Found March 26, 2014 on Grandstand University:
PLAYERS: Marco Thomas
Iowa Barnstormers were able to squeeze out a win over the Portland Thunder (via Donald Montague/Arena Football League) Good teams find a way to win. At least that’s what the Iowa Barnstormers mindset has to be after a fourth quarter rally to win their first game of the year 40-36 against the Portland Thunder. After a scoreless third quarter, Darius Reynolds blasted through the Thunder defense, for his third touchdown of the night to take the game in Portland. “We worked too hard to lose, we figured out a way to come back and win and I think that’s huge, if we would have blown them out, I don’t think we would have gained as much,” said head coach Mike Hohensee.  Carson Coffman wasted no time finding his go-to guy, as the emerging dynamic duo Marco Thomas connected for a 33-yard touchdown pass to take the first score of the game. The lights on the scoreboard would stay the same the remainder of the first quarter as neither team cracked the end zone in the first. “I don’t think he has ...

Portland Thunder Second Half Rally Can’t Overcome Iowa

At a Glance The Portland Thunder faced a slow start, rife with penalties and interceptions in the first half, scoring only 9 points. This was the lowest total for an Arena Football team since July 13,2013. While both teams looked a little sloppy, Iowa managed to take a 20-9 lead at the half. Bolstered by wide receiver Duane Brooks and defensive back Varmah Sonie, the Thunder played...
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