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  Southern Oregon Renegades (2008 - Present)

Years of Operation: 2008-2012

 

Overall Record:  41-14

 

First Game: June 28, 2008 @ West Sound Saints

 

First Win: June 28, 2008 @ West Sound Saints

 

Final Game:

League Affiliation:  

 

North American Football League (Northwest) (2008-2010)

Pacific Football League (2011-2012)

 

Team Headquarters: Medford, OR

 

 

 

 

Founders: Rockne  Demello & Leona Westdahl

 

Coaches:

 

 

Home Field: Spiegelberg Stadium, S. Medford High

Titles Won

 

2009 NAFLNw Cascade Division Champions

2011 PFL South Division Champions

 

 

 

 

All League

Nate Ellis, QB (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Alvin Thornton, RB (2008-NAFL All Star; 2009-NAFL West 1st)

Francis Sesepasara, DE (2008-NAFL West All Star)

Anthony Spain, WR (2008-NAFL West All Star)

Leon Ireland, WR (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Titan Mann, WR (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Garrett Butler, OL (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Ruben Jones, DL (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Daniel Welcome, LB (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Kelly Kline, DB (2008-NAFL West All Star; 2009-NAFL West 1st)

Taylor Boyd, DB (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Carlos Fonseca, DB (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Keith Fuchs, DB (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Jason McGregor, P (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Jack Cosgrove, WR (2009-NAFL West 2nd)

Chava Haro, OL (2009-NAFL West 2nd)

Gary Colbert, DL (2009-NAFL West 2nd)

Antoine Williams, DL (2009-NAFL West 2nd)

Matt Gaylor, DL (2009-NAFL West 2nd)

Bruce Franklin, DB (2009-NAFL West 2nd)

 

 

All America

Ruben Jones, DL (2009-NFE 2nd)

Garrett Butler, OL (2009-NFE Hon Men)

Daniel Welcome, LB (2009-NFE Hon Men)

 

Rockne Demello had been named most valuable player in the Oregon Football League while playing in the OFL for 10 seasons, and saw the rise and fall of the Southern Oregon Heat from an up close player’s perspective.


So it was with an eye toward the future that Demello and his wife Leona Westdahl decided early in 2008 to start a local franchise in the North American Football League, a minor league adult football program in its ninth season.

“I thought I’d try something new,” says Demello. “My playing career is numbered so I thought I’d go into ownership.”

Demello says he was searching the Internet when he came across an NAFL article stating the league was expanding to the West Coast, and it seemed like a no-brainer to him that Southern Oregon get into the mix. Thus the Southern Oregon Renegades were born, and were immediately placed in the Cascade Division of the Northwest Conference.

 

The Renegades tore through the NAFL Northwest division in 2008 until losing their final game of the regular season to state-rival East County on the road.  A long trip to Vancouver, B.C. Canada proved to be too much as the Renegades were cut down in the playoffs.

 

In 2009 The 'Gades, once again tore through the regular season going 10-0 including 6 shut-outs, but came up short in the finale falling to the Bellingham Bulldogs in the conference championship.

 

The 2010 edition struggled to a 5-5 record and was exited from the playoffs by the Bellingham Bulldogs.

 

In 2011, the Renegades joined the Pacific Football League and reloaded the team for a championship run.  A stumble out of the gates against the Vipers cost the team an overtime loss, but later became the first team to shut down the vaunted Portland Monarchs potent offense in a 13-10 loss.  The Monarchs would be shockingly ousted from the playoffs by the Buzzards, and after 3 tense quarters of play, the Renegades #1 defense rose up and sealed the game away with 2 crucial fourth quarter interceptions to catapult Southern Oregon into the inaugural PFL Championship game.

2008 Schedule/Results (9-2)  
June 28 @ West Sound Saints 14-6
July 12 Valley Mustangs 66-0
July 19 @ North King County Wildcats 36-0
July 26 @ Valley Mustangs 28-20
Aug 2 West Sound Saints 44-12
Aug 9 East County Blackshirts 28-12
Aug 16 @ King County Jaguars 23-13
Sept 6 North King County Wildcats 40-13
Sept 13  King County Jaguars 36-20
Sept 20 @ East County Blackshirts 6-40
Oct 4 @ British Columbia Spartans* 2-30
   
2009 Schedule/Results (10-1)  
July 11 - Portland Raiders 41-6
July 18 @ Yakima Mavericks Cancel
July 25 - Grays Harbor Bearcats 47-0
Aug 1 @ King County Jaguars 35-0
Aug 15 - Yakima Mavericks 42-0

Aug 22 - East County Blackshirts

50-0

Aug 29 @ Portland Raiders

24-20
Sep 5 - Umpqua Valley All-Stars 44-0
Sep 12 - King County Jaguars 53-0
Sep 19 @ Grays Harbor Bearcats 6-3
Oct 10 - Grays Harbor Bearcats * 20-13
Oct 24 @ Bellingham Bulldogs * 20-27
   
2010 Schedule/Results (5-5)  
June 5 @ Kitsap County Bears 6-24
June 19 @ Bellingham Bulldogs L FFT
June 26 - Portland Raiders 42-10
July 10 @ Eastside Xtreme W FFT
July 17 - Kitsap County Bears 33-20
July 24 @ Grays Harbor Bearcats 13-0
July 31 - Bellingham Bulldogs 14-21
Aug 7 @ Portland Raiders 28-16
Aug 14 - Eastside Xtreme cancel
Aug 21 - Grays Harbor Bearcats 3-24
Aug 28 @ Bellingham Bulldogs 0-30
Sep 11 - Rogue Warriors (K41 Skittlez Bowl) 27-14
Sep 18 @ Bellingham Bulldogs * 18-33
   
2011 Schedule/Results (11-3)  
Apr 16 @ Clark County Vipers 14-20 OT
Apr 23 @ Rogue Warriors 14-6
Apr 30 - Springfield Buzzards 21-6
May 7 @ Klamath Crusaders 10-7
May 14 @ Portland Raiders 9-6
May 21 - Portland Monarchs 10-13
June 4 - South Sound Shockers 15-7
June 11 @ Clark County Vipers 42-7
June 18 @ Oregon Outlaws 17-3
June 25 - High Desert Lightning 42-0
July 9 - Rogue Warriors 48-6
July 16 - Portland Raiders ^ 15-12
July 23 - Springfield Buzzards @ 21-6
 @ PFL South Championship  
July 30 @ Kitsap Bears @ 14-28
 @ PFL Championship  
Sep 24  - K41 Skittlez Bowl II  
   
2011 Schedule/Results (6-3)  
Apr 28 @ South Sound Shockers 17-13
May 5 @ Grays Harbor Bearcats 21-24
May 12 - Oregon Outlaws 35-28
May 19 @ Portland Monarchs 21-56
June 2 - Portland Raiders 21-14
June 9 - Clark County Vipers 56-7
June 16 @ South Lane Buzzards 13-7
June 23 - Las Vegas Pride W FFT
July 7 - South Lane Buzzards ^ 20-14 3OT
July 14 @ Portland Monarchs @ 0-28
     @ PFL South Championship   
Aug 25 - Skittlez All Stars (K41 Skittlez Bowl III) 29-0
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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