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Green Bay, WI – The final Blizzard (5-10) game of the season is Saturday night and they are set to host the playoff bound Wichita Falls Nighthawks (10-5) on Aurora BayCare Freeze Field at the Resch Center. These two teams faced off two weeks ago with the Nighthawks winning the matchup 81-40. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:05pm, with all the pre-game festivities beginning at 4pm.
Bart Starr Plaza, in front of the Resch Center, will host the Blizzard Block Party from 4-6pm. Fans can come early and enjoy food and beverage sampling from Hu Hot, Wing Stop, and Dean Distributing. Take part in Laser Tag with Commando Paintball, an outdoor arcade courtesy of Bay Tek Games, and live music. All Block Party activities are free!
Blizzard quarterback Matt Behrendt will look to cap off a great season that has seen him throw for 2,569 yards and 55 touchdowns. Already having eclipsed the team record for touchdowns in a season, Behrendt is 101 yards shy of the team record for passing yards. His top target this season, wide receiver Markeith Summers, already has the team record for touchdown catches with 20 and is only 75 yards short of setting a new mark in receiving yards. Summers has 759 yards going into Saturday's matchup.
On the ground, running back Keshaudas Spence, fresh off a workout with the hometown Green Bay Packers, will lead the running game. Spence leads the team in rushing touchdowns with 10, including a 48 yard TD run earlier this season.
Saturday night is Military Appreciation Night. All active and retired military personnel will get in free with valid ID at the Resch Center box office. The first 1,000 adults through the doors will receive a FREE Blizzard military replica jersey courtesy of Brew Pub Pizza and NBC26.
Tickets start at just $12 and are available now at the Resch Center box office or online at www.TicketStarOnline.com.