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  Vancouver Posse (1997 - 1998)

Years of Operation: 1997-1998

 

Overall Record:  16-10

 

First Game: June 14, 1997 vs Douglas County Outlaws

 

First Win: June 14, 1997 vs Douglas County Outlaws

 

Final Game: Sep 12, 1998 vs Oregon Thunderbolts

 

League Affiliation:  

Pacific Football League (1997-98)

 

 

 

Team Headquarters:

Vancouver, Washington

Owner: Bill Booth

 

General Manager: Larry Jobe

 

Coaches:

 

Home Field(s): Washington School for the Deaf,

Titles Won

 

 

 

 

Honors

Antonio Chandler, WR/CB - 1997 PFL North MVP

 

All-League

Jeff Thomas, QB - 2nd Team (1997)

DeShawn Fontleroy, RB - 1st Team (1997)

Nate Griffin, FB - Hon Men (1997)

Antonio Chandler, WR - 2nd Team (1997)

Dennis Sitch, C - 1st Team (1997)

Darryl Warren, OG - 3rd Team (1997)

Jason Baumgart, K - 2nd Team (1997); P 2nd Team (1998)

Marcus Royster, DT - 1st Team (1997)

Kolby Griggs, DE - 2nd Team (1997)

Chris Jensen, DE - Hon Men (1997)

Michael Himes, LB - Hon Men (1997)

John Lyday, S - 3rd Team (1997)

Antonio Sparrow, S - 1st Team (1997); 1st Team (1998)

Antonio Chandler, CB - 1st Team (1997)

Victor Winselle, KR - Hon Men (1998)

Shay Dean, DT - 1st Team (1998)

Abriham Lowe, LB - 1st Team (1998)

Maurice France, PR - 2nd Team (1998)

 

All-America

 

The Vancouver Posse were formed when Bill Booth decided to step away from the Cowlitz County Cavaliers.  Unable to fully do so, Larry Jobe and Booth in essence changed the name of the Cavaliers to the Posse and were able to recruit some Thunderbolt players, most notably all-leaguers Antonio Sparrow and Nate Griffin.  The Posse appeared to be the team to beat through the regular season until they were upended in the final two games of '98 by the Bengals and Thunderbolts in the first round of the playoffs.

 

Following the '97 season, many of the Posse players returned to the Thunderbolts, as Booth double dipped running both the Posse and the Washington Cavaliers who were playing as an independent team for the '98 season.  The Posse lost 3 times to the Thunderbolts and was smacked by Booth's own Cavaliers 35-0.  This closed out the franchise as Shay Dean and the Vancouver players joined up with the Cavaliers for one season before forming the Multnomah County Buccaneers out of Portland.

 

 

 

1997 Schedule/Results (11-3):

 
June 14 @ Douglas County Outlaws 56-0
June 21 @ Snohomish County Vikings 34-7
June 28 @ Oregon Thunderbolts 23-7
July 4 - Eastside Chiefs 54-6
July 12 - Seattle Blue Devils 39-19
July 19 - Douglas County Outlaws 74-0
July 26 - Snohomish County Vikings 54-0
Aug 2 @ Emerald City Jets 19-21
Aug 9 - Simi Valley Swarm 29-17
Aug 16 - Seattle Blue Devils 36-7
Aug 23 - Bellingham Eagles 49-0
Aug 30 @ Eastside Chiefs 48-6
Sep 6 - Pierce County Bengals 7-33
Sep 13 - Oregon Thunderbolts * 9-19
   
1998 Schedule/Results (5-7):  
June 27 - Pierce County Bengals 18-47
July 4 - Oregon Thunderbolts 10-43
July 11 @ Seattle Blue Devils 32-18
July 18 @ Snohomish County Vikings 14-27
July 25 - Eastside Chiefs 33-0
Aug 1 @ Bellingham Eagles 33-14
Aug 8 @ Pierce County Bengals 9-16
Aug 15 - Seattle Blue Devils 22-6
Aug 22 - Snohomish County Vikings 39-26
Aug 29 @ Washington Cavaliers 0-35
Sep 5 @ Oregon Thunderbolts 23-53
Sep 12 @ Oregon Thunderbolts * 12-35
   
   
   
   
 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

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