1997 Iowa Barnstormers Game-by-Game Results

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 11-3
Finishing 1st in the Arena League's Central Division of the American Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Championship
Coach: John Gregory (11-3)
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Attendance: 85,232, Avg. 10,654 in 8 home dates
1997 Iowa Barnstormers Statistics
1997 Iowa Barnstormers Roster

The Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 11 wins and 3 losses, finishing first in the Arena League's Central Division of the American Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.

On offense, Iowa topped the league with 803 points. At the same time, the defensive squad yielded 645 points. Kurt Warner directed the offense, passing for 4,149 yards. Lamart Cooper led all receivers, snagging 83 receptions for 1,186 yards. Willis Jacox was targeted regularly, too.

John Motton carried the ball for a team-high 132 yards for the Barnstormers, while Andre Allen also buoyed the ground attack.

Todd Harrington intercepted 8 opponent throws. Andre Allen paced pass rushers with 5 sacks, topping a defense credited with 17 sacks.

John Gregory coached the team. The 1997 Iowa Barnstormers lost in the Championship.

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Regular Season Points For: 803
Regular Season Points Against: 645

Date Game Res Home Road Record
May 2, 1997 Iowa Barnstormers 63 at Texas Terror 45 W 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0
May 9, 1997 Iowa Barnstormers 21 at New Jersey Red Dogs 45 L 0-0-0 1-1-0 1-1-0
May 17, 1997 Portland Forest Dragons 13 at Iowa Barnstormers 60 W 1-0-0 1-1-0 2-1-0
May 24, 1997 Iowa Barnstormers 68 at Albany Firebirds 57 W 1-0-0 2-1-0 3-1-0
May 31, 1997 Anaheim Piranhas 42 at Iowa Barnstormers 63 W 2-0-0 2-1-0 4-1-0
June 8, 1997 Iowa Barnstormers 56 at Portland Forest Dragons 36 W 2-0-0 3-1-0 5-1-0
June 14, 1997 San Jose SaberCats 37 at Iowa Barnstormers 31 L 2-1-0 3-1-0 5-2-0 OT
June 20, 1997 Iowa Barnstormers 72 at Milwaukee Mustangs 53 W 2-1-0 4-1-0 6-2-0
June 28, 1997 Florida Bobcats 68 at Iowa Barnstormers 55 L 2-2-0 4-1-0 6-3-0
July 5, 1997 Milwaukee Mustangs 29 at Iowa Barnstormers 47 W 3-2-0 4-1-0 7-3-0
July 12, 1997 Orlando Predators 56 at Iowa Barnstormers 60 W 4-2-0 4-1-0 8-3-0
July 19, 1997 Iowa Barnstormers 61 at Tampa Bay Storm 38 W 4-2-0 5-1-0 9-3-0
July 26, 1997 Texas Terror 62 at Iowa Barnstormers 70 W 5-2-0 5-1-0 10-3-0
August 2, 1997 Albany Firebirds 64 at Iowa Barnstormers 76 W 6-2-0 5-1-0 11-3-0
August 8, 1997 San Jose SaberCats 59 at Iowa Barnstormers 68 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 Playoff
August 16, 1997 Orlando Predators 34 at Iowa Barnstormers 52 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0 Playoff
August 25, 1997 Iowa Barnstormers 33 at Arizona Rattlers 55 L 2-0-0 0-1-0 2-1-0 ArenaBowl 11