Blizzard Quash Revolution 74-25
Special Teams Proves Pivotal in Blowout Win.
April 28, 2013 -
Written by Stepher Fischer
Green Bay, WI - The Green Bay Blizzard (3-5) achieved their first winning streak of the season as they routed the Texas Revolution 74-25, Saturday night at the Resch Center in front of 3,607 fans.
Blizzard WR B.J. Hill started off the first ever meeting between the Green Bay Blizzard and Texas Revolution with a bang. He returned the opening kickoff 54 yards for a touchdown and put himself alone atop the Indoor Football League for most career kickoff return touchdowns with 12. He also found himself on the receiving end of two first-half touchdown passes from Quarterback Spencer Ohm, the IFL's reigning co-offensive player of the week.
Ohm had a stellard first half and would go on to throw four touchdowns in the first half against the Revolution, bringing his total to 11 in his first six quarters as the starting quarterback for Green Bay.
Hill was not the only player however, with a major impact on special teams. Kicker Jered Fohrman, who was recently added back to the team roster after a brief appearance earlier in the season, was a perfect 5/5 on extra points and 2/2 on field goal attempts in the first half including a 43-yard make in the first quarter. He also proved kicking was not the only weapon in his arsenal as he recorded three solo tackles in the first half, including a touchdown saving tackle near the sideline early in the game.
The second half started off similar to the first with the Revolution's first drive resulting in a three and out and the Blizzard quickly finding the end zone.
Lucian Walker took the handoff and ran in from six yards out for his second score of the game giving Green Bay a commanding 55-17 lead with only two minutes taken off the clock in the third quarter. Revolution quarterback Marcus Jackson came into the game leading the league in interceptions with 10 and added two more to his total after a rough night on Saturday.
Green Bay's defense held him to just 13 completions on 36 attempts and under 100 yards passing. Defensive back Elijah Fields intercepted the Texas quarterback twice for his third and fourth takeaways of the season. Fields also led the team in tackles with 13,tying a franchise high.
The defensive unit played its best game collectively of the season holding Texas to only 76 total yards; including -8 on the ground. Defensive lineman James McClinton came into the game with 19.5 career sacks with the Blizzard, needing just one to take sole possession of the all-time lead in franchise history. He did just that when he took down Jackson behind the line of scrimmage in the fourth quarter.
Ohm finished the night completing 18 of 25 passing attempts for 201 yards and six touchdowns while fellow Blizzard teammate B.J. Hill racked up an impressive 190 all-purpose yards. WR Jon Meadows led all Blizzard receivers with five catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns.
Green Bay has now piled up 140 points in its first two games under the direction of head coach Chad Baldwin and offensive coordinator John Pate and has arguably been the league's hottest offense since the new coaching change. The Blizzard will have a bye next week but will look to continue its first winning streak of the season on Friday May 10. Green Bay will face a big test in their next game as the team faces Intense Conference leader Nebraska Danger (6-2) at the Resch Center at 7:30 P.M.