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9/13/2021 4:41 pm  #1731


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

1965 Free Agency - Post Draft

Following the draft, teams continued to fill out the remainder of their rosters. There were only 5 players remaining in the top 25, but they quickly found spots. QB Robert Humphrey was brought in to Halifax to bring a veteran presence next to QB Michael Benedict. There were rumours that the Mariners were interested in making a trade for QB Lyle Painter, but they ultimately never came to a final deal. Continuing with QBs, Rigobert St-Hilaire decided to return to his original team, signing a 1-year deal with the Rouge. 

There were plenty of safeties moving around with Nick Larson heading to Providence with a chance to compete with S Paul Christopher for the starting job. S Cal Clemmons would head to Buffalo to back up S Wesley Jones. There would also be a trade that would send S Jack Simon from the Steelheads to the Independents for a 1966 5th round pick. The move helped open up a roster spot for the 7th overall pick, S Charles Clerk for the Steelheads. 

There was a second trade that had happened between the Rouge and the Victors that send RB Ronald Kociba to the Rouge in exchange for a 4th rounder from 1966. The move opens a spot for Indiana to bring up RB Robert Jack. 

Top 25 Free Agents
6 - QB Robert Humphrey LI -> HFX 1Y, $14,500
8 - S Nick Larson TOR -> PRO 1Y, $12,000
11 - QB Rigobert St-Hilaire LDN -> MTL 1Y, $10,500
12 - S Cal Clemmons PRO -> BUF 1Y, $12,000
21 - RB Bernard Alston LI -> LI 1Y, $10,500

Other notable signings
LB Harvey Phillips MTL -> BUF 1Y, $7,000
S Frankie Munster LDN -> HFX 1Y, $9,000
DL Tim Hunt LI -> IND 1Y, $6,500
LB Bob Walton BOS -> LOU 1Y, $5,500
DB Patrick Lindsay PRO -> MTL 1Y, $5,000
DL Wesley Highgate TOR -> PRO 1Y, $12,500
LB Collin Knight OTT -> TOR 1Y, $7,500

Undrafted Free Agents
QB Tyrion Gainsborough - London, UK - Darknes -> OTT
LB Dolph Vinslow - Niles, MI - Stickman -> LOU
WR Weston Laurier - Ottawa, ON - idm -> LDN
WR Russell Leman - Oshawa, ON - Darknes -> TOR
DL Ryder O’Shea - St.John’s, NL - Darknes -> HFX
OL Henri McMillan - Montreal, QC - Darknes -> MTL


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9/13/2021 7:12 pm  #1732


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

Just a question, do players from the other leagues ever make their way to the NAAF? Like as from the ACFL and such?


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9/13/2021 7:40 pm  #1733


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

Enigmajones wrote:

Just a question, do players from the other leagues ever make their way to the NAAF? Like as from the ACFL and such?

It happens, sometimes, I tend to just forget sometimes to add some extra players that would be in that case, but I have in the past had players go to and come from the ACFL (like QB Lee Rogers for example), they just usually aren't the stars or anything. 


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9/13/2021 8:20 pm  #1734


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

Wallflower wrote:

Enigmajones wrote:

Just a question, do players from the other leagues ever make their way to the NAAF? Like as from the ACFL and such?

It happens, sometimes, I tend to just forget sometimes to add some extra players that would be in that case, but I have in the past had players go to and come from the ACFL (like QB Lee Rogers for example), they just usually aren't the stars or anything. 

While Im asking things, is there a full list of the different football leagues besides the NAAF? I obviously have heard of the ACFL, and the defunct OFU, but what are the others?


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9/14/2021 8:24 am  #1735


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

Enigmajones wrote:

Wallflower wrote:

Enigmajones wrote:

Just a question, do players from the other leagues ever make their way to the NAAF? Like as from the ACFL and such?

It happens, sometimes, I tend to just forget sometimes to add some extra players that would be in that case, but I have in the past had players go to and come from the ACFL (like QB Lee Rogers for example), they just usually aren't the stars or anything. 

While Im asking things, is there a full list of the different football leagues besides the NAAF? I obviously have heard of the ACFL, and the defunct OFU, but what are the others?

As of now, I have had those two leagues plus the GLFL (Great Lakes Football League). Those 3 leagues are the ones that the NAAF are directly competing (or competed) with. There are others that exist in the world, but I am going to hold on to those until they become relevant, so I can make adjustments and changes to fit the story down the line if I ever decide to change things. I believe I had made a post a while back that showed all the teams within the leagues. 


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9/18/2021 5:05 pm  #1736


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

1965 NAAF Season Preview
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1965 Schedule
The 1965 season will have quite an interesting schedule. It will mark the first time every team will play every other team since 1956. That does mean that teams will only see one other team once and makes every game that much more valuable for tie-breakers come the end of the season. With an already competitive field, especially in the East, it is going to make for a fun season.
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Pre-Season Power Rankings

1 - Buffalo Blue Wings
1964 Record: 8-4 (1st West)
1964 Result: Won McCallister Cup

After taking home the championship last season, Buffalo was fairly quiet during the offseason up until they made a blockbuster trade to acquire DL William Sanderson. Adding such a prolific piece to the team shows that Buffalo is not aiming to waste their championship window that is currently wide open. Buffalo has a strong roster throughout, however, their weaknesses could come in a lack of depth at some positions. The biggest concern may be the offensive line, as only 3 of the 7 guys on the roster have seen the field in the NAAF. It is going to be a big ask for the 4 rookies to step up and keep Buffalo in the hunt.

Captains
C - QB Charles Lemieux
A - DL Lonnie Vincent
A - DL Georgio Stephan

2 - Long Island Raiders
1964 Record: 7-5 (3rd East)
1964 Result: Lost McCallister Cup

The Raiders may have shocked a few people with their quick return to a championship contender last season. They return this year with what is still one of the best defences in the league, which helped lift the team a lot last season. They also have many weapons and an upgraded O-line that should keep the offence trucking behind RB Dareion Fields. The main question for the Raiders will be if QB Stanley Troyer can maintain his strong play from last season and keep the Raiders in the hunt for the cup.

Captains
C - DL Vernon Spears
A - RB Dareion Fields
A - OL Elliot Winterbottom

3 - Montreal Rouge
1964 Record: 8-3-1 (1st East)
1964 Result: Lost East Division Final

The high-flying Rouge offence will be at the centre of the team’s success this season. QB Gene Bishop will still have all his weapons with WR Derek Cross, WR Taylor Karis, and TE Eli Grant, while adding on a 2nd year WR Yahui Sun to take on a bigger role this season. RB Scott Mallard-White will also be front and centre in the offence to keep the ball moving on the ground. Defensively, Montreal is not a team to sleep on with S Garet deVale leading the way, but they did lose key pieces on the D-line which may make things a little tougher for the squad. 

Captains
C - DB Quentin Xavier
A - LB Sam Fitzroy
A - RB Scott Mallard-White

4 - Boston Independents
1964 Record: 7-4-1 (2nd East)
1964 Result: Lost East Division Semi-Final

Boston continues to find themselves in the conversation for a title, but they never seem to be the front runners. A lot of that has to do with the question marks in the WR core. WR Evan Clanton is listed as the team's new #1 WR heading into the season with WR Alexei Dubois sliding in beside him. The two youngsters certainly have experience, but they will have to face the pressure of being able to replace WR Ellis Lindholm. Boston should still be in it to win every single week, especially if their defence continues to make improvements and create some problems for their opponents. 

Captains
C - LB Brent Harper
A - QB Nathaniel Braddock
A - OL Graham Chambers*

5 - London Tigers
1964 Record: 6-6 (4th West)
1964 Result: Missed Playoffs

London was unfortunately just short of making the playoffs last season, which was certainly frustrating for the defending champs at the time. Going into this season, they are looking to jump right back into the top of the league. They do get a boost on the defence with LB George Yokoi coming over from Louisville. The big question could be with the run game for the Tigers as the younger RB Austin Andrews might be taking over the starting spot over veteran and alternate captain RB Clifford Russell

Captains
C - QB Riley Kiernan
A - DB Jackson Miles
A - RB Clifford Russell

6 - Providence Gold Stars
1964 Record: 5-7 (4th East)
1964 Result: Missed Playoffs

The Gold Stars may have quietly found themselves back in a fairly competitive spot. The addition of OL Joseph Samberg through the draft might be the best move the team made all offseason. Having a more stable O-line should be able to open up the offence for QB Connor O’Rourke to make things happen. Not to mention the defence lead by DB Neville Falkner could easily create plenty of havoc throughout the season. They still have minor concerns, but the Gold Stars may be a lot more stable than many thought. 

Captains
C - QB Connor O’Rourke
A - DL Calias McDonough
A - DB Neville Falkner

7 - Louisville Thunder
1964 Record: 7-5 (3rd West)
1964 Result: Lost West Division Final

Louisville, on the other hand, took a step in the wrong direction this offseason. The large amounts spent on veteran WRs did not pan out last season, and the trade to grab a younger WR Lloyd Lane in the draft may leave their defence being a lot weaker than they hoped. The questions for Louisville start with that very WR core that has not been able to truly create consistent offence and end with their front 7 that certainly will be hoping the secondary can pick up the slack. Louisville still has a lot of skill, but they are going to likely have an uphill battle to deal with this season. 

Captains
C - QB Leonidas Dumont
A - LB Scotty Williams
A - S Johnny Berger

8 - Toronto Steelheads
1964 Record: 7-5 (2nd West)
1964 Result: Lost West Division Semi-Final

Toronto made a strong push for the playoffs last season, but they certainly are going to start to feel some of the age that the team has this season, especially in the defence. Their top two LBs are 33 (Daniel Carpenter) and 34 (Rusty McVee), their top DL are also both 34 (Chester Avery) and 31 (Lawrence Armstrong), and their S Daniel Perry is 33. Their offence is a little younger so they may be able to pick up the slack, but the aging defence may be what holds them back this season. 

Captains
C - QB Todd Baker
A - LB Daniel Carpenter
A - S Daniel Perry

9 - Halifax Mariners
1964 Record: 3-9 (5th East)
1964 Result: Missed Playoffs

The Mariners are looking like they could be primed to finally make a jump from rebuilding to playoff contender. The youth behind DL Wayne Baxton, S Jay Shepard, and RB Ronald O’Sullivan all look to be ready to take the next step this season. The main concern coming from the team as a whole will likely be at the QB position. QB Michael Benedict will be the starter out of the gate and there is hope that he will finally settle in without the pressure of competing with QB Buck Murphy for the starting job. However, he has still been unable to prove that he can be the true consistent starter, which may be the one thing holding the Mariners back if he doesn’t get his footing.

Captains
C - OL Ward Briscoe
A - DB Joe Robinson
A - QB Michael Benedict*

10 - Ottawa Royals
1964 Record: 5-7 (4th East)
1964 Result: Missed Playoffs

The Royals are a rebuilding team, however, they certainly aren’t a team worth completely counting out. Strong coaching and good leadership may be able to help the team keep rolling. The big questions will be in the backfield both at QB and RB. QB Landon Ross is expected to be getting an opportunity this season, especially sharing a similar play style to QB Jean Matieau, who is taking over as offensive coordinator, however, QB Lee Rogers has also shown a lot of skill in training camp that may lead him to start week 1. As for the RB position, it will likely be a split carries situation with RB Corbyn Knight and RB Wally Morton, who have both shown promise throughout the game.  

Captains
C - DL Olaf Viktorsson*
A - S Randall Green*
A - WR Marshall Leonard*

11 - Pittsburgh Blacksmiths
1964 Record: -
1964 Result: -

Pittsburgh will certainly be a huge question rolling into the season since they are a completely new team. RB Stavros Black will be rolling in as the team’s leader and will likely be the main weapon on offence. However, the centre of attention during the team’s camp is their QB battle. QB Buck Murphy and QB Mike Key were the main two QBs duelling for the starting job. QB Magnus Torrensen also made a statement and some were wondering if he may sneak into the battle. In the end, the team has decided to roll with QB Buck Murphy as the QB showed the most talent out of the gate. 

Captains
C - RB Stavros Black*
A - DL Sammy Pickett*
A - OL Wally McRose*

12 - Indiana Victors
1964 Record: 2-10 (5th West)
1964 Result: Missed Playoffs

While Indiana likely is not the worst team as a whole, however, trading your franchise player isn’t going give you a lot of confidence going into the season. Indiana will be hoping that the other pieces can make up for the move on defence. Once again, there is a QB battle to see in Indiana. The team’s future lies in QB Tom Applewhite, and they are expected to give him the reins to start the season. QB Lyle Painter is not exactly happy about the decision seeing as he had signed his 2-year deal to be the starter, but it looks like the Victors’ plans have changed.

Captains
C - DB Kelly Kirkland*
A - TE Emmanuel Hines
A - LB Terrence Patton*

Wallflowers’ Predictions

WEST
BUF 9-3 -y
LDN 7-5 -x
LOU 5-7
IND 4-8
TOR 4-8
PIT 2-10

EAST
MTL 9-3 -y
BOS 9-3 -x
LI 8-4 -x
HFX 7-5 -xc
PRO 6-6
OTT 2-10

DSF
LDN over HFX
BOS over LI

DF
BUF over LDN
MTL over BOS

47TH MCC
BUF over MTL

I think Buffalo dominates the weaker West Division, while Montreal and Boston have the division be decided on their week 1 match which I have Montreal winning, which becomes the tiebreaker. The Mariners also come through and end up sneaking in with a crossover spot. 

The Tigers get hot late and get back to the WDF, while Boston ends the Raiders’ season early. Then both Buffalo and Montreal take wins at home to send themselves back to the McCallister Cup. Finally, I gotta take the Blue Wings in a repeat on home field for the cup.

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9/20/2021 4:24 pm  #1737


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

1965 Week 1
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Buffalo Blue Wings - 21, Long Island Raiders - 11 - Milton Charles Stadium - June 24, 1965 - 7 PM ET - Kickoff - Weather: Clear
1st Q
0-1 LI - Single K Henderson Schumacher
2nd Q
7-1 BUF - RTD RB Jimmy Golden
7-4 LI - FG K Henderson Schumacher
3rd Q
14-4 BUF - PTD QB Charles Lemieux -> WR Julius Drake
4th Q
14-11 LI - RTD RB Dareion Fields
21-11 BUF - PTD QB Charles Lemieux -> WR Zachariah Pembroke

Buffalo reinforced the fact that they are favourites to repeat as champions with a strong 21-11 win over the Raiders. 
Both defences were playing quite well in the first half, but Lemieux was able to create some offence in the second half with a pair of touchdown passes. 
DL William Sanderson made his mark for Buffalo as well with 5 tackles and 2 sacks off of the line already showing his impact.
The Raiders offence was struggling with the strong Blue Wings front 7 keeping RB Dareion Fields at bay, and then that same line getting to QB Stanley Troyer many times throughout the game. 

Montreal Rouge - 41, Boston Independents - 34 - OT - Mount Royal Stadium - June 25, 1965 - 7 PM ET - FNF - Weather: Partly Cloudy
1st Q
7-0 MTL - PTD QB Gene Bishop -> WR Derek Cross
7-7 BOS - PTD QB Nathaniel Braddock -> WR Chester Bennett
2nd Q
14-7 MTL - PTD QB Gene Bishop -> WR Derek Cross
14-14 BOS - PTD QB Nathaniel Braddock -> TE Tobias Lindholm
21-14 MTL - RTD RB Scott Mallard-White
3rd Q
28-14 MTL - PTD QB Gene Bishop -> WR Derek Cross
28-17 BOS - FG K Johnnie Berg
31-17 MTL - FG K Arthur Kettinger
4th Q
34-17 MTL - FG K Arthur Kettinger
34-24 BOS - PTD QB Nathaniel Braddock -> WR Evan Clanton
34-31 BOS - RTD RB Kendall Morgan
34-34 BOS - FG K Johnnie Berg
OT
41-34 MTL - RTD RB Scott Mallard-White

What could be a division-deciding game, ended up being a stellar shootout between QBs Gene Bishop and Nathaniel Braddock. 
The Rouge had jumped ahead to a strong lead in the 3rd, however, Braddock would march the Independents back into the game with 17 straight points to force overtime.
Montreal would end up being the only team to score in overtime after WR Yahui Sun broke off a 45-yard play to set up RB Scott Mallard-White for the game-winning score.

Toronto Steelheads - 31, Ottawa Royals - 28 - Anderson Stadium - June 26, 1965 - 3 PM ET - Weather: Mostly Cloudy
1st Q
7-0 TOR - RTD RB Max Tracy
10-0 TOR - FG K Bob Randall
10-3 OTT - FG K Ira Foster
2nd Q
10-6 OTT - FG K Ira Foster
17-6 TOR - RTD RB Max Tracy
17-12 OTT - RTD RB Corbyn Knight
17-14 OTT - 2PT RB Corbyn Knight
3rd Q
24-14 TOR - PTD QB Todd Baker -> TE Paul McDowell
24-21 OTT - PTD QB Lee Rogers -> TE Ryan Hatcher
4th Q
24-28 OTT - PTD QB Lee Rogers -> WR Marshall Leonard
31-28 TOR - PTD QB Todd Baker -> WR Edmund Landry

A slow game first half in Toronto, opened up in the second half as both teams lit up the endzone multiple times. 
QB Lee Rogers showed his abilities through the air and had taken over in the second half after splitting some snaps with young QB Landon Ross in the first half. 
QB Todd Baker was able to counter the Royals surge with a late score to put them over the top and open the season on a win.

Pittsburgh Blacksmiths - 7, Indiana Victors - 16 - Riverfront Stadium of Pittsburgh - June 26, 1965 - 7 PM ET - SNF - Weather: Cloudy
1st Q
0-3 IND - FG K Ross Poindexter
0-6 IND - FG K Ross Poindexter
2nd Q
3rd Q
0-13 IND - PTD QB Tom Applewhite -> TE Emmanuel Hines
7-13 PIT - RTD RB Stavros Black
4th Q
7-16 IND - FG K Ross Poindexter

The opening game for the Blacksmiths was certainly an ugly one; The Victors got off to a decent start, but some mistakes from 2nd-year QB Tom Applewhite would lead to a 0-6 halftime score.
Applewhite would get back into it with his first touchdown to TE Emmanuel Hines. 
RB Stavros Black would lead the way for the Blacksmiths and scored the team’s first touchdown in franchise history.
Indiana was strong defensively creating some havoc for QB Buck Murphy throughout, DL Fred Webster led the way with a sack and 3 tackles on the line.

Halifax Mariners - 17, Louisville Thunder - 23 - Atlantic Stadium - June 27, 1965 - 1 PM ET - Weather: Partly Cloudy
1st Q
0-3 LOU - FG K Frank Hughes
2nd Q
0-10 LOU - RTD RB Rodney Clark
3-10 HFX - FG K Elvis Franklin
3rd Q
3-13 LOU - FG K Frank Hughes
10-13 HFX - PTD QB Michael Benedict -> WR Shane Steadman
4th Q
10-20 LOU - RTD RB Rodney Clark
10-23 LOU - FG K Frank Hughes
17-23 HFX - RTD RB Ronald O’Sullivan

The Thunder were able to pull off a win on the road in Halifax on the back of RB Rodney Clark and a simple game plan.
QB Michael Benedict was pretty solid in the game with a passing touchdown but still made some mistakes in the first half throwing 2 picks to DB Oliver Langstrom and S Johnny Berger.
RB Ronald O’Sullivan was able to break off a strong run to give Halifax a shot late, but the Thunder was able to hold on.

London Tigers - 27, Providence Gold Stars - 9 - Western Fair Stadium - June 27, 1965 - 4 PM ET - Weather: Mostly Cloudy
1st Q
0-3 PRO - FG K Maurice Lafayette
7-3 LDN - PTD QB Riley Kiernan -> WR Max Sutton
2nd Q
10-3 LDN - FG K Nimrod Handsworth
17-3 LDN - PTD QB Riley Kiernan -> TE Tranquille Rousseau
3rd Q
17-9 PRO - PTD QB Connor O’Rourke -> WR Cedric Peterson
20-9 LDN - FG K Nimrod Handsworth
4th Q
27-9 LDN - RTD RB Austin Andrews

The Tigers’ defence was very good in the season opener against the Gold Stars containing the team to only 9-points. 
DL Richard Blunt had a forced fumble and LB Dallas Dillard did as well; DB Jackson Miles had a pick as well for the Tigers.
The only touchdown that Providence was able to score had come off of a DB Neville Falkner interception. 
QB Riley Kiernan was solid throughout with a pair of touchdown passes in the first half with RB Austin Andrews having a strong game on the ground as well.

Injury Report
OL Sal Valcano BOS - Day-to-Day
OL Stanley Witt BOS - 6 Weeks
DL Tournel Guay BUF - 2 Weeks
OL Ward Briscoe HFX - Day-to-Day
QB Robert Humphrey HFX - 2 Weeks
LB Linus Kinjerski IND - Day-to-Day
S Marc-Antoine Marchand MTL - 1 Week
TE Wayne Bruce OTT - Day-to-Day
LB Sam Wynn PIT - 7 Weeks
DB Ervin Cook PIT - Day-to-Day
OL Nicholas Waller PRO - Day-to-Day

Players of the Week
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OFF: WR Derek Cross MTL - 3 Receiving Touchdowns, 147 Receiving Yards
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DEF: DL William Sanderson BUF - 5 Tackles, 2 Sacks

Standings
WEST
London 1-0
Buffalo 1-0
Indiana 1-0
Louisville 1-0
Toronto 1-0
Pittsburgh 0-1

EAST
Montreal 1-0
Ottawa 0-1
Halifax 0-1
Boston 0-1
Long Island 0-1
Providence 0-1

Power Rankings
1 - Buffalo -
2 - Montreal +1
3 - Long Island -1
4 - London +1
5 - Boston -1
6 - Louisville +1
7 - Toronto +1
8 - Providence -2
9 - Ottawa +1
10 - Halifax -1
11 - Indiana +1
12 - Pittsburgh -1

Week 2 Games
LDN (1-0) @ OTT (0-1) - JUL 1 - 5 PM ET - Canada Day
MTL (1-0) @ TOR (1-0) - JUL 2 - 7 PM ET - Friday Night Football
HFX (0-1) @ IND (1-0) - JUL 3 - 3 PM ET
PIT (0-1) @ PRO (0-1) - JUL 3 - 7 PM ET - Saturday Night Football
LI (0-1) @ LOU (1-0) - JUL 4 - 2 PM ET - 4th of July
BUF (1-0) @ BOS (0-1) - JUL 4 - 6 PM ET - 4th of July

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9/20/2021 10:00 pm  #1738


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

Good start to the season for London, hopefully we can keep this up.


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9/21/2021 2:54 pm  #1739


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

Good way to start the season for the Wings

Lets keep it going Buffalo!

 

9/21/2021 4:56 pm  #1740


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1965 Week 2
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Ottawa Royals - 19, London Tigers - 33 - Royals Stadium at Brewer Park - July 1, 1965 - 5 PM ET - Canada Day - Weather: Partly Cloudy
1st Q
0-7 LDN - PTD QB Riley Kiernan -> WR Max Sutton
0-10 LDN - FG K Nimrod Handsworth
2nd Q
3-10 OTT - FG K Ira Foster
6-10 OTT - FG K Ira Foster
6-17 LDN - RTD RB Austin Andrews
3rd Q
9-17 OTT - FG K Ira Foster
9-20 LDN - FG K Nimrod Handsworth
9-27 LDN - RTD RB Clifford Russell
16-27 OTT - RTD RB Corbyn Knight
4th Q
19-27 OTT - FG K Ira Foster
19-30 LDN - FG K Nimrod Handsworth
19-33 LDN - FG K Nimrod Handsworth

There were plenty of field goals flying on Canada day with both Ira Foster and Nimrod Handsworth putting up 4 field goals each. 
The Tigers’ offence ended up being the more successful of the two, still being able to get to the endzone 3 times. 
Their defence also had a strong game, much like last week, however, the Royals did still manage to get the offence moving with Jean Matieau’s smart playcalling and QB Lee Rogers’ ability to make something happen.

Toronto Steelheads - 31, Montreal Rouge - 24 - Anderson Stadium - July 2, 1965 - 7 PM ET - FNF - Weather: Mostly Cloudy
1st Q
3-0 TOR - FG K Bob Randall
3-7 MTL - RTD RB Scott Mallard-White
2nd Q
10-7 TOR - RTD RB Max Tracy
10-10 MTL - FG K Arthur Kettinger
3rd Q
10-17 MTL - PTD QB Gene Bishop -> WR Derek Cross
17-17 TOR - PTD QB Todd Baker -> WR Sam Nash
4th Q
24-17 TOR - RTD RB Max Tracy
24-24 MTL - PTD QB Gene Bishop -> WR Taylor Karis
31-24 TOR - PTD QB Todd Baker -> WR Edmund Landry

The Steelheads pulled off a big upset over the Rouge in their second straight game at home.
The Steelheads were helped by a major injury to DB Jayson Klyde of the Rouge, which opened up the field for Todd Baker.
They also got some help from the defence with DL Lawrence Armstrong grabbing a forced fumble off of RB Scott Mallard-White.
Montreal was able to keep themselves in the game with their own offensive success, however, they fell just short in the end.

Indiana Victors - 6, Halifax Mariners - 14 - Victory Stadium - July 3, 1965 - 3 PM ET - Weather: Partly Cloudy
1st Q
3-0 IND - FG K Ross Poindexter
2nd Q
3-7 HFX - RTD RB Ronald O’Sullivan
3-14 HFX - PTD QB Michael Benedict -> WR Joshua Lafleur
3rd Q
4th Q
6-14 IND - FG K Ross Poindexter

The Mariners bounced back from their tough loss to the Thunder with a strong defensive win over the Victors. 
DL Wayne Baxton had a great day getting to QB Tom Applewhite for 3 sacks and even a forced fumble. 
The Mariners’ offence was productive during the 2nd quarter capitalizing on DB Aquilio Ruiz’s first career interception to take a 3-7, as well as a strong drive as the half came to an end. 
Indiana was frustrated throughout, especially Applewhite who was still making a lot of mistakes which often would either end with turnovers or lead to 2 and outs.
There is a possibility that the team may shift to QB Lyle Painter soon if Applewhite continues to struggle.

Providence Gold Stars - 13, Pittsburgh Blacksmiths - 25 - July 3, 1965 - 7 PM ET - SNF - Weather: Cloudy
1st Q
0-3 PIT - FG K Al Highlander
2nd Q
0-10 PIT - RTD RB Stavros Black
6-10 PRO - PTD QB Connor O’Rourke -> WR Owen Paisley
6-13 PIT - FG K Al Highlander
3rd Q
6-16 PIT - FG K Al Highlander
13-16 PRO - RTD RB Rashed Smith
13-22 PIT - PTD QB Buck Murphy -> WR Wilson Queensgate
4th Q
13-25 PIT - FG K Al Highlander

The Pittsburgh Blacksmiths quickly showed that they were not going to be rolled over by the league all season with a strong win over the Providence Gold Stars. 
Their defence was able to take advantage of several Gold Stars mistakes, like a pair of fumbles, and an interception thrown by QB Connor O’Rourke to DB Elvin Waters.
Their offence also jumped on the opportunities and got many chances to score with a strong performance from RB Stavros Black.
K Al Highlander was solid but did miss a field goal and an extra point which could have meant more for the Blacksmiths. 
The Gold Stars’ struggles are a bit surprising but there are some concerns with the team’s new offensive coordinator Jack Dorsey over the offensive woes.

Louisville Thunder - 9, Long Island Raiders - 32 - July 4, 1965 - 2 PM ET - 4th of July - Weather: Mostly Cloudy
1st Q
0-7 LI - RTD RB Dareion Fields
0-14 LI - PTD QB Stanley Troyer -> WR Casey Coleman
2nd Q
0-21 LI - RTD RB Dareion Fields
3rd Q
3-21 LOU - FG K Frank Hughes
3-24 LI - FG K Henderson Schumacher
3-25 LI - Single K Henderson Schmacher
6-25 LOU - FG K Frank Hughes
4th Q
6-32 LI - RTD RB Dareion Fields
9-32 LOU - FG K Frank Hughes

It was a catastrophic first half for the Thunder who could not get the ball moving at all against the strong Raiders’ defence on top of 4 turnovers in the first half. 
DB Alexander Bradley and DB Lauri Hayha each had a pick, while DL Vernon Spears and LB William Washington II each got a forced fumble.
RB Dareion Fields also had a field day against the Thunder’s front 7 running all over them for 152 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns.
QB Leonidas Dumont struggled a lot in the disastrous first half but would recover for an okay second half and get some points on the board.

Boston Independents - 24, Buffalo Blue Wings - 17 - July 4, 1965 - 6 PM ET - 4th of July - Weather: Clear
1st Q
0-7 BUF - RTD RB Jimmy Golden
3-7 BOS - FG K Johnnie Berg
2nd Q
10-7 BOS - RTD RB Kendall Morgan
10-14 BUF - RTD RB Jimmy Golden
3rd Q
10-17 BUF - FG K Ryan Perch
17-17 BOS - PTD QB Nathaniel Braddock -> WR Evan Clanton
4th Q
24-17 BOS - PTD QB Nathaniel Braddock -> WR Chester Bennett

The Independents were able to take down the defending champions on the 4th of July in another come-from-behind effort led by QB Nathaniel Braddock. 
Boston continues to show their resilience with the win and is showing they could be a tough team to beat, even when you think you got them beat.
Buffalo certainly did not play badly, but Boston was able to shut down their offence in the second half, on the back of a DB Mordecai King interception and LB Konrad Aust forced a fumble that prevented major scores.

Injury Report
OL Jonah Lucas BUF - Day-to-Day
S Manuel Ray BUF - Day-to-Day
OL Mart Oosterbroek IND - 3 Weeks
RB Austin Andrews LDN - Day-to-Day
LB Brady O’Conner LI - 2 Weeks
DB Rutherford Winters LI - Day-to-Day
DB Jayson Klyde MTL - 12 Weeks
DB Jacques Gaul PIT - 3 Weeks

Players of the Week
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OFF: RB Dareion Fields LI - 3 Rushing Touchdowns, 152 Rushing Yards
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DEF: DL Wayne Baxton HFX - 3 Sacks, 6 Tackles, 1 Forced Fumble

Standings 
WEST
London 2-0
Toronto 2-0
Buffalo 1-1
Pittsburgh 1-1
Indiana 1-1
Louisville 1-1

EAST
Long Island 1-1
Halifax 1-1
Montreal 1-1
Boston 1-1
Ottawa 0-2
Providence 0-2

Power Rankings
1 - London +3
2 - Buffalo -1
3 - Long Island -
4 - Boston +1
5 - Montreal -3
6 - Toronto +1
7 - Louisville -1
8 - Ottawa +1
9 - Halifax +1
10 - Indiana +1
11 - Pittsburgh +1
12 - Providence -5

Week 3 Games
LDN (2-0) @ IND (1-1) - JUL 9 - 7 PM ET - Friday Night Football
TOR (2-0) @ PIT (1-1) - JUL 10 - 12 PM ET
MTL (1-1) @ LOU (1-1) - JUL 10 - 3:30 PM ET
PRO (0-2) @ HFX (1-1) - JUL 10 - 7 PM ET - Saturday Night Football
BUF (1-1) @ OTT (0-2) - JUL 11 - 1 PM ET 
LI (1-1) @ BOS (1-1) - JUL 11 - 4 PM ET


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