The Sioux Falls Storm opened up the 2014 season in style Friday night. In a game that saw a rematch of last year's United Bowl Championship game, the Storm defeated the Nebraska Danger 52-35
The two teams traded shots throughout the early stages of the game, but penalties, and false starts got the better of the Danger as the Storm pulled away. The Danger's fate was sealed in the fourth quarter when an attempted onside kick resulted in a James Terry return for a touchdown.
Tory Harrison got the action started early for the Storm with a 20 yard scamper on the first offensive play of the game. Harrison finished the game with 60 yards on 8 carries and onetouchdown.
Storm quarterback, Chris Dixon, was back in MVP form in the season opener. Dixon threw for 146 yards completing 14 of 20 of his passes, while throwing a total of threetouchdowns, and rushing for one.
Newcomer Judd Harrold was one of Dixon's favorite targets of the night. The 6'5" wide receiver from Mount Union owned the longest play of the night with a 36-yard reception where he showcased his ability to gain yards after contact. Harrold finished the game with 68 yards off of 5 receptions while collecting 2touchdowns.
The Storm improve to (1-0) on the season while the Danger fall to (0-1)
The Storm return to action Friday, February 28th when the Storm travel to Fort Collins to take on the Colorado Ice. The Storm's next home game will be Sunday, March 16th at 4:05PM. For tickets and information visit www.siouxfallsstorm.com or call the Storm office at 605-274-6686.