STORM WIN AGAINST THE BARNSTORMERS 

Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm moved to 6-1 after handing the Iowa Barnstormers their first loss of the 2019 season. The Sioux Falls Storm won 36-32 on Saturday, April 20th.  

The Sioux Falls Storm moved to 6-1 after handing the Iowa Barnstormers their first loss of the 2019 season. The Sioux Falls Storm won 36-32 on Saturday, April 20th.
The first quarter started with a one-yard rushing touchdown by Storm quarterback Lorenzo Brown to give the Storm a 6-0 lead. Iowa would answer back with a three-yard touchdown pass by Dequan Neal to Raheem Harvey to take a 6-7 lead to end the quarter.  

The second quarter began with a 6-14 lead for the Barnstormers after a 14-yard rushing touchdown by Dequan Neal. The Storm cut the lead to 12-14 after a five-yard rushing touchdown by Calen Campbell. The Barnstormers would extend their lead to 12-20 after a 50-yard kickoff return by Tyrell Pearson. The Storm would end the half with a 22-20 lead after scoring on back to back drives; the first was a five-yard rushing touchdown by Brandon Sheperd and then a 35-yard field goal by Parker Douglass.  

The third quarter would have only one score which came from the Barnstormers which gave them a 22-26 lead after a nine-yard touchdown pass by Dequan Neal to Ryan Balentine. 

The Storm would retake a 29-26 lead to start the fourth quarter after a 27-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Brandon Sheperd. The Barnstormers answered back with an eight-yard rushing touchdown by Jamal Tyler to give them a 26-32 lead. The Storm would end the game with a 10-yard touchdown pass-deflection when Lorenzo Brown found Brandon Sheperd who had dropped the intended pass and Kent Shelby grabbed it before it hit the ground to bring the final score to 36-32. 

Quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed nine passes for 81 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He also had 61 rushing yards and one touchdown. Running back Calen Campbell had 23 rushing yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Brandon Sheperd 32 receiving yards and one touchdown along with one rushing touchdown. Wide receiver Kent Shelby had 18 receiving yards and one touchdown. Kicker Parker Douglass made one field goal and three extra points. Defensive backs Tre Dickerson and Rick Rumph lead the Thunder Defense with seven tackles. Defensive back Rick Rumph had two fumble recoveries and two pass break-ups. Defensive back Trey Wafford had two tackles for loss and one forced fumble. Defensive linemen Claude Davis tallied six tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss and one pass break-up while Charles Williams had one block.  

The Sioux Falls Storm will host their Third Annual Night of Hope & Caring on Saturday, April 27th against the Arizona Rattlers. Kickoff is set for 7:05 PM at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. 

STORM PREPARE FOR UNITED BOWL REMATCH 

Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations


SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (5-1) will host the Iowa Barnstormers (6-0) on Saturday, April 20 for a

The Sioux Falls Storm (5-1) will host the Iowa Barnstormers (6-0) on Saturday, April 20 for a 7:05 PM kickoff the Denny Sanford Premier Center. Showtime will start at 6:45 PM.

7:05 PM kickoff the Denny Sanford Premier Center. Showtime will start at 6:45 PM. 


Schulte Subaru will serve as the presenting sponsor of the game. The Storm will be hosting their first annual Faith & Family night is to show our love and appreciation for the local Churches in Sioux Falls and surrounding areas. 


The Storm look for redemption against the Barnstormers after losing their last two contests against them. The Storm and Barnstormers last faced on July 7, 2018 in the United Bowl where the Storm lost 38-42. In that game, Storm quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed 15 out of his 24 attempts while throwing for 134 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Brown also had 84 rushing yards for four touchdowns. Wide receiver Damian Ford had 59 reception yards. Kicker Miles Bergner was perfect on the night after hitting one field goal and 5 extra points. Defensive back Trey Wafford had seven tackles. Defensive linemen Claude Davis had three tackles and Charles Williams had one tackle.  

  

Individual Storm game tickets are on sale at the Premier Center Box Office or online through  www.ticketmaster.com .


WEEK 7 IFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK ANNOUNCED

RB Calen Campbell, DB Brandon Roe, and KR Marquel Wade Honored 


The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 7 of the 2019 IFL season.

Week 7 Offensive Player of the Week - Calen Campbell

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Calen Campbell (RB, Sioux Falls Storm)

The Sioux Falls Storm moved past the Bismarck Bucks 64-31 in Week 7 and used a strong rushing attack to lead the way. RB Calen Campbell became the first running back to top 100 yards in a game this season as he gashed the Bucks defense and scored four touchdowns. Campbell had rushing scores of 3,3, 33 and 10 yards. The former Lindenwood University RB finished his night rushing 16 times for 110 yards and the four touchdowns. He also added 27 kick return yards. Campbell’s 110 rushing yards are the most by any player in an IFL game this season. Campbell and the Sioux Falls Storm have a bye week in Week 8 before returning to host the Iowa Barnstormers on April 20.


Honorable Mention:  Jamal Miles (WR, Arizona Rattlers) Lenorris Footman (QB, Green Bay Blizzard),  Keshaun Taylor (WR, Green Bay Blizzard), Jamal Tyler (RB, Iowa Barnstormers) Eric Thomas (WR, Nebraska Danger)


DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:  Brandon Roe (DB, Nebraska Danger)

The Nebraska Danger evened their record on the season at 3-3 after upsetting the Tucson Sugar Skulls 53-47 in Week 7. The Danger’s opportunistic defense came up big and DB Brandon Roe’s three interceptions could not have come at better times. Roe twice intercepted the Sugar Skulls in the endzone, ending potential scoring drives. He then provided the proverbial nail in the coffin as he intercepted Sugar Skulls QB Jake Medlock with less than a minute remaining, sealing the Danger’s victory. Roe’s three interceptions are the most in an IFL game this season. He also finished the game with three tackles. The Danger have now won back- to- back games and will travel to face the Green Bay Blizzard in Week 8.


Honorable Mention:  Ricky Wyatt Jr. (DL, Arizona Rattlers), LaTreze Mushatt (DL, Bismarck Bucks), Jourdan Wickliffe (DB, Iowa Barnstormers ), Omar Cook (DB, San Diego Strike Force), Kenneth James (DB, Tucson Sugar Skulls)


SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK:  Marquel Wade (KR, Cedar Rapids River Kings)

The Cedar Rapids River Kings could not take the title of in-state champion away from the Iowa Barnstormers in Week 7 falling 59-48, however KR Marquel Wade did his best to try. One of the IFL’s leaders in all-purpose yards, Wade returned two kickoffs for touchdowns against the Barnstormers. Midway through the third quarter, Wade burst through the Barnstormers special teams unit and returned the ball 50 yards for a touchdown. He did it again midway through the fourth quarter. Wade finished the game with eight kickoff returns for 176 yards and two touchdowns. He also added 51 receiving yards and 227 all-purpose yards. Wade and the River Kings travel to San Diego to take on the San Diego Strike Force in Week 8.


Honorable Mention:  Jimmy Camacho (K, Arizona Rattlers),Sheldon Augustine (KR, Arizona Rattlers), B.J Hill (KR, Green Bay Blizzard), Michael Goines (DL, Sioux Falls Storm), Marques Rodgers (KR, San Diego Strike Force)


STORM ROLL PAST BUCKS 

Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations


SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm moved to 5-1 on Saturday, April 6 after defeating the Bismarck Bucks by 64-31. 

The Bucks started the first quarter with an early 0-7 lead after a 20-yard touchdown pass by Homer Causey to
The Sioux Falls Storm moved to 5-1 on Saturday, April 6 after defeating the Bismarck Bucks by 64-31.
Frederick Abraham. The Storm would answer back with back to back scores to end the quarter with a score of 14-7; the first score was a 31-yard touchdown pass to Damian Ford from Lorenzo Brown and then a 28-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Kent Shelby.   

The Bucks were the first to score in the second quarter after a nine-yard touchdown pass by John Gibbs to Brandynn Clark. The Bucks extra point was blocked by Claude Davis and returned for a defensive PAT by Malcolm Goines, putting the Storm up 16-13. The Storm answered with a 30-yard touchdown by Lorenzo Brown to Damian Ford, extending the Storm’s lead to 23-13. The Bucks would cut the lead to 23-19 after a 26-yard touchdown pass by John Gibbs to Brandynn Clark. The Storm ended the half with a 30-19 lead after a three-yard rushing touchdown by Calen Campbell.  

The Storm would take control of the game in the third quarter after scoring four touchdowns to put them up 56-19. The first touchdown was a three-yard rushing touchdown by Calen Campbell, then a 45-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Brandon Sheperd, then a 33-yard rushing touchdown by Calen Campbell and the last to end the quarter was a 38-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Kent Shelby.  

The Bucks began the fourth quarter with a two-yard touchdown pass by Homer Causey to Brandynn Clark, cutting the lead to 56-25. The Storm answered with a ten-yard rushing touchdown by Calen Campbell to bring the score to 64-25 after a successful two-point conversion by Tra’Von Chapman. The Bucks would end the game with a nine-yard rushing touchdown by Preston Hamlette to bring the final score to 64-31. 

Quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed nine passes for 213 yards and five touchdowns. Running back Calen Campbell tallied 110 yards and four touchdowns. Wide receivers Kent Shelby had 88 yards for two touchdowns, Brandon Sheperd had 75 yards and one touchdown while Damian Ford had 64 yards and two touchdowns. Kicker Miles Bergner was perfect for the night, making all six extra points. Defensive back Matt McKoy lead the Thunder Defense with nine tackles. Defensive backs Michael Minter Jr. had one pass break-up while Rick Rumph had one interception.  The Sioux Falls Storm have a bye during week eight. 

The Storm return to action at the Denny Sanford Premier Center on Saturday, April 20th for a 7:05 PM kickoff against the Iowa Barnstormers. 


STORM PREPARE FOR ROUND TWO IN BISMARCK  

Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations


SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (4-1) will head to Bismarck to face the Bismarck Bucks (0-4) on Saturday, April 6 for a 6:05 PM kickoff.  

The Sioux Falls Storm (4-1) will head to Bismarck to face the Bismarck Bucks (0-4) on Saturday, April 6 for a 6:05 PM kickoff.
The Storm are coming off their first loss of the season this past Sunday at Arizona and are looking to bounce back against the Bucks. In that game against Arizona, quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed six passes for 86 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, along with nine rushing yards. Running back Calen Campbell tallied 33 rushing yards and two touchdowns and one kickoff return for a 56-yard field goal. Wide Receiver Brandon Sheperd had 54 receiving yards and one touchdown along with one rushing touchdown. Kicker Miles Bergner made two field goals and four PATs. Defensive back Matt McKoy lead the Thunder Defense with eight tackles, one forced fumble and one interception. Defensive back Tre Dickerson had one interception. Linebacker T.J. Neal had one tackle for loss. Defensive lineman Charles Williams had one fumble recovery. 

The Bucks are still on the hunt for their first win of the season. They last played the Nebraska Danger on March 20 where they lost 35-50. In that game, Homer Causey threw 136 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 42 yards and one touchdown. Running back Diante Thomas had 11 rushing yards and 13 receiving yards for one touchdown. Wide receiver had 35 reception yards along with 20 rushing yards and one touchdown while Brandynn Clark had 72 reception yards and one touchdown. Kicker Blake Levin made two field goals and two extra points. The Bucks defense had 34 tackles, one sack and three tackles for loss. 

You can cheer for the Storm by watching online through siouxfallsstorm.com, listening to Rich Roste on KELO FM 107.9 or by going to the live viewing party at Eastway Lounge.





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