"We knew it was going to be a dog fight going into the game. No mater how much we were down my guys continued to hold their heads high and fight with all they had left, and in the end we were able to pull out a victory and walk away as the new champions. We will enjoy this victory for now but come next spring we will be back on the field ready to defend our championship", Shaun Sosa Arctic Seahawks
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The Alaska Football League are proud to announce that Anchorage Cowboys and AFL veteran Shawn Adgerson has signed a contract with the New Mexico Stars of the Champions Indoor Football. Adgerson will be attending training camp with Stars in February.
“I’m excited in having this opportunity to attend training camp with the New Mexico Stars. Being a professional has always been my ultimate goal. I’m very grateful to have the support of my family and coaches. The Alaska Football League has helped me to develop and prepare for this moment, and I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my life, “stated Adgerson.
Stars Head Coach Dominic Bramante is looking forward to seeing what Adgerson can bring to training camp and having him compete for a roster spot. The Stars made it to the LSFL championship game last season and are looking to reload to make another run.
Over the last three seasons Adgerson has been a top receiver in the AFL in multiple categories and is a three time AFL All-Star. “It’s great to see one of our players getting an opportunity to play professionally. I look forward to seeing more AFL players, as they continue to develop, get more opportunities to play at the next level,” stated AFL owner Abe Hernandez.
The Alaska Football League has announced a name change for the Alaska Giants franchise to the Frontier 49ers for the 2015 season. “The 49ers name is a great addition to the AFL and already has a solid fan base following here in Anchorage”, stated AFL Owner Abe Hernandez.
The Frontier 49ers will showcase the traditional red and metallic gold colors. Terrance Thompson will remain as the head coach of the team. “I’m excited for the name change of the team, and we will continue to build this franchise to be a winner”, stated Thompson.
The Frontier 49ers are currently looking for sponsors, coaches, and other team personal. If you would like to be involved with the 49ers franchise please contact Coach Thompson at 441-9494.
It wasn’t easy and up against the defending champions Anchorage Cowboys, and down by as many as 15 points, the Arctic Seahawks found a way to complete an improbable comeback to win the AFL Championship in front of a record setting crowd at The AT&T Sports Pavilion.
The defending champs came out strong led by quarterback Si'o Fiso who drove the Cowboys on three scoring drives. Fiso Connected with Cornelius Daniels to make the score 7-0. The Seahawks would strike back as quarterback La’Michael Fernandez would connect with Dejaye Honeycutt on a 27 yard touchdown pass to make the score 7-6. The Cowboys would add a 1 yard touchdown from Kanuri Stokes to make it 14-6 at the end of the first quarter.
On the next Seahawk possession Fernandez would fumble the ball off a Keiuntai Lane hit, scooping it up was Kahlil Autry who took it in for a Cowboys touchdown making the score 21-6. On the ensuing kickoff Honeycutt would return the kickoff back for a 45 yard touchdown making the score 21-12. Fernandez would make up for his turnover connecting with Jordan Daniels for a 25 yard touchdown pass 21-19 Cowboys. Fiso would connect with Shawn Adgerson on an incredible 43 yard touchdown catch to end the half with the Cowboys up 27-19.
The second half belonged to the Seahawk defense. They would show why they were ranked number 1 in the league. They played suffocating defense on the Cowboy receivers and harassed Fiso into completing only one pass in the entire second half. The defense was led by Naquan Morgan and Ma’o Tosi. James Westor would add a momentum changing interception. The Seahawks took advantage of the turnover as Fernandez would connected with Franklin on a 30 yard touchdown pass, adding the two point conversion, made the score 27-27. After a defensive stop the Seahawks would drive right down the field with Fernandez sneaking it in from 2 yards out giving the Seahawks their first lead of the game 33-27 to end the third quarter. Fernandez would be named the Buffalo Wild Wings Player of the Game.
Penalties would hurt the Cowboys all game long and would haunt them in the fourth quarter. After a Cowboys turnover on downs the Seahawks would went on a long six minute drive taking it to the Cowboys 5 yard line but were unable to score. The Cowboys would have the ball with one last shot at tying the game. Fiso would lead the Cowboys down to the Seahawks 3 yard line with 27 seconds remaining but a holding penalty would push the Cowboys back to the 13 yard line. After a Seahawk sack Fiso would spike the ball with 1.8 seconds remaining. On the last play of the game Fiso attempted to connect with Agderson in the endzone but was broken up by Honeycutt to seal the win.
The Arctic Seahawks beat the Greatland Packers 34-8 in Sunday Night’s AFL playoff game to advance to the Championship game against the defending champions Anchorage Cowboys.
The Seahawks dominated the game from the start as league offensive MVP La'Michael Fernandez led the way passing and rushing for touchdowns giving Seahawks a 20-0 lead in the first half. Fernandez would finish the game 7 for 14 with 75 yards and 2 touchdowns. Fernandez would connect with 5 different receivers led by Jordan Daniels who had 2 receptions for 28 yards. Daniels also added 19 rushing yards. Daniels was named Buffalo Wild Wings Player of The Game.
The Seahawks defense would overwhelm the Packers and keep them out of the endzone until the final minutes of the game. The Seahawks defense was led by DeJaye Honeycutt who had 3 interceptions tying the league record, retuning one for a touchdown. Bernard Hutton added 4 tackles and Naquan Morgan added two tackles and a sack
The Seahawks win sets up a fantastic matchup for the AFL championship game between the two best teams in the league. The championship game is scheduled for Sunday October 19th 7:35pm at the AT&T Sports Pavilion.
The Anchorage Cowboys will defend their title as they survive a gritty Eagle River Raiders team 25-18 in Thursday Night’s AFL playoff action.
The Raiders defense struck first as Al Matavao returned an interception for a touchdown giving the Raiders an early 6-0 lead which they would carry into the second quarter. The Cowboys would counter in the second quarter as quarterback Si'o Fisoo Fis would connect with Cornelius Daniels for a 7 yard touchdown. Fiso would add another touchdown on a 6 yard run. The Cowboys would take a 12-6 lead into halftime.
Both teams would not score in the third quarter. The Cowboys would strike quickly in the Fourth when Fiso connected with Kevin Brown on a 27 yard pass giving the Cowboys an 18-6 lead. Filling in at quarterback Marcus Spencer Spwould lead the Raiders comeback connecting with Tim Kincaid on two touchdown passes making the score 18-18 with under a minute left in the game
With 5.4 seconds left in the game Fiso would toss a game winning 3 yard pass to Brown lifting the Cowboys to the win. Fiso would finish with 3 passing touchdowns and 27 yards rushing including 1 touchdown. Brown added 30 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. Fiso was named Buffalo Wild Wings Player of the game
As a five year veteran in the AFL, I have seen this league grow to great heights and still continuing to grow into a power house league everyone wants to join. Unable to continue my journey in football after high school due to a family emergency, I was fortunate enough to find this league to satisfy the urge to get back on the field. With a whole new style of play and adjusting from an 11 on 11 to arena style football, I was able to learn and love the game quickly. Many thanks to the owner Abe Hernandez, Executive Director Bob Lee and the rest of the AFL staff for making this league possible for all those who would've lost hope for football here in the state of Alaska. - Alex Navarro
Coming into this league as a highly motivated Rookie, the first thing I knew I had to do was understand how the game is played. My mother always told me , "In order to be successful at something you must obtain some type of knowledge of it" and I have lived by that saying all my life. With that being said, I had to get mentally ready and adjust my playing style very quickly and my coaches and team-mates helped me get there. However, my overall experiences with this league has been nothing but positive remarks, we play on TV, we have statisticians, and photographers, and great sponsors. This league is by far the best league I played in as far as preparing guys for the next level such as the AFL, CFL, and college. I see nothing but success in the future and I am glad to be a member of this organization. Lastly, I would like to give a big thanks to the owners Abe, Bob, AFL Staff, and the sponsors who have supported this operation. -Kevin Brown