This Saturday, April 6th, promises an electrifying showdown as the Quad City Steamwheelers return to the Vibrant Arena at the MARK to take on the Green Bay Blizzard in game two of the season.

Quad City Steamwheelers Facebook
Quad City Steamwheelers Facebook

Kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m. in Moline, IL, and fans can catch all the action either in person or through the broadcast on Caffeine TV and the IFL YouTube Channel.

Theme Of The Game

Saturday's game will be more than just a thrilling athletic event; it will also be Hometown Heroes Night, sponsored by Tyson Foods. Local community members who were nominated by their peers will be acknowledged during halftime.

Oh, and HERO'S GET IN FREE. All first responders, teachers, coaches, and medical employees will get free tickets to Saturday's game.

How To Get My Free Ticket: To claim your free Hometown Hero Ticket, visit the box office at the Vibrant Arena and present your badge or proof of identification that you are a first responder, teacher, coach, or medical employee.

Normal tickets start at $14 and can be purchased in-person or online here.

Quad City Steamwheelers Facebook
Quad City Steamwheelers Facebook

A Recap Of The Last Home Game - The Home Opener

After a thrilling overtime victory against the Sioux Falls Storm in their season opener, the Steamwheelers are riding high on momentum. Offensive powerhouses Edward Vander and Jarrod Harrington showcased their skills with two touchdowns each, supported by quarterback Judd Erickson's impressive performance. On the defensive front, Darreon Jackson and Malik Duncan led the charge, securing crucial tackles and making game-changing plays.

The Green Bay Blizzard, meanwhile, are gearing up for a formidable challenge after a mixed start to their season. Despite a narrow loss to the Massachusetts Pirates, they bounced back with a convincing comeback win against the Iowa Barnstormers. Quarterback Max Meylor will be looking to maintain his strong form, while players like Ravarius Rivers aim to make their mark on both defense and special teams.

The Last Time The Steamwheelers Played The Blizzard

The last encounter between the Steamwheelers and the Blizzard ended in favor of Quad City, with a 47-39 victory. Coach Cory Ross's strategic prowess and the stellar performances of key players such as Darreon Jackson and Jaylin Swan proved decisive, as they clinched the season series 2-1.

Quad City Steamwheelers Facebook
Quad City Steamwheelers Facebook

Players to Watch

As the anticipation builds for Saturday's matchup, all eyes will be on standout players from both sides.


Edward Vander, with his knack for finding the end zone, will be a key offensive threat for the Steamwheelers, while Max Meylor faces the challenge of navigating past the defense orchestrated by new defensive coordinator Larry Hendrix.


Melik Owens, known for his disruptive presence upfront, will be aiming to disrupt the Blizzard's passing game, while Ravarius Rivers looks to maintain his defensive prowess and impact on special teams.

Get Tickets

Tickets are available for purchase at or at the Vibrant Arena box office.

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