Piranhas Fall Despite Reeves’ Scoring Spree

Brian Reeves had nine receptions for 107 yards and scored four touchdowns, but it was not enough as the Piranhas fell to the Iowa Barnstormers, 63-42, in an Arena League football game Saturday night at the Barn in Des Moines.

Reeves, who was returning from a two-week suspension imposed by Coach Mike Hohensee, scored on receptions of 21, 18 and 15 yards. He also scored on a one-yard run.

With the score tied, 42-42, with six minutes to go, the Barnstormers scored three unanswered touchdowns. The first was a one-yard run by Kurt Warner. On the ensuing kickoff, the Barnstormers recovered the ball on a rebound off the net in the end zone to push the score to 56-42. They added the final points of the game on a three-yard run by John Motton.

“We played real hard against a good football team,” Hohensee said. “Iowa is running on all cylinders and is playing as well as anybody in the league. Our young guys are getting better each week and I think we continue to improve each week as a team.”


Improving weekly is rookie quarterback Mark Grieb. He threw for 206 yards and five touchdowns.

The Barnstormers improve to 4-1; the Piranhas fall to 1-4.