Storm Prove To Be More Powerful Than The Blizzard
Sioux Falls, SD- The Sioux Falls Storm improved to 8-1 after winning against the Green Bay Blizzard on April 30th at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, where the Storm won 66-59.
The Storm would strike first in the game when Korey Williams ran in a two-yard touchdown, giving the Storm an early 7-0 lead. Green Bay fired back when Chevelle Buie ran in a three-yard touchdown to tie the game at 7-7. Lorenzo Brown and Mike Tatum connected for a two-yard pass, putting the Storm back on top 13-7. The Blizzard answered with back-to-back touchdowns after Jack Bramswig connected with a 28-yard pass from Matt Behrendt and a Keshauda Spense 47-yard run touchdown, ending the first quarter with a score of 13-20.
Opening the second quarter, Lorenzo Brown found Caleb Holley for the first time of the night after a six-yard pass, tying the game at 20-20. Green Bay would answer with a Merkeit Summers 39-yard touchdown reception, putting the Blizzard ahead 20-26. The Storm recaptured the lead after Brandon Johnson-Farrell ran in a four-yard touchdown, putting the score at 27-26. Sioux Falls would score again after Korey Williams scampered in a one-yard rush, increasing their lead to 34-26. Chevelle Buie of the Blizzard scored next after a 50-yard kickoff return and Zeke Arevalo kicked a successful 45-yard field goal ending the first half with a 34-35 ball game.
Zeke Arevalo of the Blizzard started the second half off by kicking a 34-yard field goal, extending the Blizzard's lead to 34-38. Korey Williams answered with a five-yard rushing touchdown to help the Storm retake the lead at 41-38. Markeit Summers scored after an 18-yard pass to end the third quarter with the Blizzard ahead 41-45.
Brandon Johnson-Farrell connected with a five-yard pass from Lorenzo Brown to start the fourth quarter, putting the Storm back in the lead at 48-45.Justin Syrovatka then scored a 53-yard field goal, increasing the Storm's lead to 51-45. Keshauda Spence answered back with an eight-yard rushing touchdown, putting the Blizzard in the lead, 51-52. The Storm came back when Mike Tatum ran in a touchdown and reeled in the two-point conversion from Lorenzo Brown, to put the Storm back in the lead at 59-52. Markeit summers scored after a 14-yard pass, tying the game at 59-59. With five seconds left in the game, Mike Tatum scored after a ten-yard touchdown pass from Lorenzo Brown, sealing the Blizzard's fate with a score of 66-59.
Brandon Johnson-Farrell finished the game with 65 rushing yards and one touchdown, as well as 31 receiving yards and one touchdown. Quarterback Lorenzo Brown ended with 155 yards, four touchdowns, one interception, and rushed for 21 yards. Korey Williams rushed for 25 yards and scored three touchdowns. Mike Tatum rushed for four yards and scored one touchdown, and also had 44 receiving yards, and scored two touchdowns. The Storm defense tallied 40 tackles, four sacks, one interception, three pass break-ups and two blocks.
The Sioux Falls Storm will face the Wichita Falls Nighthawks on Friday, May 6th in Wichita. The game will kick off at 7:05 pm.
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