There were great matchups throughout the league in Week 6, and these games did not disappoint.
Two teams looking for their first win of the season, a rematch of Elite Bowl IX, a matchup of reigning Champions; and two matchups with the favored team having long road trips.
The Minnesota Vipers pick up their first win in Franchise History on Friday Night at St Johns University over the Granite City Renegades 26-14. It was a close game throughout as Granite City battled all game, eventually running out of time as the Vipers added a late TD to put the game out of reach.
Another Instant Classic, since the 2016 Championship game this has been a great matchup. This week Northland never trailed, taking a 13-7 lead to the locker room and extending it to 20-7 by the end of the 3rd quarter. The visiting Pioneers had a 13-point 4th quarter comeback to tie the game 20-20. But the Bulls were too much, as they were able to put it away with a Game Winning Field Goal.
Battle of Defending Champions. Sioux City won the 2017 MFA Championship going undefeated, while Minneapolis is reigning NEFL Champions. This game lived up to the hype, as Defense wins Championships and this game displayed great defense. The Warriors got the early 7-6 lead; however the Stampede's 2nd quarter score was enough to put them up for good 12-7.
Fargo Invaders scored on their first offensive possession and on the next play got a pick 6 for the early 14-0 lead. Any time River City was able to find the endzone, Fargo had an answer with their own touchdown. League Leaders were on both sides of the ball; at QB Johnson & Hoffman, along with their top Receivers Baune/Ditto each lit up the scoreboard. Johnson had 382 yds, 6 TD's while Hoffman had 277 yds with 3 TD's. Baune caught 9 for 164 yds & 3 TD's while Ditto had 4 for 150 yds & 3 TD's, including a 95-yd score.
Fox Valley got up early 14-0 in the first, but Med City added a TD in the 2nd to close it to 14-8 at the half. After the Freeze would get within a score, the Force were able to extend the lead again 21-8 at the end of the 3rd. Med City scored first in the 4th to pull within 14-21; however Fox Valley was too much in the end adding 2 more scores.