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Minneapolis Warriors

Playoffs 2017

ELITE BOWL X CHAMPIONS

Team Info:

 

Established: 2015

Colors: Navy Blue / Orange / Silver

Home Field: Robbinsdale Cooper High School

2017 Record: 6-2 (Overall 10-2)

Lifetime Record: 16-8-0

AARON  ANDERSON

AARON ANDERSON

Co-Founder & President

Phone: (763) 670-5983

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Recent Minneapolis Warriors News

NEFL Adds Another League Champion


By unanimous decision, the Northern Elite Football League voted in the Sioux City Stampede.

The Sioux City Stampede carry the ELITE requirements held by the NEFL.  Through four seasons the Stampede are 33-8 (including a 0-3 Franchise Start), winning the Midwest Football Alliance in 2017 after an undefeated season.  It was their 3rd appearance in the MFA Title game in their 4 years.

Led by Head Coach and part owner, Jason Garnand, the Stampede strive for more, "The Stampede would like to thank the Midwest Football Alliance over the last 4 years.  They are a very organized, competitive league.  We are truly excited for the move to the NEFL as its a great opportunity to provide new challenges and Big Opportunities for the Stampede."

Sioux City is nestled on the boarder of Iowa, Nebraska, & South Dakota; carrying a population of 165,000+ in the metro area.  There are multiple colleges in & around the Sioux City area, helping to bolster the Stampede roster.

The Northern Elite Football League has now attracted League Champions in two consecutive years, while expanding west - Fargo Invaders - and now south for the Stampede.  The NEFL is arguably one of the best leagues in the Nation, and continues to build momentum with the addition of the Sioux City Stampede.

#BeElite
#StampedeElite

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.

 

Think your team could stack up in a rigorous NEFL season??  PROVE IT in 2018, Apply Today: https://northernelitefootball.sportngin.com/register/form/119372336

River Falls, Wisconsin – August 12th, 2017

Lead by Head Coach Willie Howard, in only The Minneapolis Warriors second season as a franchise, the Warriors took a path of greatness.

Through the first 4 games of the season, The Warriors split with a record of 2-2 and after a season ending injury to Starting Quarterback and Offensive Leader Tim Bona, The Warriors had to deal with adversity early. Looking for solutions and answers, the Warriors bolstered their offense by adding former Augsburg Quarterback Ayrton Scott to the mix; as well as, new offensive coordinator Kahn Powell. The combination of Coach Powell and Scott; in addition to, continuing their defensive dominance, the Warriors didn’t lose a single game the rest of the season.

After earning the #1 seed in the NEFL Western Conference, the Warriors had a first round bye in the playoffs and waited for the winner of the Fargo Invaders and 7x reigning NEFL Champion St. Paul Pioneers. In a one-sided game, The Pioneers beat the Fargo Invaders 44-3 and headed to play the Warriors in the NEFL Western Conference Finals.

In the Western Conference Finals,

The Warriors fell early to the Pioneers in the first quarter with a long rushing touchdown by Pioneers QB and 2017 NEFL All-Star Cleveland McCoy. After the McCoy Touchdown, the Warriors wouldn’t let the Pioneers score again and scored 17 unanswered points, beating the 7x reigning NEFL Champion St. Paul Pioneers in what would be The Warriors first playoff win in franchise history. This also marked the first time in 7 seasons that The St. Paul Pioneers would fail to play in the NEFL Elite Bowl and a NEW NEFL Champions would be crowned.

In the NEFL Elite Bowl 10, the Warriors made their 2nd playoff appearance in franchise history; as well as, their first NEFL Elite Bowl appearance. The Warriors traveled to River Falls Wisconsin to play The NEFL East Champion Northland Bulls, in their first Elite Bowl appearance as well.
In Elite Bowl 10, The Warriors jumped to a fast start, QB Ayrton Scott hit WR Maurice Jackson for 3 receiving touchdowns and also hit WR Marcus Foster with his 4th passing touchdown. Lead by their dominating defense, The Minneapolis Warriors defeated the Northland Bulls 29 to 6 in Elite Bowl 10. With the win, the Warriors are the NEW Northern Elite Football League Champions!

We want to thank all of our volunteers, sponsors, players, coaching staff and fans for following us during this special season!

The Warriors are in consideration for National Championship Bowl games, so keep up to date on here; as well as, through The Minneapolis Warriors Facebook page located here: https://www.facebook.com/minneapoliswarriors/ 

Recent Minneapolis Warriors News

NEFL Adds Another League Champion


By unanimous decision, the Northern Elite Football League voted in the Sioux City Stampede.

The Sioux City Stampede carry the ELITE requirements held by the NEFL.  Through four seasons the Stampede are 33-8 (including a 0-3 Franchise Start), winning the Midwest Football Alliance in 2017 after an undefeated season.  It was their 3rd appearance in the MFA Title game in their 4 years.

Led by Head Coach and part owner, Jason Garnand, the Stampede strive for more, "The Stampede would like to thank the Midwest Football Alliance over the last 4 years.  They are a very organized, competitive league.  We are truly excited for the move to the NEFL as its a great opportunity to provide new challenges and Big Opportunities for the Stampede."

Sioux City is nestled on the boarder of Iowa, Nebraska, & South Dakota; carrying a population of 165,000+ in the metro area.  There are multiple colleges in & around the Sioux City area, helping to bolster the Stampede roster.

The Northern Elite Football League has now attracted League Champions in two consecutive years, while expanding west - Fargo Invaders - and now south for the Stampede.  The NEFL is arguably one of the best leagues in the Nation, and continues to build momentum with the addition of the Sioux City Stampede.

#BeElite
#StampedeElite

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.

 

Think your team could stack up in a rigorous NEFL season??  PROVE IT in 2018, Apply Today: https://northernelitefootball.sportngin.com/register/form/119372336

River Falls, Wisconsin – August 12th, 2017

Lead by Head Coach Willie Howard, in only The Minneapolis Warriors second season as a franchise, the Warriors took a path of greatness.

Through the first 4 games of the season, The Warriors split with a record of 2-2 and after a season ending injury to Starting Quarterback and Offensive Leader Tim Bona, The Warriors had to deal with adversity early. Looking for solutions and answers, the Warriors bolstered their offense by adding former Augsburg Quarterback Ayrton Scott to the mix; as well as, new offensive coordinator Kahn Powell. The combination of Coach Powell and Scott; in addition to, continuing their defensive dominance, the Warriors didn’t lose a single game the rest of the season.

After earning the #1 seed in the NEFL Western Conference, the Warriors had a first round bye in the playoffs and waited for the winner of the Fargo Invaders and 7x reigning NEFL Champion St. Paul Pioneers. In a one-sided game, The Pioneers beat the Fargo Invaders 44-3 and headed to play the Warriors in the NEFL Western Conference Finals.

In the Western Conference Finals,

The Warriors fell early to the Pioneers in the first quarter with a long rushing touchdown by Pioneers QB and 2017 NEFL All-Star Cleveland McCoy. After the McCoy Touchdown, the Warriors wouldn’t let the Pioneers score again and scored 17 unanswered points, beating the 7x reigning NEFL Champion St. Paul Pioneers in what would be The Warriors first playoff win in franchise history. This also marked the first time in 7 seasons that The St. Paul Pioneers would fail to play in the NEFL Elite Bowl and a NEW NEFL Champions would be crowned.

In the NEFL Elite Bowl 10, the Warriors made their 2nd playoff appearance in franchise history; as well as, their first NEFL Elite Bowl appearance. The Warriors traveled to River Falls Wisconsin to play The NEFL East Champion Northland Bulls, in their first Elite Bowl appearance as well.
In Elite Bowl 10, The Warriors jumped to a fast start, QB Ayrton Scott hit WR Maurice Jackson for 3 receiving touchdowns and also hit WR Marcus Foster with his 4th passing touchdown. Lead by their dominating defense, The Minneapolis Warriors defeated the Northland Bulls 29 to 6 in Elite Bowl 10. With the win, the Warriors are the NEW Northern Elite Football League Champions!

We want to thank all of our volunteers, sponsors, players, coaching staff and fans for following us during this special season!

The Warriors are in consideration for National Championship Bowl games, so keep up to date on here; as well as, through The Minneapolis Warriors Facebook page located here: https://www.facebook.com/minneapoliswarriors/