The PFL formed in 2010 in an effort to
unite the fractured state of football in
Northwest. The OFL, NAFLNw and teams from the WFL,
NWFL and WWFA aligned under one banner to bring the best
teams together resulting a 17-team alliance.
Prior to the season starting, the Umpqua
Valley Knights shut down operations due to health
reasons within the family of the teams'
In a shocking upset, the Springfield
Buzzards knocked out the Portland Monarchs in the south
division playoffs and ended a 46-game Northwest winning
streak. The Renegades topped the Buzzards the
following week to earn a spot in the inaugural PFL
Championship. The north division was a close
battle as the South King Colts bested the Mavericks in
overtime, but couldn't repeat a late season win over the
Bears that knocked Kitsap from the undefeated
ranks. Kitsap advanced to the finals and came away
with the first PFL championship with a 28-14 win over
The PFL was stunned when the Champs pulled
the plug on the 2012 season, along with the Rogue
Warriors and Klamath Crusaders calling it quits.
Realignment sent the Vipers back to the South division
to help even things up.
With the season barely under way, the
Shockers, a team that spearheaded the revolution in the
Northwest with their independent formation in 2005 and
helped pave the way for the PFL formation, crumbled
under player-management and after an 0-3 start and unmet
financial obligations found themselves suspended for the
The North was a solid 3-way battle
throughout the season with the Bulldogs finally securing
the title. In the South it was a dominant
performance by the Monarchs that continued right on
through to a victory over Bellingham in the title game.
The Monarchs would go on to win a shoot-out with the
WWFA Champion Seattle Stallions for the GNFA