RENO & BILLINGS DEAL AS TRADE DEADLINE APPROACHES
The trade deadline approaches this week and it's been a fairly quiet one. One move that has been made is a trade between Reno and Billings, as the two teams have exchanged backup QB's.
The Reno Express aquired veteran QB Chris Dixon in exchange for QB Nate Davis and a 5th round draft pick
The trade deadline is this Saturday at 10 am PT. Still time for any future trades.
SLAYERS MOVE INTO 2 GAME LEAD OF DIVISION WITH WIN
The Springfield Slayers defeated the Pittsburgh Gladiators 14-7 and moved to 6-2-1 on the year, and now have a two game lead over the division, and a half-game lead in the Conference over the 5-2-2 Connecticut Coyotees. The Coytees are only the second-ever franchise to have 2 ties in a season, the last being the 2014 Portland Prowlers.
After having a very quiet career, John David Washington (son of actor Denzel Washington) ran 22 times for 101 yards and 2 TD's. The Defense had 9 sacks in the game and limited the Pittsurgh offense to 255 Net Yards..
COYOTEES DOWN TIDE IN CRUCIAL CONFERENCE DUEL
The Connecitcut Coyotees and Chesapaeke Tide needed overtime to determine a winner in week 8 as the Coyotees 33-27, and moved into 1st place in the division.
WR Kareem Kelly set a new FIFL record as he had 366 All Purpose Yards, breaking the previous record of 326 set by WR Billy McMullen a month earier. Kelly had 8 catches for 87 yards and a kickoff returns for 21 yards and added 8 punt returns for 258 yards and 2 TD's. The 258 yards is 10 yards short of the record set by San Jose's Clarenece Coleman who had 268 in 2026.
Going into 2027, the record for APY was 324 by HB Rickey Blake who had 324 set back in 2027. Astrisk aside, Kelly's record was set in OT while McMullen and previous record by Blake was not.
TENNESSEE WINS ON ROAD IN NASHVILLE
The Interstate battle between the Tennessee (Knoxville) and Nashville FIFL teams was a close one, but the Riverhawks pulled out a 17-14 voctory on the road and moved to 4-3 on the year, dropping Nashvilel to 3-4.
The Tennessee defense knocked out HB Eric McCoo early, so the Kats took to the air with QB Ricky Ray going 21 of 28 for 305 yards and 2 TD's while WR Dallas Mall caught 10 passes for 197 yards and 2 TD's.
Tennessee got an efficient game out of QB Kyle Rowley who was 27 of 40 for 290 yards, a TD and an INT while as a team they ran 24 times for 83 yards and a TD. The defense had 9 sacks on the day, lead by DPOTW Dale Buck who had 3.0.
SHAUN KING WINS 108TH START, NOW IN TOP-5
The Minnesota Fighting Pike won 23-14 in week 6 of the season, and in the win, QB Shaun King moved into 5th all-time on the all-time win list as a starter as a QB.
King moves to 108-83-1 as a starter, moving one win ahead of former veteran QB Shane Franzer who finished his career 107-88-1 as a starter for 5th place.
Below are the top-10 QB's based on wins as a starter.
PROWLERS COMEBACK BIG IN PITTSBURGH
The Portland Prowlers trained 24-10 late, but put together 21 4th quarter points to pull out a 31-27 victory in Pittsburgh.
In the game, Prowlers QB Mike Reilly threw for 485 yards and 3 TD's. Prowlers RB Chuck Fason was not effective rushing, only gaining 36 yards on 14 carries, but did his best Marshaul Faulk impersination, catching 11 passes for 210 yards and a score. For the day, Fason had 246 APY and 2 TD's.
Pittsburgh saw some success with it's offense this week as they changed things up. QB Pat White was 18 of 29 for 313 yards and 2 TD's while finally getting a run game as HB Marcus Lattimore ran 22 times for 93 yards and a TD, but the defense needs some work still.
Pittsburgh (2-4) will travel to Chesapeake (2-4) and see if the season is salvagable. For Portland (3-3) they even out their record and will host Honolulu (4-2).
KATS STREAK CONTINUES WITH SHOCKER WIN VS BLAZE
The Nashville Kats pulled off a 23-20 win in Bismarck, coming back from being down by 10. The Kats now move to 3-2 on the year, winning their third straight game.
QB Ricky Ray had an impressive game, going 28 of 38 for 299 yards and 3 TD's, two of which came in the 4th quarter including the game winner with 0:14 left in the game. TE Quinn Sypniewski had 5 catches for 46 yards and 2 TD's in the game.
Neither team could run the ball as both Nashville and Bismarck have tough rush defenses. QB Scott Frost had an impressive game for the Blaze throwing 24 of 28 passes for 277 yards with a TD and an INT, however, that INT came on the last play of the game in desperation time.
Nashville moves to 3-2 and will host the 2-2-1 Springfield Slayers, while Bismark drops to 3-2 and will take on the 3-2 Minnesota Fighting Pike in week 6 action.
RENO ROLLS UP 48 ON COLORADO
The Reno Express scored a team-record 48 points in week 4 vs Colorado, defeating the Wild Cats 48-16.
HB Lee Suggs ran 31 times for 201 yards and 2 TD's while QB Tmmy Chang was 18 of 24 for 267 yards and 3 TD's.
The most points scored by a team is 54, set 3 times in FIFL history. Texas (week 12 of 2000), Honolulu (week 13 of 2000) and Springfield (week 5 of 2023).
Reno (3-1) will look to stay hot as they travel to San Jose (2-2) while Colorado (1-3) will look to save their season as they host Minnesota (3-1) in week 5 action.
MARION DROPS BOMBS VS TENNESSEE
The Marion Mayhem defeated the Tennessee RiverHawks 21-16 thanks to two DEEP Touchdown passes by QB David Greene in the second half.
Trailing 16-7, Greene hit FB DeShawn Wynn on a 96-yard TD pass, then in the 4th quarter, hit WR David Kircus on a 75-yard TD pass. Greene finished the day 25 of 34 for 411 yards and 3 TD's.
Marion (1-2) hosts Pittsburgh (2-1) while Tennessee (1-2) travels to Springfield (1-1-1) in week 4 action.
HUMES AND SABERCATS BOWL OVER GLADIATORS
After a less than stellar week one performance, the San Jose SaberCats got their offense going as HB Cedric Humes ran for 143 yards and 3 TD's and finished the day with 198 all-purpose yardage and 4 TD's.
QB Jared Lorenzen slung the ball around going 12 of 21 for 247 yards, 2 TD's and an INT. Soon to be Hall of Fame WR Darrius Watts left the game without talking to reporters, clearly frustrated with his role getting only one catch for 51 yards.
San Jose ofense will get a test in week 3 as they take on the 2-0 Bismarck Blaze.
SPRINGFIELD AND CONNECTICUT TIE IN SEASON OPENER
The Springfield Slayers pulled out a tie in week one, going 5 quarters and holding on to a 17-17 tie.
The numbers were not the best for either team rushing, but teams were able to throw the ball. Springfield QB Chase Daniel was 17 of 30 for 220 yards, 2 TD's and an INT, while Coyotee QB Ken Dorsey was 36 of 62 for 388 yards, 1 TD and an INT.
Connecticut WR Kareem Kelly caught 17 passes for 183 yards and a TD, while adding 57 yards on 5 punt returns. The 17 catches is tied for 3rd best with many others, with the record being 18 helpd by WR Calvin Schexnayder in 2006, and HB Harold Shaw in 2022.
Coyotee kicker Kyle Brotzmen had a forgettable day, going 1/5 on field goals and missed two in Overtime.
Springfield will host the 1-0 Rochester Raiders while Connecticut will host 0-1 Marion in week 2.
FIFL DRAFT 2027
The 2027 FIFL Draft has been posted.
Retirements, Rosters and the Schedule has been updated, as well as the History Page and Annual (Note, the Sundby tool is goofing up the All-Rookie Team since 2023 so will have to do this manually).
Please use the links below for the Rosters page, Rosters with Potential, and the 2027 FIFL Draft Tracker. The EXCEL DOCUMENT is here as well, but please note the name changes in yellow. Please reference the league Rosters page for official reference.
| 2029 FIFL DRAFT
||16. San Jose
||8. Fort Wayne
||6. Green Bay
TIDE WASHES OUT EARLY DEFECIT AND DEFEND TITLE
| RENO EXPRESS (13-4) @ CHESAPEAKE TIDE (15-2)
December 18, 2011
| Reno Express
MVP : - Chris Rainey (CHE)
MVP : - Micah Hannemann (CHE)
Summary | Box Score | Gamelog
|The Show Palace Arena (4,000), Upper Marlboro, MD
Summary: After falling behind 10-0 early, the Chesapeake Tide took the lead in the 3rd quarter and held on late, winning Gold Cup XXVIII 20-16.
The Reno Express were able to stuff HB Chris Rainey rushing, allowing only 23 yards on 14 carries, however QB Kliff Kingsbury was able to find Rainey as a recieving, leading the team with 9 catches for 100 yards, including the eventual game winner on a 49-yard TD catch in the 3rd quarter.
Training 20-16, Reno had the ball late in the game down to the Chesapeake 20 yard line with 0:39 left in the game. After three incomplete passes, on 4th down with 0:17 left in the game, Chang was sacked by LB Josh Thornhill to seal the game.
The Tide defended their Gold Cup Title and win their 4th title overall, tying both the Portland and the Springfield franchises. They also are the first team to win back-to-back titles since Portland did so in 2007 and 2008.