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CleetusVanDamme
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should join our Facebook group and group chat to talk to the commissioner!

We actually had a team in Tampa for several years called the Barracudas. Uniforms were based off the old CFL Birmingham Cudas.

Won three conference titles but never took home a Grand Finale title.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





Grand Finale II took place at Foxborough and saw Rypien and the Six-Shooters fall to another former Super Bowl quarterback in Jeff Hostetler (Philadelphia Bulldogs).


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Johnny Football finds a new home with the Houston Wranglers. [/img]
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Eric Rogers, played with the Portland Thunder in 2014, is having an MVP caliber season with the Orlando Rockets.
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Grand Finale III took place at (then) Seahawks Stadium.

Dameyune Craig played in his second SFL title game (this time with the Rockets) but fell short in dramatic fashion to the San Antonio Marshalls.



From the Wire

Wide Receiver Muhsin Muhammad caught a 20 yard TD pass from quarterback Tim Rattay with just 0:27 left in the game to give the Texas Marshals a 38-35 victory over the Orlando Rockets in the most exciting SFL Championship match to date. The catch capped an outstanding evening for the Marshals' big receiver -- 12 catches for 208 yards and two touchdowns -- and helped earn Muhammad the contest's Most Valuable Player Award.


In the early going, it looked like Orlando might dominate the evening. The Rockets took the opening kickoff and marched 64 yards in five plays. They took a 7-0 lead with 12:38 remaining in the first quarter when QB Dameyune Craig -- playing in his second title game -- tossed a 36 yard TD pass to wide receiver Travis Taylor. The Marshals could do nothing on their first drive and were forced to punt the ball back to Orlando. On their second series, the Rockets went 56 yards in seven plays and made it a 14-0 game when Craig threw his second TD pass, a 22-yarder to wideout Ron Dugans.



The Marshals' offense finally got on track during the team's next possession. Starting from their own 20, Texas marched 80 yards in seven plays and cut the Orlando lead to seven at the 4:05 mark when running back Pepe Pearson scored on a run from the Orlando 13 yard-line. During the drive, Rattay hooked up twice with Muhammad for 22 yards and former NFL back Natrone Means broke loose during one play for a 34 yard gain.


Orlando's next drive was derailed by an offensive holding call and a sack of Craig by Cory Widmer, who finished with two sacks on the evening. The Marshals could do nothing, going three-and-out on their next series and punted the ball back to Orlando. Craig then got the league's top ranked offense rolling. After moving the ball from their own 26 to the 42, Craig hit Dugans on a short slant. The speedy wide receiver avoided a pair of tackles and turned the short pass into a 48 yard pick-up, moving the ball to the Texas 10 yard-line. The Orlando drive stalled there, so kicker Mark McLoughlin came into the game and booted a 27 yard field goal to give the Rockets a 17-7 lead with 12:24 remaining in the first half.

The teams traded punts before the Marshals' offense finally clicked on a long drive late in the second quarter. Texas drove 73 yards in six plays and made the score 17-14 when Rattay tossed a six-yard scoring pass to Muhammad with 3:08 remaining in the half. The big play during the series was a 52-yard bomb from Rattay to Muhammad that moved the ball inside the Orlando 20 yard line.

After taking the ensuing kickoff, the Rockets proceded to march down the field, driving from their own 38 to the Texas 30 yard-line. With 1:30 remaining in the half, McLoughlin trotted onto the field to attempt a 47 yard field goal. He hooked the kick to the left, giving Texas the ball at their own 37 with 1:24 on the clock. On consecutive plays, Rattay completed a 24-yard pass to former Minnesota Viking Jake Reed and a nine-yard pass to Pearson. This spotted the ball on the Orlando 30 with 1:00 to play in the half.

The next play was one of the most controversial of the game. Rattay hit a streaking Stepfret Williams for a 30 yard touchdown. Williams got his legs tangled with Orlando corner Deon Figures who was covering the Marshals receiver on the play. This caused Figures to trip and fall leaving Williams wide-open. The officials ruled the contact incidental and the score stood -- much to the ire of Figures, who insisted that Williams had pushed him, and Orlando head coach Butch Davis. The extra point by Stephan Bauer gave Texas a 21-17 lead. The Rockets' McLoughlin had a chance to narrow the Texas lead to one with 0:16 to play in the half, but missed a 31-yard attempt to send the heavily favored Rockets into the locker room still down by four.

Orlando's kicking woes continued in the third period. On their opening series in the second half, the Rockets drove to the Texas 19 yard-line only to watch McLoughlin miss his third consecutive field goal attempt -- a 36 yarder. Texas responded with an eight play, 64 yard drive and increased their lead to 28-17 when Pearson scored his second TD of the evening on a seven yard run with 7:38 remaining in the third. The teams traded punts before Orlando's McLoughlin finally was able to break his string of misses with a 47 yard field goal at the 2:29 mark to make the score 28-20.



It was a big play by the Orlando defense that got things rolling for the Rockets in the final quarter. Safety Omar Stoutmire scooped up fumble by Pepe Pearson and rambled 46 yards for a touchdown with 12:21 remaining in the game. Craig then successfully flipped a short pass to Darren Flutie for two and the score was tied, 28-28. The Marshals responded by driving to the Orlando 13 yard-line. The march consumed 12 plays and 79 yards. More importantly, it took 5:48 off the game clock. When Bauer kicked a 30 yard field goal to give the Marshals a 31-28 lead, only 6:20 remained. Orlando then showed why they had the top-rated offense in the SFL during the 2002 season. The Rockets drove 54 yards in just four plays and took a 35-31 lead with 4:24 remaining when Craig flipped a six yard scoring pass to wide receiver Mario Bailey.

Texas showed that they were determined to fight to the end. Rattay drove the Marshals to the Orlando 18 yard line before Rattay threw a pass that was picked off by Brandon Sanders at the two and returned back to the 17 yard-line at the two minute mark. It started to look like the Rockets might claim the title as they proceeded to run down the clock, forcing the Marshals to burn their remaining time-outs.



Matt Peyton came onto the field to punt for the Rockets with less than a minute to play. Despite a heavy rush by Texas, he boomed a 45 yard punt to Stepfret Williams who caught the ball at the Texas 32 yard-line. Williams spun out of one tackle, avoided another, and was off to the races. He was finally dragged down at the Orlando 35 yard-line -- a brilliant return of 33 yards -- with 0:48 remaining on the clock. Texas crossed up the Orlando defense on their first play of the drive by pitching left to Pearson. He rambled for 15 yards before loosing his footing and going down at the Rockets' 20 yard-line. Rattay hurried the Marshals to the line and spiked the ball to stop the clock with 0:27 to play. On the next play, Rattay faded deep in the pocket, and then had to scramble to his right to avoid a ferocious Orlando rush. As he approached the sideline, Rattay heaved a pass toward a crowded endzone. Muhsin Muhammad somehow made the leaping catch over both Deon Figures and Omar Stoutmire to give the Marshals the lead with 0:17 remaining. Orlando was unable to move the ball any further than the Texas 49 yard-line as time expired.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Trevone Boykin has given the San Diego Diablos a much needed spark.
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Brian Hill provides a bright spot in what has been a disappointing season for the LA Stars.



The New Orleans Nightmare are undefeated under Jack Del Rio.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So who won this year anyways?
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