06/23/2010 8:27 AM
Week 13 Preview
Iowa Barnstormers vs. Utah Blaze
Saturday June 26, 2010
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Field, Wells Fargo Arena (11,209) Des Moines, IA
2010 Record- 4-6 (1-4 at home 3-2 on the road) - Streak: lost 1- Fourth Place, National Conference, Midwest Division
Week 12 Recap:
The Barnstormers were defeated on the road for only the second time this year in their loss to Cleveland 76-35. The Barnstormers kept the game competitive during the first half of play. With a running touchdown from Rodney Filer and two touchdown catches by Tommy Ellingworth. The Barnstormers went into halftime trailing the Gladiators 35-28.
In the second half the Barnstormers were silenced scoring only twice, once late in the third quarter and once early in the fourth quarter. Cleveland’s offense came out firing and could not be extinguished by the Barnstormer defense. Charles Johnson recorded a blocked kick on an extra point attempt early in the fourth quarter. Cleveland just continued to extend their lead, ending the game with a score of 76-35.
Week 13 Preview:
The Barnstormers return home this week to face the Utah Blaze for the first time in both franchises’ history. The Blaze have struggled all year and are currently on a six game losing streak. Their only victory coming in Week Four against the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings. The Blaze faced up against the Tampa Bay Storm last week and were defeated 40-65.
Week 13 Schedule:
Iowa Barnstormers vs. Utah Blaze will be broadcast LIVE on 1700 AM The Champ, on television on Mediacom Connections Channel 22, and on the Internet at www.theiowabarnstormers.com and at www.nifty-tv.com.
Saturday, June 26- 7:05pm – Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Field
vs. Utah Blaze (1-9) - Streak Lost 6
Third Place in National Conference, West Division
-This is the first meeting between the Utah Blaze and the Iowa Barnstormers.
-Leading Passer: Brett Elliott (#4) – 7 GP, 130 for 222, 1433 yds, 33 TDs, 7 INTs
-Leading Rusher: Damian Walker (#33) - 7 GP, 13 carries for 42 yds, 8 TDs, 6 Avg./G
-Leading Receiver: Aaron Boone (#1) - 10 GP, 81 catches for 886 yds, 28 TDs, 10.9 yds per catch, 88.6 Avg./G
-Leading Tackler: Antonio Malone (#20) - 10 GP, 67 tackles (46 solo, 21 assisted), 2 interceptions for 53 yds, 5 pass breakups.
Barnstormer Player of the Week: (Week 13)
Larry Kendrick-DB/WR-#15 Week 12 Line: 5 Tackles and 7 Kick Returns for 118 yards.
Larry Kendrick has been a strong addition to the Jack Linebacker position recording 42 tackles on the year. Early in the season Kendrick was splitting time with Tim Dodge returning kickoffs and now with Dodge’s retirement Kendrick has taken over full-time. Kendrick has averaged over 100 yard per game on returns since he has taken over. Kendrick has also show increases in each game in the amount of yardage he has returned.
Iowa Barnstormers Team Leaders
-Attempts: Ryan Vena (315)
-Completions: Ryan Vena (189)
-Percentage: Ryan Vena (60.0)
-Yards: Ryan Vena (2368)
-Touchdowns: Ryan Vena (46)
-Receptions: Jesse Schmidt (68)
-Yards: Jesse Schmidt (928)
-Touchdowns: Todd Blythe (21)
-Yards/Catch: Jesse Schmidt (13.6)
-Yards/Game: Jesse Schmidt (92.8)
-Long: Todd Blythe and Errick McCown (47)
-Attempts: Ryan Vena (56)
-Yards: Ryan Vena (194)
-Touchdowns: Ryan Vena (16)
-Yards/Carry: Rodney Filer (3.7)
-Yards/Game: Ryan Vena (17.4)
-Long: Ryan Vena (27)
-Returns: Larry Kendrick (34)
-Yards: Larry Kendrick (604)
-Yards/Return: Larry Kendrick (17.8)
-Long: Larry Kendrick (52)
-Attempts: Jeff Glas (14)
-Kicks Made: Jeff Glas (5)
-Percentage: Jeff Glas (36.0)
-Long: Jeff Glas (30)
-PAT Made: (51)
-Tackles: Tanner Varner (88)
-Solo Tackles: Tanner Varner (68)
-Assisted Tackles: Micah King (21)
-Sacks: Micah King (3.5)
-Tackles for Loss: Micah King (5.5)
-Interceptions: Tanner Varner (6)
-Pass Breakups: Tanner Varner (10)
-Fumble Recoveries: Larry Kendrick (3)
-Forced Fumbles: Brent Curvey (2)
Don’t forget to get your tickets for the next home game THIS Saturday June 26th when the Barnstormers take on the Blaze! Call the Barnstormers Front Office to get your tickets TODAY: 515-633-2255!