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  Washington Cavaliers (1998 - Present)

Years of Operation: 1998- 2012

 

Overall Record:  47-109

 

First Game: June 20, 1998 vs Oregon Thunderbolts

 

First Win: July 4, 1998 vs Oregon Panthers

 

Final Game:

 

League Affiliation:  

Independent (1998, 2009-2011)

Northwest Football League (1999 - 2008, 2010)

Western Washington Football Assoc (2013)

 

 

Team Headquarters:

 

Kelso, WA/Olympia, WA/Centralia, WA

Owner: Bill Booth

 

General Manager: Don Orton, Chris Potts (2009)

 

Coaches: Bill Booth, John Sanders, Chris Potts (2004-08), Ross McDougal, Bob Mulligan (HC-2002) Jamie Roberts (2010); James King (2011-12)

 

Home Field(s): Tootle Lake HS, Longview HS, Winlock HS, Shelton HS, Black Hills HS, Tumwater HS, North Thurston HS, Evergreen State College, Yelm HS, Tenino HS, Kelso HS

 

Titles Won

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honors

Robert Jelvik, MLB 2002 NWFL Defensive Rookie

Bill Booth, Owner, 2008 MLFN Hall of Fame

 

All-League

Brian Redmond, TE (2012 GNFA HM)

Jeff Boykin, QB (2012 GNFA HM)
Derek Holman, UT (2012 GNFA HM)

Don Orton, C (2007 Hon Men); DT (2006 1st, 2004 2nd) OG (2005 2nd); OT (2001 Hon Men)

Chris Raffleson, OT (2007 3rd); DT (2007 3rd)

Chris Potts, PK (2007 3rd, 2006 3rd); LB (2006 3rd, 2001 Hon Men, 2000 3rd)

Joel Brown, DE (2007 2nd)

Orlando Johnson, SS (2007 Hon Men, 2004 Hon Men, 2001 3rd)

Herm Benson, CB (2007 Hon Men)

Chris Cook, DE (2006 2nd, 2005 1st, 2004 1st; 2003 Hon Men, 2001 Hon Men)

Bryan Hooper, WR (2006 Hon Men; 2001 2nd); PR (2004 3rd)

Scot Domingo, OG (2005 3rd, 2000 2nd)

James King, LB (2004 Hon Men)

Kory McElravy, LB (2004 Hon Men); TE (2001 3rd, 2000 3rd)

Barry White, FB (2004 2nd); OT (2003 Hon Men)

Rikki Reid, WR (2004 Hon Men; 2001 3rd, 2000 3rd)

Jose Garcia, OG (2004 3rd)

Leo Cagle, OT (2004 3rd)

Elton Huard, ST (2004 2nd)

Joe Winther, FB (2003 Hon Men)

Kirt Fain, DT (2003 Hon Men)

Erik Olson, LB (2002 Hon Men, 2000 Hon Men)

Robert Jelvik, P (2002 Hon Men)

Nate Conkey, RB (2002 Hon Men)

Sean Bell, C (2002 Hon Men); OG (2001 Hon Men)

Jimmy Williams, QB (2001 Hon Men)

Lowell Hoff, DE (2001 1st, 2000 Hon Men)

Dan Kissner, LB (2001 Hon Men)

Paul Kennedy, PR (2000 Hon Men); RB (2000 Hon Men); KR (2000 1st)

Chris Farley, OT (2000 Hon Men)

Derek Johnson, QB (1999 3rd) *

Travis Seymour, TE (1999 2nd) *

Jay Miller, PK (1999 3rd) *

Shay Dean, LB (1999 1st) *

 

* Played as the "Cougaliers" in Cougar uniforms.


 

 

 

The beginnings of the Cavaliers is at times a difficult one to nail down, but officially the team was born in 1998 when Bill Booth started the team in Kelso, Washington.  Booth was also co-operating the Vancouver Posse at the same time.  By 1999 the Posse was reformed into the Vancouver Cougars, however the NWFL would only recognize the Cavaliers name which bred the term "Cougaliers".  In essence the 1999 "Cavaliers" was in fact the Vancouver Posse, sold to become the Columbia Cougars.  It would be the only winning season in Cavalier history.  In 2000 the Cougaliers became the Columbia Cougars, and the Cavaliers would begin to migrate operations towards the Olympia area.

 

**The Cavaliers/Cougars were basically one in the same in 1999.  The Cavaliers were the recognized team according to the NWFL, but the team was made up of players known as the Cougars, formerly the Posse.  Depending on which view one takes, the Cavaliers could have been a non-existent team, or the Cougars would be the non-existent team of 1999.  The GNFA puts the season results under both franchises, but recognizes the post-season awards here under the Cavaliers page.

 

 

Offensive Guard Scot Domingo (97)

 

Following the 2008 season, the Cavaliers decided to explore an independent schedule after longtime general manager Don Orton left to help form the Grays Harbor Bearcats taking a sizeable chunk of the Cavaliers playing talent with him.  The Cavaliers left their home field in Olympia, for Yelm and Tenino.  The move was not fruitful as the Cavaliers lost all of the games on the schedule.

 

The Cavaliers dropped four straight to open the 2010 season before squeaking out a 1-point win over the Raiders, a "home" game played in Kelso and won a second consecutive game over the Thunder of the WWFA, the first time since 2006 that feat was accomplished.  The Cavs beat WWFA runner up Tacoma before losing to PDFL bottom dweller Oregon to close out the 2010 season.  With the loss to the Thunderbolts, the Cavaliers earned the dubious honor of becoming the fastest franchise in history to lose 100 games.

 

Longtime Cavalier defenseman James King was named head coach for the 2011 season after being the interim coach midway through 2010 when Jamie Roberts left the team.  The Cavaliers finished 3-6.

 

In 2012, the Cavaliers fresh off a solid move to the Chehalis/Centralia region, once again played an independent schedule and early on ventured into the deep end against former Cavaliers now playing with the Grays Harbor Bearcats, the Clark County Vipers and the Wenatchee Valley Rams.  All three games were losses.  Once through that portion of the schedule the Cavaliers faced longtime rival Pierce County and WWFA foes.  Washington won five home games in a row and squeaked out wins in the final 2 road games to finish a 7-0 run to end the season and the first winning record in Cavalier franchise history.

 

In November it was announced the Cavaliers would join the WWFA after 2012 Champion Seattle announced they were leaving for the PFL.  The Cavaliers, with victories over 5 of the league members in '12 were immediately tabbed as contenders for the 2013 championship.

1998 Schedule/Results (2-3):

 

June 20 - Oregon Thunderbolts 0-57
July 4 - Oregon Panthers 52-0
July 11 - @ Snohomish County Vikings 6-64
July 18 - Washington Stallions W FFT
Aug 1 - Oregon Thunderbolts 0-36
Aug 29 - Vancouver Posse 35-0
   
1999 Schedule/Results (5-4**):  
June 19 Oregon Thunderbolts 21-24
June 26 @ Bellingham Eagles 28-6
July 10 Snohomish County Vikings 21-24 OT
July 17 @ King County Jaguars 29-6
July 24 Puget Sound Jets 31-34
July 31 @ Pierce County Bengals 26-19
Aug 7 Seattle Blue Devils 50-6
Aug 14 Oregon Panthers 56-0
Aug 21 @ Eastside Chiefs W FFT
Aug 28 @ Oregon Thunderbolts 19-21
   
2000 Schedule/Results (2-11):  
May 13 Columbia Cougars 0-56
May 20 @ King County Jaguars 12-27
June 3 @ Puget Sound Jets 6-55
June 11 Bellingham Eagles 12-34
June 17 @ Pierce County Bengals 6-33
June 24 @ Multnomah County Buccaneers 0-30
July 8 Snohomish County Vikings 6-35
July 15 @ Oregon Thunderbolts 18-42
July 22 @ West Sound Orcas 10-14
July 29 Eastside Chiefs 7-20
Aug 5 @ Oregon Panthers 24-13
Aug 19 King County Jaguars 28-14
Aug 26 Columbia Cougars 21-28
   
2001 Schedule/Results (3-8):  
June 2 Willamette Valley Raiders 7-27
June 9 Oregon Panthers 28-0
June 16 Pierce County Bengals 28-38
June 23 Puget Sound Jets 13-71
June 30 @ Columbia Cougars 26-13
July 14 @ Snohomish County Vikings 20-27
July 21 Oregon Thunderbolts 7-32
July 28 @ Eastside Chiefs 29-22
Aug 4 @ West Sound Orcas 6-16
Aug 18 Multnomah County Buccaneers 6-56
Aug 25 @ King County Jaguars 6-29
   
2002 Schedule/Results (1-9):  
May 25 Oregon Panthers 28-42
June 8 Eastside Hawks 16-34
June 22 @ Pierce County Bengals 6-34
June 29 King County Jaguars 3-27
July 6 Willamette Valley Raiders 6-25
July 13 @ Renton Ravens 20-16
July 27 @ Oregon Panthers 0-13
Aug 3 Snohomish County Vikings 12-16
Aug 10 West Sound Orcas 14-20
Aug 24 @ Multnomah County Buccaneers 9-61
   
2003 Schedule/Results (4-8):  
May 17 Oregon Panthers 24-0
May 31 Oregon Thunderbolts 3-29
June 14 Multnomah County Buccaneers 12-35
June 21 @ King County Jaguars 6-57
June 28 Pierce County Bengals 6-40
July 12 @ West Sound Orcas 0-25
July 19 Oregon Panthers 17-3
July 26 @ Eastside Hawks 6-54
Aug 2 Renton Ravens 12-9
Aug 9 @ Willamette Valley Raiders 6-50
Aug 16 Oregon Thunderbolts 14-21
Aug 23 @ Snohomish County Vikings 16-7
   
2004 Schedule/Results (2-10):  
May 22 @ Apple Valley Bucks 9-23
June 5 Northwest Avalanche 25-18
June 12 Apple Valley Bucks 28-14
June 19 @ Renton Ravens 7-20
June 26 King County Jaguars 7-43
July 10 @ Oregon Thunderbolts 0-46
July 24 Willamette Valley Raiders 0-26
July 31 @ Oregon Panthers 8-20
Aug 7 @ Multnomah County Buccaneers W FFT
Aug 14 Snohomish County Vikings 18-20
Aug 21 @ Pierce County Bengals 7-21
Aug 28 West Sound Saints 7-44
Oct 2 @ Snohomish County Vikings* 17-40
   
* Harvest Bowl Food Bank Benefit Game  
   
2005 Schedule/Results (5-8):  
Mar 26 @ Wenatchee Valley Rams Cancel
May 7 @ Wenatchee Valley Rams 14-20
May 14 Oregon Thunderbolts 6-20
June 11 Pierce County Bengals 28-25
June 18 @ Willamette Valley Raiders 0-38
June 25 Snohomish County Vikings 0-20
July 9 @ King County Jaguars 0-69
July 16 Renton Ravens 13-16
July 23 Northwest Avalanche 34-6
Aug 6 @ West Sound Saints 7-35
Aug 13 Oregon Thunderbolts 16-14
Aug 20 @ Multnomah County Buccaneers 12-0
Aug 27 @ Pierce County Bengals 7-13
Nov 12 Snohomish County Vikings* 17-7
   
*Hurricane Katrina Benefit Game  
   
2006 Schedule/Results (5-6):  
Mar 25 @ Wenatchee Valley Rams 6-32
Apr 1 @ Pierce County Knights 16-12
May 20 Oregon Thunderbolts 26-10
June 17 Willamette Valley Raiders 13-6
June 24 @ Snohomish County Vikings 16-17OT
July 15 @ Renton Ravens 8-26
July 22 West Sound Saints 17-20
July 29 @ Oregon Thunderbolts 7-41
Aug 5 Multnomah County Buccaneers 6-16
Aug 12 @ Pierce County Bengals 15-14
Aug 19 King County Jaguars 0-41
Nov 11 Snohomish County Vikings* 6-0
   
*Toys for Tots/Firefighters game  
   
2007 Schedule/Results (2-10):  
May 5 @ Valley Mustangs 7-55
May 19 Oregon Thunderbolts 0-16
June 9 @ West Sound Saints 3-0
June 16 Willamette Valley Raiders 7-12
June 23 Seattle Stallions 6-35
June 30 @ Multnomah County Buccaneers 13-12
July 14 @ Pierce County Bengals 2-28
July 21 @ King County Jaguars 7-37
July 28 Snohomish County Vikings 13-43
Aug 4 Pierce County Bengals 5-20
Aug 11 Oregon Thunderbolts 6-27
Aug 18 Renton Ravens 10-12
   
2008 Schedule/Results (1-10):  
May 31 @ South Sound Shockers 0-14
June 7 Puget Sound Titans 14-37
June 14 Snohomish County Vikings 3-6
June 21 @ Pierce County Bengals 14-19
June 28 @ Oregon Thunderbolts 3-30
July 12 Willamette Valley Raiders 21-0
July 19 @ Seattle Stallions 8-32
July 26 @ Renton Ravens 0-18
Aug 2 Pierce County Bengals 7-20
Aug 9 Oregon Thunderbolts 6-23
Aug 16 @ Willamette Valley Raiders 6-28
   
2009 Schedule/Results (0-7):  
May 9 @ Puget Sound Pirates 21-27
May 16 Renton Ravens 13-46
May 30 Pierce County Bengals 16-25
June 6 @ North Kitsap County Bears

6-58

June 13 @ Pierce County Bengals

7-19

June 20 @ Portland Raiders

6-7
July 11 @ Grays Harbor Bearcats 14-36
   
2010 Schedule/Results (4-6):  
Apr 24 @ Olympic Peninsula Eagles 0-14
May 1 @ Tacoma Invaders 6-26
May 8 - Snohomish County Vikings 14-19
May 15 @ Pierce County Bengals 10-12
May 22 - Portland Raiders 13-12
June 5 - Snohomish County Thunder 34-12
June 12 - Pierce County Bengals 13-19
June 19 @ Snohomish County Thunder W FFT
June 26 @ Pacific Northwest Wildcats cancel
July 10 @ Pierce County Bengals 19-6
July 17 - Tacoma Invaders 15-14
July 31 - Oregon Thunderbolts 6-26
   
2011 Schedule/Results (3-6):  
Mar 26 @ Vancouver Vipers 0-50
Apr 9 @ Grays Harbor Bearcats 6-38
Apr 16 - Olympic Peninsula Eagles 26-14
Apr 23 - Umatilla Panthers 14-55
Apr 30 - Snohomish County Thunder 23-0
May 7 @ Renton Ravens 6-28
May 21 - Pierce County Bengals 6-28
May 28 - Tacoma Invaders 31-6
June 4 @ Pierce County Bengals 0-18
   
2012 Schedule/Results (8-3):  
Mar 31 @ Tacoma Invaders (scrimmage)
Apr 7 @ Grays Harbor Bearcats 19-42
Apr 14 - Clark County Vipers 6-30
Apr 21 - Columbia Basin Riverhawks 19-6
Apr 28 @ Wenatchee Valley Rams 6-47
May 5 - Okanogan Commandos Cancel
May 12 - Snohomish Thunder 21-6
May 19 - Renton Ravens 25-14
May 26 - Pierce County Bengals 41-3
June 2 - Olympic Peninsula Eagles 32-20
June 9 - Puget Sound Outlaws 28-6
June 16 @ Pierce County Bengals 19-13
July 14 @ Tacoma Invaders 15-14
   
   
   
   
   

 

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