2015 Iowa Barnstormers season

Last updated
2015 Iowa Barnstormers season
Head coach Joe Brannen
General manager John Pettit
Owner Jeff Lamberti
Home field Wells Fargo Arena
Results
Record 6-8
Conference place 4th
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 2015 Iowa Barnstormers season was the team's fifteenth season as a professional indoor football franchise and first in the Indoor Football League (IFL). One of ten teams competing in the IFL for the 2015 season, the Iowa Barnstormers are members of the United Conference. The team plays their home games at the Wells Fargo Arena in the Des Moines, Iowa.

In an organized sports league, a typical season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session: for example, in Major League Baseball the season lasts approximately from April to October. In other team sports, like association football or basketball, it is generally from August or September to May although in some countries - such as Northern Europe or East Asia - the season starts in the spring and finishes in autumn, mainly due to weather conditions encountered during the winter.

Indoor American football sport

Indoor American football is a variation of American football played at ice hockey-sized indoor arenas. While varying in details from league to league, the rules of indoor football are designed to allow for play in a smaller arena. It is a distinct discipline and not be confused with traditional American football played in large domed stadiums, as is done by some teams at the college and professional levels.

Indoor Football League indoor American football league founded in 2008

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is a professional indoor American football league created in 2008 out of the merger between the Intense Football League and United Indoor Football. The league is the second highest tier in indoor/arena football behind the Arena Football League (AFL), and has operated continuously under the same name and corporate structure longer than any other current indoor football league, considering that the AFL's 2009 season was cancelled and the original league filed for bankruptcy that year. IFL players earn a minimum of US$200 per game played. The season is typically about 14 games long, plus playoffs of two or more rounds.

Contents

Schedule

Key:   Win  Tie  Loss   Bye

Regular season

All start times are local time

WeekDayDateKickoffOpponentResultsLocation
ScoreRecord
1SaturdayFebruary 288:05 PMat Cedar Rapids Titans L 20–51 [1] 0–1 U.S. Cellular Center
2 BYE
3FridayMarch 137:05 PMat Bemidji Axemen W 38–26 [2] 1–1 Sanford Center
4SundayMarch 223:00 PMat Green Bay Blizzard L 46–47 [3] 1–2 Resch Center
5FridayMarch 277:00 PMat Nebraska Danger L 50–76 [4] 1–3 Eihusen Arena
6 BYE
7SaturdayApril 117:05 PM Green Bay Blizzard W 75–64 [5] 2–3 Wells Fargo Arena
8SaturdayApril 187:05 PM Nebraska Danger L 16–33 [6] 2–4 Wells Fargo Arena
9SaturdayApril 257:05 PMat Sioux Falls Storm L 11–87 [7] 2–5 Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
10SaturdayMay 27:05 PM Sioux Falls Storm L 24–55 [8] 2–6 Wells Fargo Arena
11FridayMay 87:15 PMat Billings Wolves W 20–17 [9] 3–6 Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
12SaturdayMay 167:05 PM Cedar Rapids Titans L 46–50 [10] 3–7 Wells Fargo Arena
13 BYE
14SaturdayMay 307:05 PM Wichita Falls Nighthawks W 29–25 [11] 4–7 Wells Fargo Arena
15SaturdayJune 67:05 PM Bemidji Axemen W 76–26 [12] 5–7 Wells Fargo Arena
16SaturdayJune 137:05 PMat Tri-Cities Fever L 39–42 [13] 5–8 Toyota Center
17SaturdayJune 207:05 PM Green Bay Blizzard W 38–32 [14] 6–8 Wells Fargo Arena

Standings

2015 United Conference
WLTPCTPFPAGBSTK
y-Sioux Falls Storm 14001.000884481--W14
x-Cedar Rapids Titans 950.6436424875.0L1
Green Bay Blizzard 680.4296207158.0L3
Iowa Barnstormers 680.4295286318.0W1
Bemidji Axemen 2120.14344980312.0L10

Roster

2015 Iowa Barnstormers roster
Quarterbacks
  • 10Taylor Genuser

Running backs

Wide receivers

  •  3Lemans Casimier
  • 12Lucas Hefty
  • --Jerred Herring
  • 11Brady Roland
Offensive linemen
  • 77Tyler Ahrens
  • 52Will Harris
  • --Solomon Orr
  • 70Evyn Perry
  • 75Tyler Wells

Defensive linemen

  •  5Austin Benson
  • 99Brett Park
  •  9Ryan Smith
  • 56Jeremy Stephens
Linebackers
  • 23Javicz Jones

Defensive backs

  •  8Alex Bartlett
  • 14Kirkland Davidson
  • 22Kevin Gilkey
  •  7Matt Goldsmith
  • --Isaiah Gresham
  • 21T. J. Simmons

Kickers

  • 15Joshua Gable
Injured reserve
  • 57Alex Gonzalez OL
  •  2Ranier Rackley RB

Refused to report

  •  8Kameron Smith QB
  • 62Ken Van Heule OL

Other League Exempt

  • Currently vacant
  • Rookies in italics
  • Roster updated June 18, 2015
  • 25 Active, 6 Inactive

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