Ryan Balentine named 2019 LWOS IFL MVP

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Ryan Balentine ended his 2018 Indoor Football League season with a three-touchdown game in the United Bowl, winning the MVP for the championship game. He picked up right where he left off in 2019. Ryan Balentine named 2019 LWOS IFL MVP With the departure of fellow veteran wideout Brady Roland and a new quarterback in […] READ MORE


Barnstomers beat Sioux Falls, clinch No. 2 seed

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The Iowa Barnstormers beat Sioux Falls on Saturday evening and might have looked as sharp as they have all season while doing it. Thanks to big nights from Ryan Balentine and Daquan Neal, the Barnstormers offense thrived against the Storm and helped the Barnstormers to a big 55-43 win at Wells Fargo Arena. Barnstomers beat Sioux Falls, clinch […] READ MORE


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


Dixie Wooten confirms return to Iowa Barnstormers

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Dixie Wooten had all of the accolades. He turned a 4-12 franchise into a 13-3 team during his first year in Des Moines, which earned him the 2017 Coach of the Year award. He lead the Iowa Barnstormers to their first ever championship… while winning his second coach of the year award in the process. […] 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


Barnstormers, Storm face off in historic United Bowl

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Powell | Gorman. Harrold | Hayes. Brown Jr. | Jones Jr. Barnstormers | Storm. These are the matchups that fans at Wells Fargo Arena will see this Saturday as the Iowa Barnstormers battle against the Sioux Falls Storm in the United Bowl: the Indoor Football League’s (IFL) championship game. “We’re the best league in arena […] READ MORE


A Coach and his Utility Knife

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Ryan Balentine walked into training camp with the Bemidji Axemen at the start of the 2014 Indoor Football League (IFL) season. Balentine had just been traded from Green Bay to Bemidji, and no matter if he knew it or not, he was about to make the Blizzard feel very sorry about letting him go. The […] READ MORE


With Bryce Enyard down, Rocky Hayes steps up, Iowa moves on

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With 6:14 left to play in the first quarter of Friday night’s Indoor Football League (IFL) playoff game, Bryce Enyard, went down with an injury and remained on the field for several minutes. The arena was quiet, and in shock, as the league’s interception leader laid in agony. When the trainers came out to escort […] 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 survive Slow Start, Injury Scare to beat in-state rivals

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In an unexpectedly chippy game, the Iowa Barnstormers overcame a slow start to overtake the Cedar Rapids Titans 48-21 on Friday night at Wells Fargo Arena. The Barnstormers improved to 7-2 on the season and earned their fourth straight win as they head into the home stretch of the season. “Cedar Rapids is a good […] READ MORE