INDOOR FOOTBALL: Balentine's late score sinks former team
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Ryan Balentine's late touchdown lifted the Bemidji Axemen over his former team, the Green Bay Blizzard, in a dramatic 66-61 win Saturday.
Trailing by two points with eight seconds left, quarterback Cody Kirby found Balentine in the end zone from 15 yards out to deny Green Bay (0-9) its first win of the season.
The Blizzard took a 61-59 lead into the final minute thanks to a touchdown pass from Nathan Wara to Donte Sawyer.
Bemidji (5-4) overcame a 31-26 halftime deficit to pick up its third win over Green Bay this season.
Kirby finished the game with eight touchdowns -- seven passing and one rushing -- and 237 yards on the night.
Nick Truesdell was his favorite receiver, as he hauled in seven passes for 100 yards and four touchdowns.
The Axemen will host the Tri-Cities Fever next Saturday at the Sanford Center.
B 10 16 21 19 -- 66
GB 15 16 14 16 -- 61
GB - Team safety, 14:50.
GB- Sawyer 10-pass from Wara. PAT, Trevino kick, 11:47.
B- Truesdell 30-pass from Kirby. PAT, Pulkinen kick, 11:29.
B- Pulkinen 20-kick, 7:01.
GB- London 19-pass from Wara. PAT, no good, 4:07.
GB- Walker 4-run, PAT Trevino kick, 12:58.
B- Truesdell 4-pass from Kirby. PAT, Pulkinen kick, 7:44.
GB- London 25-pass from Wara. PAT, no good, 5:26.
B- Truesdell 20-pass from Kirby. PAT, no good, 4:59.
B- Pulkinen 38-kick, :57.
GB- Trevino 20-kick, :00.
GB Walker 1-run. PAT, Trevino kick, 11:11.
B- Washington 30-pass from Kirby. PAT, Pulkinen kick, 9:27.
B- Kirby 1-run. PAT, Pulkinen kick, 7:18.
GB- Sawyer 9-pass from Wara. PAT, Trevino kick, 4:53.
B- Truesdell 5-pass from Kirby. PAT, Pulkinen kick, 3:01.
GB- Trevino 30-kick, 14:54.
GB- Willis 10-pass from Wara. PAT, Trevino kick, 10:41.
B- Balentine 12-pass from Kirby. 2-point conversion, no good, 8:14.
B- Pippen 1-run. PAT, Pulkinen kick, 1:55.
GB- Sawyer 14-pass from Wara. PAT, no good. :55.
B- Balentine 15-pass from Kirby. PAT, Pulkinen kick, :05.