Green Bay Stuns Danger 53-52
Article posted on: 2019-03-04 09:32:00
With just 25 seconds left in the game, the Green Bay Blizzard scored a game-winning TD to hand the Danger its first loss on the year.
The journey to get there was filled with plenty of drama as well, as the Blizzard and Danger exchanged leads multiple times throughout the game. At one point, Green Bay had opened a 24-13 lead, and at another point in the game, the Danger led 42-34.
With a less than two minutes in the game, Tommy Armstrong came up with what many considered the play of the game - connecting with Greg Dent Jr. for a 29-yard touchdown. Unfortunately, there was 1:17 left in the game, and that's all Green Bay needed.
The Blizzard quickly drove down the field against the Danger defense, and with 25 seconds left on the clock, Blizzard running back Lenorris Footman trotted in from 6 yards out to put the Blizzard up by 1, and the lead would stick.
Despite the loss, several Danger players shined in the game, including quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr and running back Davonte Sapp-Lynch. Lynch continued his amazing streak of touchdowns by punching in three more TD's to bring his total up to six in just two games.
Armstrong didn't show out as well as he did in the first game, but he did still air it out for two touchdowns while running in a third. Armstrong also threw is first two interceptions of the season in the loss. For the second-straight game, the passing attack was spread out with Troy Evans Jr. and Greg Dent Jr. pulling in the two passing TD's of the game.
Where most fans might be begrudging a one-point loss will be on special teams as kicker Jared Hayned struggled in Green Bay. He missed a field goal along with three PAT's in the one-point loss. If just one of those kicks go through, it could have been a much different game as well.
The Danger are back in action Saturday, March 9 as they return home for the Taste of the Heartland game against the Sioux Falls Storm. The Taste of the Heartland event kicks off at 6 p.m., and the game will kick off an hour later at 7 p.m.