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  Spokane Fury (1983 - 1985)

 

Years of Operation: 1983-1985

 

Overall Record

 

First Game: July 30, 1983 vs Pacific Coast Vikings

 

First Win: July 30, 1983 vs Pacific Coast Vikings

 

Final Game: Oct 12, 1985 vs Salem Stars

 

League Affiliation:  

Northwest Football Alliance (1983-1985)

 

 

Team Headquarters:

Owner: Dr. Frank Door, Joe & Nancy Suor (1984 -1985)

 

General Manager: Dick Seuss (1983 resigned after 2 games) Colin Kilburn (1983); John Ward (Asst GM) Nancy Suor (1984-1985)

 

Coaches: Gary Davis (HC 1983-4 games); Gary Baskett (HC 1983 - 8 games); Don Case (HC 1984-85 resigned prior to playoffs) Danny Lee (1985; Defensive Backs 1983); Don Gregory (1983 linebackers); Bobby Williams (1983 - d-line) Dick Suess (special teams)

 

Home Field(s): Albi Stadium

Titles Won

None

 

 

 

Honors

Chuck Green, 1984 NFA Defensive Player of the Year

 

All-League

Willie Daigle, WR (1983 - 2nd)

Mike Wells, QB (1983 - 2nd)

Keith Duncan, WR (1983, 84)

Alan Magaway, WR (1983 - 1st)

Al Stallworth, C (1983 - 2nd; 1984)

Greg Yeaw, OT (1983 - 1st)

Pat O'Reilly, PK (1983 - 2nd)

Rayford Guice, PR (1983 - 2nd)

Mark McNeal, OG (1983 - 1st)

Jim Whitsett, LB (1983 - 2nd)

Eric McIntyre, LB (1983 - 1st)

Chuck Green, DL (1983 - 1st, 84)

John Chamberlin, DL (1983)

Tim Frisbee, P (1983 - 1st, 84)

Dennis McColins, DT (1984; 1985 - 2nd)

Paul Ratsch, LB (1984; 1985 - 1st)

Mike Fullum, CB (1984)

Tony Byrne, SS (1983 - 2nd; 1984)

Byron Smith, FS (1983 - 3rd; 1984)

Milt Meyers, QB (1984)

Ric Pearson, PK (1984; 1985 - 2nd)

A.D. Graham, KR (1984)

Vic Wallace, WR (1985 -1st) PR (1985 - 2nd)

Tom Kinney, LB (1985 - 1st)
Kevin Shinkle (1983 - 3rd)

Bill Perry (1983 - 3rd)

Chris Anderson (1983 - 3rd)

All-America

 

Ric Pearson, released by the New York Giants signed on to kick for the Golden Hawks in 1983.  Spokane demolished the NFA defending champion Grizzlies earning a #1 Northwest Ranking by Pro Football Weekly.

 

The board of directors asked Suess to resign after 2 games and bought out his share of the franchise for $400 after questions arose about commitments being made by Suess on behalf of the team without board approval.  Coach Gary Davis resigned after 4 games to take up his coaching position with Spokane Falls CC.

 

Byron Smith intercepted 3 passes and recovered a fumble in the playoff victory over the Raiders.

 

The Fury made it to the NFA Title game in it's first two seasons losing to Portland and Auburn.  In 1985 they were bounced from the playoffs by the Salem Stars, a team the Fury beat by 42 to start the season.

 

Vic Wallace, a former University of Idaho star had a huge season as a receiver and kick returner earning NFA honors and climbing the record books for receiving TD's in a season and yards in a season.

 

Following the 1985 season, Nancy and Joe Suor explored interest in moving the team to the Tri-Cities. In January of 1986 it was announced that the Fury Football Team, Inc of Spokane filed bankruptcy facing debts of $71, 402.

 

 

 

1983 Schedule/Results (7-3):

 
July 30 - Pacific Coast Vikings 31-7
Aug 6 @ Washington County Grizzlies 43-0
Aug 13 - West Seattle Warhawks 0-10
Aug 20 - Portland Steelheads 22-0
Aug 27 - Skagit Valley Raiders 20-7
Sept 10 - Washington County Grizzlies 15-0
Sept 17 @ Seattle Cavaliers  
Sept 24 @ Pacific Coast Vikings (in Pasco)  
Oct 1 - Portland Steelheads 14-17
Oct 8 - West Seattle Warhawks 31-28
Oct 29 - Skagit Valley Raiders * 26-15
Nov 6 @ Portland Steelheads ** 3-24
   
1984 Schedule/Results (6-5):  
July 14 @ Eastside Express 13-22
Aug 4 - Eastside Express 36-0
Aug 11 @ Auburn Panthers 14-25
Aug 19 - Snohomish County Blue Knights 14-7
Aug 25 @ Eastside Express 28-8
Sept 1 - Peninsula Pioneers  
Sept 15 - Seattle Cavaliers 43-3
Sept 22 @ Clark County Grizzlies 23-25
Sept 29 - Auburn Panthers 6-30
Oct 20 - Skagit Valley Raiders 29-20
Oct 27 - Eastside Express * 32-16
Nov 3 @ Auburn Panthers ** 17-20
   
1985 Schedule/Results (5-3):  
July 20 - Salem Stars 45-3
July 27 @ Eastside Express 3-10
Aug 3 - Skagit Valley Raiders 45-0
Aug 10 @ Seattle Cavaliers 43-3
Aug 17 - Snohomish County Blue Knights 44-20
Aug 24 - Eastside Express 20-7
Aug 30 @ Auburn Panthers  
Sept 7 @ Salem Stars  
Sept 14 - West Seattle Warhawks  
Sept 21 - Seattle Cavaliers 40-15
Sept 28 @ Skagit Valley Raiders  
Oct 5 @ Snohomish County Blue Knights 13-36
Oct 12 - Salem Stars * 7-33
   
 

 

*NFA Playoffs

 

**NFA Championship

 
   
   

 

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