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  Spokane Nightmare (2002 - 2003)

 

Years of Operation: 2002 - 2003

 

Overall Record:  11-6

 

First Game: Apr 20, 2002 vs Great Falls Gladiators

 

First Win: Apr 20, 2002 vs Great Falls Gladiators

 

Final Game: July 12, 2003 vs Eastside Hawks

 

League Affiliation:  

North American Football League (2002-2003)

 

 

Team Headquarters:

 

Spokane, WA

Owner: Tim Bainter

 

General Manager: Colan Sewell, Margo Mossberg

 

Asst. General Manager:  Dennis Mossberg

 

Coaches: James Fisher, Derrick Peyton (OC), Chris Chandler (HC), HJ Dygert,

 

Home Field(s): 

Titles Won

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honors

 

All-League

Rich Naccarato, WR (2002 NAFL 1st)

 

All-America

Rich Naccarato, WR (2002 NFE 3rd Team)


A two-year venture started in January of 2002, the Nightmare had lofty goals which included bringing the #1 QB and WR in the NAFL to Spokane from Texas, and putting in a bid to host the 2002 NAFL Championship.  Bainter, the Fort Worth, TX based owner of the Nightmare, never quite got what he wanted on the financial side.

 

The 2002 season started off promising going 9-4 and making the NAFL playoffs.  Former Eastern Washington University wideout Rich Nacarrato put himself in the receiving record books with a stellar year.

 

2003 came was off to another good start until the team became the victim of so many semi-pro stories.

 

Due to serious financial difficulties, Colan Sewell, Chief Operating Officer of the Spokane Nightmare announced the team would forfeit it's road game on July 19 to the South Ogden Rhino-Raiders and cease operations for the remainder of the season, thus ending the Nightmare.  Out of the ashes grew the West Plains Cowboys who kicked off exhibition games one short month later and the beginnings of the Inland Northwest Football League.
 

2002 Schedule/Results (9-4):  
Apr 20 - Great Falls Gladiators 41-0
May 11 - Renton Ravens 33-6
June 1 - Renton Ravens 18-12
June 8 - Salt Lake City Wildcats 0-20
June 16 - South Bay Buccaneers 16-13
June 22 - Douglas County Outlaws  
June 29 - Eastside Hawks 14-39
July 6 - Renton Ravens 47-16
July 13 - Great Falls Gladiators 63-0
July 27 - Davis Vipers 63-0
Aug 3 - Yamhill County Enforcers cancel
Aug 3 - Utah Football League All-Stars 14-7
Aug 10 @ Douglas County Outlaws cancel
Aug 17 - Wasatch Wildcats 21-34
Aug 31 - South Ogden Rhino-Raiders 32-31
Sep 14 -  NorCal Lawmen *  
Sep 21 @ Wasatch Wildcats * 12-20
  * NAFL Playoffs  
   
2003 Schedule/Results (2-2):  
June 7 - Renton Ravens 39-31
June 21 - Snohomish County Vikings 49-3
June 29 - 6-27
July 12 - Eastside Hawks 12-57
July 19 - South Ogden Rhino Raiders L FFT
   
   

 

Rich Naccarato (88) hauls in a pass.

 

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