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IFL Recap: Arizona Rattlers vs Iowa Barnstormers

Drew Powell completed 7-of-14 passes for 68 yards and two touchdowns while Brady Roland had four receptions for 83 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Iowa Barnstormers (10-2) over the Arizona Rattlers (10-3), 41-38, on Saturday, June 2nd at the Wells Fargo Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Jeff Ziemba completed 16-of-31 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns while running back Darrell Monroe rushed the ball five times for 52 yards and a touchdown for the Rattlers.

At halftime, the Arizona Rattlers led the Iowa Barnstormers 31-27 behind two passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown from Rattlers quarterback Jeff Ziemba.

Both the Rattlers and Barnstormers were pretty even when it came to first downs. The Rattlers gained 17 first downs in which 11 came during the passing game and three came during the run game. The Barnstormers gained 18 first downs in which five came during the passing game and 11 came during the run game. The Barnstormers just inked by the Rattlers when it came to total offense. The Barnstormers recorded 252 total yards offensively while having 148 yards come in the run game and 105 yards came during the passing game. The Rattlers racked up 236 total yards offensively while having 63 yards come during the run game and 173 yards come during the passing game.

UPCOMING GAMES:
Friday, June 8th the Barnstormers travel to Sioux Falls to take on the Sioux Falls Storm
Saturday, June 16th the Rattlers travel to Nebraska to take on the Nebraska Danger

IFL Recap: Sioux Falls Storm vs Green Bay Blizzard

Lorenzo Brown completed 12-of-15 passes for 141 yards along with five touchdowns while Judd Harrold had five receptions for 60 yards with two touchdowns to lead the Sioux Falls Storm (9-3) over the Green Bay Blizzard (2-10), 60-21, on Friday, June 1st at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

B.J. Hill was a workhorse for the Blizzard offensively. Hill ran the ball six times for six yards along with having five receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown. Hill was also a key member on special teams as he returned four kicks for 117 yards and a touchdown.

At halftime, the Storm leads the Blizzard 19-7 behind touchdowns from a rushing touchdown from Lorenzo Brown along with two passing touchdowns to Judd Harrold and Damien Ford.

The Sioux Falls Storm managed to convert on 6-of-8 third-down opportunities throughout the game, while the Green Bay Blizzard managed to convert on just 5-of-11 opportunities. The Storm also led the game in total offense as they accumulated a total of 233 yards with only 40 coming from rush yards and 193 yards coming through the air.

UPCOMING GAMES:
Sioux Falls Storm host the Iowa Barnstormers on Friday, June 8th
Green Bay Blizzard host the Cedar Rapids Titans on Saturday, June 9th

IFL Recap: Iowa Barnstormers vs. Green Bay Blizzard

Drew Powell finished the game completing 14-of-24 passes for 154 yards along with three touchdowns and an interceptions while Ryan Balentine had six receptions for 71 yards to lead the Iowa Barnstormers (9-2) over the Green Bay Blizzard (2-9), 14-49, on Friday, May 25th at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.

Although the Green Bay Blizzard lost against the Barnstormers, quarterback Bryan Hicks completed 12-of-22 passes for 137 yards along with two touchdowns and two interceptions. B.J. Hill finished the game with three receptions for 46 yards while Chris Malott finished the game with four receptions for 31 yards and a touchdown and Tim Lukas finished with one reception for 16 yards and a touchdown for the Blizzard.

At halftime, the Barnstormers led the Blizzard, 15-0 as Drew Powell was responsible for a 13-yard passing touchdown and an 11-yard rushing touchdown.

The Barnstormers were dominant offensively gaining 22 first downs while the defense held the Blizzard offense to only gaining eight first downs. The Barnstormers also converted on nine of their 11 opportunities during third-down situations while the Blizzard only converted on three of eight opportunities. Total offense was another big difference maker between the two teams, as the Barnstormers record 291 yards of total offense while the Blizzard managed just 141 yards of offense.

UPCOMING GAMES:

Green Bay Blizzard host the Sioux Falls Storm on Friday, June 1st

Iowa Barnstormers host the Arizona Rattlers on Saturday, June 2nd

IFL Recap: Iowa Barnstormers vs. Arizona Rattlers

Drew Powell went 19-of-21 for 191 yards and five touchdowns while Brady Roland had four receptions for 77 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Iowa Barnstormers (8-2) over the Arizona Rattlers (9-2), 69-68, on Sunday, May 20th at the Talking Stick Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dezmon Epps was not only able to produce big numbers in the passing game but was also a key contributor to special teams as Epps is a return specialist for the Rattlers. Epps returned six kicks for 111 yards along with finished the game with eight receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown. Jeff Ziemba finished the game completing 22-of-27 passes for 237 yards and five touchdowns for the Rattlers.

The Arizona Rattlers lead at halftime 35-28 as Dylan Pebbles had two rushing touchdowns and Jeff Ziemba had two touchdowns to Anthony Amos.

Both teams were pretty even with team stats. The Iowa Barnstormers managed to gain 25 first downs while the Arizona Rattlers fell just shy and gained 23 first downs. Both teams accumulated big games offensively as the Barnstormers generated 330 yards of offense while the Rattlers managed to generate 315 yards. Penalties also affected both teams as the Barnstormers committed five penalties for 31 yards and the Rattlers committed six penalties for 37 yards.

UPCOMING GAMES:

Iowa Barnstormers host the Green Bay Blizzard on Friday, May 25th

Arizona Rattlers host the Nebraska Danger on Sunday, May 27th

IFL Recap: Sioux Falls Storm vs. Cedar Rapids Titans

Marques Rodgers rushed the ball 20 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns while Lorenzo Brown completed 8-of-13 passes for 70 yards with a touchdown and interception to lead the Sioux Falls Storm (8-3) over the Cedar Rapids Titans (1-10), 56-45, on Friday, May 18th at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Although the Titans lost, quarterback Jake Medlock completed 12-of-26 passes for 149 yards and Marquel Wade had four receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown for the Titans.

At halftime, the Titans lead 23-18 behind two touchdowns from Jake Medlock who connecting with Marquel Wade and Javon Bell.

The Storm found their groove offensively and gained 22 first downs while the Titans were held to only 13 first downs. Third-down efficiency affects both teams during the game as the Storm successfully converted on 4 of 10 opportunities and the Titans were only able to convert on 1 of 7 opportunities but were successful on their only fourth down conversion. Penalties continued to take a toll on both teams during the game as the Storm committed 11 penalties for 93 yards and the Titans committed seven penalties for 70 yards. Overall, both teams respectfully found their groove on offense, for the Storm is was the run game as they accumulated 170 rushing yards and for the Titans, it was the passing game as they had 141 passing yards during the game.

UPCOMING GAMES:

Sioux Falls Storm
Friday, June 1st against the Green Bay Blizzard

Cedar Rapids Titans

Saturday, June 2nd against the Nebraska Danger

IFL Recap: Green Bay Blizzard vs Nebraska Danger

Bryan Hicks completed 10-of-23 passes for 168 yards and three touchdowns and B.J. Hill ran the ball 20 times for 76 yards and one touchdown to lead the Green Bay Blizzard (2-8) over the Nebraska Danger (4-7), 31-20, on Friday, May 18th at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Gregory Hickerson had trouble connecting with receivers as he managed to complete just eight of his 31 pass attempts during the game for 49 yards. The only offense the Danger was able to produce came from the run game as Gregory Hickerson ran the ball 11 times for 99 yards but running back Angelo Pease led the way with two touchdowns.

At halftime, the Danger led 20-14 behind two touchdowns from running back Angelo Pease.

The Green Bay Blizzard managed to gain 11 first downs while the Nebraska Danger only managed to gain nine. Penalties affected the Danger’s rhythm as they had seven penalties accumulating 32 yards. Both teams really struggled during third-down situations as the Blizzard converted on only 5 of 13 opportunities while the Danger managed to convert on just 4 of 13 opportunities throughout the game.

Upcoming Game:

Nebraska Danger
Sunday, May 27th against the Arizona Rattlers

Green Bay Blizzard
Friday, May 25th against the Iowa Barnstormers

IFL Recap: Nebraska Danger vs. Sioux Falls Storm

Lorenzo Brown finished the game 15-of-21 for 156 yards with three touchdowns and an interception for and Mike Tatum had five receptions for 68 yards to lead the Sioux Falls Storm (7-3) over the Nebraska Danger (4-6), 40-36, at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Even though the Nebraska Danger lost, Gregory Hankerson Jr. had himself a day as he completed 17-of-29 attempts for 106 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. Even though he failed to connect on some passes, Hankerson seemed to have remaining calm under center and was close to successfully delivering a comeback for the Danger. Hankerson was also dynamic during the running game as he ran the ball 10 times for 65 yards.

At halftime, the Storm was leading 26-14, behind three touchdowns from Lorenzo Brown.

The Sioux Falls Storm found their rhythm offensively with 23 first downs throughout the game while the defense held the Nebraska Danger to 15 first downs. Penalties hurt both teams equally as the Storm committed seven penalties for 67 yards and the Danger committed eight penalties for 68 yards. The Storm also mustered almost 100 more yards of total offense over the Danger as the Storm recorded 263 yards with 156 passing yards and 107 rushing yards while the Danger only recorded 183 yards with 106 passing yards and 77 rushing yards.

UPCOMING GAMES:
Nebraska Danger:
Friday, May 18th against the Green Bay Blizzard
Sioux Falls Storm:
Friday, May 18th against the Cedar Rapids Titans

IFL Recap: Iowa Barnstormers vs. Cedar Rapids Titans

Drew Powell ran the ball 14 times for 60 yards three touchdowns and Donovan Williams carried the ball 16 times for 70 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Iowa Barnstormers (7-2) over the Cedar Rapids Titans (1-9), 48-21, at Wells Fargo Arena on Friday, May 11th.

The Titans looked lost offensively as Jake Medlock led the team in both passing and rushing. Medlock completed 10 of his 19 passes for 67 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions but also ran the ball two times for 23 yards. Daniel Lindsey was yet again another dominant factor on special teams returning seven kicks for 140 yards.

At halftime, the Barnstormers lead the Titans 28-21, behind two touchdowns from Donovan Williams.

The Barnstormers took control of the game early on and were a dominant factor offensively racking up 19 first downs while the defense held the Titans to only seven. Handling the ball was rough for both teams offensively as they both lost two fumbles apiece. The Titans fell short on offense as they only gathered 127 yards with 63 passing yards and 64 rushing yards while the Barnstormers gained 267 total yards on offense with 142 passing yards and 125 rushing yards.

UPCOMING GAMES:
Iowa Barnstormers:
Sunday, May 20th against the Arizona Rattlers
Cedar Rapids Titans:
Friday, May 18th against the Sioux Falls Storm

IFL Recap: Arizona Rattlers vs. Green Bay Blizzard

Dezmon Epps finished the game with three receptions for 68 yards and two touchdowns while his quarterback Jeff Ziemba completed 11-of-13 pass attempts for 111 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Arizona Rattlers (9-1) over the Green Bay Blizzard (1-6), 62-26, at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Friday, May 12th.

Bryan Hicks had trouble connecting with his receivers during the game as he only completed 4-of-11 attempts for 36 yards and two interceptions. The only Brightside from the Blizzards performance was B.J. Hill rushing the ball 17 times for 91 yards and a touchdown.

At halftime, the Rattlers were leading 35-13 behind Jeff Ziemba, who had three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown.

Although the Rattlers came away victorious, the team accumulated 12 penalties for 98 yards while the Blizzard only recorded five penalties for 48 yards. From a third-down efficiency standpoint, the Rattlers were a dominant force who was a success on 5-of-7 attempts (71%) while the defense held the Blizzard to succeed on only 2-of-9 attempts (22%). Both teams had 18 first downs apiece while the Rattlers had 241 yards of total offense while the Blizzard only had 156 yards of total offense.

UPCOMING GAMES:
Green Bay Blizzard:
Friday, May 18th against the Nebraska Danger
Arizona Rattlers:
Sunday, May 20th against the Iowa Barnstormers

IFL Recap: Green Bay Blizzard vs. Nebraska Danger

Bryan Hicks finished the game completing 16 of his 19 attempts for 206 yards and 6 touchdowns and B.J. Hill rushed the ball 12 times for 86 yards as the Green Bay Blizzard (1-5) defeated the Nebraska Danger (4-4), 47-25, on May 5th at the Resch Center in Green Bay Wisconsin.

The Green Bay Blizzard had a lot of help offensively as Kezlow Smith helped on the receiving end as he hauled in 5 receptions for 98 yards and three touchdowns.

For the Nebraska Danger, Jesse Scroggins and Eric Thomas lead the way offensively. Scroggins completed 15 of his 25 attempts for 173 yards and three touchdowns. Thomas hauled in six receptions for 82 yards and two touchdowns.

The Green Bay Blizzard had 24 first downs in the victory while the Nebraska Danger only managed 15. However, penalties killed the Blizzard as they had eight penalties for 68 yards and the Danger also had eight penalties for 43 yards. The third down efficiency was also a key piece to the Blizzards success as they converted on 80% of attempts (4-5) and holding the Danger to a 40% conversion rate (4-10).

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