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Hippeard huge as Storm beats Iowa in overtime, 62-56

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Hippeard ran for three TDs and threw for six. Hippeard ran for three TDs and threw for six.
DES MOINES, IA (WFLA) - The Tampa Bay Storm extended their winning streak to four Saturday night with a thrilling 62-56 overtime victory over host Iowa.

Quarterback Randy Hippeard scored the game-winner from 11 yards out for Tampa Bay (7-6). The winning streak is the Storm’s longest since the 2010 season.

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Hippeard turned in another strong performance. In addition to scoring the winning TD, he completed 24-of-34 for 289 yards and six touchdowns. On the ground he rushed for 33 yards and three scores on just five carries.

T.T. Tolliver led Tampa Bay’s receiving corps with eight catches for 94 yards and two touchdowns. Palmetto High School product Joe Hills caught three touchdown passes and has now caught at least one TD in 30 consecutive games.

The Barnstormers fall to 6-7. Iowa signal-caller J.J. Raterink threw for 398 yards and six touchdowns. He completed 34-of-56 passes, 12 of them to receiver Marco Thomas.

Thomas racked up 118 yards and three touchdowns, including the score and two-point conversion that sent the game into overtime.

On Saturday the Storm will play host to the Orlando Predators for ‘Local Heroes Night.’ Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. from the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

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