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April 27, 2004 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Green Bay Blizzard News Release

Green Bay Blizzard (1-2) @ Quad City Steamwheelers (3-1)
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2004
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CST
Site: The Mark of the Quad Cities (9,437)
National Anthem: TBA
Coin Toss: TBA
Officials: Tony Canella (Referee), Pat Bayers (Umpire),Donald Rager (Head linesman), Robert Smith(Line Judge), Larry Orrico ( Back Judge)
Radio: KFXN AM 1230
Series Record: Quad City leads 2-0
Last Meeting: Quad City defeated Green Bay 75-29 on July 5th at the Resch Center to sweep the season series.
Streaks: GB L2, QC L1
Coaches: Brian Noble (1-2, first season), Rich Ingold (3-1, third season)

THE STAKES: With a win, Green Bay would even their record at 2-2 and get their first win against Quad City.

THE SERIES: Quad City leads the series 2-0 defeating Green Bay both times in 2003.

If Green Bay wins, it would …
· Give Green Bay their second road victory on the season.
· Give Green Bay a 2-2 record in 2004
· Give Brian Noble his second win as Blizzard Head Coach
· Keep Green Bay with in two games of first place in Midwest division
· Give Green Bay their first win against Quad City

GREEN BAY (1-2, Lost 2)
Date Opponent Streak Result Score
4/9 @ San Diego Won 67-49
4/16 WILKES B/S Lost 39-75
4/24 @ Wichita Lost 53-68
Date Opponent Time Streak Series
5/1 @ Quad City 7:30 L1 0-2
5/8 CENTRAL VALLEY 7:30 L3 0-0
5/14 OKLAHOMA CITY 7:30 W2 0-0
5/22 LOUISVILLE 7:30 W3 1-1
5/28 @ Manchester 6:30 L1 0-0
6/5 PEORIA 7:30 L2 0-2
6/12 @ Birmingham 7:30 W3 0-0
6/18 QUAD CITY 7:30 L1 0-2
6/25 @ Albany 6:30 L3 0-0
7/3 BYE
7/9 ALBANY 7:30 L3 0-0
7/17 SAN DIEGO 7:30 W1 2-1
7/24 @ Louisville 6:30 W3 1-1
7/31 @ Peoria 7:00 L2 0-2

Date Opponent Result Score
4/3 Manchester 7:30 WIN 71-32
4/10 @Manchester 7:30 WIN 45-42
4/17 Tennessee Valley 7:30 WIN 47-29
4/24 @W-B Scranton 6:00 Lost 27-40
Date Opponent Time Streak Series
5/1 Green Bay 7:30 L2 QC leads 2-0
5/7 @Peoria 7:00 L2 QC leads 4-2
5/15 Wichita 7:30 W4 QC leads 4-1
5/22 @San Diego 9:00 L3 QC leads 2-0
5/29 BYE
6/5 @Louisville 6:30 W1 QC leads 4-0
6/12 W-B Scranton 7:30 W2 QC leads 1-0
6/18 @Green Bay 7:30 L2 QC leads 2-0
6/25 @Arkansas 7:30 L2 QC leads 4-1
7/2 Peoria 7:30 L2 QC leads 4-2
7/10 @Tenn. Valley 7:30 L1 QC leads 6-2
7/17 Birmingham 7:30 W3 QC leads 2-0
7/24 BYE
7/31 Louisville 7:30 W3 QC leads 4-0
All times are CST.
HEAD COACHES: Green Bay’s Brian Noble steps into the position of Head Coach of the Green Bay Blizzard, this popular former Packer brings along an impressive resume of NFL experience, leadership skills and community service. Coach Noble’s responsibilities are to prepare the team for success on the field, and draw upon his media knowledge to contribute to the organization in other ways as well.
For nine years, Noble was a ferocious hitter and defensive leader who roamed the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field as an inside linebacker for the Green Bay Packers. After being drafted in the fifth round by Green Bay in 1985, he jumped into the starting lineup in only his second regular season game and went on to scoop up the Packers’ “Rookie of the Year” award. During his tenure with the Green and Gold, Brian led the team in total tackles four times and also displayed his toughness as a solid special teams player. Prior to his pro career, Noble was a standout football player at Arizona State University and Fullerton Junior College.
During and subsequent to his playing days, Noble worked in both television and radio. As an analyst for the Packers post-game radio show, fans across Wisconsin are familiar with his keen insight on the game and no-holds-barred commentary. In addition to other media ventures, he developed and produced the syndicated television show “Hitting the Outdoors,” which has reached millions of households throughout the Midwest.

Rich Ingold is in his third season as the Steamwheelers head coach after guiding them to a 2003 National Conference Midwest Division championship. Ingold has a 27-9 record in his two-plus seasons at the helm and has posted 17 straight regular season victories.

LAST SERIES MEETING: Quad City defeated Green Bay 75-29 in at the Resch Center on July 5th.

SERIES NOTABLES: Quad City is 2-0 in the series all-time. This will be the third meeting all-time in the series.

FAMILIAR FACES: OS Randall Lane played for the Quad City Steamwheelers in 2003 where he played in 7 games catching 17 passes for 190 yards and 3 touchdowns. Now Lane is the Blizzard’s main weapon.

LEAGUE TOP 10s: Players from this week’s match up who rank among af2’s statistical leaders:
Player Rank Category Stat
Randall Lane 2 Scoring 66
Randall Lane 2 Scoring TDs 66
Randall Lane 6 Receiving YDS 379
Randall Lane 7 All Purpose 610
Ronnie Washburn T4 FUMBLES RCVD 2
Player Rank Category Stat
Tim Dodge T7 Scoring 48
Tim Dodge T7 Scoring TDs 48
Ryan Geisler T6 Soring Kick 22
Tim Dodge T5 Receptions 26
Tim Dodge 1 Receiving YDS 489
Jeff Hewitt 8 Receiving YDS 347
Jeff Hewitt 7 Kickoff Ret. Ave 25.2
Ronnie Gordon 9 Passing Yards/Game 245.5
Jeff Hewitt 2 All Purpose 823
Tim Dodge 10 All Purpose 537
Ronnie Gordon 3 Total Offense 995
Ryan Geisler T5 PAT Kicking 19
Matt Forbes T1 Fumbles Forced 2
Carmelo Ocasio T8 Fumbles RCVD 1
Danny Thomas T8 Fumbles RCVD 1


Category Rank Stat Rank Stat
Scoring Offense 7 53.0 15 47.5
Scoring Defense T23 64.0 4 35.8
Total Offense 15 251.0 12 263.5
Total Defense 24 312.3 5 216.2
Pass Offense 12 248.0 9 253.2
Pass Defense 24 309.3 6 200.5
Rushing Offense 24 3.0 20 10.2
Rushing Defense 2 3.0 11 15.8
Scoring (Non-Kick) 10 146 6 164
Scoring (Kicking) T18 13 T8 22
Pass Rating 18 94.6 15 99.2
Pass Def. Rating 22 113.0 4 89.5
Kickoff Returns 21 16.2 7 21.6
MFG Returns T23 0.0 T10 20.5
Turnover Margin T15 -1 T5 +3
Field Goals T21 0 T18 1
PAT Kicking 18 .650 10 .792
Sacks By T9 5 T5 9
Sacks Against T7 3 T16 5
First Downs 19 39 10 50
Opp. First Downs 11 45 17 52
Penalties T6 141 23 237
Opp. Penalties 12 175 T23 246
Red Zone Off T11 73.7 T18 66.7
Red Zone Def 25 92.9 14 76.2

Pos. Name Injury Status
DS Kenny Williams Knee LIR
WR/DB Terrence Banks Ankle LIR

THIS WEEK’S QUOTES: “We need to cut down on our turnovers, if we are going to win,” stated Coach Noble.

DROPBACK: The Blizzard were down 48-47 in the fourth quarter, before a interception turned the tempo and wind up losing to the Wichita Stealth 68-53.
FORWARD MOTION: The Blizzard take to their home turf for the next three weeks, before returning to the road on May 28th.

Robert Garth: WR/LB Robert Garth scored 3 times against the Wichita Stealth, giving him 8 on the year.

Give it to Randall: Randall Lane has 11 touchdowns on the year to go along with 24 receptions for 379 yards.

Turnovers: The Blizzard have turned the ball over 9 times in the past two weeks. The Blizzard have a -1 turnover margin on the year.

Blizzard OS Randall Lane vs. Steamwheelers secondary: Lane is returning to his old team and has something to prove. Lane has already surpassed his 2003 season total in just 3 games with the Blizzard.

March 30, 2003 – The Blizzard played their first game in franchise history against the Hawaiian Islanders.
April 19, 2003 – The Blizzard played their first home game at the Resch Center against the Wichita Stealth.
June 28, 2003 – The Blizzard recorded their first franchise win against the San Diego Riptide.
April 9, 2004 – The Blizzard recorded their first franchise road win against the San Diego Riptide.

Week Opp. Player
2 SD Randall Lane GB
3 GB Leroy McFadden WBS
4 WIC Damon Thompson

Week Opp. Player
2 GB Brad Greetis SD
3 GB Leroy McFadden WBS
4 WIC Brian Livingston

ARMY IRONMAN AWARD (selected by media)
Week Opp. Player
2 SD Robert Garth GB
3 GB Leroy McFadden WBS
4 WIC Ty Ardoin

RECENT ROSTER MOVES (most recent first):
Date Action Player
4/21 Assigned Dustin Sagedahl
4/21 Placed on League Exempt Dave Sherrod
4/15 Activated From SIR Quentin Ware-Bey
4/15 Reassigned Tony Ebeling
4/7 Activated from RTR Brett Wetten
4/7 Recallable Re assign Dustin Sagedahl
4/7 Reassignment Ben Arnold
4/7 Assigned Ronnie Washburn
4/2 Assigned Patrick Heard
4/2 Assigned Terrence Wood
4/2 Assigned Reggie Poole
4/2 Activated from RTR Greg Krauss

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