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INDOOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Iowa rolls as Axemen routed again, 76-26

DES MOINES, Iowa — Another game, another loss.

The Bemidji Axemen dropped their ninth-straight Indoor Football League game, 76-26, Saturday night against the Iowa Barnstormers.

The Axemen (2-11) entered the game with their fifth different starting quarterback in Efi Eyo, but he didn’t help out the offense as he completed 7-of-25 passes for 36 yards, one touchdown and an interception.

The touchdown was a two-yard pass to Josh Jarboe to make the score 14-6 Iowa with 10 minutes, 39 seconds remaining in the second quarter.

After a failed two-point conversion, the Barnstormers (5-7) stormed away with the game, scoring 28 straight points the rest of the quarter.

Bemidji was able to manage one more touchdown before halftime when Eyo ran in for a 7-yard touchdown and then completed a two-point conversion pass to Darnell Williams to make it 42-14 at the break.

Iowa scored 28 more points with four more touchdowns before Mulku Kalokoh broke free and scored on a 47-yard kick return, his fifth of the season.

Kalokoh rushed for 37 yards while Eyo ran for 40 and a touchdown. Former Bemidji State football player Avery Walker also rushed for 18 yards and added another touchdown as time ran down in the fourth quarter.

The Barnstormers were led by quarterback Taylor Genuser who completed 11-of-21 passes for 133 yards and six touchdowns.

The Iowa defense held Bemidji to 98 yards of total offense including five sacks, which resulted in 28 yards lost for the Axemen.

Bemidji will finish the season next Saturday when it travels to play the Cedar Rapids Titans.