Iowa Barnstormers vs. Milwaukee Iron Saturday July 24, 2010 Kickoff: 7:05pm
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Field, Wells Fargo Arena (11,209) Des Moines, IA
2010 Record- 6-8 (2-5 at home 4-3 on the road) - Streak: Lost 2- Fourth Place, National Conference, Midwest Division
Week 16 Recap:
The Barnstormers were defeated last week by one of the top ranked teams, the Spokane Shock 48-42. Spokane struck quickly early on and brought the score 13-0 near the end of the first quarter, but Barnstormer’s Quarterback Ryan Vena was able to find Jesse Schmidt for the first of three touchdowns on the night with 27 seconds left in the first quarter. The second quarter was very similar to the first with Spokane’s controlling offense dominating much of the quarter. With the Shock up 27-7, they decided to go for an onside kick with less than a minute left in the half. Rodney Filer was able to take advantage of this kick and run it into a touchdown. The Barnstormers were able to quickly get the ball back in their possession and score another Jesse Schmidt touchdown before the conculsion of the half bringing the score to 26-21 with the Shock in the lead.
The Barnstormers came out of halftime with winning on their minds as they scored once more on a Jesse Schmidt touchdown to bring themselves ahead of the Shock for the first time in the game. Spokane struck back quickly with a touchdown and with a Barnstormers fumble the Shock capitalized scoring a second touchdown to extend their lead once more. The Barnstormers continued to push forward to catch the Shock once more, but with a Rodney Filer running touchdown and an Errick McCown touchdown reception the Shock were able to answer each time and eventually ran out of time as the Shock held their lead 42-48 when the clock ran out.
Week 17 Preview:
The Milwaukee Iron were off to a strong start this season winning five of their first six games, but then dropped four of their next seven games. The Iron clinched a playoff spot last week and are now looking to claim the division title their own and a home first round playoff game. This is the second time the Iron and the Barnstormers have faced off in the AFL; with the Iron being victorious with a final score of 65-48 earlier this season.
Saturday, July 24- 7:05pm – Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Field, Wells Fargo Arena vs. Milwaukee Iron (9-5) - Streak Won 2 Second Place in National Conference, Midwest Division -This is the fourth meeting between the Milwaukee Iron and the Iowa Barnstormers. The Barnstormers currently lead the series 2-1.
-Leading Passer: Chris Greisen (#) – 14 GP, 338 for 503, 4529 yds, 92 TDs, 9 INTs -Leading Rusher:Tyre Young (#) - 14 GP, 60 carries for 166 yds, 18 TDs, 2.8 Avg./G -Leading Receiver: Nate Forse (#) - 12 GP, 111 catches for 1386 yds, 26 TDs, 12.5 yds per catch, 115.5 Avg./G -Leading Tackler: Tracy belton (#) - 14 GP, 105 tackles (72 solo, 33 assisted), 6 interceptions for 29 yds, 8 pass breakups and 2 forced fumble.
Barnstormer Player of the Week: (Week 17)
Jeff Glas-K-#3Week 16 Line: 6 PAT’s and 2 touchbacks.
Jeff Glas had a tough start to the season, but seems to have found his groove and become the consistency the Barnstormers are used to. Glas has not missed an extra point in the past three games and has is just shy of scoring 100 points this season along with 20 touchbacks. Glas currently is ranked in the top 10 in the AFL for Field Goals, Scoring (Kicking), and Field Goal Percent. Glas is averaging 5.5 PAT’s a game.
Iowa Barnstormers Team Leaders
Passing -Attempts: Ryan Vena (432) -Completions: Ryan Vena (269) -Percentage: Ryan Vena (62.0) -Yards: Ryan Vena (3349) -Touchdowns: Ryan Vena (66)