RAMPAGE AND SLAYERS MAKE DEAL
The Grand Rapids Rampage made some moves ahead of week 5, trading long-time K Roberto Aguayo and DL Glenroy Watkins to the Springfield Slayers.
In exchange, the Rampage get South African K Henry Nell along with two draft picks, a 4th round in 2032 and a 6th round in 2033.
BONNER PASSES STRICKLAND IN QB WINS; ENTERS TOP 5
Honolulu QB Sherdrick Bonner won his 122nd career start in a 20-14 overtime win vs Green Bay, moving past former Colorado QB Craig Strickland and now ranks 5th all-time in wins.
Bonner enters his 17th season, and off to a great start, ranking 5th in QB Rating at 106.5, and tied for 1st in TD passes with 7 on the year.
SABERCATS STAY PERFECT
The San Jose SaberCats moved to 4-0 on the year, defeating the Rochester Raiders 35-21.
HB Ian Johnson had a 4 TD day, rushing 18 times for 127 yards, moving him to 358 on the year, 2nd best in the league. QB Deondre Francois had a solid game throwing 16 of 21 for 195 yards and a TD.
Francois was shaken up in the 3rd quarter but later returned. His backup, QB Vince Evans saw his first career playing time, going 2 for 4 for 28 yards passing, and added a 19-yard rush.
ORLANDO STUNS CHESAPEAKE IN ROAD WIN
The Orlando Predators defeated the Chesapeake Tide 33-22 on the road and moved to 3-1 on the season. The Predators got off to a 27-3 lead through 3 quarters, and held on as Chesapeake scored 19 in the 4th.
HB Tyler Gaffney ran 22 times for 77 yards and a TD, while QB Josh Heupel was nearly pefect going 18 of 22 for 221 yards and 2 TD's.
RENO/LA TEAM MOVE TO GRAND RAPIDS
The Reno Express franchise was left ownerless and temporarily moved to Los Angeles as part of a marketing sale and flip. After an 0-3 start, the LA owners saw no takers and they looked to quickly shed themselves of the daily management and overhead of managing the team.
In comes the new owner, Mike P. Mike took taken over by a new owner with many years of SIERRA FBPRO experience, moving them to Grand Rapids, Michigan to a smaller market and future competitor to the other local teams in the FIFL.
The Rampage have already made 4 moves ahead of week 4 and mean busines, getting the former Gold Cup Champions back into competition after two straight sub-.500 seasons.
Please welcome Mike and the new ownership. Game-On Tomorrow.
TIDE TURNS OFF POWER IN PITTSBURGH
The Chesapeake Tide defeated the Pittsburgh Power 27-25 and moved to 2-1 on the year, and dropped Pittsburgh for their first loss.
HB Ki-Jana Carter ran 32 times for 169 yards and a TD and caught 3 passes for 97 yards and a TD. QB J.J. Harp started for an injured QB David Archer and went 12 of 22 for 257 yards with 2 TD's and 2 INT's.
Trailing 27-9, Pittsburgh made a second half comeback and brought it to 27-25 nd failed on a 2-pt attempt with less than 3 minutes left. With one last chance, K Bjorn Nittmo missed on a 50-yard FG attempt wth 1:03 left in the game.
PROWLERS AND HARRIS RUN PAST PIKE
The Portland Prowlers put all their week one frustration into week 2 as they torched the Fighting Pike 39-3, and in the win, HB Andrew Harris ran the ball 31 times for 204 yards and 3 TD's, adding 3 catches for 22 yards and another TD. QB Mike Reilly finished 13 of 18 for 192 yards and 2 TDs.
For those historans, 204 yards is not the record, and not even the Portland record, as the most rushing TD's by a Portland Prowler was 218 yards, done by Alvin Rettig on 10-25-2009 against Lincoln.
NASHVILLE GIVES SPRINGFIELD A KICK IN WIN
The Nasvhille Kats got past the Springfield Slayers 19-17 and moved to 1-0 on the season. QB Charles McCullum was 17 of 23 for 173 yards and a TD while HB William Powell ran 23 times for 11 yards and added 37 yards receiving.
The difference of the game unfortunately came down to Springfield kicker Henry Nell. The South African kicker finished the day 2/2 on PAT's however only 1/5 on FG's, missing a last minute game winner in the 4th, also missing one at the end of halftime. He went 0/3 in the second half.
MINNESOTA ROOKIE COMPLETES COMEBACK OVER DETROIT
Rookie Minnesota QB Danny Wuerffel made his first career start in week one vs the Detroit Drive and pulled out a late 17-16 victory. Wuerffel finished 25 of 42 for 288 yards, a TD and an INT and ran 2 times for 6 yards and a TD.
Trailing 16-3, Minnesota scored early in the 4th on an 8-yard run by Wuerffel and went ahead for good with 0:17 left in the game after Wuerffel went on a 10-play, 80-yard drive where Wuerffel hit WR Dello Davis on a 13-yard TD.
FIFL DRAFT 2031 HAS BEGUN
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||8. Kansas City
||11. Fort Wayne
||18. San Jose
POWER TRADE ROZIER TO RAIDERS FOR CLARRETT
The Pittsburgh Power and the Rochester Raiders made a pre-daft trade, exchanging former 1st-round, 9th pick HB's.
The Power traded HB Mike Rozier to Rochester in exchange for HB Maurice Clarett. The Raiders aquire youth at HB and a fresh start, while Pittsburgh aquires a strong backup HB to backup current starter HB Chris Rainey.