Turnovers Doom Barnstormers in Loss To Soul
Saturday June 22, 2013
Iowa Falls to Philadelphia 54-30 on Saturday Night
Philadelphia, PA – The Iowa Barnstormers hit the road looking for their third straight victory on Saturday night, only to fall short by a score of 54-30 to the Philadelphia Soul at the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Philadelphia. The Soul were led by their defense who forced 3 interceptions by Iowa QB J.J. Raterink and allowed only 6 first half points.
Philadelphia QB Dan Raudabaugh was solid, finishing the night completing 12 of 14 passes for 142 yards and 4 touchdowns. FB Derrick Ross who recently became the AFL’s all time leading rusher scored on a 3 yard run with :17 seconds remaining to give the Soul a 27-6 half-time lead.
Iowa Head Coach Mike Hohensee made a half-time adjustment , replacing Raterink with rookie backup QB Brian Reader. Reader led the Barnstormer s on three second half touchdown drives and Iowa narrowed the lead to 11 points at 41-30 with about 10 minutes remaining. However, Philadelphia responded by closing the game with two touchdowns of their own as Raudabaugh connected with Ryan McDaniel and then DL Calvin Fance recovered a fumble by Reader and returned it for the game’s final score.
The Barnstormers return home to Wells Fargo Arena next Saturday night, June 29 when the San Antonio Talons come to town for a key division matchup. Kickoff is set for 7:05pm. Tickets are available for purchase at the Wells Fargo Arena box office, by calling the Barnstormers at 515.633.2255 online at www.theiowabarnstormers.com. Ask about our McDonalds Ticket package which includes 2 tickets, 2 McWraps, 2 Quarter Pounders and 2 Smoothies for just $32.00! It’s also Team Kelsey night with the Barnstormers, order your tickets now and mention team Kelsey and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Team Kelsey Foundation.