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Fox Valley Force

Regular Season 2017

Team Info:


Established: 2006

Colors: Royal Blue / Black / White

Home Field: Appleton North High School

2017 Record: 3-5 (Overall 3-7)

Lifetime Record: 93-35



Phone: (920) 794-4096



Phone: (920) 664-0876

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Recent Fox Valley Force News

New Home, New Look, and New Ownership

03/02/2018, 12:00am CST
By Force Staff

Fox Valley Force Prepare for 2018

The Fox Valley Force had a busy off season. Starting with new leadership immediately following the season of 2017.  Former owner Matt Reyes, passed the team on to two men he knew would keep the Force tradition going.

Those two men being Anthony Shimulunas and Matthew Crooks. Crooks and Shimulunas took on the team, upgrading their involvement from being Head Coach, and defensive line coach respectively , to co-owners of the Fox Valley Force who has been established since 2006; which is impressive compared to the average life span of an adult amateur football team. The new owners wanted to start the new journey off with a bang in year one, and with that they needed to add help. That help came with the brother of Matthew Crooks, Aaron Zepnick former Head Coach. Zepnick's new role will be General Manager, along with helping facilitate game day activities , and assistant coach as well.

The Force also retained wide receivers coach A.B. Cassell as all 4 men joined the Force at the same time and are still fighting their way to bring Force to new heights in the N.E.F.L. Those new heights involve a couple of other new entities within the organization. A new look is another way to jumpstart a new era. The final look is still being finalized, but the Force is putting in effort working with multiple apparel companies to make sure they get the look they want and their players deserve.

Finally, comes their new home, and hopefully final home for the Fox Valley Force. That is, located in Menasha. Calder has recently been updated to all levels you want in a facility to play. New turf, New locker rooms, and best of all, a great community to build around. Even before the Calder deal was finalized, that didn't stop the Force starting to get a feel for their new home. Local businesses loved the idea and have been anxious for the Force get Calder, as many feel it can have a good impact on the community and the local businesses

Fox Valley Force would like to thank the Menasha School district for the wonderful opportunity to play at such a fantastic facility and is looking forward to getting involved with the community. Fox Valley Force is always looking for ways to volunteer their time to help their community and surrounding communities. From reffing Special Olympics flag football tournaments in Neenah, to help spot for weight lifting events in Omro, and to the next project asking for help. The Fox Valley Force is also still looking for game day volunteers, cheer leaders, and dancers. Also, the Force never stop adding potential players, sponsors and coaches. Stay tuned for the uniforms of the Fox Valley Force to be revealed.

NEFL Adds Another League Champion

By unanimous decision, the Northern Elite Football League voted in the Sioux City Stampede.

The Sioux City Stampede carry the ELITE requirements held by the NEFL.  Through four seasons the Stampede are 33-8 (including a 0-3 Franchise Start), winning the Midwest Football Alliance in 2017 after an undefeated season.  It was their 3rd appearance in the MFA Title game in their 4 years.

Led by Head Coach and part owner, Jason Garnand, the Stampede strive for more, "The Stampede would like to thank the Midwest Football Alliance over the last 4 years.  They are a very organized, competitive league.  We are truly excited for the move to the NEFL as its a great opportunity to provide new challenges and Big Opportunities for the Stampede."

Sioux City is nestled on the boarder of Iowa, Nebraska, & South Dakota; carrying a population of 165,000+ in the metro area.  There are multiple colleges in & around the Sioux City area, helping to bolster the Stampede roster.

The Northern Elite Football League has now attracted League Champions in two consecutive years, while expanding west - Fargo Invaders - and now south for the Stampede.  The NEFL is arguably one of the best leagues in the Nation, and continues to build momentum with the addition of the Sioux City Stampede.


Power Rankings - Final 2017

08/21/2017, 10:00pm CDT

Warriors End as #1

The Final Regular Season Rankings found the Warriors on-top for the first time all year, which held true for Final Rankings.  In fact, after the playoffs there were no changes to the rankings.

1. Minneapolis Warriors (6-2; 10-2) +0
Best: 1 | Worst: 7

Minneapolis started the season at (1-2), but ended with an 8-game winning streak to capture the Elite Bowl title.

2. St. Paul Pioneers (6-2; 9-4) +0
    Best: 1 | Worst: 3

St Paul spent most the year as the #1, but with some late season losses and their first loss in the playoffs in over 8 years; they end the season as #2.

3. Northland Bulls (7-1; 8-3) +0
Best: 3 | Worst: 7

The Bulls started the year (0-2), but rebounded nicely going (7-1) in the East Division.  They ended up falling short in the Elite Bowl.

4. Fargo Invaders (6-2; 6-4) +0
    Best: 1 | Worst: 4

After spending a majority of season at #2, the Invaders move to #1 was short lived as they finished the season with 3 straight losses.

5. River City Rough Riders (6-2; 9-5) +0
    Best: 3 | Worst: 5

River City started hot, but came across some loses in the 2nd half of the season; ultimately losing to the Bulls in the playoffs.

6. Chippewa Valley Predators (4-4; 6-5) +0
    Best: 5 | Worst: 7

The Predators qualified for the playoffs, but fell short in the first round; ending the year a game above .500

7. Fox Valley Force (3-5; 3-7) +0
    Best: 4 | Worst: 7

Fox Valley had some exciting wins and had some meaningful games late in the season, but couldn't quite make it into the playoffs.

8. Battle Creek Sting (1-7; 2-7) +0
    Best: 8 | Worst: 9

The Sting book-ended their season with wins.

9. Hudson Thunderhawks (0-8; 1-10) +0
Best: 9 | Worst: 10

Hudson picked up a non-NEFL, but couldn't remain consistent through the season.

10. Minnesota Brawlers (1-7; 1-7) +0
    Best: 8 | Worst: 10

Minnesota had their challenges both on and off the field, in their last year in the NEFL.


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