New head coach Corey Roberson and quarterback Bryan Hicks got their debuts on Sunday, but they were not enough as the Blizzard fell to the first place Arizona Rattlers.
Green Bay, coming off three weeks of rest, got off to a nice start in Arizona as Bryan Hicks threw his first touchdown with the Blizzard to Jereme Jones to tie the score 6-6 in the first quarter. However, the Blizzard defense were unable to hold the Rattlers as they went on to lead 20-6 at the end of the quarter.
B.J. Hill took matters into his own hands as he ran the ensuing kickoff in the second quarter all the way for the touchdown to shrink the lead to 20-13. The Blizzard would be unable to score for the rest of the half, but Akim Francis caught the first interception of the season for Green Bay and limited the damage as they heading into halftime with a score of 30-13.
The Blizzard received the ball in the third quarter and quickly scored after just three plays as Serge Trezy ran it for the 10 yard touchdown making the score 30-20. But, the defense could not hold the Rattler offense as two touchdowns and a two point conversion made the score 45-20.
Once again on the next kickoff, B.J. Hill struck again for his second touchdown of the night and got the Blizzard back in it 45-27. The Blizzard got another touchdown from Bryan Hicks on a quarterback keeper late in the fourth, but it was not enough as the final score was 65-33.
Hicks got off to a good start in his debut with the Blizzard as he threw for 151 yards and went 11-16. B.J. Hill had a monster game with 234 all purpose yards on the night, which ranks third in IFL history. Running back Serge Trezy had 67 yards on 11 attempts and one touchdown. Wide receiver Andre Mcdonald caught four passes for 73 yards and new addition Kezlow Smith caught one pass for 17 yards.
The Blizzard will travel to Iowa next Saturday to take on the Barnstormers (4-2), who are coming off a bye week, at 7:05 p.m.