Powell has big game for Barnstormers

Published 7:49 pm Tuesday, May 22, 2018

PHOENIX — Former Livingstone quarterback Drew Powell had his biggest game of the season, leading the Iowa Barnstormers past Arizona on Sunday, 69-68, in an Indoor Football League game at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The back-and-forth game, played in front 18,381 fans, came down to the two overtime possessions. The Rattlers scored first and kicked the extra point, for a 68-61 lead. Powell then scored on a 3-yard run and followed that with a two-point conversion toss to Brady Roland for the victory.

Powell, a four-year starter at Livingstone (2012-2015), complete 19 of 21 passes on Sunday for 191 yards and five touchdowns. On the ground, Powell carried 18 times for 94 yards and four TDs.

Arizona (9-2), led at halftime, 35-28, but Powell led the Barnstormers (8-2) back in the second half.