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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

BRAD ASPLUND

PRESIDENT

Phone: (612) 888-9074

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Power Rankings - Final 2017

08/21/2017, 10:00pm CDT
By NEFL

Warriors End as #1

The Final Regular Season Rankings found the Warriors on-top for the first time all year, which held true for Final Rankings.  In fact, after the playoffs there were no changes to the rankings.

1. Minneapolis Warriors (6-2; 10-2) +0
   
Best: 1 | Worst: 7

Minneapolis started the season at (1-2), but ended with an 8-game winning streak to capture the Elite Bowl title.

2. St. Paul Pioneers (6-2; 9-4) +0
    Best: 1 | Worst: 3

St Paul spent most the year as the #1, but with some late season losses and their first loss in the playoffs in over 8 years; they end the season as #2.

3. Northland Bulls (7-1; 8-3) +0
   
Best: 3 | Worst: 7

The Bulls started the year (0-2), but rebounded nicely going (7-1) in the East Division.  They ended up falling short in the Elite Bowl.

4. Fargo Invaders (6-2; 6-4) +0
    Best: 1 | Worst: 4

After spending a majority of season at #2, the Invaders move to #1 was short lived as they finished the season with 3 straight losses.

5. River City Rough Riders (6-2; 9-5) +0
    Best: 3 | Worst: 5

River City started hot, but came across some loses in the 2nd half of the season; ultimately losing to the Bulls in the playoffs.

6. Chippewa Valley Predators (4-4; 6-5) +0
    Best: 5 | Worst: 7

The Predators qualified for the playoffs, but fell short in the first round; ending the year a game above .500

7. Fox Valley Force (3-5; 3-7) +0
    Best: 4 | Worst: 7

Fox Valley had some exciting wins and had some meaningful games late in the season, but couldn't quite make it into the playoffs.

8. Battle Creek Sting (1-7; 2-7) +0
    Best: 8 | Worst: 9

The Sting book-ended their season with wins.

9. Hudson Thunderhawks (0-8; 1-10) +0
   
Best: 9 | Worst: 10

Hudson picked up a non-NEFL, but couldn't remain consistent through the season.

10. Minnesota Brawlers (1-7; 1-7) +0
    Best: 8 | Worst: 10

Minnesota had their challenges both on and off the field, in their last year in the NEFL.

 

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NEFL 2017 All-Stars and MVP's

08/12/2017, 8:32pm CDT
By NEFL

League Awards Announced

For the leagues 10th Anniversary, the NEFL has switched things up a bit.  Previously, Each team chose their own All-Stars based on the number of wins they had.  In 2017, each team nominated players from their respective teams; and then representatives from each team met to discuss All-Stars by each position group, followed by a ranking system after the discussion.
Some of the positions were close, so a 2nd ranking was done from the pool of players that just missed the cut; awarding 2 additional All-Star spots for each Division.

The players below are the best at what they do, in arguably one of the best Leagues in the country.

Power Rankings - Final Regular Season

07/25/2017, 11:15pm CDT
By NEFL

Warriors End on High Note


The Fargo Invaders held the #1 spot for exactly one week and now they give way to the Minneapolis Warriors who were ranked #7 in Week 3 after starting (1-2).

1. Minneapolis Warriors (6-2; 8-2) +1
   
Best: 1 | Worst: 7

Minneapolis started the season at (1-2), losing to both the Invaders & Pioneers on the Road.  But since then they have been on a roll, on their way to the #1 seed in the West.  Up Next: 8/5 vs Winner of Invaders/Pioneers - NEFL West Championship

2. St. Paul Pioneers (6-2; 8-3) +1
    Best: 1 | Worst: 3

St Paul fell to #3 last week, their first week not being ranked #1 after being shutout 14-0 to the Invaders.  After a dominating performance against the Brawlers, they are back up to #2.  Up Next: vs #4 Fargo Invaders (6-2) - NEFL West Semi-Finals

3. Northland Bulls (7-1; 7-2) +1
  
 
Best: 3 | Worst: 7

The Bulls started the year (0-2) with losses at Pioneers and at Rough Riders, but have won every game since.  They move up to their highest ranking of the season after going (7-1) in the East Division.  Up Next: 8/5 vs Winner of Rough Riders/Predators - NEFL East Championship

4. Fargo Invaders (6-2; 6-3) -3
    Best: 1 | Worst: 4

After spending all season at #2, the Invaders dropped to #3 after the Warriors defeated the Pioneers only to jump to #1 the next week finally surpassing the Pioneers after a 14-0 win.  Only to give up 3 spots on the last week of the season after losing big in Minneapolis.  Up Next: @ #2 St Paul Pioneers (6-2) - NEFL West Semi-Finals

5. River City Rough Riders (6-2; 8-4) +0
    Best: 3 | Worst: 5

River City opened the season as one of the last 3 undefeated teams at (3-0) before losing to the Warriors.  Later in the season the Rough Riders fell to the Bulls & Predators.  Up Next: vs #6 Chippewa Valley Predators (4-4) - NEFL East Semi-Finals

6. Chippewa Valley Predators (4-4; 6-4) +0
    Best: 5 | Worst: 7

After a Runner-Up finish in the 2016 Elite Bowl, the Predators had high expectations entering the season; looking to repeat as East Champions. However, the East Division has proven to be a new challenge this year as the Bulls came over from the West and the Rough Riders elevating their play.  Most of the season they have been #6.  Up Next: @ #5 River City Rough Riders (6-2) - NEFL East Semi-Finals

7. Fox Valley Force (3-5; 3-7) +0
    Best: 4 | Worst: 7

Fox Valley started the year with a 28-7 win over the Defending East Champions, but things didn't get much better from there as they were only able to pick up two more wins on the season.  Up Next: Off-Season

8. Battle Creek Sting (1-7; 2-7) +0
    Best: 8 | Worst: 9

The Sting opened the season with a victory over the Thunderhawks and capped it off with a win over the Brawlers.  Everything in-between has been a growing opportunity for 2018.  Up Next: Off-Season

9. Hudson Thunderhawks (0-8; 1-10) +1
   
Best: 9 | Worst: 10

Hudson picked up an easy win against the Northland Blitz, but were unable to carry that momentum into the Regular Season.  Up Next: Off-Season

10. Minnesota Brawlers (1-7; 1-7) -1
    Best: 8 | Worst: 10

Minnesota had a difficult season in the tough West Division, as they were unable to get things going in their 2nd Season in the NEFL.  Up Next: Off-Season

 

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