Sioux Falls Storm

Years of Existence: 2005-2008
Venue: Sioux Falls Arena (Sioux Falls, SD)

2005 - UIF Champions
2006 - UIF Champions
2007 - UIF Champions
2008 - UIF Champions
Lifetime Record: 59-11
Home: 34-4
Away: 25-7
Playoffs: 10-0
Average Attendance: 4,536

The Sioux Falls Storm's move to the UIF ushered in a new era for the team. After struggling on the road for several seasons in the NIFL, while being one of the best teams at home, the team went in the opposite direction. The team lost four home games and disappointed their fans with two losses to rival Sioux City. As a five seed in the playoffs, the Storm ended up with no home playoff games. However, the team pulled off a magnificent feat, winning at Omaha and Lexington. In the Championship game, the Storm finally defeated the Bandits, 40-38, to win the franchise's first championship. In 2006, Sioux Falls went on a mission to defend their title. And defend it they did. An undefeated regular season included close wins over rival Sioux City and Omaha. The Storm also shutout the reeling Peoria franchise, 71-0. The first playoff victim for the Storm was Evansville, in a 32-26 decision. Then, for the first time since last year, Sioux Falls played Lexington. Like last year, this game was a high-scoring affair, which Sioux Falls won, 72-64. The Storm became the fourth team in indoor football history to go undefeated and win a league championship. The Storm continued their run of greatness in 2007. Despite playing five of their first six games on the road, the team won all of its games again. The Storm escaped Billings with a 62-59 overtime victory in week two, but never looked back after that. Sioux Falls blasted past Colorado and Billings in the playoffs and would play for their third consecutive title. The Storm had a +21 turnover margin going into United Bowl III. The Storm pulled out a come from behind victory against Lexington, 62-59, to win their 38th consecutive game. The winning streak was finally snapped at 40 games, when the Storm traveled to Omaha and lost, 34-18. The team followed this loss up with a road loss at Billings, 38-31. It seemed the dynasty was ready to crumble. However, with Terrance Bryant, James Terry, and Sean Treasure leading the team, the team rattled off eight consecutive wins, before a surprise loss at Colorado. The Storm still won their division and faced Billings at home in the playoffs. The Storm used a field goal as time expired to squeak out a 46-44 win and advance to United Bowl IV. The team held Bloomington to seven field goal attempts in the title game and hung on to win a fourth consecutive championship, 40-35.