Play defense and run the ball. Those were the two main staples of the Green Bay Blizzard in 2012. If Thursday night's preseason game against the Cedar Rapids Titans is any indication they will again be the main staples of the 2013.
Blizzard defeated the Cedar Rapids Titans 67-47 on Mediacom Field at
the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena Thursday Night. The Blizzard rushed for six
touchdowns, scored a defensive touchdown on one of the first plays of
the game, and led the entire game.
Cedar Rapids Titans came into the game sporting a new look from 2012.
Headed by new Head Coach Mark Stoute, as well as several former Blizzard
players including RB LaRon Council, WR Bryan Pray, WR Desmond Tardy and
LB Trevor Glomski the Titans looked to try finally end their losing
streak against the Blizzard.
Bay, again led by two-time IFL Coach of the Year, Robert Fuller, got
off to an incredibly hot start as LB Derek Earls recovered a Cedar
Rapids fumble for a touchdown on the Titans first drive. Earls then
recovered another Titans fumble on their next possession setting up a
short field for RB Joshua Murray to give the Blizzard an early 13-0
Blizzard never looked back and never trailed throughout the game.
Murray would again score in the first quarter, his second of three
touchdowns on the night, and help give the Blizzard a 27-14 lead going
into the second quarter.
Blizzard would continue to pile on the points in the second quarter as
RB Joel Yogerst, WR Justin Williams, RB Levell Coppage all scored
touchdowns and helped give the Blizzard a 47-33 lead at halftime. The
Blizzard's 47 points at halftime would have tied a franchise record had
the game been a regular season game.
teams defenses stiffened in the third quarter as neither team found the
endzone. Both teams forced each other to turn the ball over on downs
deep into each other's territory. The Blizzard then added three more
touchdowns in the fourth quarter and were able to hold off the Titans.
Blizzard's three headed rushing attack of RB Joshua Murray, RB Levell
Coppage and RB Joel Yogerst combined for five rushing touchdown. Murray
and Coppage each finished the night with two touchdowns while Yogerst
added another one.