Danger Exacts Revenge, Beats Green Bay 47-40
Article posted on: 2019-04-22 10:19:00
The Nebraska Danger prevented Green Bay from completing the season sweep on Saturday, knocking off the Blizzard 47-40 in a game that included another dramatic finish.
As has been the case for the Danger all season long, the team was sparked by yet another great performance from quarterback Tommy Armstrong, Jr. The former Husker threw for four TD's while tacking on two more rushing TD's to the year.
Gregory Dent had yet another great game, pulling in three more TD's, as he is starting to separate himself as one of Armstrong's top targets.
Running back Davonte Sapp-Lynch also punched in another TD in the game to raise his season total to 13, which is good for second-most in the IFL. Sapp-Lynch happens to be only trailing his teammate in the backfield, Tommy Armstrong Jr., who has a blistering 16 rushing TD's on the year. Armstrong is just nine TD's away from tying the Nebraska Danger team record for rushing TD's in a season of 25, which was set by now-Offensive Coordinator Jameel Sewell in 2013.
The Danger also needed every last point scored in this past Saturday's game, as they sealed the 47-40 win with a game-winning interception in the end zone by Brandon Roe - his second game-winning pick of the year.
The Danger now have a quick turnaround as they welcome in a familiar face into the Heartland Events Center. Former Danger head coach and current Cedar Rapids head coach Mark Stoute will be back in Grand Island, looking to turn the year around for the River Kings who sit at 1-7 through eight games.
While the record might not look great, Cedar Rapids will be coming in with a chip on their shoulder, and they're known throughout the league as a team that will push you to the limit. In fact, they took perennial IFL power Sioux Falls to overtime in Sioux Falls before the Storm were able to eek out the win.
Kickoff between the Danger and River Kings is set for 7 p.m. Friday in the Heartland Events Center.