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Week 1 Recap

05/10/2021, 2:00pm CDT
By NEFL

Warriors, Pioneers, Sabercats all undefeated

The official first week of the NEFL season, with all 6 teams in action.  The best game of the day was the 2019 NEFL Champion Fargo Invaders against the 2019 CAFL Champion Minneapolis Warriors, with the Pioneers & Sabercats heading to North Dakota for their matchups with the Titans & Wolves. 

Sabercats open the season with the long trek out to Bismarck, ND and pick up a decisive win over the Wolves.

Up Next -
[5/18] Sabercats (1-0) @ Pioneers (1-0), 6pm
[5/22] Wolves (0-2) @ Pioneers (1-0), 6pm

After a slow start, the St Paul Pioneers started warming up in the 2nd quarter and turned it on in the 2nd half, pulling away from the MinnDak Titans.  DJ Skie & Cyrus Elliott both scored a pair of Touchdowns for the Pioneers, with Dennis Gudim throwing the strikes.  Travis Griffin turned on the jets for a long rushing touchdown. 

Up Next - 
[5/18] Warriors (2-0) @ Titans (0-2), 3pm
[5/18] Sabercats (1-0) @ Pioneers (1-0), 6pm

Minneapolis capitalized on 4 first half Turnovers, as well as hitting 6 plays over 20 yards to roll to a huge halftime lead.  Those six plays accounted for 201 yds of 340 for the Warriors offense.  Former Invader, Ja'Vonte Johnson threw for 306 yds & 4 TD's, Jamus Neal III took over for Fargo in the 2nd half to throw for 178 & 2 TD's.  Jon Baune (Fargo) led the game with 10 catches for 148 yds and a score, with Nathan Chromy & Mustaful Strong combining for 12 catches, 205 yds & 3 TD's for the Warriors. 

Up Next - 
[5/15] Warriors (2-0) @ Titans (0-2), 3pm
[5/22] Sabercats (1-0) @ Invaders (1-1), 6pm

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