This week in the FIFL

ROOKIE WATCH - CHARLESTON HUGHES

Bismark rookie DT Charleston Hughes was drafted #1 overall in 1st round of the 2025 FIFL Draft.

In his debut, Hughes had 3 tackles and 2.0 sacks in a 10-10 tie vs Reno.

Hughes (6'1, 246, Northwood) and the Blaze put together 10 sacks over 5 quarters of play. Bismark looks to get their first win this weekend vs Minnesota, 0-1.


ROOKIE WATCH - SEAN WHYTE

Rochester rookie K Sean Whyte was drafted #46 overall in the 3rd round of the 2025 FIFL Draft.

In his debut, Whyte was 5/5 on PAT's and 1/1 on Field goals with a long of 43 yards. He also had a tackle.

Whyte (5'9, 175, Santa Monica) and Rochester (1-0) will host the 0-1 Portland Prowlers this weekend in week 2.


RUSS MICHNA TAKES OVER IN GREEN BAY

The Green Bay Bombers have had 3 starting QB's in three years now between current Connecticut QB Adrian McPherson, last years Gold Cup winning QB Jordan Palmer, and now the Bombers have moved on to QB Russ Michna.

The 7th year QB, Russ Michna (6'3, 225, Western Illinois) won on the road in Minnesota 14-10, going 17 of 23 for 223 yards and 2 TD's.

Michna has been with Honolulu (2019), Peoria (2020), Wichita (2011) and Green Bay since 2022, and entering this season, was 8 of 16 for 93 yards for his career and 1 rush for 14 yards.


JUSTIN ZWICK NOW UNDER CENTER IN ROCHESTER

After a long run at QB with Quincy Carter, the Rochester Raiders are turning to QB Justin Zwick. Carter put together a 54-48 record as a starter, however no Gold Cups, getting close in 2020, losing 17-16 to Springfield in Gold Cup XXII.

The 6th year QB, Justin Zwick (6'4, 225, Ohio State 38-7 vs Lexington, going 16 of 20 for 201 yards, a TD and an Interception. He also ran 5 times for 13 yards and a TD.

Zwick comes into 2024 with a career 1-0 record as a starter, a 30-27 win vs Albany in week 11 of the 2018 season where he was 19 of 27 for 295 yards. For his career, Zwick enters 2024 50 of 77 for 692 yards, 3 TD's, 1 INT and 9 rushes for 20 yards and a TD.


PITTSBURGH WINS IN OT ON A SAFETY

The FIFL historical committee will have to go back in time to determine if this has ever happened, but in week one of the 2025 season, the Pittsburgh Gladiators won 21-19 in overtime on a safety.

With less than two minutes left in overtime, DT Andy Petek, who had 5 tackles and 2.0 sacks in the game, tackled HB Haywood in the endzone to give Pittsburgh a 21-19 overtime win.

Pittsburgh, 1-0, travels to 1-0 Marion in Week 2 while Wichita travels to 0-1 Springfield.


SPRINGFIELD KICKER TYLER RAUSA HAS A ROUGH DAY

The Springfield Slayers lost 20-19 in week one, and the one point they needed was a tough one as 2nd year Kicker Tyler Rausa was 2/4 on Field Goals, and 1/2 on PAT's.

After trailing 20-13, Springfield put together a 10-play, 75-yard drive and scored a TD on an 8-yard TD pass from QB Chase Daniel to WR Purify. Following the TD, Rausa missed the PAT, ending all hope for the Slayers.

Springfield, 0-1 will host Wichita also 0-1 in week 2.


CONNECTICUT DENIES FORT WAYNE AGAIN - SAME SCORE

In the American Conference Championship, the Connecticut Coyotees defeated the Fort Wayne Safari 17-12. Some how, some way, the stars were aligned and both teams met in week one of the 2025 season, and Connecticut faced Fort Wayne and won by the same score, 17-12.

QB Adrian McPherson was 15 of 22 for 226 yards and 2 TD's, out battling last years ROTY QB Johnny Manziel who was 30 of 48 for 318 yards and a TD.

Connecticut travels to 0-1 Nashville in Week 2 while Fort Wayne hosts 0-1 Tennessee.


HONOLULU KICKS OFF 2025 ON A MISSION

The Honololulu Hurricanes came out in week one on a mission - a mission to make up for last years playoff loss. The Hurricanes were statistically the best team in 2024, and were booted in the first round, ending what could have been there best season in FIFL history.

Honolulu ran over Portland 38-22 on the road in week 1, with HB Kenny Irons winning Offensive Player of the Week, rushing 12 times for 172 yards and a TD, catching 6 passes for 102 yards and a score.

QB Sherdrick Bonner came out throwing, going 16 of 24 for 247 yards and 4 TD's. Bonner, no doubt, saw the aquisition of QB Bo Levi Mitchell as a signal it was now or never for another Gold Cup for Honolulu.

Honolulu hosts Chesapeake in week 2.

Upcoming schedule of games;
Week 2 - Sunday, 10 am PT

WEEK 1 GAMES
Reno @ Bismarck Box Score Scoring .log file
Honolulu @ Portland Box Score Scoring .log file
Green Bay @ Minnesota Box Score Scoring .log file
Springfield @ Colorado Box Score Scoring .log file
Wichita @ Pittsburgh Box Score Scoring .log file
Tennessee @ Chesapeake Box Score Scoring .log file
Fort Wayne @ Connecticut Box Score Scoring .log file
Nashville @ Marion Box Score Scoring .log file
Lexington @ Rochester Box Score Scoring .log file

THE MOBILE QUARTERBACK

There's been a recent changing of the guard at QB for several teams, but some of note have a QB with more of a 'run' option than others.

Fort Wayne now as Johnny Manziel, Pittsburgh has Pat White and Wichita has James Mcnear. All three noted QB's are in the top-3 in rushing QB's. McNear being in his 9th season, he's a bit of the old guard getting a late start in his career, but the question for Manziel and White (and possibly others), can they topple some of the all-time bests at QB when it comes to rushing yardaage at QB?

Below are the top-7 QB's in rushing yardage who rushed for at least 1,000 yards in a career. Can Johnny Maziel, Pat White or others challenge these numbers?

Top QB's In Rushing Yardage
Player
Seasons
Rushes
Yards
Avg
TD
Fumbles
FR
Rickey Foggie
2006-2023
980
2,227
2.3
16
82
15
Shane Franzer
2005-2023
723
1,592
2.2
14
49
12
Michael Bishop
2008-2019
671
1,423
2.1
5
103
11
Major Harris
1999-2008
333
1,360
4.1
6
29
3
Craig Strickland
2000-2015
565
1,116
2.0
12
38
12
Monte Christo
1999-2011
525
1,239
2.4
13
52
9
Josh Wallwork
1999-2012
565
1,116
2.0
12
38
12

 

 
Other Stuff

NEED SOME HELP WITH TEAM PROFILES????

Since you all don't have the game, and perhaps need some help with what a Dallas Offensive Profile does, or a Bears Defensive Profile really does, I have supplied some examples of what would happen if I ran the NFL teams and what the numbers would be.

Basically, ran 3 seasons using the NFL96 teams... runs 1 and 2 had no injury's set, while run 3 did. Also, season 3, I updated the recordbook on a weekly basis.Use these tools to your advantage. CLICK HERE to view.

PPP Document and Game Plans

Cannot confirm what the difference is between FBPro97 and FBPro98, but here is in PDF Format a document describing what each plan uses. Click here to download. Also, here is the breakdown of the formations. Click here to download. Thanks TC as always.

Here is a Game Plan document, courtesy of the FWL. Click here to download.

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Minnesota @ Bismarck
Chesapeake @ Honolulu
Wichita @ Springfield
Reno @ Green Bay
Connecitcut @ Nashville
Tennessee @ Fort Wayne
Colorado @ Lexington
Pittsburgh @ Marion
Portland @ Rochester
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