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Iowa Barnstormers vs. Sioux Falls Storm Recap

Image result for sioux falls storm footballSaturdays indoor football league match-up consisted of the Sioux Falls Storm against the Iowa Barnstormers. The game took place in Des Moines, Iowa at the Wells Fargo Arena home of the Barnstormers. The Barnstormers and the Storm following that game are both 2-1 and are tied for 3rd place in the league behind the Arizona Rattlers and the Nebraska Danger.
Not a lot happened in the first quarter for either team besides when the Barnstormers scored a touchdown with 5:15 remaining in the quarter. The Barnstormers capitalized on a 5 play, 45-yard drive taking just over 4 minutes of the clock with a 4-yard rush from Drew Powell.

End of 1st: Storm 0 – Barnstormers 7

The second quarter had a whole different outcome as both teams combined for 5 scoring drives. Starting off the drive the capitalized on their 10 play, 44-yard drive with a Lorenzo Brown 7 yard pass to Brandynn Clark to tie the game with 14:30 remaining before halftime. The Storm would go to take the lead with 5:04 remaining in the quarter from a Lorenzo Brown 5 yard pass to Mike Tatum. In the final minute before halftime there was a combined three scoring drives, 2 by the Barnstormers and 1 by the Storm. The Barnstormers would cut the lead down to 4 with a Cody Barber 33 yard field goal with :48 seconds left before halftime. In just 24 seconds the Storm would respond with a Lorenzo Brown 11 yard run but the Barnstormers would be the last team to score prior to halftime with a 34 yard pass from Drew Powell to Brady Roland.

Image result for iowa barnstormers logoHalftime: Storm 21 – Barnstormers 17
The Storm opened up the scoring in the 3rd quarter with a Miles Bergner 23 yard field goal bring their lead up to a touchdown over the Barnstormers. The Barnstormers would respond however in just over 5 minutes from a 10 play, 46 yard drive and capping it off with a Drew Powell 2 yard run to tie the game late in the quarter. Both teams would go on to score one more time in the 3rd quarter. The Storm would finish off a 5-play, 44 yard drive with a Marque Rodgers 16 yard bringing their lead back up to 7. However the Barnstormers would be the final team to score in the 3rd with a 3 yard run from Donovan Williams.

END OF 3RD: Storm 34 – Barnstormers 34
The 4th and final quarter of the game consisted of 5 scoring drives between the two teams. The Storm would take a 3-play, 36 yard drive and finish it off with a Mike Tatum 2 yard rush with 14:45 remaining in the game. The Barnstormers would respond with less than 10 minutes remaining in the game with a 20 yard field goal from Cody Barber. The Storm tried to seal the game with just under 5 minutes left with a Lorenzo Brown 7 yard pass to Harold Judd. The Barnstormers tried to keep the game close by scoring with a minute left in the game from a Drew Powell 7 yard run as they cut the lead down to 5. The Barnstormers defense couldn’t stop the Storm on the final drive as the Storm scored with 38 seconds remaining to seal the game with a Lorenzo Brown 14 yard pass to Brandynn Clark.

Final: Storm 52 – Barnstormers 40
Game Leaders
Passing: (Storm) Lorenzo Brown 22-26, 241 YDS, 4 TDS
Rushing: (Barnstormers) Drew Powell 18 ATT, 93 YDS, 3 TDS
Receiving: (Storm) Mike Tatum 8 REC, 90 YDS, 1 TD

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