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Iowa Barnstormers Held Off by Sioux Falls Storm

05/03/2015 10:45 AM -

Iowa Barnstormers Held Off by Sioux Falls Storm
Barnstormers Defeated by Storm, 55-24

Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Barnstormers (2-6) were defeated 55-24 by the Sioux Falls Storm (8-0) Saturday night in front of 5,985 fans at Wells Fargo Arena.

Starting out the night, the Barnstormers knew they would need to hit the field with high motivation versus their previous defeater the Sioux Falls Storm. Going back and forth for the first ten minutes of the game, Storm running back Rolandan Finch II scored a 45-yard rushing touchdown with four minutes left in the first quarter. The Barnstormers would tie up the scoreboard with a long 41-yard touchdown from quarterback Taylor Genuser to receiver Julian Williams. For Sioux Falls, Finch II tallied another score to pull the visiting team back in to the lead. Iowa Barnstormers 7, Sioux Falls Storm 14.

Dominating the second quarter, the Storm ran up the scoreboard with three consecutive touchdowns. A thirty-one yard field goal by Iowa kicker Josh Gable would be the Barnstormers only mark before the end of the half. The Storm wound down the clock, scoring yet another seven points with fifteen seconds remaining. Iowa Barnstormers 10, Sioux Falls Storm 42.

The Iowa Barnstormers came out of the locker room looking for vengeance, making for an exciting third quarter for the home team. Breaking tackles along the way, running back Robbie Rouse found the end zone for a quick touchdown on the ground. On the Barnstormers next score, receiver Lemans Casimier leapt over the boards to grab his first touchdown of the night. Not allowing his team to go scoreless in the quarter, Storm quarterback Lorenzo Brown tallied six on a quarterback sneak. Iowa Barnstormers 24, Sioux Falls Storm 48.

Rounding out the evening, the Storm snagged yet another rushing touchdown. Continuing their undefeated record, the Sioux Falls Storm earned the victory over the Iowa Barnstormers, 55-24.

In eight attempts at kick return, T.J. Simmons collected 127 yards. In his first game with the Barnstormers team, Genuser led the team’s offense completing 15 of 32 passing attempts for 173 yards and two touchdowns. On defense, Sean Daniels grabbed five total tackles and one quarterback sack.

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