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  Renton / Eastside Chiefs (1995 - 2001)

Years of Operation: 1995-2001

 

Overall Record:  13-44

 

First Game: 1995 vs Surrey Rams

 

First Win: July 6, 1996 vs Seattle Blue Devils

 

Final Game: Aug 25, 2001 vs Snohomish Vikings

 

League Affiliation:  

Independent (1995)

Northwest Football League (1998 - 2001)

 

Team Headquarters: Renton, WA/ Kirkland, WA

Owner: Henry "Ike" Eiselstein

 

General Manager:

 

Coaches:

 

Home Field(s): Sammamish HS, Renton Memorial Stadium, Washington HS, Kirkland

Titles Won

None

 

1995 Schedule/Results (0-2):

 

Honors

Chris Reynolds, 1996 NWFL Defensive MVP

Michael Stuart, 2000 NWFL Co-Coach of the Year

Eric Bellamy, 2000 NWFL Co-Defensive Rookie OTY

 

All-League

Richard Stuart, RB (2000 - 1st)

Shed Manning, FB (2000 - 2nd)

Ken Deuman, C (2000 - HM)

Jesse Allan, OT (2000 - HM)

Jason Skahan, K (2000 - 2nd) P (2000 - HM)

Michael Collins, KR (2000 -2nd) CB (2000 - 3rd) PR (2000 - 1st)

Darren Bellamy, KR (2000 - HM)

Eric Bellamy, MLB (2000 - 1st)

John Kucera, LB (2000 - 1st)

Jason Berkstrom, S (2000 - 2nd)

Robert Robinson, S (2000 - HM)

James Calloway, TE (1998 - HM)

Aloni Violetti, OG (1998 - HM)

Steve Latimer, DT (1997 - HM)

Derek Evens, DE (1997 - 1st; 2000 - 1st); P (1997 - 3rd) DT (1998 - HM)

Willie Dorsey, RB (1997 - 2nd)

Kendall McFarland, WR (1997 - 3rd)

Eric Sherwood, TE (1997 - 3rd)

John Olcese, MLB (1997 - HM)

Duke Combs, LB (1997 - HM)

Dan Kahala, CB (1997 - 2nd)

Sean McMahon, OT (1997 - HM)

Bo Kukhahn, FB (1996 - 3rd)

Warren Reynolds, WR (1996 - 3rd)

Rob Johnson, OG (1996 - 1st)

Lance Kahala, OT (1996 - 1st)

Paul Davenport, KR (1996 - 2nd)

Brian Tremaine, DT (1996 - 3rd)

Mike DeWitt, DT (1996 - HM; 1997 3rd)

Mike Beltran, DT (1996 - 1st)

Larry King Jr., MLB (1996 - 3rd)

Phil Songcuan, LB (1996 - 3rd) OG (1997 - 1st; 2000 - 2nd)

Jeff Hill, LB (1996 - HM)

Daric Jasmine, S (1996 - 1st)

Chris Reynolds, CB (1996 - 1st)

Jeremy Wong, P (1996 - 3rd)


All-America

 

The Chiefs football team was started by Henry Eiselstein in 1995. Eiselstein, better known as "Coach Ike", who was the offensive coordinator for the South King County Lions during the 1994 season. before splitting off to start the Chiefs.

The 1995 Chiefs played an independent 2-game season, the first and only "Can-Am" game vs the Surrey Rams of British Columbia at Sammamish High School in Bellevue, and traveling to Kelowna, BC to play the Okanangan Suns. The highlight of the season was when Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. sat on the Chiefs bench during the Can-Am game. He was a close friend of Chiefs RB/S Darric Jasmine. After the season the Chiefs participated in the Seattle Metro flag football league. Griffey actually played with the team in the post season tournament.

Joining the NWFL for 1996, with Coach Ike 'wearing all the hats'the team became frustrated with a 1-4 start. The assistant coaches asked him to delegate more authority which Ike ultimately refused. Then captain Darric Jasmine met with him and talked non-stop until he agreed. John Phillips became offensive coordinator and Michael Stuart became defensive coordinator. Apparently depressed about the situation Ike became distant and his involvement diminished. In his absence Coach Stuart stepped up and became the team's leader. The offense was very inconsistent under Coach Ike's West Coast offense so Phillips quickly implemented a wishbone offense to take advantage of the teams athleticism. The Chiefs went 4-3 under Stuart and Phillips and finished tied for 4th place with the Puget Sound Jets but missed the playoffs on the points scored tiebreaker.

1996 post season: Ike could not make the team profitable so he wanted out. He turned the team over to LB Duke Combs who passed the team on to Stuart. The team sandwiched a 3-game win streak between 7 losses in 1997.

The Chiefs were the surprise team at the 1998 pre-season jamboree as they routed their first two opponents to earn a birth in the championship game against the Bengals. They were holding their own until their QB suffered a broken arm while being sacked by Bengal safety Sio Fakatoufifita. His loss seemed to thwart any momentum the team had going into the regular season. Injuries devastated the team and they never played up to the potential they showed in the jamboree setting a region record for most losses in a single season (11).

The 1999 Chiefs lost their first 2 games then team folded and forfeited the remaining 8 games. Very few people knew that Coach Stuart was not fully recovered from recent surgery due to injuries suffered in a preseason automobile accident.

Coach Stuart earned co-Coach of the Year honors as the Chiefs returned in 2000 to set league records for both single game and season rushing yards in the NWFL.

Even though they were decimated by injuries, the team played tough games but ultimately finished 0-10. The team closed up business for good following the 2001 campaign.

 

- Surrey Rams (Can-Am Game)

0-52

@ Okanangan Suns (Canadian)

0-50
   
1996 Schedule/Results (6-6):  
July 6 - Seattle Blue Devils 21-18
July 13 @ Federal Way 49ers 14-45
July 20 @ Pierce County Bengals 7-36
July 27 @ Puget Sound Jets W FFT
Aug 10 - Cowlitz County Cavaliers 35-28
Aug 17 - Portland Thunderbolts 6-35
Aug 24 - Sky Valley Vikings 19-6
Aug 31 - Federal Way 49ers 37-35
Sept 7 @ Pierce County Bengals 13-14
Sept 14 - Puget Sound Jets L FFT
Sept 21 @ Seattle Blue Devils 18-0
Sept 28 @ Cowlitz County Cavaliers 12-24
Oct 5 @ Portland Thunderbolts 26-38
Oct 12 @ Sky Valley Vikings 17-13
   
1997 Schedule/Results (3-7):  
June 21 @ Seattle Blue Devils 6-7
June 28 - Emerald City Jets 9-27
July 4 @ Vancouver Posse 6-54
July 19 @ Pierce County Bengals 0-35
July 26 - Douglas County Outlaws 24-0
Aug 2 @ Bellingham Eagles 38-20
Aug 9 - Seattle Blue Devils 3-0
Aug 16 - Oregon Thunderbolts 16-34
Aug 23 @ Snohomish County Vikings 12-16
Aug 30 - Vancouver Posse 6-48
   
1998 Schedule/Results (0-11):  
June 20 - Oregon Panthers 23-26
June 27 @ Seattle Blue Devils 9-19
July 4 - Snohomish County Vikings 10-40
July 11 - Bellingham Eagles 13-21
July 18 - Oregon Thunderbolts 7-48
July 25 @ Vancouver Posse 0-33
Aug 1 - Pierce County Bengals 0-38
Aug 8 @ Snohomish County Vikings 16-56
Aug 15 @ Bellingham Eagles 7-41
Aug 22 @ Oregon Thunderbolts 0-55
Aug 29 - Seattle Blue Devils 7-9
   
1999 Schedule/Results (0-2):  
June 19 @ Seattle Blue Devils 6-19
June 26 @ Puget Sound Jets 0-42
July 10 - Bellingham Eagles L FFT
July 17 @ Oregon Thunderbolts L FFT
July 24 - Pierce County Bengals L FFT
July 31 @ Snohomish County Vikings L FFT
Aug 7 - Oregon Panthers L FFT
Aug 14 @ King County Jaguars L FFT
Aug 21 - Washington Cavaliers L FFT
Aug 28 - Seattle Blue Devils L FFT
   
2000 Schedule/Results (4-6):  
June 3 @ Multnomah County Buccaneers 3-21
June 17 - Bellingham Eagles 14-17
June 24 - Oregon Panthers 40-3
July 8 @ Puget Sound Jets 10-34
July 15 @ Snohomish County Vikings 14-32
July 22 - Oregon Thunderbolts 0-33
July 29 @ Washington Cavaliers 20-7
Aug 5 - Pierce County Bengals 16-10
Aug 19 @ Columbia Cougars 7-35
Aug 26 - King County Jaguars 27-24
   
2001 Schedule/Results (0-10):  
June 9 - Multnomah Buccaneers 6-22
June 16 @ King County Jaguars 22-30
June 23 @ Oregon Panthers 0-18
June 30 @ West Sound Orcas 12-20
July 7 - Columbia Cougars 17-20
July 21 @ Bellingham Eagles 13-28
July 28 - Washington Cavaliers 22-29
Aug 4 @ Pierce County Bengals 7-14
Aug 18 - Puget Sound Jets 6-13
Aug 25 - Snohomish County Vikings 0-25
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

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Player Nearly Dies From Hit (Aug 10, 2001)

 
 
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