Week 2 is in the books, with a few games that came down to the wire.
4pm - Predators 33, Thunderhawks 9
The Predators jumped out to a 10-0 Lead in the 1st Quarter. It was a scoreless battle in the 2nd Quarter. Once the 2nd Half began the scoring picked up; The Predators added a second Field Goal, followed by a Thunderhawk touchdown making it 13-7. After a couple more Chippewa Valley touchdowns & a safety by Hudson, the Preds had the game out of reach 27-9. The game was capped off with a pick-6 on the last play of the game, making the Final Score 33-9.
6pm - Invaders 14, Warriors 9
The two teams were scoreless until a Minneapolis Field Goal with 4 seconds left in the half. The Warriors added to it on the first drive of the 3rd Quarter with a 63-yard touchdown; the extra-point snap was low so the score was 9-0 less than a minute into the half. Fargo finally got some offense going, but an interception in the endzone gave it back to Minneapolis. Just two plays later, the Invaders had their own interception to take over on the 25. The Invaders turned it into a touchdown 3 plays later to cut the margin to 7-9. The back-and-forth defense continued into the 4th Quarter, when the Invaders put together a 11 play, 70 yard touchdown drive to go up 14-9 with 6:30 remaining. The Warriors put together their own game-winning drive, 12 plays, 61 yards including 1st & Goal from the 3; however, the Invader Defense made the stand with 1:04 left in the game. -> Full Stat Sheet
6pm - Rough Riders 28, Bulls 23
The two teams went back-and-forth until the Rough Riders pulled it out in the 4th quarter. River City opened up the scoring taking a 7-0 lead after the first. Northland was able to knot the game up 14-14 by halftime. The Bulls added a Field Goal in the 3rd, which was the only scoring. The 4th quarter was full of scoring as the Rough Riders out-dueled the Bulls 14-6, making the Final Score 28-23 in favor of River City.
6:30pm - Pioneers 35, Brawlers 7
The Pioneers jumped up to a 14-0 lead after the 1st Quarter. St. Paul added another touchdown early in the 2nd, before the Brawlers went on a 12-minute drive for their lone touchdown - 21-7 at the half. The Pioneers added a rushing touchdown in the 3rd & another in the 4th to cap scoring at 35-7.
In non-league action:
6pm - Door County Destroyers (MSFL) 20, Fox Valley Force 13
Scoring came early in this contest, as the Destroyers jumped out to a 12-7 lead in the 1st Quarter. Defense took over from there, as the score remained 12-7 at the half. In the second half, the Destroyers scored again to go up 18-7. The Force pulled within 5 halfway through the 4th quarter, scoring a touchdown with 8:27 remaining in the game. Fox Valley put themselves in good position, recovering a fumble at mid-field, but ultimately couldn't come away with another touchdown, falling 13-20.
Next Week -
2pm - Fargo Invaders (2-0) @ Battle Creek Sting (0-1)
5pm - Minneapolis Warriors (1-1) @ St. Paul Pioneers (1-0)
6pm - Hudson Thunderhawks (0-2) @ Northland Bulls (0-1)
6pm - Fox Valley Force (1-0) @ River City Rough Riders (2-0)