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Battle Creek Sting

Regular Season 2017

Team Info:


Established: 2009

Team Colors: Maroon / Black / Vegas Gold

Home Field: East Ridge High School

2016 Record: 0-8 (Overall 1-9)

Lifetime Record: 44-31-1



Phone: (612) 888-9074

Recent Battle Creek Sting News

Week 3 Recap

05/21/2017, 8:00pm CDT

Invaders, Pioneers, Rough Riders, Bulls, & Predators all win


The Big game out West had the Warriors visiting the Pioneers, while out East the Rough Riders hosted the Force in a battle of undefeated teams; the Predators took on MSFL's Door County Destroyers, seeking a win for the NEFL.


2pm - Invaders 29, Sting 6

Fargo started the scoring early, with a pick six just a minute into the game.  Followed by another TD & a safety still in the 1st.  By halftime the Invaders found themselves up 22-0 in the rain.  Fargo added another touchdown in the opening drive of the 3rd for a 29-0 lead, before the Sting found the endzone towards the end of the quarter.  A scoreless 4th quarter ended the game at 29-6.  -> Full Stats

5pm - Pioneers 17, Warriors 0

The Pioneers showed why they're the 7x Defending Champions, after knocking off the Warriors via Shutout.  St Paul got a short touchdown in the 2nd quarter to take a 7-0 lead into the half.  The back-and-forth defense by both teams continued, as the Pioneers were able to pick up two interceptions.  A field goal, followed by a touchdown were more than enough for the Pioneers to remain undefeated in league play.

6pm - Rough Riders 31, Force 14

River City hosted the two remaining undefeated teams in the East, in a rematch from the 2016 playoffs. Unlike that match-up, the Rough Riders defense was able to shut the Force down & setup a short field for the offense.  River City had a 24-14 lead late, before getting a late turnover and another touchdown for good measure.

6pm - Bulls 52, Thunderhawks 6

Northland played host to the Hudson T-Hawks in River Falls, WI.  After a tough loss by the Bulls last week in River City (Lacrosse), they showed no mercy in this one.  Northland scored early & often, going up 31-0 by the halftime horn.  The Bulls tacked on 3 more touchdowns in the 2nd half; while only giving up 6 points in the 4th quarter.

In non-league action:

6pm - Predators 24, Destroyers (MSFL) 14

After the Destroyers started their season (2-0) against the NEFL, they were looking for the season sweep in Eau Claire.  The Predators had other plans though, as they themselves were (2-0) lifetime against Door County.  Chippewa Valley was able to show why they're the defending East Champions, getting back to form & jumping out to a 17-0 lead.  The game went back-and-forth in the 2nd half, as the Predators were able to maintain their lead and secure a win for the NEFL, 24-14.


Next Week - (6/3; 5/27 - league bye for Memorial Day)

1pm - Rough Riders (3-0) @ Warriors (1-2) [cross-division game]
6pm - Bulls (1-1) @ Predators (1-1)
7pm - Invaders (3-0) @ Pioneers (2-0)
7pm - Thunderhawks (0-3) @ Force (1-1)
7pm - Sting (0-2) @ Brawlers (0-2)

Power Rankings - Week 2

05/16/2017, 8:00am CDT

Undefeated Pioneers, Invaders, Rough Riders, Force on Top


It's time for the inaugural Northern Elite Power Rankings.

Two weeks into the season doesn't paint a great picture, but there certainly are some teams that stand-out.

1. St. Paul Pioneers (1-0) +0

As the 7-time Defending Champions, it's going to take a loss for them to move out of the #1 spot. They pick up where they left off in Week 2.

2. Fargo Invaders (2-0) +0

Strong debut against the Brawlers, followed by a victory over the Warriors shows that the Invaders mean business.

3. River City Rough Riders (2-0) +2

An opening win against the Thunderhawks, followed by a victory at home over the Bulls put the Rough Riders in position to contend for the East Title in 2017.

4. Fox Valley Force (1-0) +2

Knocking off the defending East Champion Predators in Week 1, and the Force have re-loaded to contend for that illusive crown

5. Minneapolis Warriors (1-1) +2

The Warriors handled the Sting in Week 1, but came up 2 yards short in Fargo Week 2.  They will be a team to watch as the season progresses.

6. Chippewa Valley Predators (1-1) -3

After a tough trip across Wisconsin, the Predators rebounded nicely in Week 2 dismantling the Thunderhawks in the 4th quarter.

7. Northland Bulls (0-1) -3

It should be a strong season for the Bulls, but they were unable to pull out the Week 2 victory in River City.

8. Battle Creek Sting (0-1) +2

After joining forces with the South Metro Patriots, the Battle Creek Sting look to compete in the West. They look to rebound from a Week 1 loss against the Warriors.

9. Minnesota Brawlers (0-2) -1

The first two weeks have come against the Top 2 Ranked teams, so look for the Brawlers to pick up some wins after their Bye Week.

10. Hudson Thunderhawks (0-2) -1

The Thunderhawks held their own against two of the best in the East, but weren't able close-out.  2017 should be an improved season once the team gets rolling.


05/11/2017, 10:45pm CDT

Warriors / Sting swap OL / DL

The Minneapolis Warriors and Battle Creek Sting agree to terms of Trade.

Warriors will be giving up Offensive Lineman Chris Hoskins, in return for Defensive Lineman Nate Nelson from the Sting.


NEFL Trades are a mutual agreement between all 4 parties; Team A, Player A, Team B, Player B.

The benefits of a Trade, typically mean player fees are transferred from one team to another; although terms/payments may not always align.