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  APPLE VALLEY BUCKS (2003-2004)


Years of Operation: 2003-2004

Overall Record:  5-9

First Game: August 29, 2003 vs. West Plains Cowboys 6-29 loss

First Win: May 1, 2004 vs. Snohomish Co. Vikings 19-7

Final Game: August 14, 2004 vs. Eastside Hawks 0-48 loss

League Affiliation:  

Northwest Football League (Tacoma, Washington)



Team Headquarters: Wenatchee, Washington

Owner: Jack Cates


General Manager: Tony Tate


Coaches: Paul Preston, Bill Alexander, Mike Alexander, Dan McCue, Steve Freeman


Home Field(s): Apple Bowl, Wenatchee, WA

Titles Won


  2003 Schedule/Results (0-2)  



Chris Peterson, WR (NWFL-3rd)

Dave Mott, TE (NWFL - 2nd)

Mike Mayer, OT (NWFL - Hon Men)

Jarrod Rosentrater, DE (NWFL - Hon Men)

Patrick Sagdal, SS (NWFL - Hon Men)



Head Coach Paul Preston


Aug 29 - @ West Plains Cowboys 6-29
Sept 13 - West Plains Cowboys 0-15
2004 Schedule/Results (5-7)  
May 1 - Snohomish County Vikings 19-7
May 8 - Northwest Avalanche 28-31
May 22 - Washington Cavaliers 23-9
June 12 - @ Washington Cavaliers 14-28
June 19 - Oregon Thunderbolts 14-21
June 26 - Renton Ravens 9-13
July 10 - Snohomish County Vikings 41-21
July 17 - King County Jaguars 17-37
July 24 - West Sound Saints 6-47
July 31 - Northwest Avalanche 46-0
Aug 7 - Oregon Panthers 24-14
Aug 14 - Eastside Hawks 0-48
Aug 21 - Multnomah Co. Buccaneers W FFT
Aug 28 - Pierce County Bengals L FFT

Story of the Bucks:


Jack Cates started the Bucks in 2003 and played two exhibition games against the iNWFL's West Plains Cowboys.  The following year, the iNWFL was in disarray following Chuck Love's involvement and the Bucks headed over the mountains to play in the Northwest Football League.  Agreeing to a $10,000 buy in contract with the NWFL, Apple Valley began league play with high hopes after dispatching their first NWFL opponent of the season.


The Bucks roster proved to be as competitive as any western Washington roster as they stayed in each game until a series of forfeits ended the season.  The Multnomah County Buccaneers did not show for their scheduled game in Wenatchee and the following week, Pierce County owner and NWFL commissioner forced the Bucks to forfeit the season finale to the Bengals for having not completely paid the $10,000 contract in full.


That would be the end of the Apple Valley Bucks as the NWFL planned to enforce the full payment of the 2004 contract before allowing the Bucks onto the schedule for 2005.




Brian Bailey runs through Viking defenders

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