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Football » North American Association of Football - NAAF » 10/22/2021 8:56 pm

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47th McCallister Cup
Long Island Raiders VS. Louisville Thunder - Milton Charles Stadium - Buffalo, NY - October 3, 1965 - 6 PM ET - Weather: Cloudy 8ºC | 46ºF
1st Q

To no surprise, the game would start with a whole lot of defence. The Raiders looked to punish the Thunder early with several a few (maybe a little too hard) hits to players early. The aggressive play-calling worked well for the Raiders as RB Rodney Clark would get rocked by LB William Washington II and would lose the football. DB Lauri Hayha was able to jump on the ball and the Raiders would have the ball in Thunder territory. The Raiders offence would be able to take advantage with RB Dareion Fields able to break into the endzone to make it 7-0 early for the Raiders. Shortly after the score, things only got worse for the Thunder as WR Sammy Moss would be rocked by DB Alexander Bradley in attempting to make a catch over the middle. Moss was slow to get up and would not return to the game. The game would remain 7-0 after the opening quarter.
LI 7-0 LOU

2nd Q
While the Raiders’ defence was continuing to shut down the Louisville offence, their own run-game was making waves. RB Dareion Fields already had 42 yards in the opening quarter and was adding to it throughout the second. A monster 38-yard run would put the team into K Henderson Schumacher range and they would extend the lead to 10-0 with a field goal shortly after. Playing with a bit more urgency, the Thunder offence was able to pick it up as the second quarter was winding down. RB Rodney Clark was able to make up for his early fumble, breaking loose for 18, before Dumont found WR Lloyd Lane for another 12. They would just get into field goal range by the dying seconds, however, to their disappointment, K Frank Hughes would come up short on the field goal attempt leaving the game at 10-0 heading into the half. 
LI 10-0 LOU

3rd Q
There was plenty of action in the Thun

AltFL » The AltFL Season 2021 » 10/20/2021 5:28 pm

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The Galactics are certainly looking forward to finally heading back home, however, they got one more stop on the road trip out in LA. We got to be ready for all the antics from the Stickman.. or Stickmen... so we will be trying to counter it with the traditional away uniforms this week. Also, gotta show the kicker some love this week in our graphic.
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Football » North American Association of Football - NAAF » 10/16/2021 5:07 pm

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1965 Division Finals

EAST DIVISION FINAL
Long Island Raiders VS. Boston Independents - Long Island Stadium - September 26, 1965 - 3 PM ET - Weather: Partly Cloudy 19ºC | 67ºF

1st Q
To no surprise, the East Division final was very defensive early. After the first 4 drives of the game, there were no first downs, and a net -4 yards of offence combined between the teams. The offences did start to pick it up, but the opening frame would remain quite slow with both defences punishing the other offence. 
LI 0-0 BOS

2nd Q
Offence finally found its place in the game when RB Dareion Fields of the Raiders broke loose for a 38-yard run that would set up K Henderson Schumacher for a field goal and the 3-0 lead. The run would swing the momentum heavily in the favour of the Raiders as their defence would come through with a turnover on the next drive. LB William Washington II would punch it out of RB Kendall Morgan’s arms to cause the fumble and give the Raiders another chance to score. Schumacher would nail his second field goal to head into the half up 6-0.
LI 6-0 BOS

3rd Q
Boston would certainly need a spark in the second half as they only managed 62 yards of offence in the first half. They would get it on the opening kickoff as rookie RB Tresean Jones was able to return the ball into Raiders’ territory. The play would give Boston a great opportunity to which they would turn into a field goal to cut the lead in half. While the momentum seemed to shift, the Raiders were able to counter the Boston attack with a strong drive of their own. QB Stanley Troyer would look to the air and would connect with WR Casey Coleman who would scramble for a 45-yard gain. Then Dareion Fields would continue to push the ball down into the redzone. Eventually, Fields would escape the Boston defence and get into the endzone to make it 13-3 heading into the final frame.
LI 13-3 BOS

4th Q
It had c

AltFL » The AltFL Season 2021 » 10/14/2021 11:58 pm

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"It's off to Jurassic Park everyone!" - I think that's a line from the movie Jurassic Park 3. Anyways, the social media team got tied up (hopefully not literally), so this is a late post, but I bring forth to you our uniform matchup as we have to travel on the road once again. This time we are bringing the purple helmets along with purple socks while keeping it fresh with the all white pants and top. Now let's stop those Raptors like famous Mario actor Chris Pratt!
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Football » North American Association of Football - NAAF » 10/12/2021 9:42 pm

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Enigmajones wrote:

Now that the Tigers are out of it, lets go Toronto! 

 Also, two questions about draft candidates, when can we submit players? And do I have to re submit the players I submitted last time?

You can always submit players, the link is on the first post! And no I have a backlog of all the players so they will eventually get used, sorry if there is a delay I have 100+ that I still haven't used. I will still try to at least make sure everyone has at least 1 guy each year. But thanks for submitting the guys you do!

Football » North American Association of Football - NAAF » 10/12/2021 5:52 pm

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1965 Division Semi-Finals

EAST DIVISION SEMI-FINAL
Boston Independents VS. London Tigers - Richardson Stadium - September 19, 1965 - 3 PM ET - Weather: Cloudy 13ºC | 57ºF

1st Q
The opening quarter between Boston and London was quite slow with both teams opening up with 2 and outs. London was the first of the teams to start making some moves downfield after a strong 17-yard pass to WR Russell Wilcox. However, the Independents were able to stand strong and hold London to a field goal, which K Nimrod Handsworth drilled to make it 0-3 London. Boston would counter with their first strong drive of the game. After a pair of first downs, QB Nathaniel Braddock was able to connect with WR Alexei Dubois who broke off a 23-yard run after the catch to set up Boston at the 9-yard line. 2 plays later Braddock would throw into a tight window to connect with WR Evan Clanton for the first major of the game. 
BOS 7-3 LDN

2nd Q
In the second quarter, the Tigers looked to retaliate after the touchdown, but Boston’s defence stepped up and DL Timmy Kerr was able to get to QB Riley Kiernan on 2nd and 3 to stop the drive. Boston would take advantage of the strong defensive play and would find the endzone once again later in the 2nd with Braddock finding WR Chester Bennett on a 3-yard out route. The strong first half by the Independents would leave them up 14-3 at the break.
BOS 14-3 LDN

3rd Q
The second half got off to a better start for the Tigers. Kiernan was able to get the ball moving on their opening drive. RB Austin Andrews was a big help with a pair of strong runs. K Nimrod Handsworth would finish off the drive with a field goal to cut the lead to 8. The drive sparked some life into the Tigers’ defence as they would step up and make several stops during the 3rd quarter. While the defence did their job, Kiernan continued to get the Tigers down the field. Kiernan would get into scoring range after a 1

Football » North American Association of Football - NAAF » 10/08/2021 5:16 pm

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1965 NAAF Award Nominations

MVP

QB Lyle Painter IND
Painter is not a name you would have expected to be up here for the MVP award this season, especially when he was not named the Victors’ starting QB for week 1. However, after QB Tom Applewhite got off to a rocky start, the team turned to Painter who would prove why he was once a number 1 overall pick. He would lead the Victors to a 6-4 record over the rest of the season giving them their first-ever playoff appearance. His leadership and determination made him the most valuable piece in helping Indiana find a name for themselves. He also threw 21 touchdowns in the 10 games he started which would have put him on pace for 25 if he got the other 2 games.

LB William Washington II LI
The Raiders’ defence had a record-setting season, and their lead man was former 2nd overall selection LB William Washington II. He made quite the comeback this season after suffering a major injury that kept him sidelined for most of last year. This season he would lead the league in tackles and have 6 forced fumbles which were tied for 3rd in the league. His production is super valuable, but the leadership was even more so bringing together the stout defence to crush opposing offences. It very much looks like William Washington II is going to be one of the next great LBs in the NAAF.

QB Todd Baker TOR
Baker certainly will not get the recognition on the stat sheet, however, you cannot ignore the level of leadership and determination for the QB that just led a team that most expected to be middle of the road or worse, to a league-best 9-3 record and a West Division crown. Baker has been the steady hand that has guided the Steelheads on the field, being able to face adversity and challenges to put their team in the best position to win. He did it so consistently this season that he certainly deserves to be looked at

Football » North American Association of Football - NAAF » 10/08/2021 8:50 am

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Section30 wrote:

Missing the playoffs while having a record that would tie the other division winner... sadpain

It is funny to note that the last time a team made the playoffs with a worse record than another that missed, was 1953 when Boston (4-6) made the playoffs over Buffalo (6-4). This was the reason the crossover was added in the first place...Buffalo really doesn't like playoff formats and Boston.

AltFL » The AltFL Season 2021 » 10/07/2021 5:29 pm

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Let's punch it into hyperspace boys, we going to the moon! At least the one on the Nightriders logo that is... It is another tough battle for the Galactics this week as we take on a fellow unbeaten squad in the Nightriders. For the classic duel, we will be wearing the roads with the white helmets this week. #ORLvsBOS #startthecountdown #battleoftheunbeaten
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Football » North American Association of Football - NAAF » 10/07/2021 5:21 pm

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1965 Week 12
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Boston Independents - 14, Halifax Mariners -  21 - Richardson Stadium - September 11, 1965 - 12 PM ET - Weather: Cloudy
1st Q
0-7 HFX - RTD RB Ronald O’Sullivan
2nd Q
7-7 BOS - PTD QB Nathaniel Braddock -> WR Chester Bennett
3rd Q
14-7 BOS - PTD QB Nathaniel Braddock -> WR Alexei Dubois
4th Q
14-14 HFX - PTD QB Michael Benedict -> WR Joshua Lafleur
14-21 HFX - DTD INT DB Aquilio Ruiz

The Mariners managed to pull off the upset to close out their season with Boston slipping all the way to 6-6.
DB Aquilio Ruiz was the hero picking off QB Nathaniel Braddock in the redzone before getting a couple of blocks and taking the ball the distance to give the Mariners the shocking lead.
Outside of the interception,  Braddock still had a good game and managed to close out his season with 24 passing touchdowns with a 2 touchdown performance.
Now, Boston must rely on help from some other teams in hopes of getting themselves into the playoffs.

Long Island Raiders - 23, Ottawa Royals - 7 - Long Island Stadium - September 11, 1965 - 3:30 PM ET - Weather: Cloudy
1st Q
7-0 LI - RTD RB Dareion Fields
2nd Q
10-0 LI - FG K Henderson Schumacher
13-0 LI - FG K Henderson Schumcaher
3rd Q
20-0 LI - RTD RB Dareion Fields
4th Q
20-7 OTT - PTD QB Lee Rogers -> WR Marshall Leonard
23-7 LI - FG K Henderson Schumacher

With Boston losing earlier in the afternoon, the Raiders jumped all over the opportunity to take the East Division.
Their defence rose to the challenge by shutting Ottawa down until the 4th quarter, and this week the offence managed to turn it up with RB Dareion Fields scoring a couple of majors and had 145 rushing yards to top that.
The Royals managed to hang in there until the la

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