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Oilers Surge Past the Storm

April 14, 2024 - Indoor Football League (IFL)
Tulsa Oilers News Release

Tulsa, Okla. - Tulsa Oilers Football, a proud member of the IFL and powered by Community Care, defeated the Sioux Falls Storm 56-40 on the road, matching their franchise high 56 points in a game.

The Oilers opened the scoring for the first time this season as new Tulsa kicker *Michael Hall* punched an 18-yard field goal through the uprights at the 9:29 remaining mark of the first quarter. Sioux Falls responded in just three plays to record the game's first touchdown via a 3-yard run by Xavier Jackson to make it 7-3 Storm with 8:18 left in the first. Tulsa would strike back on the following possession with a 1-yard rushing score by *Daniel Smith* to give the Oilers a 10-7 advantage with 3:05 remaining in the opening quarter.

Tulsa opened the second quarter scoring via a 4-yard catch into the endzone by *Jarrod Ware Jr.* for his first touchdown as an Oiler with 7:45 left in the half. The Storm finally got back on the board thanks to a 3-yard rushing touchdown by Draysean Hudson to make it a three-point game again, 17-14 in favor of Tulsa at the 4:09 remaining mark in the half. Back-to-back receiving scores by *Alexis Rosario*, the first an 11-yard score with 3:11 left in the second and the next, a 5-yard catch and score with 0:31 remaining gave Tulsa a 31-14 lead just before halftime. The Oilers grabbed their first Rouge of the season to make it 32-14 at the end of two.

Sioux Falls scored on the opening drive of the second half on a 4-yard rushing touchdown by Xavier Jackson, bringing the deficit for the Storm to 32-20 with 12:31 left in the third quarter. Smith would respond with another touchdown pass to Rosario, this time for 8-yards into the endzone to give the Oilers a 39-20 lead, 10:21 left in the third. Billy Hall completed a pass of 7-yards to Jackson for a score to help Sioux Falls keep pace with 6:20 left in the third, bringing the score to 39-26 Tulsa. Ware Jr. scored his second touchdown of the game on a 2-yard rush with 0:46 left in the third to make it 46-26 Oilers.

Storm QB, Hall rushed in for a touchdown to open the fourth quarter scoring from two yards out to make it 46-32 Oilers with 14:15 left in the game. Rosario recorded his fourth receiving touchdown of the game on a 10-yard catch to extend Tulsa's lead to 53-32 with 8:40 left in the fourth. Hall added a 40-yard field goal with 1:08 left in the game to make it 56-32 and Sioux Falls added a last-minute score to bring the final to 56-40, giving Tulsa the victory and their first winning streak in franchise history.

Tulsa will be at home on April 20 to take on the Frisco Fighters in the second edition of the Red River Rumble at 7:05 pm CT at the BOK Center.

Tulsa Oilers Football Season and Group Tickets are on sale now! Call the front office at 918-632-7825 or visit for more information.

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