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Week 14 Preview: Green Bay Hopes to Keep Rolling Against Iowa

May 24th, 2018

The Blizzard look to keep their winning ways as they visit the Iowa Barnstormers in an important week 14 matchup.

The Iowa Barnstormers are coming off the heels of an impressive 69-68 overtime victory against the IFL leading Arizona Rattlers.  The game went back and forth all the way until overtime when Iowa converted a two point conversion for the win. Playing in Arizona, quarterback Drew Powell lead the team by throwing 19-21 for 191 yards and five touchdowns.  He also lead the team in rushing with 94 yards and four more touchdowns. Brady Roland was Powell’s top receiver with four catches and two touchdowns. Ryan Balentine was also a top target, as he caught seven passes and two touchdowns as well.  

The Iowa defense had five tackles for loss and two sacks on the night.  Defensive lineman Keith Jones Jr. lead the team by getting in on both sacks and two tackles for loss.  Defensive back Rocky Hayes and linebacker Zachary Allen both had eight tackles on the night and limited the Rattlers to just 90 yards on the ground.

Green Bay won their second game of the season with an impressive second half performance against the Nebraska Danger.  The Blizzard fell behind early, but a hail mary pass from Bryan Hicks to Andre McDonald at the end of the first half propelled them to victory 31-20.  The Blizzard would go on to outscore the Danger 17-0 in the second half with the Green Bay defense holding Nebraska to just 175 yards in the game and 4 of 13 on third downs.  

Manny Asprilla lead the team with seven tackles and Darius Sims had three tackles and broke up two passes as well.  B.J. Hill ran for 76 yards with a touchdown on 20 attempts and quarterback Bryan Hicks threw for 168 yards and three touchdowns without any interceptions.  

Iowa is currently the hottest team in the league and will be riding high when the Blizzard travel to Des Moines.  The Blizzard defense will need to contain Drew Powell both in the air and on the ground in order for Green Bay to be successful.  Bryan Hicks will have to continue to be accurate and keep the interceptions to a minimum so that the pass game can set up the run with B.J. Hill.

It will be an exciting match up as the Blizzard want to keep their playoff hopes alive! Kickoff is at 7:05 p.m. and you can watch live on YouTube!

 

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