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Green Bay Blizzard vs. Arizona Rattlers Game Recap

Image result for green bay blizzard logoThe Green Bay Blizzard and the Arizona Rattlers played each other on Saturday March 18th at the Talking Stick Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Currently the Blizzard hold a 0-4 record and sit alone in 6th place while the Rattlers are currently 2-1 and are in 2nd place.
The first quarter saw one scoring drive and it was late in the first quarter. The Rattlers were able to finish a 5 play, 24 yard drive with a 1 yard touchdown run from Ziemba with 8:24 remaining in the 1st quarter.

End of 1st: Blizzard 0 – Rattlers 7
However, the second quarter saw a lot of scoring action between the two teams prior to halftime. The Rattlers kicked off the quarter with a Shadrach Thornton 6 yard rush. Though the extra point attempt by Sawyer Petre was blocked by Brandon Boudreaux the Rattlers still held a 0-13 lead with 14:50 remaining before halftime. The Blizzard responded on their next drive as they took 6 minutes off the clock from a 10 play, 34 yard drive and finished it off with a Oden Jasen 2 yard run to cut the lead to 6. With their next drive though the Rattlers would increase their lead back to 13 with a Shadrach Thornton 12 yard run with 4:11 remaining before halftime. The Green Bay Blizzard would get the final scoring opportunity before halftime with 33 seconds Image result for arizona rattlers logoremaining from a Jordan Endries 18 yard field goal.

Halftime: Blizzard 10 – Rattlers 20
During the 3rd quarter each team would go on to complete one scoring drive. The Rattlers were the first team to find the end zone with 3:22 remaining before the 4th quarter from 17 yard pass from Jeff Ziemba to Anthony Amos. The Blizzard would go on to find the end zone less than a minute later from a Christian Lemay 24 yard pass to Chris Malott.

End of 3rd: Blizzard 17 – Rattlers 27
The Blizzards defense would be the first team to score in the 4th quarter as Sean Daniels recovered a fumble and returned it 2 yards for a touchdown. Arizona would respond less than a minute later with a Shadrach Thornton 6 yard rush. Each team would go on to finish this game with one more scoring drive a piece and the first one came from the Blizzard with 10:22 remaining in the game. The Blizzard scored from a Christian Lemay 11 yard pass to Chris Malott. The Blizzard were currently down only 3 after their touchdown drive and as their defense tried to stop the Rattlers from marching down field and scoring. They did not keep them from scoring but they managed to only allow a 22 yard field goal from Sawyer Petre with 5:29 remaining. The Blizzard would have possession of the ball with 2 minutes remaining and down by 6, but the Rattlers defense was able to step up big time and on 3rd and 7 from the Green Bay 23 Allen Chapman was able to pick off the Christian Lemay’s throw and seal the game for the Rattlers.

Final: Blizzard 31 – Rattlers 37
Game Leaders
Passing: Jeff Ziemba (Rattlers) 9-16, 113 YDS, 1 TD
Rushing: Shadrach Thornton (Rattlers) 19 ATT, 88 YDS, 3 TDS
Receiving: Anthony Amos (Rattlers) 3 REC, 50 YDS, 1 TD

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