7TH HEAVEN! Storm Win United Bowl 43-40
by Zach Borg, Weekend Sports Anchor
June 29, 2013 11:01 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. --
For the seventh time in their history, and third consecutive year, the Sioux Falls Storm are the best indoor football team in America.
In a back-and-forth United Bowl with the Nebraska Danger, Terrance Bryant's fourth touchdown pass of the game late in the final quarter put the Storm ahead, and Nebraska's game-tying field goal was missed, giving the Storm a 43-40 win the IFL United Bowl.
This is the third consecutive IFL championship for the Storm. Sioux Falls had previously won four consecutive United Bowl titles (2005-2008) as a member of the UIFL.
The game featured eight lead changes. After leading 24-23 at half, Sioux Falls built a ten point lead, only to see Nebraska slowly chip away and capitalize off a pair of Storm turnovers. IFL MVP Jameel Sewell gave Nebraska a 40-36 lead with 3:15 left after throwing a 35-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Bennett.
Bryant and the Storm needed just one play to retake the lead following a bad kickoff. Bryant hit Clinton Soloman for a 16-yard touchdown to put the Storm ahead 43-40.
Nebraska struggled on their final drive, but still had a chance to tie in the closing seconds. Joe Houston's 42 yard field goal fell short.
Bryant was named United Bowl MVP, going 16-24 for 180 yards and four touchdowns.
Check back with KDLT tomorrow for second half highlights and reaction at 5 & 10.