Flo Tanner adopted the Grizzlies moniker following the folding of the
Washington County Grizzlies when Dr. Nash sold the team gear to the
upstart Bellevue Express.
The Oregon City Steelheads had folded as well, which helped the team
blend the best of the Steelheads with the best of the previous
Washington County Grizzlies under one banner but it was not enough to
ascend the ladder in the difficult NFA.
Melvin Barkum led the league in passing through the first 4 games
compiling 29 completions on 53 passes for 447 yards and 4 TD's.
Keith Bassham booted a then-record 57 yard field goal in blowing out the
The Clark County-based operation lasted only one season in the newly
formed NFA before calling it quits.