rushing last season, Rattlers RB Darrell Monroe had a slow start to the 2018 season, until now. The punishing 6'2, 220 pound running back exploded for 126 yards and four rushing touchdowns against the Storm. In doing so, Monroe became the first player to rush for more than 100 yards in a game this season and his four rushing touchdowns are also the most in the IFL this season. Monroe also added three receptions for 39 yards and finished the game with 165 all-purpose yards. The Arizona Rattlers host the Green Bay Blizzard in Week 9.
Honorable Mention: Grant Rohach (QB, Iowa Barnstormers), Eric Thomas (WR, Nebraska Danger), Lyle McCombs (RB, Sioux Falls Storm), Mike Tatum (WR, Sioux Falls Storm)
The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 7 of the 2018 IFL season.
Offensive Player of the Week: Mike Tatum (WR, Sioux Falls Storm)
The Sioux Falls Storm held off the Nebraska Danger 45-37 in Week 7 and are now tied for an IFL-best 4-1 record. Longtime Storm WR Mike Tatum set to pace for the Storm's offense as he caught two long touchdown passes on the night. Tatum (5'10, Oxnard College) broke past the Danger's defense late in the first quarter for a 30 yard touchdown and then got past the Danger again for a 20 yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Tatum led the Storm with three receptions for 62 yards and two touchdowns on the night. He also added 54 kick return yards and finished with 120 all-purpose yards. Tatum and the Storm host the 4-1 Arizona Rattlers in Week 8 for a chance to move to the top of the IFL standings.
Honorable Mention: Eric Thomas (WR, Nebraska Danger), Jesse Scroggins III (QB, Nebraska Danger), Lorenzo Brown (QB, Sioux Falls Storm), Judd Harrold (WR, Sioux Falls Storm)
SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm move to 4-1 on the season after narrowly evading the Nebraska Danger. The game was a back and forth battle but the Storm would win 45-37.
The first quarter would begin with a quick Sioux Falls Storm touchdown after just one play when Lorenzo Brown found Judd Harrold for a 18-yard touchdown, giving the Storm an early 7-0 lead. Nebraska would tie it up after Jesse Scroggins found Eric Thomas for an 11-yard touchdown. The Storm would score the last touchdown of the quarter with a 30-yard reception by Mike Tatum, giving the Storm a 14-7 lead at the end of one.
The Storm would strike first in the second quarter with a five-yard rushing touchdown by Lyle McCombs, extending the Storm?s lead to 21-7. The Danger would answer back with a 13-yard pass from Jesse Scroggins to Kenzel Doe to cut the Storm?s lead to 21-13. The Storm ended the half with a 28-13 lead after Lorenzo Brown hit Judd Harrold for the 10-yard touchdown.
The third quarter would be scoreless until just inside of the four minute mark when Nebraska kicker Brad Hatfield hit a 33-yard field goal. Storm kicker Miles Bergner would answer with a 39-yard field goal, putting the Storm on top 31-16 at the end of three.
SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm improve 3-1 after defeating the Green Bay Blizzard 39-23 on Saturday, March 24.
The game started slow after just one score in the first quarter which came when Miles Bergner hit a 29-yard field goal to end the first quarter.
The second quarter would be a back and forth battle; but Green Bay would be the first to score after a 11-yard run by Raymond Cotton giving the Blizzard a 3-7 lead. Sioux Falls would retake the lead after a one-yard rushing touchdown by quarterback Lorenzo Brown. Green Bay responded with a 23-yard field goal by Jeff Budzien, bringing the score to 9-10. Sioux Falls answered back with a nine-yard run by Lorenzo Brown, ending the half with the Storm on top 16-10.
The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 4 of the 2018 IFL season.
Offensive Player of the Week: Lorenzo Brown (QB, Sioux Falls Storm)
In a rematch of last year's United Conference Championship, the Sioux Falls Storm took down the Iowa Barnstormers 52-40 in Week 4. After a slow first quarter, Storm QB Lorenzo Brown guided the IFL's number one offense to a score on every possession from the second quarter onward. Brown (6'0, Univ. of Sioux Falls) completed 22 of 26 passes for 241 yards, the second most in the IFL this season. With 28 seconds remaining in the game and the Storm holding just a five point lead, Brown connected on his biggest pass of the night as he found WR Brandynn Clark for the game-sealing 14 yard touchdown. The touchdown to Clark was Brown's fourth of the night. He also added a rushing touchdown in the second quarter. Brown and the Storm travel to face the Green Bay Blizzard in Week 5.
Honorable Mention: Shadrach Thornton (RB, Arizona Rattlers), Marquel Wade (WR, Cedar Rapids Titans), Jake Medlock (QB, Cedar Rapids Titans), Drew Powell (QB, Iowa Barnstormers)
SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm improve to 2-1 after handing the Iowa Barnstormers their first loss of theseason. The Storm won 52-40 on Sunday, March 18.
The Barnstormers would be the first to strike after a Drew Powell four-yard quarterback keeper which would also be the only score in the first quarter; putting the Barnstormers up 7-0.
SIOUX FALLS, SD -The Sioux Falls Storm (1-1) will travel to face the undefeated Iowa Barnstormers (2-0) for a Sundayafternoon matchup. Kickoff is set for Sunday, March 18 at 3:05pm.
The Sioux Falls Storm look to extend a one-game win streak after defeating the Cedar Rapids Titans 70-33 on March 12. In that game, quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed 10-14 attempts for 137 yards with 3 touchdowns, while rushing 8 times for 39 yards and one touchdown. Quarterback Dillion Turner had two touchdowns to Judd Harrold. Running back Lyle McCombs had 37 yards on eight carries for three touchdowns along with two receptions for 24 yards. Wide receiver Judd Harrold had five touchdowns on six receptions for 81 yards. J'Vontez Blackmon led the Thunder Defense with seven total tackles. While defensive linemen Claude Davis had a sack and Chris Martin registered a half a sack. Defensive back Trey Wafford also registered a half a sack and three pass break-ups.
The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 3 of the 2018 IFL Season.
Judd Harrold (WR, Sioux Falls Storm)
Sioux Falls Storm WR Judd Harrold had the biggest night of his life in the Storm's 70-33 victory over the Cedar Rapids Titans. Not only did Harrold (6'5, Univ. of Mount Union) catch a career-high five touchdowns in the victory but he proposed to his girlfriend during the game. She said yes and Harrold went on to a spectacular night tying the team record for receiving touchdowns. Harrold caught four touchdowns in the second half alone and finished his night with five receiving touchdowns and 81 yards on just six receptions. Harrold now leads all IFL receivers in touchdown receptions as the Sioux Falls Storm prepare to face the red-hot Iowa Barnstormers in Week 4.
Honorable Mention: Damien Fleming (QB, Nebraska Danger), Marquel Wade (WR, Cedar Rapids Titans), Eric Thomas (WR, Nebraska Danger), Drew Powell (QB, Iowa Barnstormers)
Sioux Falls, SD -The Sioux Falls Storm are set to play their 2018 home opener on Monday, March 12th against the
Cedar Rapids Titans. Kickoff is set for 6:05 PMat the Denny Sanford Premier Center.
Waterbury Heating & Cooling/Coleman Heating & Air Conditioning and KSFY-TVwill serve as the Presenting Sponsor of the game and help give away 1,000 free replica jerseys to kids 12 and under. There will be numerous events and special promotions going on throughout the Storm home opener that includes a special fundraiser to benefit the Quinn Pesicka Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Storm lost to the Arizona Rattlers 39-33 on February 25th. In that game,Lorenzo Brown finished with 106 passing yards and one touchdown while completing 10 of 20 passes, while rushing 11 times for 59 yards and one touchdown. Lyle McCombs had 15 yards on eight carries with two touchdowns. Mike Tatum caught four passes for 51 yards and one touchdown while Judd Harrold had five receptions for 45 yards. Defensive backs Trey Wafford led the Storm with 10 total tackles while Daniel Lindsey and Jabari Gorman each grabbed one interception.
SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm season started with a challenge on the road against defending champions, the
Arizona Rattlers. After a back and forth battle, the Sioux Falls Storm fell short of earning their first victory of the 2018 season after a 39-33 loss on Sunday.
Sioux Falls would strike first after a 17-yard quarterback keeper by Lorenzo Brown, giving the Storm a 6-0 lead after a missed extra point by Miles Bergner. Arizona would take a 7-6 lead after a three-yard rushing touchdown by Darrell Monroe. The Storm ended the first quarter with a 13-7 lead after a Lyle McCombs eight-yard rushing touchdown.
To begin the second quarter, the Rattlers would tie the game after a Jamal Miles one-yard rushing touchdown. The Storm would re-take the lead after Lyle McCombs scampered in from seven yards out. Arizona would cut the lead to one after Anthony Amos reeled in a 36-yard touchdown from Jeff Ziemba. The Storm ended the half with a 27-20 lead after Lorenzo Brown found Mike Tatum for the touchdown and then Robert Haynes came up with a one-point rouge after stopping the Rattlers from coming out of the end zone.
The Storm were shut out in the third quarter after Arizona scored on a two-yard touchdown reception by Jamal Miles and then a 25-yard field goal by Sawyer Petre, falling to a 30-27 deficit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm have signed two diverse threats for the 2018 season. Wide receiver Sterling
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.
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.
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.
SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm are excited to announce the signings of quarterbacks Quinn Epperly and Paul
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.
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.
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.
SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm are pleased to announce the signing of defensive back Trey Wafford for the
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.
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.