The Dallas Roughnecks avenged their two losses to the Jacksonville Cannons in the regular season with a 22-12 in the South Division playoff. Jimmy Mickle led the Roughnecks with five assists as the entire team completed 96 percent of their combined 304 passes in the game. They also held Jacksonville to a season-low 12 goals. The Roughnecks will move on to play the Raleigh Flyers on August 12th in the Division Final.
In other playoff games:
Montreal will play at DC on Friday, August 11th with the winner playing at Toronto on August 13th. In the Midwest, Pittsburgh will travel to Minnesota on August 4th with the winner moving on to play at Madison on August 12th. San Jose and Los Angeles will play on August 12th then play San Francisco the following day for the division title.
The four division winners will advance to Championship Weekend IV in Montreal on August 26-27.
Here are the updated power rankings of the teams left in the playoffs:
American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) – The unthinkable has finally happened. The Dallas Roughnecks lost their first game in franchise history. The Roughnecks, who were the defending AUDL champions and winners of 23 straight games, lost to the Jacksonville Cannons 24-22. The Cannons appear to be on the rise in the South Division. The Roughnecks didn’t rebound very well on Sunday, losing to the Raleigh Flyers 32-25.
National Lacrosse League (NLL) – The Georgia Swarm defeated the Toronto Rock 11-8 in the first game of the Eastern Division final. In the Western Division semifinal, the Saskatchewan Rush had no trouble with the Colorado Mammoths in a 19-8 victory. Georgia and Saskatchewan will try to wrap it up this weekend at home.
The Fort Wayne Flite celebrate another CBA title.
Central Basketball Association (CBA) – The Fort Wayne Flite held off the Indianapolis Blaze to repeat as league champions. Trailing by three points, 93-90, with seven seconds remaining Indianapolis failed to tie the game with a wide-open three-point attempt, and then on the ensuing possession, down 95-92, missed another three-point shot at the buzzer, allowing Fort Wayne to win a second consecutive championship title. Greg Foster led the Flite with 23 points followed by Mikel Brigham with 16 and Corey Wickware with 15.
Arena Football League (AFL) – The Philadelphia Soul remains on top of the five-team lead at 5-0, followed by Tampa Bay (4-1), Washington (1-3), Cleveland (1-4) and Baltimore (1-4).
National Arena League (NAL) – The Jacksonville Sharks had a bye week after demolishing the Corpus Christi Rage 71-6. This weekend they will host the Monterrey Steel (4-2). The Lehigh Valley Steelhawks stayed within a game of the Sharks winning two weeks ago against the Dayton Wolfpack 68-6. The Steelhawks will play at High Country this weekend.
Indoor Football League (IFL) – Scores from last weekend: Salt Lake 38, Colorado 37; Arizona 49, Spokane 35; Iowa 56, Cedar Rapids 54; Sioux Falls 44, Green Bay 24.
Arena Pro Football (APF) – It doesn’t appear that any of the teams played this past weekend. The leagues website is horrible and really needs some attention. Here is the schedule for the upcoming weekend: River City Raiders (3-2) at Richmond Rough Riders (4-0), Florida Tarpons (4-0) at Birmingham Outlawz (0-5). Note: Florida should actually have a loss since they were beaten by Richmond two weeks ago.
Champions Indoor Football League (CIFL) – The Duke City Gladiators (4-5) lost to the Dodge City Law (8-2) on Saturday, 65-62, in the closing seconds. The win keeps the Law on top of the South Division and a bye week this weekend.
CAN-AM Indoor Football League – The Vermont Bucks (6-1) and Rochester Kings (5-0) lead their divisions. Vermont beat the Boston Blaze 41-30 two weeks ago and, according to the league’s website, will play the Blaze again on June 3rd. Rochester defeated Boston this weekend, 66-30, and will host the Capital City Reapers on Saturday.
National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) – Seattle Reign FC forward Nahomi Kawasumi was named the league’s player of the week for Week 5 after scoring a goal and earning an NWSL-record four assists in Seattle’s 6-2 win over the Washington Spirit.
Major League Soccer (MLS) – Toronto FC leads the Eastern Conference with 25 points while the Houston Dynamo, FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City tied at the top of the Western Conference with 19 points.
North American Soccer League (NASL) – Miami FC leads the Spring Season standings with 14 points. Miami edged Indy 3-2 last weekend. They will play the San Francisco Deltas this weekend in the U.S. Open Cup.
United Soccer League (USL) – Here are the current power rankings: 1. San Antonio FC, 2. Charleston Battery, 3. Real Monarchs SLC, 4. Tampa Bay Rowdies, 5. Louisville City FC, 6. Pittsburgh Riverhounds, 7. Rio Grand Valley FC, 8. Tulsa Roughnecks FC, 9. Swope Park Rangers, 10. Orlando City B.
Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) – The #2 ranked Chicago Force rolled past the Minnesota Vixen 53-0 to improve to 5-0. Chicago built a 17-0 lead in the first quarter and exploded for a 39-0 lead at halftime. Mary Choules had nine tackles for the Force and was named the Game Day Defensive Most Valuable Player.
The American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) took flight for its’ sixth season with 24 teams. The Dallas Roughnecks began their title defense on Saturday when they opened with a 21-17 win over their in-state rivals, Austin Sol. The Jacksonville Cannons scored 40 goals in their 40-23 win over the Nashville Nightwatch. The Nightwatch made history in the game as Jesse Shofner became the first woman to score a goal in the AUDL.
Game one of the Ron Newman Cup Championship in the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) will be played on Friday night at Royal Farms Arena when the Baltimore Blast will host Soles de Sonora. The series will shift to Hermosillo, Mexico on Sunday. The Blast will be gunning for their second consecutive title.
Here are the current standings of the Indoor Football League (IFL):
Sioux Falls Storm (5-0)
Wichita Falls Nighthawks (5-1)
Iowa Barnstormers (3-2)
Green Bay Blizzard (2-4)
Cedar Rapids Titans (1-5)
Nebraska Danger (4-2)
Spokane Empire (4-2)
Arizona Rattlers (2-3)
Salt Lake Screaming Eagles (1-4)
Colorado Crush (1-5)
The Florida Tarpons are 2-0 in the Arena Pro Football (APF) league after defeating the Coastal Outlaws, 70-26. They will travel to St. Louis this weekend to play the River City Raiders.
Stephen Panasuk (High Country) leads the National Arena League (NAL) in total offense with 19 touchdowns scored in three games. The Grizzlies destroyed the Dayton Wolfpack 94-6 last weekend. High Country (2-1) will host the Jacksonville Sharks (3-0) this Sunday.
The Fort Wayne Flite leads the Central Basketball Association (CBA) standings with a 2-0 record. The Flite are led by Ronald Lucas III who is averaging 16 points per game. They will host the Middle Tennessee Storm (1-2) this Sunday.
Tyler Poythress from Wilson, North Carolina is the Top Ranked Cornhole player in the world. He finished first with 25 points in the American Cornhole Organization (ACO) Cornhole Madness tournament in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Poythress has won 23 and lost 9 games in Cornhole Singles.