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Spokane Shock overwhelm IFL power, defending champion Sioux Falls Storm

UPDATED: Sun., June 13, 2021

Spokane Shock receiver Kamrin Solomon battles hauls in a pass over an ambitious Sioux Falls Storm fan on Saturday in South Falls, South Dakota.   (Courtesy of Josh Jurgens)
Spokane Shock receiver Kamrin Solomon battles hauls in a pass over an ambitious Sioux Falls Storm fan on Saturday in South Falls, South Dakota.  (Courtesy of Josh Jurgens)

The Spokane Shock offense picked a nice time to hit its stride.

Their trusty defense did the rest.

Two-time Indoor Football League Most Valuable Player Charles McCullum completed 19 of 24 passes and totaled four touchdowns to spearhead the Shock in a 50-32 road victory over the second-ranked Sioux Falls Storm on Saturday.

Spokane (3-1) won its third straight road game since falling to the top-ranked Frisco Fighters (4-0) 36-33 in Week 1. They return to the Spokane Arena on Saturday to face the Northern Arizona Wranglers (0-4).

Sioux Falls (3-2) coughed up four turnovers to the Shock, who made the 11-time national champions pay for their miscues.

Kamrin Solomon hauled in two touchdown passes, including a deep, acrobatic grab at the end zone wall to lead the Shock’s receivers, but special teams lifted the IFL’s fifth-ranked squad.

Sioux Falls cut the Shock’s lead to 30-29 in the fourth quarter before former University of New Mexico quarterback Lamar Jordan returned a kickoff for a touchdown, making it a two-possession game.

Late in the fourth quarter, when Sioux Falls attempted to rally, Shock safety Dominick Sanders forced a fumble, recovered by Solomon, that ultimately put the game away.

The Shock’s defense had yielded 30 points a game heading into Saturday, the second-best mark in the league.

Shock running back Davonte Sapp-Lynch, who missed last week’s game at Northern Arizona to attend his sister’s wedding, added two touchdowns for an offense that had been inconsistent.

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