Monday, July 29, 2013
Rony Nelson makes his Debut with the Iowa Barnstormers
The Rattlers jumped out to a quick 21-0 first quarter lead and never looked back. As usual, Arizona was led by QB Nick Davila, who finished the night 16 of 22 for 222 yards and 6 touchdowns. Davila’s favorite target was WR Tysson Poots, who caught 9 passes for 85 yards and 4 scores. WR Rod Windsor also found the end zone 3 times for the Rattlers. Meanwhile Iowa QB J.J. Raterink struggled early throwing 3 interceptions, 2 of which were returned for scores by Arizona DB Virgil Gray. Raterink was replaced in the second quarter by Brian Reader who kept the game respectable by throwing for a career high 4 touchdowns, however the Barnstormers never cut the lead to any less than 17 points the rest of the way.
Next up for the Rattlers is a first round home playoff game against the San Jose Saber Cats next weekend. The Barnstormers will instead begin the rebuilding process as they prepare for the 2014 season.
The Barnstormers would like to thank the Arena Football League’s best fans and sponsors for another great season. Season tickets for the 2014 season are already on sale. To purchase yours, call the Barnstormers today at 515.633.2255. As always you can find all of the latest team updates and off-season information online at www.theiowabarnstormers.com.