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History

2008 -


2009 -

Elite Bowl II

Chippewa Valley Predators 14, Fox Valley Force 7

Division Championship

Chippewa Valley Predators 35, Superior Stampede 7
Fox Valley Force 26, Green Bay Gladiators 16

Playoffs

Green Bay Gladiators 20, Central Wisconsin Spartans 19
Superior Stampede 32, Eau Claire Crush 13


2010 -

Elite Bowl III

St Paul Pioneers 27, Fox Valley Force 10

NEFL Semi-Finals

St Paul Pioneers 16, Chippewa Valley Predators 14
Fox Valley Force 23, Twin Ports Stampede 6

NEFL Playoffs

St Paul Pioneers 17, South Metro Dragons 12
Twin Ports Stampede 28, Green Bay Gladiators 8


2011 -

Elite Bowl IV

St Paul Pioneers 15, Chippewa Valley Predators 0

Conf Championship

St Paul Pioneers 24, Minnesota Dragons 10
Chippewa Valley Predators 13, Fox Valley Force 7

Playoffs

St Paul Pioneers 28, Rochester Giants 6
Chippewa Valley Predators 28, Eau Claire Crush 12


2012 -

Elite Bowl V

St Paul Pioneers 35, Chippewa Valley Predators 12

Semi Finals

St Paul Pioneers 34, Minnesota Spartans 3
Chippewa Valley Predators 35, Lake Superior Rage 7

Playoffs

Chippewa Valley Predators 20, Fox Valley Force 17
Minnesota Spartans 15, Green Bay Gladiators 13


2013 -


2014 -


2015 -

Teams remained relatively the same for 2015, with only the loss of the Rage & Crush.

  • Fox Valley Force
  • Chippewa Valley Predators
  • St Paul Pioneers
  • Menomonie Thunderhawks
  • River City Rough Riders
  • Northland Bulls
  • Minnesota Sting
  • Twin Cities Titans

Pioneers went undefeated earning the #1 seed in the West, while the Predators won the tiebreaker over the Rough Riders for the #1 seed & bye in the East.  The Thunderhawks made the playoffs over the Force based on tie-breaker as well, with the Bulls & Sting facing-off in a rubber match in the first round. 

The season ended the same as the previous 5 years, with the St Paul Pioneers winning Elite Bowl VIII.


2016 -

NEFL added up-start Minnesota Valley Warriors, along with Mankato Brawlers from the NSFL for the 2016 season.

  • Fox Valley Force
  • Chippewa Valley Predators
  • St Paul Pioneers
  • Menomonie Thunderhawks
  • River City Rough Riders
  • Northland Bulls
  • Minnesota Sting
  • Minnesota Valley Warriors
  • Mankato Brawlers

The Twin Cities Titans did not field a team for 2016.


2017 -

The Fargo Invaders, coming off an undefeated season in the NSFL - their 2nd League Championship - joined the NEFL for the 2017 season, bringing balanced 5-team East/West divisions.

  • Fox Valley Force
  • Chippewa Valley Predators
  • St Paul Pioneers
  • Hudson Thunderhawks
  • River City Rough Riders
  • Northland Bulls
  • Battle Creek Sting
  • Minneapolis Warriors
  • Minnesota Brawlers
  • Fargo Invaders

2018 -

Power-house Sioux City Stampede, reigning MFA Champions, joined the NEFL for the 2018 season, along with the Med City Freeze who moved up from 9-man SPFL.  With the late losses of Predators & Sting, the Granite City Renegades & Minnesota Vipers were added as well.

  • Fox Valley Force
  • St Paul Pioneers
  • Hudson Thunderhawks
  • River City Rough Riders
  • Northland Bulls
  • Minneapolis Warriors
  • Fargo Invaders
  • Sioux City Stampede
  • Med City Freeze
  • Minnesota Vipers
  • Granite City Renegades

Predators, Sting, & Brawlers all ceased operations prior to the 2018 season.  With 11-teams, there was an unbalanced split of teams located far West (ND), far East (WI), & far South (IA) thus the NEFL decided not have divisions and based schedule on previous years' strength, while avoiding the longest trips.  This led to one of the most balanced seasons yet, with 7 of the 11 teams finishing (5-3) or better.

With a 6-team playoff, there was a 3-way tie for #2 and for #5 seeds, which lead to an update in Tie-Breaking scenarios after the season.  Fox Valley Force were initially the #5 seed, but the bracket had them traveling to #4 Fargo, followed by a trip to Sioux City had they won; so they gave their spot in the playoffs - which moved Northland to #5 and River City in to the playoffs at #6. 

#2 Minneapolis Warriors were the defending NEFL Champions, while #1 Sioux City Stampede was coming off a MFA Championship.  Both teams received a bye and took care of their Semifinal games, to meet in Elite Bowl XI.  The Stampede would end on-top with their first NEFL Championship, second championship overall.


2019 -

For 2019 four of the top 5 teams remain, making every game up for grabs.

  • St Paul Pioneers
  • Northland Bulls
  • Fargo Invaders
  • Sioux City Stampede

Warriors & Rough Riders opted for CAFL, while the Force moved to a more eastern WI/Chicago league in MSFL, and the Freeze moved back to 9-man. The other 3 did not field teams in 2019.

For 2019 season, the NEFL had a strong showing in non-league games and there were close battles in each of the league games.  The NEFL Championship was up for grabs, as any of the four teams had a shot, the #4 seed Fargo Invaders would peak at the right time to win Elite Bowl XII.

Through league play, there were 2 ties in standings; St Paul Pioneers & Sioux City Stampede were both (4-2), while Northland Bulls & Fargo Invaders were both (2-4). 

Sioux City Stampede were the defending Champions, coming in with the #2 seed; however, the 4-seed Fargo Invaders won @ #1 St Paul before knocking off the #2 Stampede in Sioux City to win Elite Bowl XII - their first NEFL Title & 3rd as an organization.


2020 -

2020 NEFL season has been delayed until July 11th due to COVID-19 outbreak.  As of May 14th, the season is still in jeopardy.

The offseason included the addition of the Tri City Northstars, who were MPFL Championships in 2019, 2018, & 2015.  Minneapolis Warriors also came back to the NEFL after one season in the CAFL, where they won the 2019 Championship.

  • St Paul Pioneers
  • Fargo Invaders
  • Minneapolis Warriors
  • Tri City Northstars

Teams that departed were, Northland Bulls & Sioux City Stampede.