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Week 16 Preview

06/22/2011 12:14 PM -

Week 16 Preview

Iowa Barnstormers vs Chicago Rush
Sunday June 26, 2011
Kickoff: 3:00pm CST


Allstate Arena
Rosemont, Illinois

2011 Record: 3-10 (2-4 at home, 1-6 on the road)-Streak: Lost 3
Last Place, National Conference, Central Division

The BARNSTORMERS Last Week:
The Iowa Barnstormers were close to upsetting the Dallas Vigilantes last week in conference action but were unable to clinch the win.  Dallas came out with a quick 13-point lead in the first quarter of the game.  The Barnstormers were able to keep up in the second quarter but still entered the half time mark down 34-20.  After the half, an inspired and ignited group of Stormers’ took the field to score 15 straight points to take the lead over Dallas.  However, the fire didn’t last long as the Vigilantes bounced back to finish the game with a ten-point victory over the Barnstormers and improving to an 8-5 record for the season.   

 Week 15 Honors:

JSL Ironman of the Game: Todd Blythe

Cutters Catch of the Game: Todd Blythe

Spalding Highlight of the Game: Todd Blythe TD at the end of 2nd Quarter

Week 16 Match Up:
The Iowa Barnstormers (3-10) travel to Chicago this weekend to battle the Rush (9-4) in another conference match-up.  This will be the second time this season the two teams have met on the turf.  The last battle was back in April when the Barnstormers jumped to a quick 21-7 lead in the first quarter, only to lose by one point in the final seconds of the game.  The Rush remain the number one seat in the conference with just one more win than Dallas.  Chicago will bring a rowdy defense to the arena, led by Vic Hall, who also leads the league in interceptions.     

The RUSH Last Week:
The Chicago Rush posted their first loss last week, after a four-game winning streak, as they fell to the Spokane Shock by a mere three points.  The game started out like a tennis match, with each team exchanging scores.  In the second quarter, the Shock managed a 15-point lead to take them into the locker room up 42-27.  Although the Rush persevered for a fourth-quarter comeback, they were just short of victory.  The Shock took the game with a 63-60 win over the Rush and improving to a 6-7 record for the season.

Week 16 Schedule:
Iowa Barnstormers vs Chicago Rush will be broadcast LIVE on 1700 AM The Champ, on the Internet at www.theiowabarnstormers.com and at www.nifty-tv.com.

Sunday, June 26, 2011- 3:00pm- Allstate Arena
Vs Chicago Rush (9-4)- Streak: Lost 1
First Place in National Conference, Central Division
-This will be the third meeting between the Iowa Barnstormers and the Chicago Rush in their franchises’ history.  Chicago leads the series 2-0.     

Barnstormers Player of the Week: (Week 16)
Todd Blythe-WR                Week 15 Line- 7 receptions for 121 yds, 2 TDs
In his first game back since getting injured in the Jacksonville Sharks game one month ago, Todd Blythe had a shinning performance against the Dallas Vigilantes last week.  While he only tallied 7 total receptions, he had the crowd on their feet with 2 incredible touchdown passes, including a 37-yard completion pass in the end zone.  Todd is ranked 6th in the league for receiving yards per game with 111 yards and total scoring, averaging 16.4 points per game.   

Iowa Barnstormers’ Team Leaders:

Passing
-Attempts: Brad Banks (436)
-Completions: Brad Banks (275)
-Percentage: Brad Banks (63.1)
-Yards: Brad Banks (3,418)
-Touchdowns: Brad Banks (72)

Receiving
-Receptions: Jesse Schmidt (114)
-Yards: Jesse Schmidt (1,484)
-Touchdowns: Jesse Schmidt (37)
-Yards/Catch: Maurice Harris (15.0)
-Yards/Game: Jesse Schmidt (114.2)
-Long: Errick McCown (47)

Rushing
-Attempts: Brad Banks (60)
-Yards: Brad Banks (241)
-Touchdowns: Brad Banks (8)
-Yards/Carry: Marquis Hamilton (11.0)
-Yards/Game: Brad Banks (18.5)
-Long: Rodney Filer (35)

Kick Returns
-Attempts: Tommy Ellingworth (35)
-Yards: Tommy Ellingworth (509)
-Touchdowns: Cameron McGlenn (1)
-Yards/Return: Errick McCown (20.4)
-Long: Cameron McGlenn (47)

Field Goals
-Attempts: Nick Pertuit (3)
-Kicks Made: Nick Pertuit, Kyle Schlicher (1)
-Percentage: Kyle Schlicher (50.0)
-Long: Kyle Schlicher (29)
-PAT Made: Nick Pertuit (23)
-Touchbacks: Nick Pertuit (9)

Defense
-Tackles: Cameron McGlenn (68.0)
-Solo Tackles: Cameron McGlenn (57)
-Assisted Tackles: Cameron McGlenn (22)
-Sacks: Chance Talbert (5.5)
-Tackles For Loss: Chance Talbert (7.5)
-Interceptions: Cameron McGlenn (7)
-Pass Breakups: Cameron McGlenn (19)
-Fumble Recoveries: Charles Johnson (2)
-Forced Fumbles: Chris Felder (3)

Chicago Rush’s Team Leaders:

-Leading Passer: Russ Michna (#12) - 13 GP, 235 for 353, 2,895 yds, 65 TDs, 13 INTs
-Leading Rusher: Johnnie Kirton (#37) - 13 GP, 79 carries for 256 yds, 8 TDs, 19.7 Avg./G
-Leading Receiver: Reggie Gray (#1) - 13 GP, 94 catches for 1,397 yds, 35 TDs, 14.9 Avg./catch

-Leading Tackler: Vic Hall (#4) - 12 GP, 105.0 tackles (101 solo, 8 ast), 2 TFLs, 15 INTs, 23 BrUp

~Written by Shannon Saunders~



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