Good Morning, SupaNation.
We're finally enjoying a small break from the oppressive heat across the region and I certainly hope you all are planning to take advantage and play some great football this weekend. I'll be making it out to a game or two, so make sure you save a seat for Uncle Supa! Now let's get down to business!
Derby County Thunder @ Indianapolis Tornados
Unless one looks closely at this matchup, one might get the impression that this would be an upset threat for the hosts. The Tornados have played a much tougher schedule and will win comfortably at home.
Naptown Scorpions @ Goshen Rampage
All other things being equal, this one should be similar to the first go-round with a touchdown shaved off of the margin for the home field advantage. The surprising Scorps continue their run.
Kosciusco County Mustangs @ Elkhart Shamrock
While the Mustangs did not have a great week last week, they are certainly in great shape to take on a Rock club who is struggling mightily with numbers, talent, and morale. Same as last time.
Indiana Hitmen @ Indiana Cutters:
There will be few games in the region this year in which the home field is a more decisive advantage than for the Cutters here. While the team has not at all played up to its potential these last few weeks, the Hitmen will travel light and pay for it.
Wanee Hurricanes @ West Central Wildcats:
Much love and respect to the Canes who are facing the mother of all whippings this weekend. There's no easy way to put it- this will be the biggest blowout of the IFL season.
Indiana Generals @ Mid State Steel
The Generals are now starting to face new territory- a schedule that features big talent week in and week out (last week's epic shellacking notwithstanding) in a way that was not the case in the past. They face a MSS squad that is not extraordinary, but very solid. This is a quintessential "trap game" in that the men in red could get caught looking ahead. Not this time.
Lake County Steelers @ Racine Threat
The Steelers gave up 82 points last week and the Threat scored 72. There's not much more to add- the Steelers have a long way left to go in the MSFL and I wish them good luck keeping it all together- they'll need it.
Mad River Stallions @ Indy Renegades
These are two teams with an awful lot to prove. The Renegades find themselves in the all-too-frequent problem of poorly attended practices and poor performance on the field. The Stallions have a couple of wins over the two worst teams in the league. Home field and a bit more experience wins the day.
Allen County Dark Knights @ Tri County Raiders
The Dark Knights are struggling a great deal more than they'd hoped they would at this point in the CRFL season. The Raiders have not tasted victory since their opening-week upset over the reigning CRFL champs. While the Raiders aren't likely to compete for the title, they'll get this one without much trouble.
Delaware County Revolution @ Ohio Crush
The Revolution are the surprise of the 2011 season thus far and the Crush have been a completely different team after the first two weeks- it's hard to know what to expect in this one. The Revolution seem to be built for the long haul and are a good bet to go all the way. Even at home, I expect the boys from the 18 to get it done.
Michiana Warriors @ Miami County Blitz
It's clear that the Blitz have underperformed this season in a year that many expected well organized for them to excel. The question, of course, is why? The Blitz defense of the old days is clearly a thing of the past. The good news for the Blitz is that the Warriors are coming to town. The boys from up North have a pretty solid defense, but not much of an offense. Low scoring to the max in this one.
Miami County Vipers @ Indiana Cardinals:
After last week's epic battle, it's clear that the Cards have something to prove, and have a very beatable Vipers club coming to town. The Cardinals have the talent to win this weekend, but it remains to be seen how they will respond to the exhausting defeat last week. The Vipers offense has been explosive at times and absent at others- likely the latter this weekend.
Toledo Raiders @ IN Mustangs
It's been a tough season for one of the most storied franchises in the region. There are a lot of reasons that the Mustangs have not had much success this season, and one of them is a steady slate of solid opponents. This weekend, the second worst team in the league comes to town. Time to enjoy the win- the the eMCFL, these don't come too often.
Capital City Stealth @ Noble County Wolfpack
The Stealth bring a well disciplined, well organized team to Indiana and hope to avenge a narrow loss from last month. The Wolfpack are working it out with amazing efficiency in 2011, though, and it's hard to imagine that they'll not increase their margin of victory from the first tilt in this one.
River City Raptors @ Evansville Enforcers
The Enforcers are looking to keep the post-season dream alive with a game against the lowly Raptors. This game will not be a 70 point offensive explosion as with a few weeks ago, but the Enforcers will get it done and live to play another day.
Akron Jagz @ Lima Warriors
The Warriors' body of work speaks for itself. It's hard to come up with anything new to say about this squad, whose record of domination in the last 7 years stands alone in the Midwest. The Jagz bring a team that would be very competitive in another of other leagues in the region, but will get absolutely demolished by the hosts. Ho-hum-- another game for the perennial powerhouse from Lima.
Okay, gang. That's all there is for this week. Please be sure to bring forth scores and details and please make sure to do what it takes to make your mommas proud!
cards almost got caught in the "trap" game. just coming off a heartbreaking triple ot loss, and possibly looking forward to the showdown next week with the revolution. vipers came to play, and almost made us pay for it.they played hard till the end. and yes #2 lived up the the hype and balled!! cards held on for a 23-14 win good clean game on both sides and well officiated game
West Central Wildcats 28-7 Indiana Mustangs
Indiana Mustangs quit in the middle of the 2nd Quarter without informing our coaches when the game went on delay because of lighting and it cleared up literally in 20 minutes. Classy...
Wildcats scored on all 4 of our possessions and the defense had a slight hiccup on their first possession but shut down the Mustangs the rest of our short game.
I want to thank the few Mustang players that really wanted to play the game of football tonight and good luck the rest of the season.
The Wildcats are now 7-0 (IFL) 1-1 (Non-League)
Renegades played a small but talented Stallion team and won 27-14. Outside of last weeks tripe OT W, this game was full of big plays and their special teams did work. They are some hitters good DB's 5 and 6. Issac one of the stallions left with Broke ribs, but other than that a great matchup!
Allen-County Dark Knights - 30
Tri-County Raiders - 8
Total Team Effort, Total Team Win!!!
I am Very Proud of my guys!!!
That is a pleasure to read!
Congrats to the Wolfpack and Dark Knights - two of the classiest programs we've ever faced.
Great job, guys - keep it up.
Generals 36-6 mid-state steel Good team win....4-0 on the season
Tornados defeated Derby City 30-6
CRFL Week 5 Scores
Warriors 0 @ Blitz 0
Vipers 14 @ Cardinals 23
Revolution 0 @ Crush 32
Knights 30 @ Raiders 8
Stallions 14 @ Renegades 27
Lima Warriors 77
Akron Jagz 6
Corey Minnfield throws 5 touchdown passes as the Lima Warriors complete their second undefeated regular season in team history at 12-0.
LaDonn Coleman caught 3 touchdown passes as Marvin Germany and Kaene Runion caught the other two. On the ground Mike Macklin and Jeremy Bott added rushing scores while Toledo Mitchell added two touchdowns on the ground as well. Billy Cozad returned a punt 71 yards for a score and Dan Moore recovered a fumble and rumbled 30 yards for a defensive score. Cozad also added and interception while Jordan Marshall and Glen Frazier had sacks. Akron's only score came on a kickoff return. The Warriors start their HFL playoff run on Aug. 20 vs. an opponent TBD.
shout out to the cardinals for a hard foughts victory, good game yesterday. shout out to my team to going ahead. we are getting stronger and looking forward to the rest of the season
much respect to the cards y'all got a good team and i hope yall do well down the line.. and thats for the respect to man nothing but love
Wildcats and IN Mustangs game started out to be a really good game..... That being said I cant say the same thing about the rest of the, lets say, 15-20 minutes of the game. The Wildcats were having a BENEFIT game for a fallen officer so there were many police officers, firemen and children in the stands but that didnt seem to be noticed by some of the classy IN Mustangs players that were there to fight and use profanity more than play the game of football. Had a lineman throw a punch, QB try to fight, not one, not two, but THREE different times; Let me mind you that the game clock had 7 minutes left in the 2ND QTR. I want to thank the players that came over and wanted to play football and were MEN about most situations, for the others... I would have rather had a W with the 2-0 forfeit.
Class Starts from the top of the team, the coach didnt even inform our coaches or anyone that they will just be heading back home, just decided that we would figure it out when we went out to play the rest of the game.... I most likely will get bitched at for posting things like this on here because we are taught and told to never get on here or any social websites and post things but this need to be addressed.... This is NOT how Semi-pro football should be played... it makes the semi pro level look very bad and....SEMI-professional