Sioux City traveled to Hudson, WI and St Paul traveled to Fargo, ND as both teams took their unblemished records on the road; both came away with wins. The Warriors and Force also battled as 1-loss teams, while the Renegades & Vipers struggles continue.
In a battle of 1-loss teams, the defending Champion Warriors traveled across Wisconsin to take on the Fox Valley Force. After a back-and-forth first 3 quarters, the Warriors were able to put it away in the 4th, going up by 11 with just over 11 minutes remaining.
The Hudson Thunderhawks are on a bounce-back year, but hosted the #1 ranked team in the league. Sioux City came into Wisconsin on a business trip, scoring 13 points in each of the first two quarters. They would add another 14 points in the second half, while preserving the Shut Out.
Fargo got on the board first, but their defense was on the field for most of the 2nd quarter on a hot & sunny day as the Pioneers took advantage for 28 points, scoring 3 TD's in the last 5 and half minutes of the half. Fargo did put together a 4th quarter comeback, getting within a touchdown with 5:11 left in the game. The Invaders were able to get 2 more possessions, but St Paul's defense held on for the victory.
Granite City's move to the NEFL has had its' share of challenges with their first four games being on the road. Unfortunately for the Renegades, the Rough Riders, and the rest of the NEFL; Granite City was unable to make the trip to La Crosse, WI.
Though the Northland Bulls dropped their first game of the year, on the road; the Bulls are out to prove why they played for the Championship last year and that they are contenders again this year. Northland scored early & often against the first year Vipers in Minnesota.