03/10/2017 9:30 AM
Game Preview: Iowa Barnstormers @ Green Bay Blizzard
Iowa travels to Green Bay March 12
Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Barnstormers (1-1) begin the final stretch of their 4 game road trip as they take on the Green Bay Blizzard (1-1) on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Kickoff is set for 3:05 p.m. CST at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Before their Week 3 bye, the Barnstormers got its first win of the season holding off the Arizona Rattlers 51-47. The Iowa defense came up big with an interception early in the 3rd quarter from defensive back Matt Goldsmith and a game sealing interception from linebacker Javicz Jones with under one minute to play. The Barnstormers also used a big game from wide receiver Ryan Balentine who totaled three touchdowns in the contest.
Prior to a Week 3 bye, the Blizzard lost its first game of the season as they traveled to the Spokane Empire losing 34-31. A scoring outburst in the first quarter ultimately led to a defensive showdown in the middle quarters. The Blizzard were led by quarterback Matt Behrendt who threw for three touchdowns in the game, two of those going to receiver Marquel Willis. Green Bay was led by defensive back Manny Asprilla who had four tackles and an interception in the contest.
This will be the first of three matchups between these teams this season. The game features two of the best receiving threats in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Iowa’s Brady Roland ranks 2nd in yards per game with 89.5 and (T-2nd) in touchdowns with five, while Green Bay’s Marquel Willis ranks 4th with 81 yards a game and also (T-2nd) in touchdowns with five.
The Barnstormers will return to Wells Fargo Arena on Sunday, March 26, 2017 for the home opener against in-state rival the Cedar Rapids Titans at 3:05 p.m. The Barnstormers will also be hosting their Annual Family Night in partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Local area mascots will be in attendance to help celebrate the family friendly event, presented by Chick-fil-A.
Season tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2017 season starting as low as $80 per seat. Season tickets are the perfect gift for the football fan in your family. Call 515-633-2255 to speak with a ticket representative. For more information, log onto www.theiowabarnstormers.com.