Colors: Orange / Scarlet
Home Field: Shanley High School
2017 Record: 6-2 (Overall 6-4)
Lifetime Record: 31-12
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Player Safety is the #1 priority for the Northern Elite Football League. No one is getting paid to play and everyone has a job and family to go back to. With Permission from the Invaders, below is one example from 2017 that warranted an Ejection & Suspension the next game (1.5 games total).
While targeting fouls aren't enough for an ejection the committee felt that this hit was egregious enough to warrant the ejection due to the fact that a forearm was thrown at the ball carriers head.
Player safety is paramount and these are the types of hits we need to remove from the game if football is to going to survive.
2018 Point of Emphasis: Player Safety
The league will continue to strictly enforce all rules that encourage player safety
Players must avoid hitting defenseless players, hitting or blocking opponents in the head or neck area, or using the crown or hairline parts of the helmet to make forcible contact anywhere on the body
Players must have back pads and shoulder pads covered, helmets strapped up, and mouth guards in when they are on the field
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.