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  Seattle/Tacoma Express (1989-90)

 

Years of Operation: 1989-90

 

Overall Record:  3-17

 

First Game: July 29, 1989 vs Pueblo Crusaders

 

First Win: Aug 12, 1989 vs Pocono Mountaineers

 

Final Game: Sept 1, 1990 vs Fresno Bandits

League Affiliation:  

 

Minor League Football System (1989-90)

 

 

Team Headquarters:

 

(1989):

17501 147th SE, Monroe, WA 98272

 

(1990):

2501 East D St, Suite 204, Tacoma, WA 98421

 

Team Colors: Black & Gold (White)

Owner/President: Worth I. Skinner

 

General Manager: Richard C. Bartlett (1989) Marv Rogers (1990); Marketing: David Watkins Company (1990); Tickets: Barb Bailey (1990);

 

Coaches: Curt Marsh (HC 1989), Toussaint Tyler, Jerry McClain, Beau Shahan (OC-1990), Smiley Creswell; Mike Kuklenski (HC 1990); Fred Emerson (1990); Beau Shahan (1990); Rob Treece (1990); Trainers: Dennis Channing (1990); Dave Knoeppel (1990); Theresa Vonada (1990) Equipment Manager: John Ray (1990)

 

Home Field(s): Snohomish; Tacoma Dome (1990); Stadium Bowl

Titles Won

None

  1989 Schedule/Results (1-10):  

Honors

 

Curtis Griffin - Bethany College Hall of Fame Inductee

 

Dewayne Brown - QB (Arkansas State '85-'88)

 

Victor Wood - WR (Washington State Aloha Bowl MVP)

 

John Skinner - DT (NWFL Defensive Player of the Year)

 

Smiley Creswell - DT (New England Patriots)

 

A.D. Stinson - QB (NWFL Offensive Player of the Year)

 

All-League

 

Curt Ammons, SS All-MLFS 1989

 


All-America

 

 

1989 Offensive Players:

 

 

Stanley, David

 

QB

7

Brown, Dwayne

 

QB

10

McHahan, Mike

 

QB

11

Fortune, Brad

 

QB

12

Stinson, A.D.

 

QB

 

Dial, Greg

 

RB

19

James, Warren

 

RB

20

Smith, Allen

 

RB

27

Olivier, Lawrence

 

RB

29

Johnson, Marv

 

RB

30

McCraney, Dwayne

 

RB

32

Brown, Daryl

 

RB

34

Delaney, Skip

 

RB

35

Dotson, Michael

 

RB

80

Hewitt, Dave

 

WR

81

Wood, Victor

 

WR

82

Haggett, Mike

 

TE

83

Richardson, Keith

 

WR

84

Schneider, Randy

 

TE

85

Dillard, Mitch

 

TE

85

Yarbrough, Calvin

 

WR

89

Adams, Greg

 

WR

 

Morehead, Donnie

 

WR

60

Billings, Steve

 

OL

65

Burmester, Brad

 

OL

70

Pike, Drew

 

OL/LB

71

Larsen, Mark

 

OL

76

Caldwell, Mark

 

OL

79

Taggert, Paul

 

OL

1

Johnson, Keith

 

K

2

Adair, Gene

 

K

4

Obrastoff, Nick

 

K

1989 Defensive Players:

68

Long, Chuck

 

DL

72

Skinner, John

 

DL

77

Finn, Loren

 

DL

78

Ellingsen, Craig

 

DL

91

Creswell, Smiley

 

DL

43

Walsh, Jim

 

LB

51

Walter, Greg

 

LB

53

Beardon, Garland

 

LB

54

Floyd, Randy

 

LB

55

Dickson, Tom

 

LB

59

Reed, Allen

 

LB

7

Griffin, Curtis (50)

 

DB/P

22

Treece, Rob

 

DB

23

Snapp, Greg

 

DB

25

Ammons, Curt

 

DB

27

Wyatt, Durant

 

DB

28

Pittman, Willis

 

DB

33

Rieux, Darryl

 

DB

42

Breon, Mike

 

DB

44

McCray, Patrick

 

DB

44

Perry, Greg (34)

 

DB

 

Roberts, Jay

 

 

 

Mohammad, Darryl

 

 

 

Swanyman,

 

 

54

McLain, Jerry

 

 

56

Short, Ward

 

 

 

1990 Defensive Players:

 

52

Benjamin, Danny

71

Loomis, Michael

72

Willison, Gary

75

Long, Chuck

78

Tucker, Dewey

79

Doyle, Patrick

92

Finn, Loren

93

Hood, Michael

95

Bailey, Michael

51

Walter, Gregory

53

Watkins, Chris

54

Dickson, Tom

55

Sand, Donnell

56

Walsh, James

57

Hailey, DeWayne

59

Reed, Allan III

60

Renfroe, John

91

Hesson, Dennis

 

O’Neil, Bobby

21

McCray, Patrick

22

Holmes, Artie

25

Jackson, Johnny

27

Wyatt, Durant

28

Harris, Andre

32

Susee, Kelly

36

Holzgraf, Steve

44

White, Arthur

 

Roberts, Andre

1990 Offensive Players:

7

Brown, Dwayne

10

Hudson, Darrel

12

Miller, Andy

26

Evans, Keith

29

Patterson, Pat

30

McCraney, Dwayne

35

Dillingham, Jimmie

89

Morris, Neosia

80

Hewitt, Dave

81

Lambert, Neil

82

Clark, Harry

83

Mitchell, Bonnie

84

Yarbrough, Calvin

85

Dillard, Mitch

94

Jepson, Rob

96

Schneider, Kirk

62

Meza, Hector

70

Anderson, Greg

77

Mason, Vic

2

Adair, Gene

11

Genduso, Joe

 

 

July 29 - Pueblo Crusaders (CO) 0-21
Aug 5 @ Colorado Springs (CO) 14-30
Aug 12 - Pocono Mountaineers (PA) 24-23
Aug 19 - San Jose Bandits (CA) 13-30
Aug 27 @ Florida Renegades 34-36
Sept 2 - Hayward Outlaws (CA) 12-14
Sept 9 @ Hayward Outlaws (CA) 21-28
Sept 16 @ St. Louis Gamblers (MO) 15-35
Sept 23 - Colorado Springs Spirit (CO) 17-20
Oct 7 - St. Louis Gamblers (MO) 32-47
Oct 14 @ Pueblo Crusaders (CO) 12-62
   
1990 Schedule/Results (2-7)  
July 2 - Moscow Bears (USSR) exhibition 61-0
July 14 @ Colorado Springs Spirit 14-29
July 21 @ Oklahoma City Twisters 0-19
July 28 @ Fresno Bandits 10-21
Aug 4 @ Colorado Springs Spirit 0-10
Aug 11 - California Outlaws 17-10
Aug 18 - Bay State Titans 6-18
Aug 25 - Pueblo Crusaders 14-28
Sep 1 - Fresno Bandits 7-14
Sep 8 @ California Outlaws L FFT
Sep 15 - Oklahoma City Twisters L FFT
Sep 22 @ Pueblo Crusaders L FFT
Sep 29 @ Harrisburg Patriots L FFT
   

1989 Stats:

 

PASSING     ATT COMP YARDS  PCT INT TD

Dw.Brown    135  63   900  46.6   9  8

Fortune      71  38   599  53.5   3  6

Stanley      69  23   436  33.3   8  3

Stinson      50  23   326  46.0   2  1

RUSHING       ATT YARDS AVG TD

Stinson        49  258  5.2

McCraney       54  169  3.1 Wood            6  167 27.8

Dw.Brown       55  141  2.5 

RECEIVING      NO YARDS AVG TD

Wood           34  588 17.2

Hewitt         22  355 16.1

Richardson     21  412 19.6

McCraney       18  218 12.1

Dillard        16  192 12.0

Da.Brown       10  119 11.9

Yarbrough       7  119 17.0

INTERCEPTIONS   NO

Ammons           6

McCray           3

PUNTING         NO YARDS AVG

McLain          34 1267 37.2

Hewitt           7  223 31.8

Adair            6  209 34.8

Totals          47 1702 36.2

 

RETURNS        NO YARDS AVG TD

Wood           29  472 16.2

Dw.Brown       16  362 22.6

Johnson         8  151 18.8

Stinson         5   86 17.2

SCORING   TD  XP 2XP FG  S TOT

Stinson    6                36

Richardson 5      1         32

TACKLES       UA   A  TOT  FUM

Unknown       53  17  70    1

Ammons        46  16  62    1

Dickson       30  14  44    0

Creswell      33   9  42    0

SACKS (26):

Creswll 5, Reed 4, Walter 3, Long 3, Beardon 2, Skinner 2, Ellingsen 2, Dickson 1, Finn 1, Short 1, McLain 1, Griffin 1.

 

1990 Stats:

PASSING     ATT COMP YARDS  PCT INT TD

Brown        81  29   318  35.8  8   2

Hudson       34  12   169  35.3  5   1

 

RUSHING       ATT YARDS AVG TD

Evans          30  127  4.2  2 

Brown          27  125  4.6  0

Patterson  19   90  4.7  2

 

RECEIVING      NO YARDS AVG TD                  

Evans           9  149 16.6  1

Yarbrough       7   97 13.9  0

INTERCEPTIONS   NO

Roberts          5

Holzgraf         1  

 

PUNTING        NO YARDS AVG

Hewitt         16  709 44.3 

 

RETURNS        NO YARDS AVG TD

Dillingham         212

 

SCORING   TD  XP 2XP FG  S TOT

Evans      3   0   0  0  0  18

Adair      0  6-6  0  3  0  15

Hewitt     2   0   0  0  0  12

Patterson  2   0   0  0  0  12

Lambert    1   0   0  0  0   6

Genduso    0  2-2  0  0  0   2 

 

TACKLES       UA   A  TOT  FUM

Hailey                      41

White                      35

O’Neil                               4

 

 

SACKS:

Bailey 5,

 

 

 

 

 

Story of the Express: 

 

Worth Skinner put out $150,000 to enter the Express into what was hoped to be a "true" Minor League Football farm system for the NFL.  Players wanting a shot at the NFL like Rodney Swann, left a wife and family at home in Detroit to play linebacker for the Express.

 

Curt Marsh, the former Oakland Raider, was hired to coach the team.

Photos

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News Releases:

 

Seattle P.I. July 29, 1989

 

 
 
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