2011 Iowa Barnstormers season

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2011 Iowa Barnstormers season
Head coachJohn Gregory (resigned May 17)
J. T. Smith (interim)
Home fieldWells Fargo Arena
Results
Record5–13
Division place5th NC Central
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 2011 Iowa Barnstormers season was the 11th season for the franchise, and the 7th in the Arena Football League. The team was coached by J. T. Smith, who took over as interim head coach on May 17 after John Gregory resigned.[1] The Barnstormers played their home games at Wells Fargo Arena.

Standings[edit]

Central Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
y-Chicago Rush 13 5 .722 957 833 6–2 9–3 7–2 6–3
x-Dallas Vigilantes 11 7 .611 1061 1007 6–2 7–5 6–3 5–4
Tulsa Talons 8 10 .444 894 899 3–5 4–7 4–5 4–5
Kansas City Command 6 12 .333 854 974 3–5 4–9 4–4 2–7
Iowa Barnstormers 5 13 .278 916 1116 2–6 5–7 4–5 1–8

y - Clinched division
x - Clinched playoff berth

Regular season schedule[edit]

The Barnstormers had a bye week in Week 1, and so they began the season on the road against the Pittsburgh Power on March 19. Their home opener was on March 25 against the Spokane Shock. On July 23, they hosted the Georgia Force in their final regular season game.[2]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
Score Record
1 Bye
2 Saturday March 19 6:30 PM at Pittsburgh Power L 28–58 0–1 Consol Energy Center [3]
3 Friday March 25 7:00 PM Spokane Shock W 43–42 1–1 Wells Fargo Arena [4]
4 Friday April 1 9:30 PM at San Jose SaberCats W 76–69 2–1 HP Pavilion at San Jose [5]
5 Saturday April 9 7:30 PM at Kansas City Command L 48–62 2–2 Sprint Center [6]
6 Saturday April 16 7:05 PM Chicago Rush L 49–50 2–3 Wells Fargo Arena [7]
7 Saturday April 23 7:00 PM at Tulsa Talons L 60–61 2–4 BOK Center [8]
8 Saturday April 30 7:05 PM Philadelphia Soul L 62–76 2–5 Wells Fargo Arena [9]
9 Friday May 6 7:30 PM at Dallas Vigilantes L 57–71 2–6 American Airlines Center [10]
10 Friday May 13 7:00 PM at Jacksonville Sharks L 27–79 2–7 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [11]
11 Bye
12 Friday May 27 7:05 PM Utah Blaze W 50–48 3–7 Wells Fargo Arena [12]
13 Saturday June 4 7:05 PM Orlando Predators L 61–77 3–8 Wells Fargo Arena [13]
14 Saturday June 11 7:05 PM at Arizona Rattlers L 41–61 3–9 US Airways Center [14]
15 Saturday June 18 7:05 PM Dallas Vigilantes L 55–65 3–10 Wells Fargo Arena [15]
16 Sunday June 26 3:00 PM at Chicago Rush L 48–58 3–11 Allstate Arena [16]
17 Friday July 1 7:05 PM Tulsa Talons W 55–53 4–11 Wells Fargo Arena [17]
18 Saturday July 9 7:05 PM Kansas City Command W 48–40 5–11 Wells Fargo Arena [18]
19 Friday July 15 7:00 PM at Milwaukee Mustangs L 49–83 5–12 Bradley Center [19]
20 Saturday July 23 7:05 PM Georgia Force L 59–63 5–13 Wells Fargo Arena [20]

Roster[edit]

2011 Iowa Barnstormers roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Injury Reserve

Refused to report

  • Currently vacant

League Suspension

  • Currently vacant

Team Suspension

  • Currently vacant

Recallable reassignment

  • Currently vacant
  • Rookies in italics
  • Roster updated July 23, 2011
  • 22 Active, 0 Inactive

Regular season[edit]

Week 1: BYE[edit]

Week 2: at Pittsburgh Power[edit]

Week 2: Iowa Barnstormers at Pittsburgh Power – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Barnstormers 7 7 7728
Power 14 14 131758

at Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: March 19
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 9,190
  • Referee: Jim Corpora
  • Recap
Game information

Week 3: vs. Spokane Shock[edit]

Week 3: Spokane Shock at Iowa Barnstormers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Shock 14 14 7742
Barnstormers 12 6 19643

at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Date: March 25
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 10,552
  • Referee: Joe Pester
  • Recap
Game information

Week 4: at San Jose SaberCats[edit]

Week 4: Iowa Barnstormers at San Jose SaberCats – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Barnstormers 13 21 142876
SaberCats 14 20 142169

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: April 1
  • Game time: 9:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 9,163
  • Referee: David Cutaia
  • Recap
Game information

Week 5: at Kansas City Command[edit]

Week 5: Iowa Barnstormers at Kansas City Command – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Barnstormers 0 12 63048
Command 13 7 142862

at Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: April 9
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 5,438
  • Referee: Shawn Hochuli
  • Recap
Game information

Week 6: vs. Chicago Rush[edit]

Week 6: Chicago Rush at Iowa Barnstormers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rush 7 27 7950
Barnstormers 21 6 15749

at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Date: April 16
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 9,552
  • Referee: Tom McCabe
  • Recap
Game information

Week 7: at Tulsa Talons[edit]

Week 7: Iowa Barnstormers at Tulsa Talons – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Barnstormers 13 14 132060
Talons 21 7 141961

at BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • Date: April 23
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 5,385
  • Referee: Joe Pester
  • Recap
Game information

Week 8: vs. Philadelphia Soul[edit]

Week 8: Philadelphia Soul at Iowa Barnstormers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Soul 14 27 142176
Barnstormers 6 21 132262

at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Date: April 30
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 8,103
  • Referee: Jeff Johnson
  • Recap
Game information

Week 9: at Dallas Vigilantes[edit]

Week 9: Iowa Barnstormers at Dallas Vigilantes – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Barnstormers 17 20 71357
Vigilantes 14 27 141671

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: May 6
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 6,634
  • Referee: Chris Snead
  • Recap
Game information

Week 10: at Jacksonville Sharks[edit]

Week 10: Iowa Barnstormers at Jacksonville Sharks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Barnstormers 7 6 7727
Sharks 35 21 16779

at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: May 13
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 9,052
  • Referee: Larry Smith
  • Recap
Game information

Week 11: BYE[edit]

Week 12: vs. Utah Blaze[edit]

Week 12: Utah Blaze at Iowa Barnstormers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Blaze 20 14 14048
Barnstormers 13 21 9750

at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Date: May 27
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 7,884
  • Referee: Jim Corpora
  • Recap
Game information

Week 13: vs. Orlando Predators[edit]

Week 13: Orlando Predators at Iowa Barnstormers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Predators 16 20 212077
Barnstormers 0 20 142761

at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Date: June 4
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 8,279
  • Referee: Shane Anderson
  • Recap
Game information

Week 14: at Arizona Rattlers[edit]

Week 14: Iowa Barnstormers at Arizona Rattlers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Barnstormers 6 14 14741
Rattlers 21 14 131361

at US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Date: June 11
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 8,664
  • Referee: Chris Snead
  • Recap
Game information

Week 15: vs. Dallas Vigilantes[edit]

Week 15: Dallas Vigilantes at Iowa Barnstormers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vigilantes 20 14 72465
Barnstormers 7 13 152055

at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Date: June 18
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 8,059
  • Referee: Larry Smith
  • Recap
Game information

Week 16: at Chicago Rush[edit]

Week 16: Iowa Barnstormers at Chicago Rush – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Barnstormers 27 0 02148
Rush 7 20 131858

at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

  • Date: June 26
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 9,063
  • Referee: Alex Kemp
  • Recap
Game information

Week 17: vs. Tulsa Talons[edit]

Week 17: Tulsa Talons at Iowa Barnstormers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Talons 13 19 14753
Barnstormers 14 16 141155

at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Date: July 1
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 8,156
  • Referee: Tony Canella
  • Recap
Game information

Week 18: vs. Kansas City Command[edit]

Week 18: Kansas City Command at Iowa Barnstormers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Command 6 13 71440
Barnstormers 7 21 14648

at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Date: July 9
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 8,347
  • Referee: Alex Kemp
  • Recap
Game information

Week 19: at Milwaukee Mustangs[edit]

Week 19: Iowa Barnstormers at Milwaukee Mustangs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Barnstormers 14 21 7749
Mustangs 13 16 134183

at Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Date: July 15
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 5,077
  • Referee: Tony Cannella
  • Recap
Game information

Week 20: vs. Georgia Force[edit]

Week 20: Georgia Force at Iowa Barnstormers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Force 21 14 72163
Barnstormers 13 23 131059

at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Date: July 23
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 10,871
  • Referee: Joe Pester
  • Recap
Game information

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barnstormers: Head Coach John Gregory Resigns". Iowa Barnstormers. May 17, 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-03-19. Retrieved May 27, 2011.
  2. ^ Marissa Merritt (October 27, 2010). "Historic AFL 18-Game Schedule Kicks Off on March 11, 2011" (PDF). Arena Football League. Retrieved January 20, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Barnstormers Drop Season Opener in Pittsburgh". Iowa Barnstormers. March 19, 2011. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Barnstormers Win Nail-Biter vs. Shock 43–42". Iowa Barnstormers. March 25, 2011. Retrieved March 26, 2011.
  5. ^ "Barnstormers Tame SaberCats 76–69". Iowa Barnstormers. April 2, 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-05-15. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
  6. ^ "Barnstormers Fall To Command 62–48". Iowa Barnstormers. April 9, 2011. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
  7. ^ "Barnstormers Come Up Short Against Rush". Iowa Barnstormers. April 16, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2011.
  8. ^ "Last Second Field Goal Dooms Barnstormers Again". Iowa Barnstormers. April 23, 2011. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  9. ^ "Barnstormers Fall Again to Soul 76–62". Iowa Barnstormers. April 30, 2011. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  10. ^ "Costly Turnovers Haunt Barnstormers Again". Iowa Barnstormers. May 7, 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-05-11. Retrieved May 10, 2011.
  11. ^ "Sharks Take A Bite Out of Barnstormers". Iowa Barnstormers. May 13, 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-03-19. Retrieved May 26, 2011.
  12. ^ "Barnstormers Back In Win Column". Iowa Barnstormers. May 27, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2011.
  13. ^ "Barnstormers Drop Shootout to Predators 77–61". Iowa Barnstormers. June 4, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2011.
  14. ^ "Barnstormers Snake-Bitten by Rattlers". Iowa Barnstormers. June 11, 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-09-22. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
  15. ^ "Barnstormers Outgunned By Vigilantes 65–55". Iowa Barnstormers. June 18, 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-11-09. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
  16. ^ "Barnstormers Come Up Short Against Division Leading Rush". Iowa Barnstormers. June 22, 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-11-09. Retrieved June 30, 2011.
  17. ^ "Barnstormers Stand Tall, Defeat Tulsa 55–53". Iowa Barnstormers. July 1, 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-11-09. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  18. ^ "Barnstormers Defense Shines Against Kansas City". Iowa Barnstormers. July 9, 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-11-09. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  19. ^ "4th Quarter Rally Halts Barnstormers Win Streak". Iowa Barnstormers. July 15, 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-03-19. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  20. ^ "Barnstormers Drop Season Finale to Georgia 63–59". Iowa Barnstormers. July 23, 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2011.