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7/07/2024 11:30 pm  #2681


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

I am waiting for Providence to go undefeated, then lose in their first playoff game. Because that would be very on brand.



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7/09/2024 2:47 am  #2682


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

Love that Underhill got a TD in his new setting, hopefully he can help the team to a playoff berth.

 

7/09/2024 6:39 pm  #2683


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

1972 Week 13

Roster Moves
BOS: DL Joseph Kerr | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
BOS: DL Sam Holmes | Active Roster -> Waivers
BUF: TE Paul Arturberry | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
BUF: TE Nino Duggets (Debut) | Reserve List -> Active Roster
CGY: QB Jesse Essex | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
CGY: QB Eric Reed | Active Roster -> Reserve List
EDM: DL James Chambers | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
EDM: DL John Belanger | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
HFX: WR Nathan Murray-Lawrence | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
HFX: WR Dexter Lallemont | Active Roster -> Reserve List
HFX: TE Brandon McPhail | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
HFX: TE Scott Kissell (Debut) | Reserve List -> Active Roster
LI: S Sully Callahan | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
LI: DB Arnie Marston (Debut) | Reserve List -> Active Roster
MIN: TE Hunter Ziegelbauer | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
MIN: TE Dave Pira | Reserve List -> Active Roster
MIN: DB Leonard Cannon | Waivers -> Reserve List
OTT: S Joseph Ackerman | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
OTT: DB Real Monet (Debut) | Reserve List -> Active Roster
OTT: LB Sheamus Desmond | Waivers -> Reserve List
REG: TE Hank Bradford | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
REG: TE Doug Landry | Active Roster -> Waivers
TOR: WR Cameron Kane | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
TOR: WR Victor Augustin (Debut) | Reserve List -> Active Roster
TOR: S Bennett Drill | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
TOR: DB Joseph Ahmed | Waivers -> Active Roster
VAN: DL Qian Zhou | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
VAN: DL Gord Garrick | Active Roster -> Waivers
VAN: WR Dennis Davtyan | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
VAN: WR Graham Spencer | Reserve List -> Active Roster

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Buffalo Blue Wings - 18 @ Toronto Steelheads - 21 - Anderson Stadium - September 15, 1972 - 6:00 PM ET - Weather: Partly Cloudy - Attendance: 50,942

1st Q
7-0: BUF - RTD RB Jasper Dickerson
2nd Q
7-7: TOR - PTD QB David Simmons -> WR Matthew de la Cruz
7-14: TOR - PTD QB David Simmons -> WR Patrick Early
3rd Q
10-14: BUF - FG K Ryan Perch
10-21: TOR - RTD RB Shannon West
4th Q
16-21: BUF - PTD QB Charles Lemieux -> WR Tracy Driscoll
18-21: BUF - 2PT RB Jasper Dickerson

The Steelheads, despite being down their top 2 WRs, would pull off the upset against the Blue Wings.
QB David Simmons got his 3rd start of the season and had one of his best performances, throwing 2 touchdowns and getting the win.
Buffalo had a rough go with several mistakes in the first half both offensively and defensively, but they still managed to make it close at the end but ended up running out of time.

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Louisville Thunder - 33 @ Calgary Predators - 29 - Predators Stadium at The Stampede - September 15, 1972 - 9:00 PM ET/7:00 PM MT - Weather: Cloudy - Attendance: 30,249

1st Q
7-0: LOU - PTD QB Buck Murphy -> WR Casey Coleman
10-0: LOU - FG K Rhys Kupp
10-1: CGY - Single K Billy Eichelberger
2nd Q
10-8: CGY - RTD RB John Drexel
17-8: LOU - RTD RB George Seahorse
17-15: CGY - PTD QB Emmitt Jackson -> WR Eric Norris
3rd Q
20-15: LOU - FG K Rhys Kupp
23-15: LOU - FG K Rhys Kupp
23-21: CGY - RTD QB Emmitt Jackson
23-23: CGY - 2PT QB Emmitt Jackson -> WR Shay Hopkins
4th Q
23-29: CGY - RTD RB Rocco Peaks
26-29: LOU - FG K Rhys Kupp
33-29: LOU - PTD QB Buck Murphy -> WR Ben Graham

Calgary would put on quite the battle at home against the Central-leading Thunder. 
QB Emmitt Jackson and offence was running all over the field, even taking a 23-29 lead in the 4th quarter.
The Thunder would manage to come back and win the game in the 4th, but they were certainly shocked by Calgary’s performance escaping with a narrow win.
The good news for the Thunder is that the win does clinch them a ticket back to the postseason as well as the team’s first-ever Division title due to Buffalo also losing earlier in the evening.
*Louisville clinches playoff spot
*Louisville clinches Central Division


Providence Gold Stars - 16 @ Long Island Raiders - 26 - Long Island Stadium - September 16, 1972 - 12:00 PM ET - Weather: Partly Cloudy - Attendance: 40,230
1st Q
3-0: PRO - FG K Gilbert O’Neill
3-3: LI - FG K Henderson Schumacher
6-3: PRO - FG K Gilbert O’Neill
2nd Q
6-10: LI - PTD QB Ivan Sanchez -> WR Frank Drysdale
6-13: LI - FG K Henderson Schumacher
3rd Q
6-16: LI - FG K Henderson Schumacher
9-16: PRO - FG K Gilbert O’Niell
16-16: PRO - RTD RB Tresean Jones
4th Q
16-19: LI - FG K Henderson Schumacher
16-26: LI - PTD QB Ivan Sanchez -> WR Larry Mossholder

The Raiders had a lot of pressure on them to win with their playoff hopes starting to look dire, and they would pull off the massive win over the unbeaten Gold Stars. 
It didn’t come easy, however, with Providence’s defence helping to keep the game close until the Raiders finally were able to pull away in the 4th with 10 points Providence wasn’t able to answer back.
QB Jace Beleren drew in to start for the injured QB Red King, but struggled, relying heavily on the run game throughout, and having a couple of interceptions as well.

Regina Wheat Kings - 13 @ Boston Independents - 38 - Richardson Stadium - September 16, 1972 - 3:30 PM ET - Weather: Clear - Attendance: 44,883
1st Q
0-7: BOS - PTD QB Nathaniel Braddock -> WR Al Allmendinger
3-7: REG - FG K Mark Mundle
2nd Q
10-7: REG - PTD QB Stanley Evans -> WR Nick Spalding
10-14: BOS - RTD RB Reggie Whitehead
10-21: BOS - PTD QB Nathaniel Braddock -> TE Spencer Griepentrog
3rd Q
10-24: BOS - FG K Woody Woodstock
10-31: BOS - PTD QB Nathaniel Braddock -> WR Evan Clanton
4th Q
13-31: REG - FG K Mark Mundle
13-38: BOS - RTD RB Wesley Wu

Boston was able to grab their 6th straight win with a dominant win over the Wheat Kings.
QB Nathaniel Braddock was perfect in the decisive win, earning himself a break in the 4th with QB Joel Joesen finishing the game for him.
Regina’s offence had another down week and their defence was just no match for Boston’s offence leading to an expected final score.

Ottawa Royals - 30 @ Edmonton Rangers - 19 - Forest Heights Park - September 16, 1972 - 3:30 PM ET/1:30 PM MT - Weather: Partly Cloudy - Attendance: 28,300
1st Q
7-0: OTT - PTD QB Drake Young -> WR Sterling Underhill
7-3: EDM - FG K Thomas Standberry
10-3: OTT - FG K Ira Foster
2nd Q
17-3: OTT - PTD QB Drake Young -> WR Sterling Underhill
20-3: OTT - FG K Ira Foster
3rd Q
27-3: OTT - PTD QB Drake Young -> WR Charles Toothacre
27-10: EDM - PTD QB Ken Myers -> WR Spencer Hicks
27-16: EDM - RTD RB Howie Bowman
4th Q
30-16: OTT - FG K Ira Foster
30-19: EDM - FG K Thomas Standberry

After back-to-back difficult losses, the Royals were able to get back in the win column with a win over the Rangers. 
WR Sterling Underhill seems to be fitting in well with his new club, scoring a pair of touchdowns in the first half.
The Royals were far ahead at 27-3 in the 3rd, but Edmonton would get a couple of bounces leading to a bit of a comeback in the 3rd and 4th, but ultimately were way too far back to make it interesting.

SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Minnesota Serpents - 21 @ Pittsburgh Blacksmiths - 17 - Riverfront Stadium of Pittsburgh - September 16, 1972 - 7:00 PM ET - Weather: Clear - Attendance: 48,386

1st Q
3-0: MIN - FG K Ray Bough
3-7: PIT - PTD QB Louis Vaughn -> WR Edward Washington
2nd Q
10-7: MIN - RTD RB Tyler Kuhn
3rd Q
10-14: PIT - RTD RB Max Tracy
13-14: MIN - FG K Ray Bough
13-17: PIT - FG K Nigel Stewart
14-17: MIN - Single K Ray Bough
4th Q
21-17: MIN - RTD RB Tyler Kuhn

Saturday Night Football gave us a super important game between the Serpents and Blacksmiths.
It would be a tight game right to the end, with the Serpents getting the lead on a touchdown run from RB Tyler Kuhn. 
Pittsburgh’s 6-game win streak would come to an end in the close matchup, but they have still managed to turn around the rough start they had to the season.
The win does clinch a playoff spot for Minnesota and potentially a West Division with a Vancouver loss on Sunday.
*Minnesota clinches playoff spot

Halifax Mariners - 28 @ Montreal Rouge - 31 - Mount Royal Stadium - September 17, 1972 - 1:00 PM ET - Weather: Partly Cloudy - Attendance: 46,061
1st Q
2nd Q
0-7: MTL - RTD RB Bo Frazier
7-7: HFX - RTD RB Axel Vandal
7-14: MTL - RTD RB Bo Frazier
3rd Q
7-21: MTL - PTD QB Gene Bishop -> TE John Schall
7-24: MTL - FG K Buster McDooley
14-24: HFX - RTD RB Rene Lyons
4th Q
21-24: HFX - PTD QB Todd Sparrow -> WR Oliver Shephard
28-24: HFX - RTD RB Axel Vandal
28-31: MTL - PTD QB Gene Bishop -> WR Taylor Karis

Montreal entered their Sunday afternoon game knowing they were eliminated from playoff contention, but they remained determined to get another win.
Montreal was able to take a lead in the first half, but QB Nathan Houle would suffer a major injury taking him out for the rest of the season, leaving QB Gene Bishop to finish the game.
Halifax would then come back from being down 7-24 taking the lead in the 4th, only for Bishop to lead a vintage game-winning drive to give Montreal their second win in a row.

London Tigers - 24 @ Indiana Victors - 27 - Victory Stadium - September 17, 1972 - 1:00 PM ET - Weather: Partly Cloudy - Attendance: 39,077
1st Q
7-0: LDN - RTD RB Jeremy Royal
7-3: IND - FG K Ross Poindexter
7-10: IND - PTD QB Tom Applewhite -> TE Tranquille Rousseau
2nd Q
7-17: IND - DTD INT DB Oswald Martell
10-17: LDN - FG K Nimrod Handsworth
3rd Q
10-20: IND - FG K Ross Poindexter
10-27: IND - RTD RB Daniel Collins
4th Q
17-27: LDN - RTD RB Jeremy Royal
24-27: LDN - PTD QB Tyrion Gainsborough -> WR Lloyd Lane

The Tigers’ skid continued in a tough loss to the Victors, leaving them in a tough spot with two games left.
QB Henry Johnsson had his worst performance of the season, throwing 3 interceptions, leading to QB Tyrion Gainsborough taking over in the 2nd half. 
Gainsborough was able to mount a comeback but came up short, however, a QB controversy may be on the horizon for the last couple of games. 
Indiana had a great performance behind the determined QB Tom Applewhite and returning RB Daniel Collins, leading to their 4th win of the season.

Vancouver Wolves - 24 @ Winnipeg Falcons - 26 - Provencher Park - September 17, 1972 - 4:00 PM ET/3:00 PM CT - Weather: Partly Cloudy - Attendance: 22,139
1st Q
0-3: WPG - FG K Jordan Hollingsworth
7-3: VAN - PTD QB Kevin Westwood -> WR Keshawn Johnston
2nd Q
7-10: WPG - PTD QB Emerson Thompson -> WR Juwan Sylvester
3rd Q
7-13: WPG - FG K Jordan Hollingsworth
7-20: WPG - RTD RB Joe Rivers
10-20: VAN - FG K Sterling Brooks
3rd Q
17-20: VAN - PTD QB Kevin Westwood -> WR Akira Sakamoto
17-23: WPG - FG K Jordan Hollingsworth
24-23: VAN - PTD QB Kevin Westwood -> WR Keshawn Johnston
24-26: WPG - FG K Jordan Hollingsworth

The final shock of the week would see the Falcons pull off the upset against the Wolves.
QB Emerson Thompson continued to impress, leading the Falcons on a game-winning drive in the dying minutes of the 4th. 
Vancouver was shocked, especially when they had fallen into a 7-20 hole, but managed to get back into the lead, only to allow the Falcons to get the last kick in at the buzzer.
The loss for Vancouver gives Minnesota their 3rd straight West Division title. 
*Minnesota clinches West Division

Injury Report
BOS: DL Joseph Kerr - 1 Week
BOS: DB Mordecai King - Day-to-Day
BOS: WR Edward Webb - 2 Weeks
EDM: RB Gary Hubbard - 1 Week
HFX: OL Gleeson Seidl - Day-to-Day
HFX: DB Lance Lee - 1 Week
HFX: LB Frederic Macnamara - 5 Weeks
HFX: S Sampson Wendel - 1 Week
IND: OL Viktor Stahl - Day-to-Day
IND: DL Daniel Myers - Day-to-Day
LDN: OL Harvey Strong - Day-to-Day
LI: OL Albert Newport - 1 Week
LI: DL Chris Price - Day-to-Day
MIN: QB Martin Keller - Day-to-Day
MIN: LB Conrad Kurst - Day-to-Day
MTL: QB Nathan Houle - 9 Weeks
MTL: OL Phil Ampertis - Day-to-Day
MTL: DL Gregory Jacquet - 1 Week
OTT: LB Tuukka Tariitt - 4 Weeks
PIT: OL Lars Nordssen - 8 Weeks
PRO: LB Victor Falkensteig - 3 Weeks
PRO: DL Newton Dalton - Day-to-Day
PRO: LB Kurt Warlock - 4 Weeks
TOR: DB Santino Arriola - Day-to-Day
TOR: DL Sam Reinkemeyer - 7 Weeks
VAN: OL Nick Bowen - 6 Weeks
VAN: LB Jaylen Murray - 2 Weeks
WPG: DL Eric Clarke - Day-to-Day
WPG: DB Kyle Ellerbee - 3 Weeks

Players of the Week


OFF: QB Drake Young - 3 Passing Touchdowns, 282 Passing Yards


DEF: LB William Washington II - 10 Tackles, 1 Sack, 1 Forced Fumble

Standings
WEST

Minnesota - 10-2 -Y
Vancouver - 7-5
Calgary - 5-7
Winnipeg - 3-9
Edmonton - 3-9
Regina - 2-10

CENTRAL
Louisville - 10-2 -Y
Buffalo - 7-5
Pittsburgh - 7-5
London - 6-6
Toronto - 4-8
Indiana - 4-8

EAST
Providence - 11-1 -Y
Boston - 8-4
Ottawa - 7-5
Long Island - 7-5
Montreal - 5-7
Halifax - 2-10

Playoff Picture
1 - E: Providence - 11-1 - Y
2 - W: Minnesota - 10-2 - Y
3 - C: Louisville - 10-2 - Y
4 - Boston - 8-4
5 - Vancouver - 7-5
6 - Buffalo - 7-5
7 - Pittsburgh - 7-5
8 - Ottawa - 7-5
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9 - Long Island - 7-5
10 - London - 6-6
11 - Calgary - 5-7
12 - Montreal - 5-7 - e
13 - Toronto - 4-8 - e
14 - Indiana - 4-8 - e
15 - Winnipeg - 3-9 - e
16 - Edmonton - 3-9 - e
17 - Regina - 2-10 - e
18 - Halifax - 2-10 - e

Power Rankings
1 - Providence - 
2 - Minnesota +1
3 - Louisville -1
4 - Boston +1
5 - Pittsburgh -1
6 - Ottawa -
7 - Long Island +2
8 - Vancouver -1
9 - Buffalo -1
10 - Calgary +1
11 - London -1
12 - Montreal -
13 - Toronto +1
14 - Indiana +1
15 - Winnipeg +2
16 - Edmonton -3
17 - Halifax -1
18 - Regina -

Week 14 Games
TOR (4-8) @ IND (4-8) - SEP 22 - 7:00 PM ET - Friday Night Football
HFX (2-10) @ OTT (7-5) - SEP 23 - 12:00 PM ET
*OTT clinches a playoff spot with Win + LI Loss
LOU (10-2) @ LDN (6-6) - SEP 23 - 12:00 PM ET
WPG (3-9) @ MIN (10-2) - SEP 23 - 3:30 PM ET
EDM (3-9) @ REG (2-10) - SEP 23 - 3:30 PM ET
PIT (7-5) @ BUF (7-5) - SEP 23 - 7:00 PM ET - Saturday Night Football
*BUF clinches playoff spot with Win
*PIT clinches playoff spot with Win by more than 7 points + LDN Loss
BOS (8-4) @ PRO (11-1) - SEP 24 - 1:00 PM ET
*BOS clinches playoff spot with Win 
*PRO clinches #1 seed in playoffs with Win + MIN Loss
MTL (5-7) @ LI (7-5) - SEP 24 - 1:00 PM ET
CGY (5-7) @ VAN (7-5) - SEP 24 - 4:00 PM ET
*VAN clinches playoff spot with Win + PIT or BUF Loss (No Tie) or OTT Loss or LI Loss


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7/10/2024 8:28 am  #2684


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

PLAYOFFS HERE WE COME



 

7/11/2024 5:44 pm  #2685


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

1972 Week 14

Roster Moves
CGY: WR James Potter | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
CGY: WR Bruno Lemieux | Active Roster -> Waivers
HFX: LB Nick Proehl | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
HFX: LB Frederic Macnamara | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
LDN: OL Jacob Szczepanski | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
LDN: OL Oscar Montgomery | Active Roster -> Waivers
LDN: S Frank Thorpe | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
LDN: S Tristan Verrett | Active Roster -> Reserve List
LDN: DB Ray Hallatt | Injured Reserve -> Reserve List
LOU: DL Carl Hogg | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
LOU: DL Bob Atkins | Active Roster -> Waivers
MIN: S Peter Sellers | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
MIN: S Alex Spurrier | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
MTL: QB Nathan Houle | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
MTL: QB Jacque Monet | Reserve List -> Active Roster
OTT: LB Tuukka Tariitt | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
OTT: LB Sheamus Desmond | Reserve List -> Active Roster
PIT: OL Lars Nordssen | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
PIT: OL Chet Manley | Reserve List -> Active Roster
PRO: QB Michael Miranda | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
PRO: QB Red King | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
PRO: OL Gregg Rosenberg | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
PRO: OL Tom Pillsbury | Active Roster -> Reserve List
PRO: LB Kurt Warlock | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
PRO: LB Cole Kent (Debut) | Reserve List -> Active Roster
TOR: DL Sam Reinkemeyer | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
TOR: DL JR Stevens | Reserve List -> Active Roster
TOR: WR Felix Fontaine | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
TOR: TE Buddy Bing | Reserve List -> Active Roster
WPG: DB Kyle Ellerbee | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
WPG: DB Allan Wong | Reserve List -> Active Roster

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Toronto Steelheads - 28 @ Indiana Victors - 13 - Victory Stadium - September 22, 1972 - 7:00 PM ET - Weather: Cloudy - Attendance: 39,029

1st Q
7-0: TOR - PTD QB Ryan Alexander -> RB Shannon West
8-0: TOR - Single K Frank Hughes
2nd Q
15-0: TOR - RTD RB Shannon West
15-3: IND - FG K Ross Poindexter
3rd Q
22-3: TOR - RTD RB Shannon West
22-6: IND - FG K Ross Poindexter
25-6: TOR - FG K Frank Hughes
4th Q
25-13: IND - PTD QB Tom Applewhite -> WR Jake Abbredezzi
28-13: TOR - FG K Frank Hughes

QB Ryan Alexander would make his first career start after being drafted 15th overall earlier this year.
Alexander was able to manage the game well, but it was RB Shannon West who had a massive game, scoring 3 touchdowns to help the Steelheads capture their 5th win of the season. 
Indiana had a wild time under centre. QB Tom Applewhite started the game, but after taking a bump in the 2nd, QB Matt Fletcher would take over only for him to suffer a significantly worse injury, which led to QB Lee Rogers playing a bit.
After a couple of bad drives from Rogers, Applewhite would re-enter the game and finish the game in what could be a very disappointing final game in Indianapolis for Applewhite who looks less and less likely to return to the Victors next season.

Halifax Mariners - 17 @ Ottawa Royals - 40 - Royals Stadium at Brewer Park - September 23, 1972 - 12:00 PM ET - Weather: Clear - Attendance: 44,865
1st Q
0-7: OTT - RTD RB Corbyn Knight
0-14: OTT - PTD QB Drake Young -> WR Charles Toothacre
0-17: OTT - FG K Ira Foster
2nd Q
3-17: HFX - FG K Albert Wickerweaver
3-24: OTT - PTD QB Drake Young -> WR Sterling Underhill
6-24: HFX - FG K Albert Wickerweaver
6-27: OTT - FG K Ira Foster
3rd Q
7-27: HFX - Single K Albert Wickerweaver
7-30: OTT - FG K Ira Foster
14-30: HFX - RTD RB Axel Vandal
4th Q
14-37: OTT - DTD INT DB Maxwell Holmes
17-37: HFX - FG K Albert Wickerweaver
17-40: OTT - FG K Ira Foster

The Royals would crush the Mariners en route to putting themselves in the best position to make the playoffs they could.
The Royals dominated the first half before going on cruise control in the 2nd half, even letting QB Ray Trace get some playing time in the 4th quarter.
QB Todd Sparrow had a tough outing against the Royals’ defence but still managed to get 14 points on the board, but then QB Colt Dorsey would get a chance to get some experience in the 4th, unfortunately throwing a pick-6 on his first drive.

Louisville Thunder - 23 @ London Tigers - 35 - Western Fair Stadium - September 23, 1972 - 12:00 PM ET - Weather: Cloudy - Attendance: 27,624
1st Q
0-7: LDN - PTD QB Henry Johnsson -> WR Alex Browne Sr.
7-7: LOU - PTD QB Buck Murphy -> WR Casey Coleman
7-14: LDN - PTD QB Henry Johnsson -> WR Lloyd Lane
2nd Q
14-14: LOU - RTD RB George Seahorse
14-17: LDN - FG K Nimrod Handsworth
3rd Q
14-18: LDN - Single K Nimrod Handsworth
14-25: LDN - RTD RB Jeremy Royal
20-25: LOU - PTD QB Buck Murphy -> WR Casey Coleman
4th Q
23-25: LOU - FG K Rhys Kupp
23-28: LDN - FG K Nimrod Handsworth
23-35: LDN - RTD RB Jeremy Royal

The Tigers put an end to their 3-games skid with a massive win over the Central Division champs.
QB Henry Johnsson was back to his old self, helping WR Lloyd Lane get a score against his old team and RB Jeremy Royal would score a couple touchdowns in a great performance. However, it was LB Everett Lynch that played a huge part in the win getting a pick and a forced fumble.
Louisville kept it close with WR Casey Coleman scoring a couple of touchdowns, but the interception from Lynch would allow Royal to put the game out of reach in the 4th.

Winnipeg Falcons - 18 @ Minnesota Serpents - 36 - Midgard Stadium - September 23, 1972 - 3:30 PM ET/2:30 PM CT - Weather: Clear - Attendance: 49,960
1st Q
0-7: MIN - PTD QB Martin Keller -> WR Sebastian Dassler
7-7: WPG - PTD QB Xerxes Wynn -> WR Terry Upshaw
2nd Q
7-10: MIN - FG K Ray Bough
7-13: MIN - FG K Ray Bough
7-20: MIN - RTD RB Tyler Kuhn
3rd Q
7-23: MIN - FG K Ray Bough
10-23: WPG - FG K Jordan Hollingsworth
10-26: MIN - FG K Ray Bough
11-26: WPG - Single K Jordan Hollingsworth
4th Q
11-33: MIN - RTD RB Austin Andrews
18-33: WPG - PTD QB Xerxes Wynn -> WR Elijah Skinner
18-36: MIN - FG K Ray Bough

Minnesota would get a convincing win over Winnipeg to keep a potential 1st place finish intact heading into the final game of the season.
The Serpents' defence did a lot of the heavy lifting, only allowing 11 points by the 4th quarter, but the offence was pretty steady as well.
Winnipeg would start QB Xerxes Wynn for the 3rd time this season, giving him at least one more shot. He had his moments, throwing a pair of touchdowns, but was pretty alright the rest of the game.

Edmonton Rangers - 13 @ Regina Wheat Kings - 25 - Broad Street Stadium - September 23, 1972 - 3:30 PM ET/1:30 PM CST - Weather: Cloudy/Light Rain - Attendance: 16,173
1st Q
0-7: REG - PTD QB Stanley Evans -> WR Leonard Green
0-10: REG - FG K Mark Mundle
7-10: EDM - PTD QB Leif Christiansen -> WR Elliot Gold
2nd Q
7-17: REG - RTD RB Deion Chapman
3rd Q
7-18: REG - Single K Mark Mundle
10-18: EDM - FG K Thomas Standberry
13-18: EDM - FG K Thomas Standberry
4th Q
13-25: REG - PTD QB Stanley Evans -> TE Bobby Clark

Regina would grab their 3rd win of the season beating the Rangers behind a solid performance from QB Stanley Evans, who threw a pair of touchdowns.
Edmonton decided to change it up in the backfield with QB Leif Christiansen taking over for QB Ken Myers, getting his first career start after getting his first bit of action in the playoffs last year replacing QB Louis Vaughn for Pittsburgh.
Christiansen did throw a touchdown in the game, and mounted a small comeback in the 3rd, but still couldn’t do a whole lot with the offence throughout the game.

SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Pittsburgh Blacksmiths - 31 @ Buffalo Blue Wings - 9 - Milton Charles Stadium - September 23, 1972 - 7:00 PM ET - Weather: Cloudy - Attendance: 53,711

1st Q
7-0: PIT - PTD QB Louis Vaughn -> WR Taylor Austin
14-0: PIT - RTD RB Max Tracy
2nd Q
14-3: BUF - FG K Ryan Perch
21-3: PIT - RTD RB Max Tracy
3rd Q
21-6: BUF - FG K Ryan Perch
21-9: BUF - FG K Ryan Perch
4th Q
28-9: PIT - PTD QB Louis Vaughn -> WR Yahui Sun
31-9: PIT - FG K Nigel Stewart

Pittsburgh not only got the important win over Buffalo but dominated, winning by well over enough to steal the tiebreaker between the two teams putting them in a stronger position to make the postseason. 
The Vaughn and Tracy duo did their thing to get out to the massive lead, but the defence also stepped up in a big way, only allowing 9 points to the Blue Wings.
QB Charles Lemieux had an uncharacteristically rough day with a couple of interceptions, being unable to score much all day. 

Boston Independents - 29 @ Providence Gold Stars - 29 - OT - New Providence Stadium - September 24, 1972 - 1:00 PM ET - Weather: Cloudy - Attendance: 65,100
1st Q
7-0: BOS - RTD RB Reggie Whitehead
10-0: BOS - FG K Woody Woodstock
2nd Q
10-3: PRO - FG K Gilbert O’Neill
10-6: PRO - FG K Gilbert O’Neill
13-6: BOS - FG K Woody Woodstock
3rd Q
13-9: PRO - FG K Gilbert O’Neill
16-9: BOS - FG K Woody Woodstock
16-16: PRO - RTD RB Ronnie Byers
19-16: BOS - FG K Woody Woodstock
4th Q
19-23: PRO - RTD RB Tresean Jones
19-26: PRO - FG K Gilbert O’Neill
26-26: BOS - PTD QB Nathaniel Braddock -> WR Tyreek Flores
Overtime
29-26: BOS - FG K Woody Woodstock
29-29: PRO - FG K Gilbert O’Neill

The rematch between the Independents and Gold Stars would be as tight as could be, heading to overtime, which inevitably still couldn’t find a winner. 
QB Michael Miranda would get his first start for the Gold Stars coming off of his injury while replacing QB Jace Beleren after a tough game last week against Long Island.
He was solid in keeping the Gold Stars in the game, though with a lot of help from RBs Tresean Jones and Ronnie Byers. 
QB Nathaniel Braddock was able to tie the game late with a great touchdown drive, but in the end, he couldn’t get past the Gold Stars’ defence in OT.
Despite the tie, Boston still clinched their first playoff berth since 1969.
*Boston clinches playoff spot

Montreal Rouge - 20 @ Long Island Raiders - 30 - OT - Long Island Stadium - September 24, 1972 - 1:00 PM ET - Weather: Cloudy - Attendance: 40,309
1st Q
2nd Q
0-3: LI - FG K Henderson Schumacher
0-10: LI - PTD QB Ivan Sanchez -> TE Eric Peterson
3rd Q
7-10: MTL - DTD INT S Mathieu Cazenave
7-13: LI - FG K Henderson Schumacher
13-13: MTL - RTD RB Bo Frazier
4th Q
20-13: MTL - PTD QB Martin Michaud -> WR Antonio Villanueva
20-20: LI - RTD RB Rudy Saunders
Overtime
20-27: LI - PTD QB Ivan Sanchez -> WR Frank Drysdale
20-30: LI - FG K Henderson Schumacher

The Raiders almost let the first half of a home-and-home with Montreal slip away from them after leading 0-10 in the first half, only to see the Rouge climb back and take a lead in the 4th.
RB Rudy Saunders would help to get the game tied back up, scoring his first touchdown before the Raiders would run away in overtime to secure the important win.
QB Martin Michaud got the second start of his career, helping the Rouge back into the game in the 3rd, before throwing a touchdown to take the lead in the 4th, but couldn’t finish the game with a win in overtime.

Calgary Predators - 15 @ Vancouver Wolves - 33 - Vancouver Exhibition Stadium - September 24, 1972 - 4:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT - Weather: Partly Cloudy - Attendance: 34,829
1st Q
0-3: VAN - FG K Sterling Brooks
7-3: CGY - RTD RB John Drexel
7-10: VAN - PTD QB Kevin Westwood -> WR Akira Sakamoto
2nd Q
7-17: VAN - PTD QB Kevin Westwood -> WR Frank MacCoghlan
3rd Q
8-17: CGY - Single K Billy Eichelberger
8-20: VAN - FG K Sterling Brooks
4th Q
15-20: CGY - PTD QB Emmitt Jackson -> WR Shay Hopkins
15-23: VAN - FG K Sterling Brooks
15-30: VAN - DTD FUM DL Qian Zhou
15-33: VAN - FG K Sterling Brooks

Vancouver would put an end to Calgary’s playoff hopes while securing their own in a strong win over the Predators.
QB Kevin Westwood would put on a strong first half, with a pair of touchdowns, giving Vancouver a comfortable lead.
Calgary was able to climb back into the game in the later stages, but a big mistake on a lateral attempt would allow DL Qian Zhou to score his second touchdown of the season which would put the Predators’ season to bed.

Injury Report
BOS: DL Moses Abraham - 7 Weeks (Season)
BOS: LB Byron Turner - 5 Weeks (Season)
BUF: LB Eric Strohecker - 5 Weeks (Season)
EDM: LB Herb Landry - Day-to-Day
EDM: OL Lenny Barrigan - 5 Weeks (Season)
EDM: S Julian Thomas - 11 Weeks (Season)
HFX: S Derrick Focht - 3 Weeks
HFX: OL Mason Fitzpatrick - 11 Weeks (Season)
IND: OL Alton Rowland - 11 Weeks (Season)
IND: QB Matt Fletcher - 12 Weeks (Season)
LDN: DB Victor Vratislav - 11 Weeks (Season)
LDN: OL Jacob Szczepanski - Day-to-Day
LI: RB Scott Norton - 1 Week
MIN: OL Daniel Chou - 8 Weeks (Season)
MIN: OL Peter Palmerston - 9 Weeks (Season)
MIN: DB Jayson Klyde - 3 Weeks
MTL: DL Sebastian Hamilton - 4 Weeks (Season)
MTL: S Etienne LaMond - Day-to-Day
MTL: OL Mathieu Roy - 5 Weeks (Season)
OTT: OL Crawford Starrick - 4 Weeks (Season)
OTT: WR Charles Toothacre - 1 Week
PIT: DL Matthias Hartmann - 1 Week
PRO: LB Brian O’Flaherty - 1 Week
REG: LB Lewis Vander - 3 Weeks
REG: DL Porter Pikesville - 1 Week
TOR: LB Judge Barrett - 1 Week
TOR: OL Nic Bureau - 1 Week
WPG: LB Dallas Rush - 6 Weeks
WPG: OL Josh Rowell - 1 Week
VAN: OL Kenny Rudolph - 5 Weeks (Season)
VAN: WR Kendrick Newton - Day-to-Day
VAN: TE Johnny Temple - 6 Weeks (Season)

Players of the Week


OFF: RB Shannon West TOR - 2 Rushing Touchdowns, 1 Receiving Touchdown, 118 Rushing Yards, 19 Receiving Yards
West showed his former team what he could do in a big win for the Steelheads


DEF: LB Everett Lynch LDN - 1 Interception, 1 Forced Fumble, 11 Tackles
Lynch was a major factor in the Tigers' important win over the Thunder.

Standings
WEST
Minnesota - 11-2 - Y
Vancouver - 8-5 - X
Calgary - 5-8
Winnipeg - 3-10
Edmonton - 3-10

CENTRAL
Louisville - 10-3 - Y
Pittsburgh - 8-5
Buffalo - 7-6
London - 7-6
Toronto - 5-8
Indiana - 4-9

EAST
Providence - 11-1-1 - Y
Boston - 8-4-1 - X
Ottawa - 8-5
Long Island - 8-5
Montreal - 5-8
Halifax - 2-11

Playoff Picture
1 - E: Providence - 11-1-1 - Y
2 - W: Minnesota - 11-2 - Y
3 - C: Louisville - 10-3 - Y
4 - Boston - 8-4-1 - X
5 - Vancouver - 8-5 - X
6 - Pittsburgh - 8-5
7 - Ottawa - 8-5
8 - Long Island - 8-5
======================
9 - Buffalo - 7-6
10 - London - 7-6
11 - Calgary - 5-8 - e
12 - Toronto - 5-8 - e
13 - Montreal - 5-8 - e
14 - Indiana - 4-9 - e
15 - Regina - 3-10 - e
16 - Winnipeg - 3-10 - e
17 - Edmonton - 3-10 - e
18 - Halifax - 2-11 - e

Power Rankings
1 - Providence -
2 - Minnesota -
3 - Boston +1
4 - Pittsburgh +1
5 - Louisville -2
6 - Ottawa -
7 - Vancouver +1
8 - Long Island -1
9 - Buffalo -
10 - London +1
11 - Calgary -1
12 - Toronto +1
13 - Montreal -1
14 - Indiana -
15 - Winnipeg -
16 - Regina +2
17 - Edmonton -1
18 - Halifax -1

Week 15 Games
BOS (8-4-1) @ HFX (2-11) - SEP 30 - 3:00 PM ET
LI (8-5) @ MTL (5-8) - SEP 30 - 3:00 PM ET
*LI clinches playoff spot with Win or BUF + LDN Loss
PRO (11-1-1) @ OTT (8-5) - SEP 30 - 3:00 PM ET
*PRO clinches 1st with Win
*OTT clinches playoff spot with Win or BUF + LDN Loss or BUF + LI Loss or LDN + LI Loss
IND (4-9) @ BUF (7-6) - SEP 30 - 3:00 PM ET
*BUF clinches playoff spot with Win + OTT or LI Loss OR Win + LDN beats PIT by more than 15
TOR (5-8) @ LOU (10-3) - SEP 30 - 3:00 PM ET
REG (3-10) @ CGY (5-8) - SEP 30 - 3:00 PM ET
EDM (3-10) @ WPG (3-10) - SEP 30 - 3:00 PM ET
VAN (8-5) @ MIN (11-2) - SEP 30 - 3:00 PM ET
*MIN clinches 1st with Win + PRO Loss
LDN (7-6) @ PIT (8-5) - SEP 30 - 7:00 PM ET - Season Finale
*LDN clinches playoff spot with Win + OTT or LI Loss + BUF Loss OR Win by more than 15 + OTT or LI Loss
*PIT clinches playoff spot with Win or Loss by < 15 or BUF Loss

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7/12/2024 8:30 am  #2686


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

A loss followed by a tie? Looks like Providence is starting to falter...



 

7/13/2024 2:23 pm  #2687


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

Halifax is a big time yikes...



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7/13/2024 6:38 pm  #2688


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

Steelman wrote:

Halifax is a big time yikes...

Don’t remind me 😅

Props to Everett Lynch on the DPOW! Sucks to see two other prospects of mine injured, but that’s how the cookie crumbles sometimes

 

7/14/2024 4:58 pm  #2689


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

1972 Week 15

Roster Moves
BOS: DL Wayne Baxton | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
BOS: LB Byron Turner | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
BUF: S Wesley Jones | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
BUF: S Gabriel Allerton | Active Roster -> Reserve List
BUF: S Eric Willis | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
BUF: DB Lawrence Martell | Active Roster -> Reserve List
CGY: LB Billy Watkins | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
CGY: LB Will Cox | Active Roster -> Reserve List
CGY: WR Bruno Lemieux | Waivers -> Reserve List
IND: QB Matt Fletcher | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
IND: QB Peter Dooling (Debut) | Reserve List -> Active Roster
LDN: DB Victor Vratislav | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
LDN: DB Ray Hallatt | Reserve List -> Active Roster
LDN: OL Oscar Montgomery | Waivers -> Reserve List
LI: DL Dallas Breaker | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
LI: DL George Vangruensven | Active Roster -> Reserve List
LOU: OL Kash Wilder | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
LOU: OL Bubba Hankins | Active Roster -> Waivers
LOU: DL Bob Atkins | Waivers -> Reserve List
MIN: OL Peter Palmerston | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
MIN: OL Fernand Nielson | Reserve List -> Active Roster
MIN: DB Jayson Klyde | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
MIN: DB Leonard Cannon | Reserve List -> Active Roster
OTT: OL Crawford Starrick | Active Roster -> Reserve List
OTT: OL Mike Normal (Debut) | Reserve List -> Active Roster
VAN: OL Ron Raymond | Injured Reserve -> Active Roster
VAN: OL Nick Bowen | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
VAN: OL Kenny Rudolph | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
VAN: OL Joel Abelen (Debut) | Reserve List -> Active Roster
VAN: TE Johnny Temple | Active Roster -> Injured Reserve
VAN: TE Simon Leblanc (Debut) | Reserve List -> Active Roster

Boston Independents - 25 @ Halifax Mariners - 15 - Atlantic Stadium - September 30, 1972 - 3:00 PM ET - Weather: Cloudy/Rain - Attendance: 26,057
1st Q
7-0: BOS - PTD QB Nathaniel Braddock -> WR Al Allmendinger
7-3: HFX - FG K Albert Wickerweaver
2nd Q
14-3: BOS - RTD RB Reggie Whitehead
3rd Q
14-6: HFX - FG K Albert Wickerweaver
15-6: BOS - Single K Woody Woodstock
15-12: HFX - PTD QB Lyle Painter -> WR Jav Kerrigan
4th Q
18-12: BOS - FG K Woody Woodstock
18-15: HFX - FG K Albert Wickerweaver
25-15: BOS - RTD RB Wesley Wu

Boston would grab the last home playoff game spot with a win over the Mariners to close out the season.
The starters got to play the first 3 quarters before a few backups got in, but QB Nathaniel Braddock stayed in the game until the last touchdown was scored in the 4th.
For the Mariners, the game was a send-off to their long-time QB Lyle Painter, who is set to retire at the end of the season. Painter was given the final start of the season, eventually throwing his final touchdown of his career to WR Jav Kerrigan.

Long Island Raiders - 30 @ Montreal Rouge - 34 - Mount Royal Stadium - September 30, 1972 - 3:00 PM - Weather: Cloudy - Attendance: 46,274
1st Q
3-0: LI - FG K Henderson Schumacher
3-7: MTL - RTD RB Bo Frazier
6-7: LI - FG K Henderson Schumacher
6-10: MTL - FG K Buster McDooley
2nd Q
13-10: LI - RTD RB Rudy Saunders
13-17: MTL - PTD QB Martin Michaud -> WR Nathan Hackman
13-20: MTL - FG K Buster McDooley
3rd Q
20-20: LI - PTD QB Ivan Sanchez -> TE Eric Peterson
20-27: MTL - RTD RB Bo Fraizer
27-27: LI - PTD QB Ivan Sanchez -> WR Larry Mossholder
4th Q
30-27: LI - FG K Henderson Schumacher
30-34: MTL - PTD QB Martin Michaud -> WR Antonio Villanueva

One week after their OT battle, the Raiders and Rouge locked horns in a pivotal match-up for the Raiders.
The Rouge got ahead in the 1st half with some turnovers and solid play from QB Martin Michaud in his 2nd start in a row.
The Raiders were able to bounce back in the 3rd, with a pair of touchdown from QB Ivan Sanchez, before taking a 3-point lead in the 4th.
However, the Raiders season would be put in jeopardy when QB Martin Michaud evaded pressure in the pocket to find WR Antonio Villanueva, who would break a pair of tackles en route to a 27-yard touchdown that would stand as the game-winner.

Providence Gold Stars - 22 @ Ottawa Royals - 29 - Royals Stadium at Brewer Park - September 30, 1972 - 7:00 PM ET - Weather: - Attendance: 44,833
1st Q
3-0: PRO - FG K Gilbert O’Neill
3-3: OTT - FG K Ira Foster
6-3: PRO - FG K Gilbert O’Neill
6-6: OTT - FG K Ira Foster
2nd Q
6-13: OTT - PTD QB Drake Young -> TE Luiss de Brands
13-13: PRO - RTD RB Ronnie Byers
13-16: OTT - FG K Ira Foster
3rd Q
13-19: OTT - FG K Ira Foster
13-26: OTT - PTD QB Drake Young -> WR Marshall Leonard
16-26: PRO - FG K Gilbert O’Neill
19-26: PRO - FG K Gilbert O’Neill
4th Q
19-29: OTT - FG K Ira Foster
22-29: PRO - FG K Gilbert O’Neill

Two well-matched-up teams would battle in Ottawa with the Royals still hoping to lock up a playoff spot while the Gold Stars had a chance at the #1 seed.
The game was tight in the first half with both teams’ defences and offences playing well.
However, Ottawa would pull away in the 3rd quarter, despite the late push from the Gold Stars, DB Sergio Alvarez would put the game to bed with a late interception to clinch the big win and a playoff berth for the Royals.
QB Michael Miranda was the starter once again for the Gold Stars, but they were unable to come away with a win, leaving them a 0-2-1 without QB Red King, who they will not have next week for the Quarter-Finals.
*OTT clinches playoff spot

Indiana Victors - 8 @ Buffalo Blue Wings - 31 - Milton Charles Stadium - September 30, 1972 - 3:00 PM ET - Weather: Cloudy - Attendance: 53,544
1st Q
0-7: BUF - PTD QB Charles Lemieux -> WR Jimmy Jack
0-10: BUF - FG K Ryan Perch
1-10: IND - Single K Ross Poindexter
2nd Q
1-17: BUF - RTD RB Jasper Dickerson
1-24: BUF - RTD RB Théodore Lemieux
3rd Q
1-31: BUF - PTD QB Charles Lemieux -> WR Perry Francoise
4-31: IND - FG K Ross Poindexter
4th Q
5-31: IND - Single K Ross Poindexter
8-31: IND - FG K Ross Poindexter

The Blue Wings and Victors faced off in the final week of the season for the 2nd year in a row, however, this time only the Blue Wings had a chance of clinching a playoff spot.
QB Charles Lemieux would dish it out in a great game for himself and the offence that got out to a 1-31 lead by the 3rd quarter.
The team would hold on for a convincing win to capture their 7th consecutive playoff appearance with the Raiders losing to Montreal.
QB Peter Dooling would get his first career start, coming in for the Victors. Dooling’s maiden outing would be rough, throwing 3 interceptions before QB Lee Rogers would replace him in the 4th.
*Buffalo clinches playoff spot

Toronto Steelheads - 24 @ Louisville Thunder - 17 - Thunder Stadium - September 30, 1972 - 3:00 PM ET - Weather: Clear - Attendance: 45,083
1st Q
3-0: TOR - FG K Frank Hughes
3-7: LOU - RTD RB Mario Leclair
2nd Q
10-7: TOR - RTD RB Shannon West
3rd Q
17-7: TOR - RTD RB Shannon West
17-14: LOU - PTD QB Al Washington -> WR Ben Graham
4th Q
24-14: TOR - PTD QB Ryan Alexander -> WR Matthew de la Cruz
24-17: LOU - FG K Rhys Kupp

A meaningless contest between the Steelheads and Thunder would see rookie QB Ryan Alexander get his second straight start for Toronto while QB Al Washington would also get his first career start for Louisville.
Alexander relied a lot on RB Shannon West who had another great game this week, but also threw his first touchdown pass to WR Matthew de la Cruz en route to a 2-0 start in his career.
Washington was solid as well, but did throw a couple of interceptions, but did connect with WR Ben Graham to make the game close heading into the 4th.

Regina Wheat Kings - 29 @ Calgary Predators - 33 - Predators Stadium at The Stampede - September 30, 1972 - 3:00 PM ET/1:00 PM MT - Weather: Clear - Attendance: 29,909
1st Q
0-7: CGY - RTD QB Emmitt Jackson
3-7: REG - FG K Mark Mundle
3-14: CGY - PTD QB Emmitt Jackson -> WR James Johnson
2nd Q
9-14: REG - PTD QB Stanley Evans -> WR Raymond Jefferson
11-14: REG - 2PT RB Deion Chapman
3rd Q
18-14: REG - RTD RB Deion Chapman
21-14: REG - FG K Mark Mundle
21-17: CGY - FG K Billy Eichelberger
21-20: CGY - FG K Billy Eichelberger
4th Q
21-26: CGY - PTD QB Emmitt Jackson -> WR Ted Jackson
27-26: REG - PTD QB Stanley Evans -> WR Nick Spalding
29-26: REG - 2PT QB Stanley Evans -> WR Leonard Green
29-33: CGY - PTD QB Mitch Boland -> WR Eric Norris

Despite the game not having too much significance, the Predators and Wheat Kings would have a banger of a game that would come down to the wire. 
Regina recovered from an early 3-14 hole and took the lead late in the 4th, on the back of QB Stanley Evans, who had a solid game.
On the other side, QB Emmitt Jackson had a great performance with 2 passing touchdowns and a rushing score, but on the final drive, down by 29-26, Jackson would take a big hit.
QB Mitch Boland would step in and would finish the drive strong hitting rookie WR Eric Norris for the touchdown to give Calgary the close win and finish out their best NAAF season at 6-8.

Edmonton Rangers - 22 @ Winnipeg Falcons - 13 - Provencher Park - September 30, 1972 - 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM CT - Weather: Mostly Cloudy - Attendance: 22,495
1st Q
7-0: EDM - RTD RB Gary Hubbard
2nd Q
10-0: EDM - FG K Thomas Standberry
10-7: WPG - PTD QB Xerxes Wynn -> WR Terry Upshaw
3rd Q
17-7: EDM - PTD QB Leif Christiansen -> WR Spencer Hicks
17-10: WPG - FG K Jordan Hollingsworth
19-10: EDM - Safety DL Caleb Cologne
4th Q
19-13: WPG - FG K Jordan Hollingsworth
22-13: EDM - FG K Thomas Standverry

Edmonton would get a win to close out the season with QB Leif Christiansen leading the way in his 2nd straight win.
A touchdown pass from Christiansen plus a safety from DL Caleb Cologne in the 3rd would be the key plays in the team’s win.
Winnipeg rolled with QB Xerxes Wynn again but wasn’t super impressed with Wynn getting taken down for the safety and throwing a couple of interceptions, but he did have a bright spot with a great play to get the team’s only touchdown of the game.

Vancouver Wolves - 30 @ Minnesota Serpents - 20 - Midgard Stadium - September 30, 1972 - 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM CT - Weather: Clear - Attendance: 49,806
1st Q
3-0: VAN - FG K Sterling Brooks
3-7: MIN - PTD QB Martin Keller -> TE Xavier Francis Langford
6-7: VAN - FG K Sterling Brooks
2nd Q
13-7: VAN - RTD RB Jeremiah Morrow
13-10: MIN - FG K Ray Bough
16-10: VAN - FG K Sterling Brooks
3rd Q
23-10: VAN - PTD QB Kevin Westwood -> WR Keshawn Johnston
23-13: MIN - FG K Ray Bough
4th Q
23-20: MIN - RTD RB Tyler Kuhn
30-20: VAN - PTD QB Kevin Westwood -> WR Tristan Lewis

The Wolves and Serpents would still roll with starters for their season's final matchup.
Minnesota hoped they may still capture the #1 seed while Vancouver had a chance at a home playoff game.
The Wolves would be the ones to take a big lead in the 3rd with Westwood finding WR Keshawn Johnston early in the 3rd.
While some expected the Wolves to put their starters away, they decided not to, and even still the Serpents would climb back, but then Westwood would put the game to bed with a toss to WR Tristan Lewis.
Vancouver would pick up the win, Minnesota would fall short giving Providence the #1 seed, marking the first time since 1953, that the Gold Stars have finished with the top record in the league.

SEASON FINALE
London Tigers - 24 @ Pittsburgh Blacksmiths - 28 - Riverfront Stadium of Pittsburgh - 7:00 PM ET - Weather: Cloudy/Rain - Attendance: 48,091

1st Q
3-0: LDN - FG K Nimrod Handsworth
10-0: LDN - RTD RB Jeremy Royal
2nd Q
10-7: PIT - PTD QB Louis Vaughn -> WR Edward Washington
10-14: PIT - RTD RB Max Tracy
3rd Q
17–14: LDN - PTD QB Henry Johnsson -> WR Lloyd Lane
17-21: PIT - PTD QB Louis Vaughn -> TE Jesse Butler
17-28: PIT - RTD RB Carter Roy
4th Q
24-28: LDN - PTD QB Henry Johnsson -> WR Lloyd Lane

With everything else that happened earlier in the day, the stakes in final game were: 
London needed a win by more than 15 points to clinch the final playoff spot while Pittsburgh needed either a win or a loss by less than 15.
London got out to a great start, getting up to a 10-0 lead in the 1st off of a big turnover from a S Ezekiel Locke forced fumble
However, Pittsburgh would quickly turn it around in the 2nd, scoring a pair of touchdowns to take the lead, leaving London in a 19-point hole with the stakes taken into account.
London would get an early touchdown, but turnovers would cost them dearly, allowing Pittsburgh to get up to a 17-28 lead.
London got one last touchdown, but on their next drive, QB Henry Johnsson tossed a pick to DB Aiden Sargent that would secure the win for Pittsburgh and a 4th straight playoff appearance.
*Pittsburgh clinches playoff spot

Injury Report
BOS: DB Tim McGovern - Day-to-Day
BUF: DB Ezra Power - 1 Week
BUF: OL Artem Sobakov - 2 Weeks
CGY: QB Emmitt Jackson - Day-to-Day
EDM: LB Perry Stevenson - Day-to-Day
HFX: LB Nick Proehl - Day-to-Day
IND: OL Jean-Baptiste Desjardins - Day-to-Day
IND: OL Marc Clevinger - 2 Weeks
LDN: OL Felton McDowell - Day-to-Day
LI: OL Alan Mitchell - Day-to-Day
LOU: DL Aaron Henderson - 7 Weeks (Season)
MIN: RB Hugo Hughes - 7 Weeks (Season)
MIN: LB Enzo Morello - 7 Weeks (Season)
MTL: RB Maxwell Greenfield - Day-to-Day
OTT: S Marc Bellecourt - Day-to-Day
PIT: OL Jean Baptiste Francois - Day-to-Day
PIT: LB Patrick Hamilton - 5 Weeks (Season)
PRO: OL Gregg Rosenberg - 3 Weeks (Season)
TOR: LB Lincoln Webster - Season
TOR: OL Dwayne Jones - 9 Weeks (Season)
TOR: DB Santino Arriola - 7 Weeks (Season)
VAN: OL James Denison - 1 Week
VAN: DB Christian Allen - Day-to-Day
WPG: OL Damien Brisebois - 11 Weeks (Season)

Players of the Week


OFF: QB Emmitt Jackson CGY - 2 Passing Touchdowns, 1 Rushing Touchdown, 201 Passing Yards, 63 Rushing Yards
Jackson's performance was a good one being able to do everything through the air and on the ground


DEF: DB Sergio Alvarez OTT - 1 Interception, 7 Tackles, 1 Pass Defended
Alvarez has flown under the radar this season despite leading the league in interceptions and he had a great game against the Gold Stars to get the Royals into the playoffs

Standings
WEST

Minnesota - 11-3 - Y
Vancouver - 9-5 - X
Calgary - 6-8
Edmonton - 4-10
Regina - 3-11
Winnipeg - 3-11

CENTRAL
Louisville - 10-4 - Y
Pittsburgh - 9-5 - X
Buffalo - 8-6 - X
London - 7-7
Toronto - 6-8
Indiana - 4-10

EAST
Providence - 11-2-1 - Z
Boston - 9-4-1 - X
Ottawa - 9-5 - X
Long Island - 8-6
Montreal - 6-8
Halifax - 2-12

Final Playoff Picture
1 - E: Providence - 11-2-1 - Z
2 - W: Minnesota - 11-3 - Y
3 - C: Louisville - 10-4 - Y
4 - Boston - 9-4-1 - X
5 - Vancouver - 9-5 - X
6 - Pittsburgh - 9-5 - X
7 - Ottawa - 9-5 - X
8 - Buffalo - 8-6 - X
=====================
9 - Long Island - 8-6
10 - London - 7-7
11 - Calgary - 6-8
12 - Toronto - 6-8
13 - Montreal - 6-8
14 - Edmonton - 4-10
15 - Indiana - 4-10
16 - Regina - 3-11
17 - Winnipeg - 3-11
18 - Halifax - 2-12

Power Rankings
1 - Boston +2
2 - Providence -1
3 - Pittsburgh +1
4 - Minnesota -2
5 - Ottawa +1
6 - Vancouver +1
7 - Louisville -2
8 - Buffalo +1
9 - Long Island -1
10 - London -
11 - Calgary -
12 - Toronto - 
13 - Montreal - 
14 - Indiana -
15 - Regina +1
16 - Edmonton +1
17 - Winnipeg -2
18 - Halifax -

Last edited by Wallflower (7/14/2024 5:00 pm)


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7/15/2024 9:39 pm  #2690


Re: North American Association of Football - NAAF

Cool to see Wesley Wu get another TD, don't know if he'll play much in the playoffs with a healthy Whitehead.  Hopefully, even if he had a quiet game, Sterling Underhill can help his team in the post season. As for Xerxes, he didn't have the season I was hoping for, but hopefully he can find his way onto a roster for next season. 

Edit: Just a thought I was having for the Wynn brothers father Alexander, I decided (with your permission obviously) that he played for Buffalo before WW2, but was drafted and lost a leg in combat, coming back to the States where he remained in the Buffalo area, as a high school coach, having coached his three sons before their travel to college. He could also be on the staff of Western New York since all his sons ended up there anyhow.

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