Storm Defeat Fever, Win United Bowl
July 14, 2012 11:41 PM
The Sioux Falls Storm (17-0) pull out their 2nd United Bowl win in as many seasons, now winning seven out of the last nine championships.
The game started out quickly with the Storm driving down the field on their opening drive before Chris Dixon throws an interception. Lionell Singleton of the Fever picks it off and runs it all the way back to his endzone. 7-0 Fever led early.
Very next drive for the Storm, Dixon connects with Carl Sims on a deep ball down the left sideline, sets up a Dixon rushing touchdown. Tied up at 7-7.
Still in the first quarter, Houston Lillard hands it off to Giovanni Stanely who rushes in for a touchdown, 14-7 Fever lead.
In the 2nd quarter, Dixon finds Sims again in the endzone, 20-17 Fever still lead.
The Storm would take a 22-20 halftime lead into the locker and they wouldn't look back as they went on to win the 2012 United Bowl, 59-32, making a perfect 17-0 season.
The Storm pulled away in the 3rd quarter outscoring the Fever 23-3 and Coach Riggs said that was commendable to the defense.
"Easily it was our defense, I mean I think every championship game except one against Lexington, our defense has carried us through the championship game and every time against Tri-Cities when they come to our place they struggle with our endzones and they struggle with our D-line getting after them and that was definitely the case tonight," said Riggs.
Jeremiah Price was named MVP, recording six tackles (two sacks), and two safeties.