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Sioux Falls Storm
Current season
Established 2000
Play in Denny Sanford Premier Center
in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
SiouxFallsStorm.com
Sioux Falls Storm helmet
Sioux Falls Storm logo
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League/conference affiliations

Indoor Football League (2000)

  • Western Conference (2000)
    • Northern Division (2000)

National Indoor Football League (2001–2004)

  • Pacific Conference (2001–2004)
    • Central Division (2001)
    • Western Division (2002–2003)
    • Northern Division (2004)

United Indoor Football (2005–2008)

    • Northern Division (2005)
    • Western Division (2006–2008)

Indoor Football League (2009–present)

  • United Conference (2009–2017)
    • Central Division (2009)
    • Central West Division (2010)
    • Great Plains Division (2011)
Team colors Navy blue, red, white
              
Mascot Big Bear
Cheerleaders Lightning Girls
Personnel
Owner(s) Todd Tryon
General manager Tyler Pederson
Head coach Kurtiss Riggs
Team history
  • Sioux Falls Cobras (2000)
  • Sioux Falls Storm (2001–present)
Championships
League championships (10)
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Conference championships (13)
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Division championships (6)
2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011

  • 1st Place in Standings (12)
    • 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Playoff appearances (17)
2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Home arena(s)

The Sioux Falls Storm are a professional indoor football team based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.[1] The Storm joined the original Indoor Football League as an expansion team in 1999 as the Sioux Falls Cobras, and first took the field for the 2000 season.[2] They currently participate in another iteration of the Indoor Football League; prior to that, the Storm were in United Indoor Football (UIF), where they won all four of the league's championship games. In the newer IFL, the Storm have won six of the nine championships in the league.

They play their home games at Denny Sanford Premier Center. In mid-April 2014, the team announced that the 2014 season would be its last at the aging Sioux Falls Arena (also known as the Storm Shelter), originally constructed in 1961. In 2015, the Storm followed the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League to the newly constructed Denny Sanford Premier Center.[3]

History[edit]

The Cobras of the original IFL from 2000

The Storm were founded as an expansion team in the original Indoor Football League in 1999 as the Sioux Falls Cobras. In their inaugural 2000 season, they won their first game defeating the Sioux City Attack 44–30. They went 8–6 on the season and finished fourth in the Southern Division. After one season, the became members of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) and changed their name to the Storm. The Storm hosted the 2004 NIFL championship game against the Lexington Horsemen in the Storm Shelter in front of a sellout crowd. The Horsemen won the championship game, but the Storm defeated the Horsemen a year later in the second round of the 2005 UIF playoffs in Lexington.

The Sioux Falls Storm were charter members of United Indoor Football (UIF) in 2005 and were the first UIF champions with a win over the Sioux City Bandits, 40–38 at Sioux City. Sioux Falls won its second consecutive UIF championship in 2006 at their home ground, the Arena, defeating the Lexington Horseman 72–64 on July 29, 2006. Quarterback Terrance Bryant was named United Bowl II MVP after throwing eight touchdowns in the match. Defensive end Nate Fluit recorded 16.5 sacks in 2005 and 15.5 in 2006.

Sioux Falls became one of the few teams in indoor football history to post a shutout, beating the Peoria Rough Riders 71–0 on June 3, 2006.

On Saturday, August 4, 2007, the Storm defeated the Lexington Horsemen for the second United Bowl in a row, 62 to 59. With 19 seconds left to go in the game Storm quarterback Terrance Bryant threw up a prayer, and though protested by the small crowd of Horsemen fans, it was ruled a touchdown pass. With three seconds left in the game, and with the help of a frantic fan going for the game ball, the Horsemen gained 15 yards for a chance to kick a field goal and tie the game, but the kick was missed by Horsemen kicker Collin Barber.

On March 29, 2008, the Storm lost to the Omaha Beef 34–18, ending their historic 40-game winning streak and giving them their first loss since July 15, 2005. They went on to win their fourth United Bowl later that season against the Bloomington Extreme.

On April 25, 2009, after switching to the Indoor Football League, the Storm were found in violation of the IFL's rule of not complying with regulations related to workers compensation coverage. As punishment, the team's first five wins of the 2009 season were forfeited; this resulted in a 6-8 season, the first losing season in team history.[4] The other three losses all came to the Billings Outlaws. In 2010, the Storm rebounded to reach the United Bowl before losing 43-34 to the Outlaws.

After a tornado dubbed the Father's Day Tornado hit Billings' Rimrock Auto Arena on June 20, 2010, causing major damage,[5] the Outlaws franchise folded, and their star quarterback Chris Dixon signed with the Storm. Led by Dixon, Sioux Falls scored an astounding 1022 points on the 2011 regular season, with 70 or more points in 10 games and opening with a 105-71 win over the Kent Predators in Kent, Washington. Only twice did the Storm fall short of 50 points and both were against the Omaha Beef, who handed them a 41-37 loss in the regular season finale after Sioux Falls had started 13-0. The two teams met in the next game, which was the playoff opener. The Storm won it, 52-39, then beat Green Bay 52-12 to return to the United Bowl. Although they tied their lowest scoring game of the season, Sioux Falls rolled over the Tri-Cities Fever 37-10 to earn the league championship after a two-year hiatus and also win its first IFL title. Dixon and the Storm dominated again in 2012, this time with a perfect 14-0 record and 941 points in the regular season. On April 14, the Storm beat the Allen Wranglers, then featuring former NFL standout receiver Terrell Owens, 52-45 on the road in Allen, Texas. Dixon threw his 500th career touchdown pass, when he hit James Terry with a 42-yard pass during a May 19 game against the Blizzard.[6] Sioux Falls defeated the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks 79-21 in the playoff opener, then again beat Green Bay in the semifinal and Tri-Cities (this time winning 59-32) in the United Bowl.

Dixon then left, attempting to make it with the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. Sioux Falls did not suffer greatly in 2013 as Storm legend Terrance Bryant returned to play quarterback. Following a 10-4 season, the Storm again prevailed in the playoffs and defeated the Nebraska Danger by a close 43-40 score for the title. Bryant then retired again, as on January 6, 2014, it was announced that Dixon would be returning to the Storm, citing his desire to graduate from Augustana College and be close to his family.[7] Dixon did not disappoint, leading the Storm to their eighth title in 2014. The Storm again defeated Nebraska in the United Bowl by a 63-46 score. The Sioux Falls Storm completed its era at the Sioux Falls Arena with a 112-14 home record including 82-3 from 2006–2014.[8]

In 2015, the Storm's first season at the Denny Sanford Premier Center was very successful, completing another undefeated season at 16-0 overall, and was capped off with winning their ninth league championship by a score of 62-27 over the Danger.[9]

2016 helmet
2017 helmet

In 2016, the Storm continued their dominance. But lost their first game since the 2014 season as they lost at the Cedar Rapids Titans, 60–57. But despite that setback, they capped off another successful season with a win over the newly minted Spokane Empire, 55–34, to capture their tenth championship overall and their sixth IFL Championship and sixth in a row. The returned to the championship game in 2017, but lost for the first time since the 2010 season to the Arizona Rattlers.

Prior to the 2018 season, the Storm announced they would join Champions Indoor Football (CIF) on August 30, 2017, in order to have smaller travel budget and reignite rivalries with the nearby Sioux City Bandits and Omaha Beef.[10] However, after the IFL's offseason meetings, the Storm re-joined the IFL on October 4.[11]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Sioux Falls Storm roster
Quarterbacks
  •  8 Lorenzo Brown
  •  6 Dillon Turner

Running backs

  •  3 Lyle McCombs

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen
  • 69 Jabari Buckley
  • 75 Forrestal Hickman
  • 75 Lawrence Martin IV
  • 74 Rashaud Mungro
  • 71 Darrien Oliver

Defensive linemen

  • 47 Kwame Bell
  • 95 Claude Davis
  • 19 Chris Martin
  • 58 Owen Williams
Linebackers
  • 44 Dezmin Reed

Defensive backs

  •  4 J'Vontez Blackmon
  •  2 Jabari Gorman
  • 24 Marlon Moore
  • 12 Marques Rodgers
  • 22 Damond Smith
  • 13 Trey Wafford
  • 18 Lorenzo White

Special teams

  • 16 Miles Bergner
Reserve lists
  • -- Jermaine Robinson DB (Exempt.)
  • -- Jatavius Stewart WR (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • -- Jordan Stewart LB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • Rookies in italics
  • Roster updated May 10, 2018
  • 24 Active, 3 Inactive
More rosters

Retired numbers[edit]

Sioux Falls Storm retired numbers
Player Position Seasons Ref.
5 Terrance Bryant QB 2005–2010, 2013 [12]
7 Casey Veenhof WR/QB 2003–2007
10 Shannon Poppinga S 2001–2009 [13]
14 Mark Blackburn LB/S 2003–2010 [14]
17 Bobby Perkins CB 2001–2004
21 Corey Walker WR 2001–2006 [15]
25 Adam Hicks K 2003–2008 [13]
46 Donnie Hilsenroth LB 2001–2003 [16]
93 Nate Fluit DE 2003–2007

Awards and honors[edit]

Sioux Falls Storm Awards and Honors
2002

2004

  • Pacific Conference Coach of the Year – Kurtiss Riggs
  • Pacific Conference General Manager of the Year – Colin Steen
  • South Dakota's Sportswriters Association "Top Independent Team"

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

  • IFL Hall of Fame Inductee
  • IFL Community Relations Award
  • First Team All-IFL
    • Rashad Mungro (C)
    • Rashard Smith (DB)
  • Second Team All-IFL

2018

  • IFL Hall of Fame Inductee
    • Charlie Sanders (C) (2011–16)
  • IFL Most Improved Player
    • Lyle McCombs (RB)
  • IFL Team Awards
    • Best Game Operations
    • Best Cheerleader/Dance Team
  • First Team All-IFL
    • Judd Harrold (WR)
    • Forrestal Hickman (OL)
    • Lawrence Martin IV (C)
    • Trey Wafford (DB)
    • Miles Bergner (K)
  • Second Team All-IFL
    • Lorenzo Brown (QB)
    • Lyle McCombs (RB)
    • Jabari Gorman (DB)

Notable Sioux Falls alumni[edit]

Sioux Falls alumni

Coaches[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Coach Total Regular season Postseason Titles
Won Lost PCT Home Away Won Lost PCT Home Away Won Lost PCT Home Away DIV CONF CHAMP
Mike Aldrich 2001–02 16 14 .533 (9-5) (7-9) 15 13 .536 (9-5) (6-8) 1 1 .500 (0-0) (1-1) 0 0 0
Josh Siegfried 2012 2 0 1.000 (2-0) (0-0) 0 0 (0-0) (0-0) 2 0 1.000 (2-0) (0-0) 0 0 0
Kurtiss Riggs* 2003–18 226 41 .846 (134-13) (92-28) 196 36 .845 (108-11) (88-25) 30 5 .857 (26-2) (4-3) 12 14 10

* Records do not reflect the five forfeits due to insurance violations in 2009.

Staff[edit]

Sioux Falls Storm staff
Front Office
  • Owner – Todd Tryon
  • General manager – Tyler Pederson
  • Office manager / ticketing director / lightning girl & promo girl director – Allison Norgaard
  • Director of corporate sales – Jim Loria
  • Director of media relations – Kayley Shade
  • Director of gameday operations – Colin Neuroth
  • Accounting – Jennifer Quincey
  • Head of player control – Donnie Hilsenroth
  • Head Equipment Manager – John Stassi
 

Head coach – Kurtiss Riggs

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive line coach – Paul Keizer
  • Wide receivers / kick return coach – Blake Wilson

Defensive coaches

  • Defensive coordinator – Brian Hermanson
  • Defensive line coach – Jared Fredenburg
  • Defensive backs / special teams coach – Andre Fields
  • Assistant defensive line coach – Cory Johnsen

Season-by-season results[edit]

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff Berth League Leader
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
Sioux Falls Cobras
2000 2000 IFL Western Southern 4th 8 6 0
Sioux Falls Storm
2001 2001 NIFL Central 3rd 7 7 0 Won Round 1, 40–25 (R.C. Red Dogs)
Lost Semifinal, 31–37 (Wyoming)
2002 2002 NIFL Pacific Western 3rd 8 6 0
2003 2003 NIFL Pacific Western 2nd 10 4 0 Lost Round 1, 55–68 (Utah)
2004 2004 NIFL Pacific Northern 1st 11 3 0 Won Conference Semifinal, 65–41 (Utah)
Won Conference Championship, 44–13 (Billings)
Lost Indoor Bowl IV, 38–59 (Lexington)
2005 2005 UIF Northern 3rd 8 8 0 Won Round 1, 51–41 (Omaha)
Won Semifinal, 62–58 (Lexington)
Won United Bowl I, 40–38 (Sioux City)
2006 2006 UIF Western 1st 15 0 0 Won Semifinal, 32–26 (Evansville)
Won United Bowl II, 72–64 (Lexington)
2007 2007 UIF Western 1st 15 0 0 Won Round 1, 44–16 (Colorado)
Won Division Championship, 45–23 (Billings)
Won United Bowl III, 62–59 (Lexington)
2008 2008 UIF Western 1st 11 3 0 Won Division Championship, 46–44 (Billings)
Won United Bowl IV, 40–35 (Bloomington)
Won National Indoor Bowl I, 54–42 (Louisiana)
2009 2009 IFL United Central 4th* 11* 3 0 *First 5 wins forfeited for insurance violation
2010 2010 IFL United Central West 1st 11 3 0 Won Round 1, 42–23 (Omaha)
Won Conference Semifinal, 47–33 (Chicago)
Won Conference Championship, 52–34 (Wichita)
Lost 2010 United Bowl, 34–43 (Billings)
2011 2011 IFL United Great Plains 1st 13 1 0 Won Conference Semifinal, 52–39 (Omaha)
Won Conference Championship, 52–12 (Green Bay)
Won 2011 United Bowl, 37–10 (Tri-Cities)
2012 2012 IFL United 1st 14 0 0 Won Conference Semifinal, 79–21 (Lehigh Valley)
Won Conference Championship, 61–42 (Green Bay)
Won 2012 United Bowl, 59–32 (Tri-Cities)
2013 2013 IFL United 1st 10 4 0 Won Conference Championship, 44–20 (Cedar Rapids)
Won 2013 United Bowl, 43–40 (Nebraska)
2014 2014 IFL United 1st 13 1 0 Won Conference Championship, 73–36 (Cedar Rapids)
Won 2014 United Bowl, 63–46 (Nebraska)
2015 2015 IFL United 1st 14 0 0 Won Conference Championship, 34–12 (Cedar Rapids)
Won 2015 United Bowl, 62–27 (Nebraska)
2016 2016 IFL United 1st 15 1 0 Won Conference Championship, 54–28 (Cedar Rapids)
Won 2016 United Bowl, 55–34 (Spokane)
2017 2017 IFL United 1st 14 2 0 Won United Conference Championship, 66–32 (Iowa)
Lost 2017 United Bowl, 41–50 (Arizona)
2018* 2018 IFL 3rd 11 3 0 Won Semifinal 69–68 OT (Arizona)
Lost United Bowl 42-38 (Iowa)
Totals 219 55 0 All-time regular season record (2000–2018)
33 6 All-time postseason record (2000–2018)
252 61 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2000–2018)

* — Current on-going season; stats incomplete

Records vs. opponent[edit]

  • * win forfeited to a loss for insurance violation
Opponent OVERALL HOME AWAY PLYFF
Allen Wranglers (1–0) (0–0) (1–0) (0–0)
Arizona Rattlers (2–3) (1–2) (1–1) (1–1)
Bemidji Axemen (3–0) (1–0) (2–0) (0–0)
Billings Outlaws (14–9) (11–2) (3–7) (3–1)
Billings Wolves (2–0) (1–0) (1–0) (0–0)
Bismarck Roughriders (2–2) (1–1) (1–1) (0–0)
Black Hills/Rapid City Red Dogs (10–3) (5–1) (5–2) (1–0)
Bloomington Extreme (6–0)* (4–0) (2–0)* (1–0)
Bricktown Brawlers (1–0) (0–0) (1–0) (0–0)
Cedar Rapids Titans (17–3) (13–0) (4–3) (4–0)
Chicago Slaughter (4–1) (3–0) (1–1) (1–0)
Colorado Ice/Crush (16–2) (9–0) (7–2) (1–0)
Evansville BlueCats (3–0) (3–0) (0–0) (1–0)
Fairbanks Grizzlies (1–0) (1–0) (0–0) (0–0)
Fort Wayne Freedom (3–2) (2–1) (1–1) (0–0)
Green Bay Blizzard (20–0) (11–0) (9–0) (2–0)
Iowa Barnstormers (9–2) (5–1) (4–1) (1–1)
Kent Predators (1–0) (0–0) (1–0) (0–0)
La Crosse Spartans (2–0) (2–0) (0–0) (0–0)
Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (1–0) (1–0) (0–0) (1–0)
Lexington Horsemen (5–2) (4–1) (2–1) (3–1)
Lincoln Capitols (4–0) (2–0) (2–0) (0–0)
Louisiana Swashbucklers (1–0) (1–0) (0–0) (1–0)
Louisiana Bayou Beast (1–0) (1–0) (0–0) (0–0)
Mississippi Fire Dogs (0–1) (0–0) (0–1) (0–0)
Muskegon Thunder (2–0) (1–0) (1–0) (0–0)
Nebraska Danger (16–1) (10–0) (6–1) (3–0)
Ohio Valley Greyhounds (2–0) (1–0) (1–0) (0–0)
Omaha Beef (16–7)* (9–2)* (7–5) (3–0)
Peoria Rough Riders (2–0) (2–0) (0–0) (0–0)
Reading Express (1–0) (0–0) (1–0) (0–0)
RiverCity Rage (2–0) (1–0) (1–0) (0–0)
Rochester Raiders (1–0)* (0–0) (1–0)* (0–0)
Rock River/Tenn. Valley Raptors (4–1) (2–0) (2–1) (0–0)
Sioux City Bandits (22–6)* (12–4) (10–2)* (1–0)
Spokane Empire (4–0) (3–0) (1–0) (1–0)
Texas Revolution (4–0) (2–0) (2–0) (0–0)
Tri-Cities Fever (8–0) (4–0) (4–0) (2–0)
Tri-City Diesel (3–1) (2–0) (1–1) (0–0)
Utah Rattlers (1–0) (0–0) (1–0) (0–0)
Utah Warriors (3–3) (3–0) (0–3) (1–1)
Wenatchee Valley Venom (1–0) (1–0) (0–0) (0–0)
Wichita Falls Nighthawks (3–2) (2–1) (1–1) (0–0)
Wichita Wild (9–1)* (4–1) (5–0)* (1–0)
Wyoming Cavalry (11–3) (5–1) (6–2) (0–1)

Season schedules (2001–2017)[edit]

2001[edit]

2001 NIFL

Central Division Standings

W L PCT DIV
y-Rapid City Red Dogs 13 1 0.929 10–1
x-Wyoming Cavalry 8 5 0.571 6–4
x-Sioux Falls Storm 7 7 0.500 5–6
Billings Outlaws 7 7 0.500 5–6
Tri-City Diesel 6 8 0.429 3–8
Sioux City Bandits 4 10 0.286 4–8

2001 National Indoor Football League Season Summary

Date Opponent Result
April 7 @ Tri City Diesel Won 42–41
April 14 Billings Outlaws Won 52–26
April 21 @ Wyoming Cavalry Won 45–34
April 28 @ Utah Rattlers Won 78–75
May 5 @ Mississippi Firedogs Lost 44–33
May 12 Sioux City Bandits Lost 31–28
May 19 Rapid City Red Dogs Lost 25–21
May 25 @ Billings Outlaws Lost 44–39
June 2 @ Rapid City Red Dogs Lost 44–42
June 9 Sioux City Bandits Lost 27–24
June 16 Louisiana Bayou Beast Won 58–21
June 23 @ Sioux City Bandits Won 23–19
July 7 Wyoming Cavalry Lost 48–47
July 14 Tri City Diesel Won 32–30
July 20 @ Rapid City Red Dogs Won 40–25
July 26 @ Wyoming Cavalry Lost 37–31

2002[edit]

2002 NIFL Pacific Conference

Western Division Standings

W L PCT DIV
y-Bismarck Roughriders 11 3 0.786 9–1
x-Billings Outlaws 10 4 0.714 5–4
Sioux Falls Storm 8 6 0.571 5–3
Rapid City Red Dogs 6 8 0.429 2–7
Wyoming Cavalry 3 11 0.214 1–7

2002 National Indoor Football League Season Summary

Date Opponent Result
March 9 @ Bismarck Roughriders Won 48–20
March 24 Billings Outlaws Won 51–31
March 30 @ Rapid City Red Dogs Won 52–40
April 7 Wyoming Cavalry Won 46–3
April 14 @ Sioux City Bandits Lost 40–21
April 20 Tri City Diesel Win 48–34
April 27 @ Omaha Beef Lost 43–33
May 11 Lincoln Capitols Win 41–33
May 18 Bismarck Roughriders Lost 65–58
May 24 @ Tri City Diesel Lost 51–44
June 1 @ Billings Outlaws Lost 59–30
June 15 Sioux City Bandits Won 35–22
June 21 @ Wyoming Cavalry Lost 53–46
June 29 Rapid City Red Dogs Won 45–17

2003[edit]

2003 NIFL Pacific Conference

Northern Division Standings

W L PCT DIV
y-Utah Warriors 11 3 0.786 7–3
x-Sioux Falls Storm 10 4 0.714 7–3
x-Bismarck Roughriders 9 5 0.643 5–5
Rapid City Red Dogs 7 7 0.500 5–5
Billings Outlaws 6 8 0.429 3–7
Wyoming Cavalry 4 10 0.286 3–7

2003 National Indoor Football League Season Summary

Date Opponent Result
March 23 @ Rapid City Red Dogs Lost 30–26
March 27 @ Lincoln Capitols Won 31–21
April 5 Wyoming Cavalry Won 36–18
April 12 @ Billings Outlaws Won 47–44
April 19 @ Bismarck Roughriders Lost 55–48
April 26 @ Utah Warriors Lost 59–35
May 3 @ Fort Wayne Freedom Lost 55–19
May 10 Sioux City Bandits Won 43–25
May 17 @ Wyoming Cavalry Won 58–27
May 24 Billings Outlaws Won 36–32
June 7 Utah Warriors Won 47–34
June 14 Fort Wayne Freedom Won 52–49
June 28 Rapid City Red Dogs Won 31–23
July 5 Bismarck Roughriders Won 44–27
July 12 @ Utah Warriors Lost 68–55

2004[edit]

2004 NIFL Pacific Conference

Northern Division Standings

W L PCT PF PA DIV
y-Sioux Falls Storm 11 3 0.786 685 467 5–1
x-Omaha Beef 9 5 0.600 600 524 4–2
x-Sioux City Bandits 8 6 0.571 577 552 3–3
Lincoln Capitols 3 11 0.214 408 587 0–5

2004 National Indoor Football League Season Summary

Date Opponent Result
March 13 @ Omaha Beef Lost 41–14
March 22 @ Utah Warriors Lost 51–49
March 26 @ Sioux City Bandits Won 66–43
April 3 Wyoming Cavalry Won 47–13
April 16 @ Lincoln Capitols Won 34–28
May 1 Black Hills Red Dogs Won 47–28
May 8 @ Wyoming Cavalry Won 57–54
May 15 Lincoln Capitols Won 68–9
May 22 Billings Outlaws Won 30–21
May 29 Utah Warriors Won 62–37
June 5 @ Black Hills Red Dogs Won 62–40
June 12 Billings Outlaws Lost 44–34
June 19 Omaha Beef Won 79–26
June 26 Sioux City Bandits Won 36–32
July 17 Utah Warriors Won 65–41
July 25 Billings Outlaws Won 44–13
August 7 Lexington Horsemen Lost 59–38

2005[edit]

2005 UIF

Northern Division Standings

W L PCT DIV
y-Sioux City Bandits 13 2 0.866 8–1
x-Omaha Beef 9 6 0.600 6–3
x-Sioux Falls Storm 8 8 0.500 5–5
Black Hills Red Dogs 1 14 0.066 1–8

2005 United Indoor Football Season Summary

Date Opponent Result
March 19 @ Omaha Beef Lost 55–31
March 26 @ Black Hills Red Dogs Won 60–31
April 9 Lexington Horsemen Won 52–24
April 16 Sioux City Bandits Lost 50–43
April 23 @ Omaha Beef Won 47–30
April 30 Fort Wayne Freedom Lost 34–31
May 7 Peoria Rough Riders Won 56–21
May 15 @ Black Hills Red Dogs Won 58–30
May 21 Evansville Bluecats Won 49–42
May 28 Black Hills Red Dogs Won 55–15
June 11 @ Lexington Horsemen Lost 61–43
June 18 @ Tennessee Valley Raptors Lost 49–39
June 25 Sioux City Bandits Lost 38–34
July 2 Omaha Beef Lost 49–44
July 9 Black Hills Red Dogs Won 65–14
July 15 @ Sioux City Bandits Lost 54–48
July 30 @ Omaha Beef Won 51–41
August 6 @ Lexington Horsemen Won 62–58
August 14 @ Sioux City Bandits Won 40–38

2006[edit]

2006 UIF

West Division Standings

W L PCT PF PA DIV
y-Sioux Falls Storm 15 0 1.000 684 384 7–0
x-Omaha Beef 8 7 0.533 594 498 2–4
Sioux City Bandits 6 9 0.400 508 513 1–6

2006 United Indoor Football Season Summary

Date Opponent Result
March 24 @ Omaha Beef Won 51–29
April 1 @ Rock River Raptors Won 46–20
April 8 Sioux City Bandits Won 28–6
April 15 Rock River Raptors Won 48–34
April 22 @ Fort Wayne Freedom Won 47–44
April 29 @ Ohio Valley Greyhounds Won 51–24
May 6 Fort Wayne Freedom Won 44–25
May 13 Omaha Beef Won 34–24
May 20 @ Sioux City Bandits Won 51–34
June 2 @ Omaha Beef Won 40–38
June 10 Peoria Rough Riders Won 71–0
June 17 Sioux City Bandits Won 25–17
June 24 @ Sioux City Bandits Won 49–28
July 1 Bloomington Extreme Won 66–35
July 8 Evansville Bluecats Won 33–26
July 23 Evansville Bluecats Won 32–26
July 29 Lexington Horsemen Won 72–64

2007[edit]

2007 UIF

Western Conference Standings

W L PCT PF PA CONF
y-Sioux Falls Storm 15 0 1.000 739 366 11–0
x-Billings Outlaws 8 6 0.571 565 511 6–5
x-Omaha Beef 8 7 0.533 489 504 5–6
x-Colorado Ice 6 9 0.400 457 529 5–7
Sioux City Bandits 3 12 0.200 434 654 1–10

2007 United Indoor Football Season Summary

Date Opponent Result
March 24 @ Rock River Raptors Won 44–34
March 31 @ Billings Outlaws Won 52–49 OT
April 6 @ Sioux City Bandits Won 44–29
April 14 @ Omaha Beef Won 61–17
April 21 Billings Outlaws Won 51–18
May 5 @ Colorado Ice Won 49–20
May 12 Sioux City Bandits Won 56–31
May 19 Omaha Beef Won 33–19
Jun 2 @ Colorado Ice Won 51–17
June 9 Sioux City Bandits Won 50–25
June 16 Ohio Valley Greyhounds Won 56–20
June 23 @ Lexington Horsemen Won 76–45
June 30 Colorado Ice Won 48–3
July 7 Rock River Raptors Won 34–30
July 14 Billings Outlaws Won 34–9
July 21 Colorado Ice Won 44–16
July 29 Billings Outlaws Won 45–23
August 4 Lexington Horsemen Won 62–59

2008[edit]

2008 UIF

Western Conference Standings

W L PCT PF PA CONF
y-Sioux Falls Storm 11 3 .786 631 471 3–3
x-Billings Outlaws 10 4 0.714 725 497 5–3
x-Omaha Beef 10 4 0.714 589 463 2–2
Colorado Ice 6 8 0.429 528 568 2–4

2008 United Indoor Football Season Summary

Date Opponent Result
March 8 @ Bloomington Extreme Won 50–37
March 17 Colorado Ice Won 48–24
March 29 @ Omaha Beef Lost 34–18
April 5 @ Billings Outlaws Lost 38–31
April 12 Sioux City Bandits Won 45–34
April 19 Billings Outlaws Won 54–43
April 26 @ RiverCity Rage Won 41–32
May 3 Sioux City Bandits Won 51–46
May 10 RiverCity Rage Won 60–13
May 17 Wichita Wild Won 57–14
May 24 @ Billings Outlaws Won 62–52
May 31 @ Sioux City Bandits Won 41–34
June 6 @ Colorado Ice Lost 29–24
June 14 Bloomington Extreme Won 49–41
June 28 Billings Outlaws Won 46–44
July 12 Bloomington Extreme Won 40–35
August 2 Louisiana Swashbucklers Won 54–42

2009[edit]

2009 IFL United Conference

Central Division Standings

W L PCT PF PA DIV
y-Omaha Beef 11 3 0.786 704 649 3–2
x-Bloomington Extreme 10 4 0.714 614 398 5–1
x-Wichita Wild 8 6 0.571 632 513 2–5
*Sioux Falls Storm 6 8 .429 712 455 3–4
Sioux City Bandits 4 10 0.286 450 645 1–8

2009 Indoor Football League Season Summary

* Forfeited due to insurance violation
Date Opponent Result
March 8 @ Bloomington Extreme Won 50–47 *
March 19 @ Rochester Raiders Won 31–18 *
March 29 Omaha Beef Won 67–49 *
April 4 @ Wichita Wild Won 45–41 *
April 11 @ Sioux City Bandits Won 46–13 *
April 18 Sioux City Bandits Won 53–32
April 25 @ Billings Outlaws Lost 42–41
May 9 Muskegon Thunder Won 74–13
May 16 Wichita Wild Won 49–21
May 23 @ Muskegon Thunder Won 87–26
June 6 @ Billings Outlaws Lost 70–35
June 13 Billings Outlaws Lost 34–22
June 20 Fairbanks Grizzlies Won 58–18
July 11 Sioux City Bandits Won 54–31

2010–2017[edit]

Team player records[edit]

Single season[edit]

As of the end of the 2016 season

  • Pass Attempts: Ryan Aulenbacher, 401 (2002 – 14 games)
  • Completions: Chris Dixon, 268 (2012 – 14 games)
  • Passing Yards: Chris Dixon, 3,321 (2012 – 14 games)
  • Passing Touchdowns: Chris Dixon, 74 (2011 – 14 games)
  • Carries: Sean Treasure, 201 (2009 – 14 games)
  • Rushing Yards: Sean Treasure, 812 (2009 – 14 games)
  • Rushing Touchdowns: Marques Smith, 32 (2007 – 15 games)
  • Receptions: James Terry, 94 (2010 – 14 games)
  • Receiving Yards: Carl Sims, 1,108 (2012 – 14 games)
  • Receiving Touchdowns: Clinton Solomon, 27 (2012 – 14 games)
  • Kick Return Yards: James Jones, 1,350 (2005 – 16 games)
  • Kick Return Touchdowns: Korey Williams, 5 (2016 – 16 games)
  • Missed Field Goal Return Yards: Shannon Poppinga, 237 (2008 – 14 games)
  • Missed Field Goal Return Touchdowns: Shannon Poppinga, 2 (2008 – 14 games)
  • Field Goal Percentage (Minimum: 20 Attempts): Parker Douglass, 60.0% (2013 – 14 games)
  • PAT Percentage (Minimum: 30 Attempts): Parker Douglass, 95.7% (2011 – 14 games)
  • Total Yards: James Jones, 2,198 (2005 – 16 games)
  • Total Touchdowns: Korey Williams, 34 (2016 – 16 games)
  • Field Goals: Parker Douglass, 27 (2013 – 14 games)
  • PATs: Parker Douglass, 134 (2011 – 14 games)
  • Total Points: Korey Williams, 204 (2016 – 16 games)
  • Tackles: Tyler Knight, 140.5 (2016 – 16 games)
  • Tackles for Loss: Brandon Peguese, 25.5 (2016 – 16 games)
  • Sacks: Nate Fluit, 18.0 (2006 – 15 games)
  • Interceptions: Shannon Poppinga, 10 (2005 – 16 games)
  • Pass Breakups: Bobby Perkins, 20 (2002 – 14 games)
  • Blocked Kicks: Nate Fluit, 10 (2006 – 15 games)

Career records[edit]

As of the end of the 2016 season and does not include the postseason

  • Pass Attempts: Terrance Bryant, 2,268
  • Completions: Terrance Bryant, 1,491
  • Passing Yards: Terrance Bryant, 15,011
  • Passing Touchdowns: Terrance Bryant, 280
  • Carries: Sean Treasure, 605
  • Rushing Yards: Sean Treasure, 2,194
  • Rushing Touchdowns: Lorenzo Brown, 73
  • Receptions: James Terry, 607
  • Reception Yards: James Terry, 6,601
  • Reception Touchdowns: James Terry, 145
  • Total Yards: James Terry, 8,417
  • Field Goals: Adam Hicks, 131
  • FG % (Minimum: 20 Attempts): Rob Zarrilli, 59.0%
  • PATs: Parker Douglass, 522
  • PAT % (Minimum: 35 Attempts): Parker Douglass, 90.6%
  • Kick Return Yards: James Jones, 2,469
  • Kick Return Touchdowns: Korey Williams, 9
  • Missed Field Goal Return Yards: Shannon Poppinga, 416
  • Missed Field Goal Return Touchdowns: Shannon Poppinga, 3
  • Total Touchdowns: James Terry, 166
  • Total Points: James Terry, 1,000
  • Tackles: Mark Blackburn, 715.5
  • Tackles for Loss: Rachman Crable, 73.0
  • Sacks: Cory Johnsen, 64.5
  • Interceptions: Shannon Poppinga, 46
  • Interception Touchdowns: Shannon Poppinga, 6
  • Pass Breakups: Shannon Poppinga, 109
  • Forced Fumbles: Rachman Crable/Cory Johnsen/Tyler Knight, 10
  • Blocked Kicks: Tyler Knight, 24

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