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Nicolet returns to backup role as Blizzard comeback falls short


blizzardIn one short week Mark Nicolet went from backup QB to a starter who won his first AFL2 start, and now, it’s back to the sidelines.

Green Bay Blizzard starting quarterback Gino Guidugli returned from injury and played extremely well, but the offensive firepower came just a little too late for the Blizzard.

Guidugli went 25-for-37 for 326 yards and threw for five TDs, while avoiding an interception, the kind of performance that had solidified the starter role for him prior to Friday.

Unfortunately for Green Bay fans, four of his touchdowns came after the intermission, which the Blizzard trailed 30-13 at, and they couldn’t quite complete a comeback in a 46-41 loss.

Coming into this week the Blizzard (3-3) were ranked 12 of the 25 teams in the AFL2 coaches poll and next week they get division rival Peoria, who is just 1-4 and currently unranked. Maybe Green Bay can open up a blow out and Nicolet will get a chance to strut his stuff again, but remember, in arena ball a four-touchdown lead is about the equivalent of a seven-point lead at the NFL level.

If I hear or see any updates on everybody’s favorite Charger you know where to look and I’ll be efforting an interview with Nicolet sometime next week.

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About rjwalters

I am what you think I am — a journalist. Actually when I was hired at my current job, which by the way is Sports Editor of the Hillsdale Daily News in Hillsdale, Mich., I applied for a position titled "Wordsmith", so at my best I'll call myself a writer attempting to be a wordsmith extraordinaire.

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