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  East County Blackshirts (2008 - 2009)


Years of Operation: 2008-2009


Overall Record:  10-2


First Game: July 12, 2008 vs Kitsap County Bears


First Win: July 12, 2008 vs Kitsap County Bears


Final Game:


League Affiliation:  


North American Football League (Northwest)


Team Headquarters: Gresham, OR

Aaron Fentress - Director of Player Personnel
Cory Devore - Assistant General Manager
Dan Roberts - Director of Operations


General Manager: Sean Clark



Aaron Fentress - Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator
Heath Wharton - Defensive Coordinator
Gene Kailiuli - Defensive Assistant / DBs Coach
Derek Johnson - Assistant Coach, Offensive and Defensive lines
Chris Gardner - Special Teams Coordinator


Home Field(s): Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham

Titles Won

2008 NAFLNw Cascade Division Champion







Kyle English, WR (2008-NAFL West All Star; 2009-NAFL All Star)

John Petty, TE (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Greg Locke, TE (2008-NAFL West All Star; 2009-NAFL West 1st)

Aaron Gardner, OL (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Justin Hayes, OL (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Kilsi Naanee, OL (2009-NAFL West 1st)

Eric Scott, LB (2009-NAFL West 2nd)

Chris St. John, LB (2009-NAFL West 2nd)

Antonio Richardson, DB (2009-NAFL West 2nd)

Nick Bodeman, WR (2008-NAFL West All Star)

Beau Gates, LB (2008-NAFL West All Star)

Andrew Johnson, WR (2008-NAFL West All Star)

Fil Johnson, LT (2008-NAFL West All Star)

Jon Mendes, SS (2008-NAFL West All Star)

Russell Schneider, QB (2008-NAFL West All Star)

Sadiki Stone, DE (2008-NAFL West All Star)

Tasi Toeaina, CB (2008-NAFL West All Star)



Following a very successful 2008 inaugural season, a drop off was probably inevitable. Many of the Blackshirts had come over from the spring league Oregon Monarchs and after back-to-back seasons and another spring season to kick off 2009 some players had played nearly 35 games in 12 months, and decided to hang up the cleats for the year.  Many key players from the '08 season including GNFA Northwest Player of the Year Russell Schneider did not return.


The 2009 season without the Monarchs players proved too difficult and the Blackshirts season was disastrous and the team folded following at the end of the year.  Some of the players and coaches would surface in 2010 with the Northwest Terminators.

2008 Schedule/Results (10-2):  
July 12 Kitsap County Bears 41-13
July 26 @ King County Jaguars 26-7
Aug 2 @ Kitsap County Bears 45-15
Aug 9 @ Southern Oregon Renegades 12-28
Aug 16 @ North King County Wildcats 56-10
Aug 23 King County Jaguars 44-3
Sept 6 West Sound Saints 58-13
Sept 13 @ West Sound Saints 28-0
Sept 20 Southern Oregon Renegades 40-6
Sept 27 Valley Mustangs 63-3
Oct 4 Kitsap County Bears* 55-0
Oct 11 @ British Columbia Spartans* 24-28
2009 Schedule/Results (2-7):  
June 20 - PDX Enforcers C.O.P.S. Charity 26-12
June 27 - Southern Oregon Renegades 6-20
July 11 - Yakima Mavericks 21-24
July 18 - Grays Harbor Bearcats 7-15
July 25 @ Pierce County Bengals cancel
Aug 1 @ Portland Raiders 14-33
Aug 15 - Pacific Northwest Wildcats 13-7
Aug 22 @ Southern Oregon Renegades 0-50
Sept 12 - Portland Raiders 17-23
Sept 19 @ Yakima Mavericks W FFT
Sept 26 @ Grays Harbor Bearcats 6-31
    *NAFL Playoffs