07/27/2010 1:45 PM
Week 18 Preview
Iowa Barnstormers @ Arizona Rattlers
Friday July 30, 2010
US Airways Center (14,398) Phoenix, AZ 85004
2010 Record- 6-9 (2-6 at home 4-3 on the road) - Streak: Lost 3- Fourth Place, National Conference, Midwest Division
Week 17 Recap:
The Barnstormers were defeated last week by their division leader, the Milwaukee Iron, by a score of 67-75. Milwaukee struck quickly and the Barnstormers answered back with a Rodney Filer carry. The back and forth battle continued through the first quarter keeping the score tied. The Barnstormers big break came in the second quarter on a Tanner Varner interception that he ran in for 56 yards and a touchdown to bring the Barnstormers ahead of the Iron, a lead that they would hold onto going into halftime with as score of 41-35.
Coming out of halftime the Barnstormers’ momentum was struck with two back-to-back touchdowns by the Iron. The Barnstormers scored once again on a second Rodney Filer carry, but the Iron struck twice again taking the lead from the Barnstormers. Quarterback Ryan Vena was able to connect twice with Larry Kendrick and once with Errick McCown for touchdowns, but the Iron were always able to answer back and maintain their lead to come out on top with a score of 75-67.
Week 18 Preview:
The Arizona Rattlers are a playoff contender this year as they are second in the National Conference, West Division. After a 2-3 start on the season the Rattlers went on to a six game winning streak starting with their victory over the Barnstormers earlier this season 52-48. The Barnstormers are looking for redemption and to end their season with a victory.
Week 18 Schedule:
Friday, July 30- 9:30pm – US Airways Center
@ Arizona Rattlers (10-5) - Streak Won 2
Second Place in National Conference, West Division
-This is the ninth meeting between the Arizona Rattlers and the Iowa Barnstormers. The Rattlers currently lead the series 6-2.
-Leading Passer: Nick Davila (#) – 15 GP, 388 for 580, 4497 yds, 95 TDs, 17 interceptions
-Leading Rusher: John Booker (#) - 10 GP, 24 carries for 46 yds, 2 TDs, 1.9 Avg./G
-Leading Receiver: Rod Windsor (#) - 15 GP, 178 catches for 2138 yds, 44 TDs, 12.0 yds per catch, 142.5 Avg./G
-Leading Tackler: Terrance Sanders (#) - 15 GP, 87 tackles (71 solo, 16 assisted), 3 interceptions for 44 yds, 10 pass breakups.
Barnstormer Player of the Week: (Week 18)
Errick McCown-WR-#5 Week 17 Line: 10 Rec for 101 Yds and 2 TDs.
McCown has shown that although he doesn’t quite have the height of Jesse Schmidt or Todd Blythe he can make just as big of catches. McCown opened the season with six receptions for 86 yards. McCown was later placed on Injured Reserve in the middle of the season with a quad injury, but once he was able to come back into the game he held nothing backing making his debut in Dallas with seven catches for 62 yard and a touchdown. McCown couldn’t have come back at a better time with both Tommy Ellingworth and Todd Blythe struggling with injuries he stepped up to the plate. Last week was McCown’s best showing of the year and would love go end the season with a bang.
Iowa Barnstormers Team Leaders
-Attempts: Ryan Vena (465)
-Completions: Ryan Vena (297)
-Percentage: Ryan Vena (64.0)
-Yards: Ryan Vena (3681)
-Touchdowns: Ryan Vena (72)
-Receptions: Jesse Schmidt (109)
-Yards: Jesse Schmidt (1518)
-Touchdowns: Jesse Schmidt (25)
-Yards/Catch: Jesse Schmidt (13.9)
-Yards/Game: Jesse Schmidt (101.2)
-Long: Todd Blythe and Errick McCown (47)
-Attempts: Ryan Vena (76)
-Yards: Ryan Vena (265)
-Touchdowns: Ryan Vena (21)
-Yards/Carry: Rodney Filer (3.8)
-Yards/Game: Ryan Vena (17.7)
-Long: Ryan Vena (34)
-Returns: Larry Kendrick (56)
-Yards: Larry Kendrick (984)
-Touchdowns: Larry Kendrick and Jason Simpson (1)
-Yards/Return: Larry Kendrick (17.6)
-Long: Larry Kendrick (55)
-Attempts: Jeff Glas (14)
-Kicks Made: Jeff Glas (5)
-Percentage: Jeff Glas (36.0)
-Long: Jeff Glas (30)
-PAT Made: (84)
-Tackles: Tanner Varner (138)
-Solo Tackles: Tanner Varner (106)
-Assisted Tackles: Tanner Varner (32)
-Sacks: Micah King (4.5)
-Tackles for Loss: Micah King (9)
-Interceptions: Tanner Varner (8)
-Pass Breakups: Jason Simpson (18)
-Fumble Recoveries: Larry Kendrick (3)
-Forced Fumbles: Brent Curvey (2)
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