Barnstormers Overpowered by Storm
Des Moines, IA - The Iowa Barnstormers (13-3) saw its 11 game winning streak come to end when the Sioux Falls Storm (14-2) defeated Iowa 45-24 Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Arena.
Iowa started the game striking first against the Storm when quarterback Travis Partridge connected with receiver Lucas Hefty for a two yard score, 7-0. Sioux Falls answered back when quarterback Lorenzo Brown called his own number for a four yard scramble, 7-7. On the final play of the first quarter, Iowa regained the lead on a three yard rushing score from running back Rasheed Williams, 14-7.
Entering the second quarter, the Storm called Brown's number for his second rushing score of the night, 14-14. Partridge threw his second touchdown of the half when receiver Brady Roland caught a screen and took it 17 yards, 21-14. Following the Iowa score, the Barnstormer defense introduced itself when corner Dee Maggitt Jr. recorded his fifth interception of the season. With under 20 seconds left in the first half, the Storm knocked down a field goal, 21-17.
The Barnstormers started the second half giving up a 14 yard touchdown run to running back Robbie Rouse, 21-24. Iowa tied the game on a 20 yard field goal from kicker Kenton Chun, 24-24. Sioux Falls captured the lead when Brown found receiver Mike Tatum on a two yard score, 24-31. Sioux Falls stuck to the running game when Brown rushed for his third touchdown of the night, 24-38. The Storm defense intercepted Partridge on Iowa's following possession and took it back for a touchdown, 24-45. The Storm defeated the Barnstormers at home with a final score of 45-24.
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