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Regular Season 2017

Team Info:

 

Established: 2015

Colors: Navy Blue / Orange / Silver

Home Field: Robbinsdale Cooper High School

2016 Record: 3-5 (Overall 5-6)

Lifetime Record: 5-6-0

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Week 3 Recap

05/21/2017, 8:00pm CDT
By NEFL

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
By NEFL

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.

Week 2 Recap

05/14/2017, 8:45pm CDT
By NEFL

Predators, Invaders, Rough Riders, Pioneers Win

Week 2 is in the books, with a few games that came down to the wire.

4pm - Predators 33, Thunderhawks 9

The Predators jumped out to a 10-0 Lead in the 1st Quarter.  It was a scoreless battle in the 2nd Quarter.  Once the 2nd Half began the scoring picked up; The Predators added a second Field Goal, followed by a Thunderhawk touchdown making it 13-7.  After a couple more Chippewa Valley touchdowns & a safety by Hudson, the Preds had the game out of reach 27-9.  The game was capped off with a pick-6 on the last play of the game, making the Final Score 33-9.

6pm - Invaders 14, Warriors 9

The two teams were scoreless until a Minneapolis Field Goal with 4 seconds left in the half.  The Warriors added to it on the first drive of the 3rd Quarter with a 63-yard touchdown; the extra-point snap was low so the score was 9-0 less than a minute into the half.  Fargo finally got some offense going, but an interception in the endzone gave it back to Minneapolis.  Just two plays later, the Invaders had their own interception to take over on the 25.  The Invaders turned it into a touchdown 3 plays later to cut the margin to 7-9.  The back-and-forth defense continued into the 4th Quarter, when the Invaders put together a 11 play, 70 yard touchdown drive to go up 14-9 with 6:30 remaining.  The Warriors put together their own game-winning drive, 12 plays, 61 yards including 1st & Goal from the 3; however, the Invader Defense made the stand with 1:04 left in the game.  -> Full Stat Sheet  

6pm - Rough Riders 28, Bulls 23

The two teams went back-and-forth until the Rough Riders pulled it out in the 4th quarter.  River City opened up the scoring taking a 7-0 lead after the first.  Northland was able to knot the game up 14-14 by halftime.  The Bulls added a Field Goal in the 3rd, which was the only scoring. The 4th quarter was full of scoring as the Rough Riders out-dueled the Bulls 14-6, making the Final Score 28-23 in favor of River City.

6:30pm - Pioneers 35, Brawlers 7

The Pioneers jumped up to a 14-0 lead after the 1st Quarter.  St. Paul added another touchdown early in the 2nd, before the Brawlers went on a 12-minute drive for their lone touchdown - 21-7 at the half.  The Pioneers added a rushing touchdown in the 3rd & another in the 4th to cap scoring at 35-7.

In non-league action:

6pm - Door County Destroyers (MSFL) 20, Fox Valley Force 13

Scoring came early in this contest, as the Destroyers jumped out to a 12-7 lead in the 1st Quarter.  Defense took over from there, as the score remained 12-7 at the half.  In the second half, the Destroyers scored again to go up 18-7.  The Force pulled within 5 halfway through the 4th quarter, scoring a touchdown with 8:27 remaining in the game.  Fox Valley put themselves in good position, recovering a fumble at mid-field, but ultimately couldn't come away with another touchdown, falling 13-20.

Next Week -

2pm - Fargo Invaders (2-0) @ Battle Creek Sting (0-1)
5pm - Minneapolis Warriors (1-1) @ St. Paul Pioneers (1-0)
6pm - Hudson Thunderhawks (0-2) @ Northland Bulls (0-1)
6pm - Fox Valley Force (1-0) @ River City Rough Riders (2-0)

Recent Minneapolis Warriors News

Week 3 Recap

05/21/2017, 8:00pm CDT
By NEFL

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
By NEFL

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.

Week 2 Recap

05/14/2017, 8:45pm CDT
By NEFL

Predators, Invaders, Rough Riders, Pioneers Win

Week 2 is in the books, with a few games that came down to the wire.

4pm - Predators 33, Thunderhawks 9

The Predators jumped out to a 10-0 Lead in the 1st Quarter.  It was a scoreless battle in the 2nd Quarter.  Once the 2nd Half began the scoring picked up; The Predators added a second Field Goal, followed by a Thunderhawk touchdown making it 13-7.  After a couple more Chippewa Valley touchdowns & a safety by Hudson, the Preds had the game out of reach 27-9.  The game was capped off with a pick-6 on the last play of the game, making the Final Score 33-9.

6pm - Invaders 14, Warriors 9

The two teams were scoreless until a Minneapolis Field Goal with 4 seconds left in the half.  The Warriors added to it on the first drive of the 3rd Quarter with a 63-yard touchdown; the extra-point snap was low so the score was 9-0 less than a minute into the half.  Fargo finally got some offense going, but an interception in the endzone gave it back to Minneapolis.  Just two plays later, the Invaders had their own interception to take over on the 25.  The Invaders turned it into a touchdown 3 plays later to cut the margin to 7-9.  The back-and-forth defense continued into the 4th Quarter, when the Invaders put together a 11 play, 70 yard touchdown drive to go up 14-9 with 6:30 remaining.  The Warriors put together their own game-winning drive, 12 plays, 61 yards including 1st & Goal from the 3; however, the Invader Defense made the stand with 1:04 left in the game.  -> Full Stat Sheet  

6pm - Rough Riders 28, Bulls 23

The two teams went back-and-forth until the Rough Riders pulled it out in the 4th quarter.  River City opened up the scoring taking a 7-0 lead after the first.  Northland was able to knot the game up 14-14 by halftime.  The Bulls added a Field Goal in the 3rd, which was the only scoring. The 4th quarter was full of scoring as the Rough Riders out-dueled the Bulls 14-6, making the Final Score 28-23 in favor of River City.

6:30pm - Pioneers 35, Brawlers 7

The Pioneers jumped up to a 14-0 lead after the 1st Quarter.  St. Paul added another touchdown early in the 2nd, before the Brawlers went on a 12-minute drive for their lone touchdown - 21-7 at the half.  The Pioneers added a rushing touchdown in the 3rd & another in the 4th to cap scoring at 35-7.

In non-league action:

6pm - Door County Destroyers (MSFL) 20, Fox Valley Force 13

Scoring came early in this contest, as the Destroyers jumped out to a 12-7 lead in the 1st Quarter.  Defense took over from there, as the score remained 12-7 at the half.  In the second half, the Destroyers scored again to go up 18-7.  The Force pulled within 5 halfway through the 4th quarter, scoring a touchdown with 8:27 remaining in the game.  Fox Valley put themselves in good position, recovering a fumble at mid-field, but ultimately couldn't come away with another touchdown, falling 13-20.

Next Week -

2pm - Fargo Invaders (2-0) @ Battle Creek Sting (0-1)
5pm - Minneapolis Warriors (1-1) @ St. Paul Pioneers (1-0)
6pm - Hudson Thunderhawks (0-2) @ Northland Bulls (0-1)
6pm - Fox Valley Force (1-0) @ River City Rough Riders (2-0)