The Sioux City Stampede are 8-0 after another big win against the Midwest Titans this past weekend. The win propelled them into the Midwest Football Alliance championship game which will be held next weekend in Omaha against the Des Moines Blaze.
Heading into the game against the Titans it looked like it was going to be another lopsided game in favor of the Stampede and it turned out to be exactly that. They squared off against the Titans for the second weekend in a row and walked away with an even more impressive win this time around.
The Stampede came out with high energy and intensity moving the ball on command and burying the Titans in a 27-0 hole the first quarter making a very strong statement opening up the playoffs that they are the team to beat.
Stampede QB, Scott Manley, threw for 160 yards with 4 touchdowns and allowed back up QB Dorian Ballentine to get some quality snaps as well.
Running back Larry Taylor picked up two touchdowns and TJ James added another. Wide receiver Zac Kliment had a 60 yard touchdown reception but was outdone by teammate Bret Van Muyden who had 78 yards on three receptions. He also scored on all three of those receptions. Getting in on the action was also Hunter Casey, TJ James, Jake McDonald, and Varian Thurman who each had one reception.
Stampede kicker, Doug Lehman Jr, made 7 of his extra points.
The Stampede defense was just as impressive shutting out the Titans in all four quarters. Warren Joiner had two interceptions and returned one for a touchdown and Derek Geddings had a fumble recovery. Corey Wortman had six total tackles while Mike Trobaugh and Trenton Jones had five a piece.
The Stampede will play the Des Moines Blaze who knocked them out of the playoffs two years ago and beat them in the championship game in 2014. Kickoff will be 7pm next Saturday in Omaha at the Omaha Stockmen Home Field.
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