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A tough homecoming for Gordon

June 19, 2006

Albany - It was a bittersweet homecoming for former Dougherty High quarterback Ronnie Gordon Saturday.

Gordon's Green Bay Blizzard did pull out a last second win over the South Georgia Wildcats.

Only problem was Gordon watched most of the game from the bench with a broken thumb he suffered in the first half.

The injury happened when Gordon's right hand appeared to come down on the helmet of a lineman while throwing a pass.

Perhaps the most disappointed were Ronnie's family and friends who were getting the chance to watch him play in his hometown for the first time since high school.

His Green Bay teammates have to be disappointed also.

Ronnie started the season as the Blizzards back-up quarterback.

But with the team at 2-4, he became the starter and led Green Bay to three straight wins and into playoff contention.

Ronnie Gordon said "I am happy that we won the game. I am sad I could not put on a better show for the fans. But you know with injuries that is part of the game. Hurt your thumb at the quarterback position, what can you do?"

Saturday's win improves Green Bay's record to 6-5 which currently has them in the AF2 playoffs if the regular season were over right now.

Ronnie Gordon and the Blizzard host division leading Wilkes-Barre Scranton on Saturday.

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