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Friday, August 1, 2014

Blizzard buries Wild to end regular season

Eagle staff

The Green Bay Blizzard rolled to a 28-point halftime lead and buried the Wichita Wild 72-41 on Saturday night in Green Bay, Wis., on the final night of the IFL regular season.

The Wild had already clinched a playoff spot, but missed out on the opportunity to host a first-round game.

Wichita’s troubles started early in Saturday’s game, when the Blizzard’s Aaron Moore intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown just 1 minute, 18 seconds into the game. Green Bay built its lead to 24-0 before Callahan Bright scored Wichita’s first TD at 8:08 of the second period. The Blizzard returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, and Wichita never got closer than 21 points the rest of the game.

Wichita’s Marcus Jackson threw four touchdown passes, but also had two passes intercepted and returned for TDs.

Green Bay’s LaRon Council rushed for 148 yards and five touchdowns.

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GB—Moore 37 int. return (Trevino kick)

GB—Trevino 34 FG

GB—Pray 15 pass from Porterie (Trevino kick)

GB—Council 4 run (Trevino (kick)

W—Bright 2 run (kick failed)

GB—Pray 50 kickoff return (kick failed)

W—Chandler 41 FG

GB—Halman 35 pass from Porterie (Trevino kick)

W—Turner 8 pass from Jackson (Chandler kick)

GB—Council 1 run (Trevino kick)

GB—Council 2 run (Trevino kick)

GB—Thomas 10 int. return (Trevino kick)

GB—Council 2 run (Trevino kick)

W—Chandler 25 FG

W—Simmons 26 pass from Jackson (Chandler kick)

W—Simmons 12 pass from Jackson (Chandler kick)

GB—Council 20 run (Trevino kick)

W—Simmons 4 pass from Jackson (Simmons pass from Jackson)

Individual statistics

Rushing—Wild, Jackson 10-35, Staback 1-2, Hubbard 12-53, Bright 1-2. Blizzard, Council 30-148, Porterie 2-14, Neugebauer 3-(-6).

Passing—Wild, Jackson 12-23-2-118, Staback 0-1-1-0. Blizzard, Porterie 10-14-0-140, Neugebauer 0-1-0-0.

Receiving—Wild, Murph 1-7, Simmons 6-72, Hubbard 3-18, Turner 2-21. Blizzard, Burnoski 3-38, Council 3-12, Pray 3-55, Halman 1-35.

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