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NEFL Week 1 Recap

05/07/2017, 1:15pm CDT
By Staff

Warriors, Force, Invaders, Rough Riders Win

Week 1 of League Play is in the books, with all four league contests being 1-sided.

1pm - Warriors 31, Sting 8

The Warriors played host to the Sing and opened the game with a Bang, taking the Opening Kickoff for a Touchdown. By halftime the Warriors grabbed a 17-0 lead, on their way to the victory

2pm - Force 28, Predators 7

The Force opened league play at home against the Defending East Division Champions, Chippewa Valley Predators.  A back-and-forth 1st half led to a 7-7 tie at the break.  The Force took the opening drive of the 3rd Quarter in for a Touchdown, followed by another quick score after a turnover.  Fox Valley was not done in the 3rd Quarter, adding another touchdown with 4:44 remaining.  The 4th Quarter was scoreless as the defending champs were knocked off.

3:30pm - Invaders 38, Brawlers 8

Fargo Invaders made their NEFL debut on the road against the Minnesota Brawlers.  Fargo opened the game with touchdowns on their first two drives for the early 14-0 lead.  The 2nd Quarter played out similar, as the Invaders took a 31-0 lead into the half.  Fargo added another score on their first drive of the 2nd half.  With the clock running, Minnesota had a chance to get on the board with 9 Goal-to-Go plays before getting turned away at the 2-yard line.  The next play gave the Brawlers their first score of the game, a safety with 2:54 to play.  The Brawlers capped off the day scoring a Touchdown with 2 seconds left in the game.  -> Full Stats

6pm - Rough Riders 21, Thunderhawks 0

River City Rough Riders traveled to Hudson, WI - new home of the Thunderhawks - and came away with a decisive victory.  River City jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the 1st Quarter, and defense carried them the rest of the way.  By the end of the 3rd, the Rough Riders had the game in-hand, 21-0.

In non-league Action:

7pm - Des Moines Blaze (MFA) 15, St. Paul Pioneers 11

The Pioneers played host in the CAPITAL CITY CLASSIC.  Defense was the name-of-the-game, as each offense only scored once.  The Pioneers did their scoring in the 1st half recording two safeties and a touchdown to lead 11-7 at the half.  The winning score for the Blaze came on a 70-yard Punt Return Touchdown.



6pm - Warriors (1-0) @ Invaders (1-0)
6pm - Bulls (0-0) @ Rough Riders (1-0)
6pm - Predators (0-1) @ Thunderhawks (0-1)
6pm - *Door County Destroyers (MSFL) @ Force (1-0)
6:30pm - Pioneers (0-0) @ Brawlers (0-1)

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