SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Nebraska Danger coach Mike Davis said the game at Sioux Falls Saturday night would be a race to 50 points.
Neither team made it that far.
Parker Harrison kicked an 18-yard field goal with 11 minutes, 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter to give Sioux Falls what proved to be the winning points in a 43-41 victory for the Storm.
The win was the 29th straight at home for Sioux Falls (6-3). The Danger slipped to 6-3 with the loss.
“What a great game between two really good football teams,” Danger general manager Mike McCoy said. “It was just back and forth and back and forth.”
Quarterback Jameel Sewell had 90 yards rushing and three touchdowns for the Danger. Sewell also completed 11-of-17 passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns.
“Sewell ran all over the place,” McCoy said. “He played really well.”
Two lost fumbles hurt the Danger, as did a safety the third quarter that gave the Storm a 33-27 lead.
“We had opportunities,” McCoy said. “We made some crucial mistakes. We fumbled a kickoff and had a safety down there. Two fumbles and a safety. You can’t make those mistakes against a really good football team at their place.”
The Danger was also shorthanded in the second half after losing linebackers Maurice Simpkins and Pig Brown to injuries.
“We did a lot of shuffling and making adjustments,” McCoy said. “I was really proud of the guys and very proud of their effort as well.”
Tory Harrison had 59 yards rushing for Sioux Falls. Quarterback Terreance Bryant was 23-for-31 passing for 213 yards and three touchdowns.
The Danger will be on the road again when it plays at Green Bay on Friday.