Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Barnstormers (3-2) are home for the second straight week as they take on division rival the Green Bay Blizzard (2-4) on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m. CST at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. The Barnstormers defeated the Blizzard 49-30 in Green Bay during Week 4.
Before their Week 7 bye, the Barnstormers picked up its first home win of the season defeating the Cedar Rapids Titans 46-23. Iowa leaned on quarterback Travis Partridge who scored a game-high four total touchdowns with three of those coming on the ground. The Barnstormers also picked up two touchdowns from former Sacred Heart running back Keshaudas Spence. On the defensive side, the Iowa defense held Cedar Rapids to six points during the first half and recorded two safeties in the second quarter with one coming from defensive end Ra'Shawde Myers sacking Titans quarterback Brion Carnes in the end zone. Iowa was lead by defensive back Vincent Taylor who had a team-high seven tackles against the Titans.
Last week, the Green Bay Blizzard fell at home to the Cedar Rapids Titans 41-37. After going into the fourth quarter with a 34-33 lead, the Blizzard only managed to score a field goal in the quarter while the Titans scored a short rushing touchdown with under a minute to play. Blizzard quarterback Matt Behrendt threw for three touchdowns with receiver Andre McDonald hauling in two. Defensively, defensive back A.J. Downs had a game-high 8.5 tackles.
The Barnstormers have partnered with Scrap Processors, Inc. for a hat giveaway at Saturday's game. The first 1,000 fans through the door will receive a free Iowa Barnstormers hat courtesy of Scrap Processors, Inc. The WWE belt will also make an appearance at the game on Saturday, April 8. Fans will have the opportunity to take a photo with the belt throughout the game.
Tickets to Saturday's game are available now for as low as $12 per seat. Don't miss a minute of the action! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255 or log onto www.theiowabarnstormers.com.