2009, 2012, & 2014 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Colors: Cardinal / Black
Home Field: Concordia University
2015 Record: 9-1 (Overall 10-3)
Lifetime Record: 145-37-1
General Manager/ Head Coach
There were no changes to the Rankings this week, as the top teams won big.
1. St. Paul Pioneers (4-0) +0
The Pioneers picking up a non-league win over the Kansas City Bulldogs. Up Next: @ #3 Minneapolis Warriors (3-2)
2. Fargo Invaders (4-1) +0
Fargo won big over the Minnesota Brawlers. Up Next: vs #9 Battle Creek Sting (0-5)
3. Minneapolis Warriors (2-2) +0
Minneapolis shut out Battle Creek. Up Next: vs #1 St Paul Pioneers (4-0)
4. River City Rough Riders (4-0) +0
River City had their bye week. Up Next: @ #5 Northland Bulls (4-1)
5. Northland Bulls (4-1) +0
The Bulls shut out the Thunderhawks. Up Next: vs #4 River City Rough Riders (4-0)
6. Fox Valley Force (1-3) +0
Fox Valley lost at Chippewa Vally 7-17. Up Next: 1.5 games @ #10 Hudson Thunderhawks (0-4) [Finishing the rain delayed game]
7. Chippewa Valley Predators (2-3) +0
Chippewa Valley defeated the Force at home, 17-7. Up Next: Bye Week (7/4) vs #10 Hudson Thunderhawks (0-4)
8. Minnesota Brawlers (1-4) +0
Minnesota lost in Fargo. Up Next: Bye Week (7/8) vs #3 Minneapolis Warriors (3-2)
9. Battle Creek Sting (0-5) +0
The Sting lost at home to the Warriors. Up Next: @ #2 Fargo Invaders (4-1)
10. Hudson Thunderhawks (0-4) +0
Hudson lost to Northland. Up Next: 1.5 games vs #6 Fox Valley Force (1-3) [Finishing the rain delayed game]
The Pioneers defeated the Kansas City Bulldogs 14-3 in a game called after an hour lightning delay after halftime.
Isiah Sims put the Pioneers on the board first with a short touchdown run after a grinding Pioneers drive that spanned the end of the first quarter and beginning of the second.
It would take little time for the Bulldogs to strike back, however, returning the kickoff to the Pioneers' 15 yard line.
Two plays later and Kansas City had a first and goal at the Pioneers' 5.
The Cardinal and Black defense held and the Bulldogs had to settle for a field goal. They wouldn't get close to scoring again.
Cleve McCoy added a short touchdown run later in the second quarter and the Jay Harding extra point gave St. Paul a 14-3 lead.
Monsoon rains and a lightning show of more than an hour prompted officials to call the Game, giving the Pioneers the victory and a 6-1 record.
St. Paul travels to Cooper High School Saturday to face the surging Minneapolis Warriors in a return to NEFL action.
Kickoff is set for 1 pm.
Players of the Game:
Offense - Steve Giroux.
Defense - Caleb Huls.
Special Teams - Michael Van Leer and Jay Harding.