2015 Sioux Falls Storm season

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2015 Sioux Falls Storm season
OwnerTodd Tryon
Head coachKurtiss Riggs
Home field Denny Sanford Premier Center
1201 North West Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Results
Record14-0
Conference place1st
Playoff finishWon United Conference Championship 34-12 (Titans)
Won United Bowl 62-27 (Danger)

The 2015 Sioux Falls Storm season was the team's sixteenth season as a professional indoor football franchise and seventh in the Indoor Football League (IFL). One of ten teams that competed in the IFL for the 2015 season, the Sioux Falls Storm were members of the United Conference.

Contents

Led by head coach Kurtiss Riggs, the Storm played their home games at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Schedule

Key:   Win  Tie  Loss   Bye

Pre-season

WeekDayDateKickoffOpponentResultsLocation
ScoreRecord
1FridayFebruary 147:00pm Sioux City Bandits (CIF)W 64-58 [1] 1–0 Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

Regular season

All start times are local time

WeekDayDateKickoffOpponentResultsLocation
ScoreRecord
1SaturdayFebruary 287:05pmat Bemidji Axemen W 66-42 [2] 1-0 Sanford Center
2SaturdayMarch 78:05pmat Cedar Rapids Titans W 50-45 [3] 2-0 U.S. Cellular Center
3SundayMarch 153:00pmat Colorado Ice W 59-40 [4] 3-0 Budweiser Events Center
4 BYE
5SaturdayMarch 287:05pm Billings Wolves W 56-41 [5] 4-0 Denny Sanford Premier Center
6 BYE
7SaturdayApril 117:05pm Colorado Ice W 70-41 [6] 5-0 Denny Sanford Premier Center
8FridayApril 177:05pmat Tri-Cities Fever W 62-426-0 Toyota Center
9SaturdayApril 257:05pm Iowa Barnstormers W 87-11 [7] 7-0 Denny Sanford Premier Center
10SaturdayMay 27:05pmat Iowa Barnstormers W 55-24 [8] 8-0 Wells Fargo Arena
11FridayMay 87:05pm Green Bay Blizzard W 56-35 [9] 9-0 Denny Sanford Premier Center
12SaturdayMay 167:05pm Nebraska Danger W 53-40 [10] 10-0 Denny Sanford Premier Center
13 BYE
14SundayMay 313:00pmat Bemidji Axemen W 90-20 [11] 11-0 Sanford Center
15SaturdayJune 67:05pm Tri-Cities Fever W 59-38 [12] 12-0 Denny Sanford Premier Center
16SaturdayJune 137:05pmat Green Bay Blizzard W 75-31 [13] 13-0 Resch Center
17SaturdayJune 207:05pm Cedar Rapids Titans W 46-31 [14] 14-0 Denny Sanford Premier Center

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

Postseason

WeekDayDateKickoffOpponentResultsLocation
ScoreRecord
United Conference ChampionshipSaturdayJune 275:05pm Cedar Rapids Titans W 34-12 [15] 1-0 Denny Sanford Premier Center
United Bowl SaturdayJuly 115:05pm Nebraska Danger W 62-27 [16] 2-0 Denny Sanford Premier Center

Roster

2015 Sioux Falls Storm roster
Quarterbacks
  •  8Lorenzo Brown

Running Backs

  • 16Rolandan Finch

Wide Receivers

  • 20Judd Harrold
  •  4Brandon Johnson-Farrell
  •  9James Terry
Offensive Linemen
  • 74Rashaud Mungro
  • 71Brandon Puffer
  • 55Charlie Sanders
  • 95Anthony Thomas

Defensive Linemen

  • 58Sam Campbell
  • 96Cory Johnsen
  • 56Brandon Lindsey
  • 44Eze Obiora
  • 52Calvin Ursin
Linebackers

Defensive Backs

  •  2Adonis Armstrong
  • 13Rahn Franklin Jr.
  • 12Matt Hermanson
  • 18DeQuan Starling
  • 24Devion Tate

Kickers

Injury Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

Refused to Report

  •  2Chris Baker DL
  • 71Kyle Bryant OL
  • --Damien Lee DL

Rookies in italics
Roster updated June 22, 2015
26 Active, 4 Inactive

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