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Barnstormers Fall to Crush at Home

05/08/2016 8:00 AM -

Barnstormers Fall to Crush at Home
Barnstormers lose crushing game, 93-56

DES MOINES – The Iowa Barnstormers (4-6) lost at home 93-56 tonight against the Colorado Crush (2-8).

Iowa opened the game in spectacular fashion as Johnny Thomas returned the opening kickoff 43 yards for a Barnstormers touchdown. Barnstormers kicker Jimmy Allen dropkicked the extra point to make the score 8-0. Colorado responded with three scoring drives, 20-8. The Barnstormers cut the deficit to 20-14 late in the first quarter as Thomas scored for the second time as he capped off a 48-yard drive with a three-yard run.

The second quarter allowed Colorado to regain its two-touchdown advantage, 27-14. Carnes completed a 27-yard touchdown pass to Lemans Casimier, 27-21. Again, the Iowa defense was unable to stop the Colorado offense and Fleming rushed into the end zone giving Colorado a 34-21 lead. Hefty scored his fifth rushing touchdown of the season on an eight-yard scamper, 34-28. Colorado extended its lead to 41-28 as Fleming scored from a yard out for the third time. Iowa responded with a 30-yard scoring pass from Carnes to Casimier, 41-34. Colorado took a 44-34 lead into the intermission on a 41-yard field goal by Spencer Groner as time expired in the first half.

In the third quarter, Colorado outscored the Barnstormers 28-6 to take a 72-40 lead into the fourth quarter. The only Iowa score in the third quarter came on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Carnes to Brady Roland.

The fourth quarter began with back to back touchdowns from Colorado. Iowa’s final scoring came on a five-yard pass Porterie to Roland and a rouge.

In the final score, the Barnstormers fell to the Crush, 93-56. The Barnstormers will have a bye week before returning to action in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, May 21. The Barnstormers return home on Friday, May 27 for Military Night. Tickets are available now by calling the Iowa Barnstormers front office at 515-633-2255 or visiting www.theiowabarnstormers.com.

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