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  Lynnwood-Edmonds Lions/Edmonds Chargers (1979)

 

Years of Operation: 1979

 

Overall Record:  2-6

 

First Game: Aug 11, 1979 vs Spokane Golden Hawks

 

First Win: Sept 1, 1979 vs Skagit Valley Raiders

 

Final Game:

 

League Affiliation:  

Northwest International Football League (1979)

 

 

Team Headquarters:

Owner: Joe Brown

 

General Manager: Joe Brown

 

Coaches: Henry Carsberg (Head Coach)

 

Home Field(s):

Titles Won

None

 

 

 

Honors

 

All-League


After the folding of the Seattle Titans and Snohomish County Ramblers, a majority of the players joined the newly formed Lynnwood-Edmonds Lions.  After playing in the League Jamboree, the team went out to Spokane and was demolished 59-0 in front of a crowd of 9,000. 

 

According to a Spokane newspaper article, Joe Brown forfeited the franchise and liquidated after attempting to fire head coach Henry Carsberg.  The players mutinied against Brown and refused to play Seattle.  Carsberg then led a co-op which played out the Lions' schedule as the Edmonds Chargers without Brown at the helm.

 

Finishing 2-6, the Chargers were disbanded and players likely surfaced with the West Seattle Warhawks.

1979 Schedule/Results (2-6):

 
Aug 4 - NWIFL Jamboree  
Aug 11 @ Spokane Golden Hawks 0-59
Aug 18 - Pierce County Bengals 7-41
Aug 25 - Seattle Cavaliers L FFT
Sept 1 @ Skagit Valley Raiders 6-0
Sept 15 - Van-Port Thunderbirds 13-27
Sept 22 - Spokane Golden Hawks 0-71
Sept 29 @ Pierce County Bengals 0-55
Oct 6 @ Spokane Golden Hawks PPD
Oct 13 - Burien Flyers 0-20
Oct 20 - Kitsap County Chiefs 20-13
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

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