Good Morning, SupaNation!
Some super great match ups this weekend- can't wait to see how close I come to calling some of these doozies. Let's get to it!
Evansville Enforcers @ Gateway Hawks
The Enforcers are one of the best struggling teams in recent memory. In almost any other league or any other year, this team would be at least 7-2. As it is, the Enforcers travel West to face a solid Hawks team for a right to make the post-season. This game will go the way the season has gone, though, with the good guys coming up just short.
Ohio Crush @ Midwest Force
There's no doubt that this will be a GREAT game. For the last month, the Crush have put on an offensive show and come out of nowhere to become the favorite to win the CRFL if they can sustain their run. The Force have been steady and consistent but have failed to truly dominate any opponent. This week they'll face the best challenge of the year and end up with an L for the first time in 2011.
Delaware County Revolution @ Indiana Cardinals
Few scores this year were as surprising as the the big Crush win over the Revolution last week. The Revo needs to have had a productive week of practice with the trip northward this weekend. The Cards have failed to impress offensively this season, but are certainly among the elite of the league. That defense will be enough to win and send the boys from the 18 to two straight losses.
Indy Renegades @ Allen County Dark Knights
The second most surprising score last week was to see the Ada squad with such a convincing victory. An organization with such a painful history seemed all at once to announce to the world that they were no longer content to be the league's doormat. A visit from the Renegades will bring to bear serious questions about that. The boys from the Nap will bring the pain this week.
Michiana Warriors @ Tri-County Raiders
These two squads have quite a ways to go to realize their potential, which, honestly, is not great in the first place. Kudos to both organizations for sticking out a tough season, but getting to play one another is the best thing for them in a increasingly competitive CRFL. The Warriors get their first (and perhaps only) win this weekend.
Miami County Vipers @ Mad River Stallions
It's becoming clear that the relatively consistent level of talent at the top tier of the CRFL is taking its toll on the rest of the league. While there are certainly differences among teams, no longer is there one solid front runner and a league full of weak squads. The Stallions and Vipers are certainly not where they would want to be, and much of that has to do with having faced a schedule full of solid teams. The Vipers have one of the best offenses in the league, but have not stopped anyone this season. The Stallions won't abide a rude guest and will get the win- but in a shootout.
Kosciusco County Mustangs @ Wanee Hurricanes
There's no doubt that the northern teams of the IFL are significantly weaker this year than in the past, so it's not the compliment that it would have been in the past to say that the Mustangs are the best team (by the slightest of margins) up North this year. The Canes, on the other hand, are not. The collapse of this team since last year brings to mind the 2004 Broncos or the Outlaws teams of the early 2000s. Stangs will get this one and some confidence along with it.
West Central Wildcats @ Indiana Hitmen
It's hard to remember a team who seems less likely to lose any league games than the Wildcats in the 2011 IFL. While the team has not always played up to its potential, it is clearly the cream of the IFL crop. The Hitmen have held on to a respectable position in the league, but its tenacious defense of the past is nowhere to be found in 2011. Both teams are better since the first meeting and the home field advantage will make it less of a slaughter, but a slaughter nonetheless.
West Michigan Force @ Noble County Wolfpack:
This will be an EPIC matchup- no question about it. This game brings to mind the old Hurricanes and Tornados battles with the Grand Rapids Thunder- really really talented teams that put up big numbers. In the case of the Force, the Pack will face one of the best offenses in the region- if not the nation. The first meeting was a battle for the ages up in Michigan when the Pack dealt the boys from up North their only loss. The Wolfpack are now healthier and playing at home- their GLFL supremacy continues.
IN Mustangs @ Detroit Ravens
With last weekend's debacle, it's hard to imagine how the Mustangs could possibly take a trip up to Detroit and field a team for 4 quarters. Not a lot else to say- this will be ugly and perhaps it should be.
Buckeye Bearcats @ Naptown Scorpions
The Scorps have have a good 2011 campaign, but have yet to slay any of the giants they've faced, and this weekend will be no different. The trip to Ohio will certainly end in significant defeat- the only question is how the boys from the Nap will handle it. The future of the organization may well be reflected by how they take the loss.
Indiana Generals @ Leyden Lions
As I've said in the past, this MSFL schedule is quite different for the Generals, but it's very clear that they're more than up to the challenge. The team has been so good that it appears to have single-handedly deposed the long reigning champ in its first year in a much more competitive league. The Lions are where they always are and are a very good team, but even at home will have nothing on the Generals.
That's all I've got, folks. Please do your very best to get all the details in this week- remember that there is a world of folks who are interested. Play your hearts out and remember to always make your mommas proud!
So much for the bearcats being undefeated. They threw in the towl game was in indy theh cant make it.
Wildcats @ Hitmen The game between these two teams at 5:00PM today has been cancelled....Due to bus issues, there will be no game today!!!
Wildcats forfeit to the hitmen...there have now been 3 teams forfeit at least one game in this league...what a joke
There is a difference, between teams that forfeit because they don't have enough players to make the trip, or are afraid to get players hurt because of their low numbers, and a team like the Wildcats, that were on their way to the game when the bus had a flat tire. The truck stop couldn't get to it for at least 90 minutes, and it was over an hour before the other bus arrived to pick them up. The game was scheduled to start at 5pm, it would have been 645pm at the earliest before the game could have started.
Basically what I'm saying, is there are cowardly forfeits, and then forfeits that are totally out of your control.
From my understanding the wildcats vs. Hitmen rescheduled for labor day weekend.
Midwest Force 26 Crush 6... Hard fought game!
cardinals 36 revolution 6. great game both teams. Cardinals leads the Indiana Div
Renegades 32 Knights 22,
Just haft to say this... Crush was by far the dirtiest team this season. After a D-cleating a player the Crush player stood on the Force sideline yelling and screaming like a IDIOT having no class! Thanks Ohio Crush wait i mean Ohio Crush wolfpack! Thanks for showing NO CLASS!
Generals 5-0. They slayed the lions 48-13. Still the team to beat in the mid west.
Warriors 50 raiders 22....little off supa
Team to beat in the Mid West? Give me a break, lol. Maybe the team to beat in there suburb. They can't beat the Tornados and they sure as he@l can't beat the lima Warriors.
Don't believe me? The Warriors will be sending out invites to all legit teams in the Region once they win another league championships. Much like last year, the all mighty Generals will have an excuse.
LW, the Generals are a good well coached team. Their record speaks for itself. We need to focus on winning the HFL, everything else is secondary.
CRFL Week 6 Scores
Warriors 50 Raiders 22
Crush 6 Force 26
Renegades 32 Knights 22
Vipers 14 Stallions 32
Revolution 6 Cardinals 36
its the Warriors! and i love it keep the negative shit comin its only motivation
Talk to your coach's. We tried to play you last fall and this spring. Always got an excuse. We will be waiting when your season is over. hahaha..
It's true that you wanted to play this year but we was just about to start practicing for the season when you guys wanted to play. Timing was just off. We didn't start practice until may this year.Good luck to you guys and hope we can do it after the season.
Its been about 2 years now that we have been hearing this talk. I shouldn't even be on here, but here I am. Coach JT and the Generals have spent a lot of hard work to build a great football team - on and off the field. However, we do not always get to play every team that we want too. I personally was on the phone with Lima's front office to get a preseason game with the Lima Warriors this year, but as our PR has already stated, the timelines did not match. Neither team was "Scared", and if this game took place it would have been a GREAT one to see. Regarding to last year after the season, we thought it was ignorant to travel all the way to Homestead, instead of playing in our region. Distance from Lima to Indianapolis = 174 miles. Distance from Indianapolis to Homestead = 1229 miles. Made no sense to us. Congrats to Lima on their National Championship last year. If it is in the cards, we will play you this year, if not oh well. Im confident that life will go on and come next year, football will still be played. As for this year, we are only concentrating on the MSFL. Whatever comes after will be dealt with AFTER the MSFL season. Congrats to Lima for another excellent year.
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