IFL: Barnstormers escape Quad City, earn 1-0 start on Season

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The Iowa Barnstormers started their United Bowl defending season with a 53-39 win on the road against the Quad City Steamwheelers. Though, it was a sloppy one. “At the end of the day, we’ve got to get better,” head coach Dixie Wooten said. “We’re a championship team. We don’t make those types of mistakes in […] READ MORE


Iowa Barnstormers: United Bowl Champions

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Jamal Tyler took a hand-off from quarterback Drew Powell. Iowa trailed Sioux Falls 38-35 in the United Bowl championship game with 21 seconds left on the clock at the start of the play. Tyler split two defenders before running into a third and spinning away. A win would give the Barnstormers their first league championship […] READ MORE


Dixie Wooten turns Barnstormers into winners

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John Sears appeared on the Sunday, July 26 episode of a local, sports-talk radio show called Sound-Off. Sears, a host on the popular Sunday night sports wrap-up show in Des Moines, IA had an interesting quote to kick off the episode. The Iowa Barnstormers had just ended a 1-11 stretch to finish their season with […] READ MORE


Iowa Barnstormers play for Home-Field Advantage

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Game Info Matchup: Arizona Rattlers (3-10) at Iowa Barnstormers (10-3) Arena: Wells Fargo Arena (15,110) Location: Des Moines, IA Kickoff: 7:05 p.m. CT TV: Mediacom Channel 22 TV Commentators: Larry Morgan (PxP) and Brent Bruns (Color) Radio: 1040am WHO Radio Commentators: Joe Stasi (PxP) and Larry Cotlar (Color) Iowa Barnstormers play for Home-Field Advantage When the 3-10 Cedar Rapids Titans come into Wells […] READ MORE


Barnstormers-Rattlers lll a game for the history books

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Game Info Matchup: Arizona Rattlers (10-2) at Iowa Barnstormers (9-2) Arena: Wells Fargo Arena (15,110) Location: Des Moines, IA Kickoff: 7:05 p.m. CT TV: Mediacom Channel 22 TV Commentators: Larry Morgan (PxP) and Jason Simpson (Color) Radio: 1040am WHO Radio Commentators: Joe Stasi (PxP) and Larry Cotlar (Color) A late-season home game that could catapult […] READ MORE


Iowa Barnstormers beat Arizona Rattlers on final play, in Overtime

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Drew Powell had just ran a quarterback read and took the ball into the Arizona Rattlers end zone on 4th and goal during overtime of Sunday’s game. The Barnstormers had trailed 68-61 prior to Powell’s score, and if they didn’t reach the end zone, then they would be sent home packing. Powell’s touchdown trimmed the […] READ MORE


Iowa Barnstormers try to prove they aren’t Overrated

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B.J. Butler was ready for his second year with the Iowa Barnstormers. The team was coming into its first home game of the season against the Arizona Rattlers. Everything was normal. Butler had his usual pre-game prayer and took a knee on the goal line. Though, this time, Butler had a skinny towel hanging off […] READ MORE