The Green Bay Blizzard fell short in the 4th quarter and lost 39-23 to the Sioux Falls Storm in Week 5.
Green Bay got off to a great start on defense by forcing the Storm into a turnover on downs. In the following drive, the Blizzard, with quarterback Raymond Cotton under center, drove the ball all the way to the Storm 2 yard line, but fumbled in the endzone and it was recovered by the Storm.
The Storm managed to get a field goal to end the quarter, but Cotton responded in the ensuing Blizzard possession. On the fifth play of the drive, Cotton scrambled from the pocket and dove into the endzone for a 11 yard touchdown run to give the Blizzard the lead 7-3 in the 2nd.
Sioux Falls got a touchdown run of their own in the next possession, however the extra point was blocked by the Blizzard. Kicker Jeff Budzien got the lead back for the Blizzard 10-9 with a 23 yard field goal, but was quickly erased by another Storm touchdown to end the half.
With the score being 16-10 at the start of the 3rd quarter, the Storm stopped the Blizzard offense and added a field goal to increase their lead. However, playing in his first game with the Blizzard, running back Serge Trezy showcased his abilities with three good runs and a touchdown in the next drive to shrink the lead to just two points.
The 4th quarter went against the Blizzard, however, as the Storm went on to score 20 unanswered points to propel them to the 39-23 victory. Green Bay was unable to move the ball until late in the quarter when Christian Lemay pounded the ball into the endzone with the 1 yard run.
The Blizzard went 8 for 15 on passing and had 79 yards rushing on the game. Trezy ran for 54 yards on just 10 attempts and both Jereme Jones and Chris Malott had three catches on the day. Josh Jenkins lead the team with 8 tackles and Josh Francis was right behind with 7.
Green Bay will have two weeks off until they are back in action on Saturday, April 15th when they will take on the Cedar Rapids Titans at home for Family Night.