Colors: Orange / Scarlet
Home Field: Shanley High School
2016 Record: 12-0
Lifetime Record: 25-8
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)
Head Coach Brent Lundgren breaks down the 14-9 win over the Minneapolis Warriors