A fracture amongst the owners of the Cascade
Football League teams and the decision to allow Larry Moody to remain as
Commissioner until the end of the season prompted the Stallions, Ravens,
Thunder, Eagles and Warriors to leave the Cascade League in May after 3
weeks of play and form their own league. This is believed to be
the first time a league split in mid-season. The Colts and
Invaders eventually left the CFL as well and the WWFA brought in the
Terminators which in essence took the place of the Warriors who folded
up shop after one season of play.
The Seattle Stallions had very little trouble in
the league once the brass ruled that the Northwest Terminators could not
play in the playoffs, the only real team with a shot at challenging the
The Invaders made it to the championship game only
to be throttled by the Stallions.
The Colts would leave for the Pacific Football
League following the season and the Stallions folded up shop and would
not field a team for 2011, while the Washington Wolfpack (Lakewood),
Eastside Extreme, Bellingham Blitz (PDFL) and
Spanaway Outlaws would be brought in as new teams. The Terminators
were replaced by the Innercity Shine owned by David Littleton.
The Bellingham Blitz rolled through the league
while the upstart Wolfpack found their stride and made their way to the
championship game only to be annihilated by the Blitz. The Shine
played respectable football in the WWFA, but the league turned out to be
a two-horse race as none of the bottom five teams offered much challenge
to the top three.
Bellingham left the WWFA for the PFL and joined their cross-town
brothers the Bulldogs, uniting Bellingham for the first time since 2006.
The Washington Wolfpack & Westside Wildcats announced as teams again in
2012 failed to get going.
The Stallions returned and blasted through the WWFA unchallenged and
faced the Portland Monarchs for the GNFA Championship where they came up
short in a shoot out. The Shine were suspended in mid-season
leaving the Eagles as the only challenger to the Stallions, but they too
faced controversy and were forced to forfeit their playoff game sending
the 3-8 Ravens to the 2012 title game, the 2nd time in three years a
championship game team in the WWFA had a losing record.
Following the season, the Stallions joined the PFL to challenge for the
elite-level title. The Shine, Eagles and Invaders closed down,
while new teams in the Kings and Seminoles formed, the Wolfpack returned and the formerly
independent Pierce County Bengals and Washington Cavaliers joined with
the Cavaliers immediately being the expected challengers to the vacant