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Fox Valley Force

Regular Season 2018

2007 & 2008 WSFL CHAMPIONS

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

MATT CROOKS

VICE PRESIDENT / HEAD COACH

Phone: (920) 664-0876

TONY SHIMULUNAS

PRESIDENT

Phone: (920) 794-4096

Recent Fox Valley Force News

Invaders Fall to Stampede 15-23, move to (2-1)

05/20/2018, 11:15pm CDT
By Drew Davis

#2 Invaders Fall to #1 Stampede

It was a rough weekend for the Fargo Invaders offense as they were only able to put together two scores in a 23 to 15 loss against the Sioux City Stampede.

Coming off a spectacular weekend against the Warriors, quarterback Ja’Vonte Johnson had trouble finding open receivers. Johnson accumulated seven interceptions throughout the game. Although it was clear the air attack was creating more opportunities for the Stampede to score, the Invaders gave Johnson 60 tries with only 45% success.

Despite having a broken offense, the Invaders kept themselves in the game with a relatively contained defense only allowing 27 pass yards off 15 attempts in the first half. Sioux City found most of their success on the ground. Led my tailbacks Larry Taylor and Terrance James, the Stampede brought in a total of 133 rush yards for 2 touchdowns.

Players and fans will be able to put this in the past during a Memorial weekend break. The Invaders return home June 2nd against the Med City Freeze.

Week 3 Recap

05/20/2018, 9:45pm CDT
By NEFL

3 Undefeated Teams remain


Five undefeated teams took the field yesterday, with four playing each other.  Stampede knocked off Fargo, the Force defeated Hudson, and the Pioneers won.  The NEFL also picked up another non-league win, this one over the MSFL.

Slow Start doesn't stop the Force

05/15/2018, 11:45pm CDT
By Matthew Crooks

Opening week for the Fox Valley Force had a shaky start for much of the first quarter.  Force would eventually pull it together and have sparked the start of the season with a 17-6 win over the 2017 NEFL runners-up Northland Bulls. 

Bulls started with the ball and came out with a play action connecting on a 66-yard pass.  Cornerback Robert Conn showed great hustle tracking down the receiver before he could score at the two-yard line and the rest of the defense helped hold the Bulls to 3 points.  Starting out with 2017 All-Star tackling the Bulls running back for 2-yard loss.  The Force stingy defense would then hold the Bulls on the nest 2 pass attempts forcing the Bulls to settle for a field goal. 

Not the start the Force was hoping for with the high expectations they have with their defense.  But on the kickoff following the field goal, the Force would muff the kick and the Bulls would recover on the Force side of the field.  The defense would once again bend but not break, holding to the Bulls to another field goal now trailing 0-6.

Almost 10 minutes has passed, and the Force offense still hasn’t even stepped on the field.  The game would then go back and forth with field position.  The big play in the first half would be a diving interception by middle linebacker Kominko Lupematasila after the quarterback got hit by defensive end Quadre Davis as he threw it.  Fox Valley would then be forced to settle for a field goal to cut the lead in half 3-6.  As that would be the score entering halftime.

Being such a defensive battle early, the Force knew they needed a spark.  That spark came from Cameron Brown on the opening kickoff of the second half, as Brown returns kickoff 44 yards to setup the opening drive of the second half.  The offense would cash in on a 15-yard touchdown pass from QB TJ Arndt to wide receiver Evan Dux. 

The darkside would then force a punt that would go out of bound setting up another short field for the Force.  Offense would cash in again on the short field with some good running from running back Tyrone Evans who had 150 yards of offense.  Tyrone and the offensive line paved the way to setup a one-yard touchdown pass from Arndt to Dux for the second time today.

Up 17-6, the defense knew the game was in their hands and didn’t let the team down as the final would stand at 17-6.  Cornerback Tydus Morrow would be a big help intercepting the pass as the Bulls were making a push to bring it to a one score game.  Lupematasila would add another interception with the help of a diving breakup by OLB Dashawn Goodwin.  The Force will host the 1-0 Hudson Thunderhawks Saturday with kickoff at 7:00pm.