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  Yakima County Scorpions (2004 - 2006)

 

Years of Operation: 2004 - 2006

 

Overall Record:  8-9

 

First Game: Apr 3, 2004 vs Walla Walla Stars

 

First Win: Apr 3, 2004 vs Walla Walla Stars

 

Final Game: June 24, 2006 vs King County Jaguars

League Affiliation:  

 

Inland Northwest Football League (2004 - 2005)

Independent (2006)

 

Team Headquarters: Yakima, WA

 

 

 

 

Owner: Unters "Chuck" Love

 

Coaches: Bill Quinn

 

 

Home Field: Marquette Stadium; Lampson Stadium

Titles Won

 

None

 

 

 

In 2004 The Inland Northwest Football League kicked off with high hopes for eastern Washington, and for one season the Yakima Scorpions were near the top, finishing with a 7-3 record.  But the off-season turmoil of lawsuits, unpaid bills caused a stir in Yakima, and a revolt took place.

 

At least 35 players, coaches and staff left the Scorpions organization in efforts to distance themselves from team owner Chuck Love.  The new team formed was the Yakima Mavericks, and the Scorpions struggled to field a team for the next two seasons. 

 

The INWFL collapse forced the Scorpions to find games where they could which would be the Portland teams of the Northwest League and the lone INWFL competitor for the Scorpions, the Kootenai County Eagles which formed in 2005. 

 

The Scorpions staggered through the 2005 season finishing 1-5.  Seeking stability, an envoy of the team was sent to talk with Dick Seuss of the Pacific Northwest Football Conference, but the western Washington spring organization denied the Scorpions membership due in large part to a number of unpaid bills in Yakima under the team name.

 

Only one game was played in 2006 as the King County Jaguars decimated the Scorpions whose players numbered only in the teens.

 

News:

Scorpions are no more 9/23/2004

 

2004 Schedule/Results (7-3)  
Apr 3 Walla Walla Stars 33-7
Apr 10 Tri-Cities Rattlers 27-48
Apr 17 - Moses Lake Bulls 27-0
Apr 24 - Palouse Thunder 21-24
May 1 - West Plains Cowboys 27-6
May 8 - Walla Walla Stars 49-28
May 15 - Tri-Cities Rattlers 19-21
May 22 - Moses Lake Bulls 21-0
May 29 - Palouse Thunder 37-8
June 5 - West Plains Cowboys 25-21
   
2005 Schedule/Results (1-5)  
Apr 9 - Multnomah County Buccaneers 8-29
Apr 16 - Kootenai County Eagles 7-6
Apr 23 - Kootenai County Eagles 18-20
Apr 30 - Multnomah County Buccaneers 24-34
May 7 - Renton Ravens 15-38
May 14 - Willamette Valley Raiders L FFT
June 11 - Kootenai County Eagles * 16-29

 

 
2006 Schedule/Results (0-1)  

June 24 @ King County Jaguars

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*INWFL Championship

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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