Photo by Sam Valenti
FRISCO, Texas - From the start, it was apparent that this wasn’t going to be a good night for the Green Bay Blizzard.
On their first play from scrimmage, the center snapped the ball past quarterback Jack Sheehan into the end zone. The Blizzard fell on it, but the Frisco Fighters had recorded a safety. Those first two points were the first of 50 as the Fighters dominated the Blizzard 50-27 in front of their home fans.
The best team in the Eastern Conference showed why they are in that position by getting out to a 36-14 halftime lead, which led to a breezy second half. Frisco quarterback T.J. Edwards shined bright once again with a masterful performance, throwing for three touchdowns and rushing for another. All three of Edward’s touchdown passes were caught by Jerminic Smith, who’s emerged as one of the best receivers in the IFL this season.
Another standout for the Fighters was running back Ed Wesley, who recorded two rushing touchdowns. Wesley had the difficult task of starting in place of Justin Rankin, the leading rusher in the IFL, but he made the most of his opportunity and contributed mightily to the victory.
On the other side of the contest, Green Bay was unable to keep their momentum going after an impressive 42-40 win over Sioux Falls last week. The Blizzard offense was inconsistent, and their defense was unable to mitigate the Fighters offensive attack.
With the victory, Frisco has now won seven straight games and have swept Green Bay this season after defeating them 38-36 in their previous meeting. The Fighters are getting closer to clinching the #1 seed in the east for the playoffs, while the Blizzard will definitely need some help if they want to sneak in.
Frisco will play next against the Quad City Steamwheelers while Green Bay will also return in two weeks to go up against the Sioux Falls Storm.