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Southern Plains Football League 2021

Southern Plains Football League Logo / Reference: [1]

Final Standings 2021

SPFL Southern Plains Football League East Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
16200.75017564111W2
26200.75021332181W1
35300.62513312310W1
44400.50017511857L1
51700.125105308-203L1
60800.00042384-342L8
70800.0000136-136L8

SPFL Southern Plains Football League West Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
18001.00032029291W8
27100.87521528187W7
37100.87527281191W5
44400.50022113586W2
54400.500156261-105L2
62600.25080239-159L4
72600.25099268-169L1

Reference: [2] / Standings Calculated Automatically from Schedule Results. *Qualify for Playoffs. Tie-Breaker: 1. Head-to-Head. # Central Iowa Chiefs forfeited all 8 games (0-17)

Playoff Schedule

SPFL Southern Plains Football League Playoffs 2021

Match Day Week 10 - Quarter-Finals
(Week 10 - Quarter-Finals)
27 - 16

Med City Freeze vs Midwest Rampage

(Week 10 - Quarter-Finals)
14 - 20

Watertown Rebels vs Mountain Lake Lakers

(Week 10 - Quarter-Finals)
60 - 0

Sioux Empire Crusaders vs Dakota Bulldogs

(Week 10 - Quarter-Finals)
38 - 0

Des Moines Blaze vs North Iowa Bucks

Match Day Week 11 - Semi-Finals
(Week 11 - Semi-Finals)
20 - 14

Des Moines Blaze vs Med City Freeze

(Week 11 - Semi-Finals)
38 - 22

Sioux Empire Crusaders vs Mountain Lake Lakers

Match Day Week 12 - SPFL Championship Game
(Week 12 - SPFL Championship Game)
21 - 34

Sioux Empire Crusaders vs Des Moines Blaze

References: [3,4]

Regular Season Schedule

Southern Plains Football League 2021

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
17 - 0

Tri-State Buffalos vs Central Iowa Chiefs

(Week 1)
35 - 6

North Iowa Bucks vs Dakota Bulldogs

(Week 1)
0 - 44

Albert Lea Grizzlies vs Watertown Rebels

(Week 1)
6 - 12

Mountain Lake Lakers vs Midwest Rampage

(Week 1)
38 - 0

Med City Freeze vs Buffalo Ridge Wildcats

(Week 1)
12 - 6

Sioux Empire Crusaders vs Des Moines Blaze

(Week 1)
52 - 0

Minneapolis Warriors vs Madison Warriors

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
0 - 17

Central Iowa Chiefs vs Sioux Empire Crusaders

(Week 2)
0 - 64

Madison Warriors vs Med City Freeze

(Week 2)
72 - 0

Midwest Rampage vs Tri-State Buffalos

(Week 2)
70 - 38

Dakota Bulldogs vs Albert Lea Grizzlies

(Week 2)
19 - 16

Watertown Rebels vs Minneapolis Warriors

(Week 2)
0 - 36

Buffalo Ridge Wildcats vs North Iowa Bucks

(Week 2)
29 - 0

Des Moines Blaze vs Mountain Lake Lakers

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
17 - 0

Minneapolis Warriors vs Central Iowa Chiefs

(Week 3)
14 - 16

Madison Warriors vs Dakota Bulldogs

(Week 3)
10 - 22

Albert Lea Grizzlies vs Med City Freeze

(Week 3)
14 - 2

Des Moines Blaze vs Midwest Rampage

(Week 3)
0 - 26

Tri-State Buffalos vs Buffalo Ridge Wildcats

(Week 3)
24 - 0

Sioux Empire Crusaders vs Mountain Lake Lakers

Match Day Week 4
(Week 4)
42 - 8

Buffalo Ridge Wildcats vs Madison Warriors

(Week 4)
26 - 6

Midwest Rampage vs Minneapolis Warriors

(Week 4)
0 - 10

Med City Freeze vs North Iowa Bucks

(Week 4)
49 - 0

Des Moines Blaze vs Albert Lea Grizzlies

(Week 4)
17 - 56

Watertown Rebels vs Sioux Empire Crusaders

(Week 4)
55 - 18

Mountain Lake Lakers vs Tri-State Buffalos

Match Day Week 5
(Week 5)
0 - 38

North Iowa Bucks vs Midwest Rampage

(Week 5)
48 - 20

Minneapolis Warriors vs Albert Lea Grizzlies

(Week 5)
18 - 63

Madison Warriors vs Mountain Lake Lakers

(Week 5)
0 - 17

Central Iowa Chiefs vs Des Moines Blaze

(Week 5)
0 - 48

Dakota Bulldogs vs Watertown Rebels

(Week 5)
59 - 0

Sioux Empire Crusaders vs Buffalo Ridge Wildcats

Match Day Week 6
(Week 6)
0 - 53

Madison Warriors vs Watertown Rebels

(Week 6)
20 - 29

Albert Lea Grizzlies vs North Iowa Bucks

(Week 6)
17 - 0

Med City Freeze vs Central Iowa Chiefs

(Week 6)
6 - 42

Tri-State Buffalos vs Sioux Empire Crusaders

(Week 6)
12 - 22

Buffalo Ridge Wildcats vs Dakota Bulldogs

(Week 6)
27 - 6

Des Moines Blaze vs Minneapolis Warriors

Match Day Week 7
(Week 7)
56 - 0

Sioux Empire Crusaders vs Madison Warriors

(Week 7)
0 - 17

Central Iowa Chiefs vs Midwest Rampage

(Week 7)
8 - 32

Med City Freeze vs Des Moines Blaze

(Week 7)
36 - 20

Dakota Bulldogs vs Tri-State Buffalos

(Week 7)
28 - 9

Watertown Rebels vs Mountain Lake Lakers

(Week 7)
6 - 18

North Iowa Bucks vs Minneapolis Warriors

Match Day Week 8
(Week 8)
38 - 2

Tri-State Buffalos vs Madison Warriors

(Week 8)
17 - 0

Albert Lea Grizzlies vs Central Iowa Chiefs

(Week 8)
0 - 6

Midwest Rampage vs Med City Freeze

(Week 8)
40 - 6

Mountain Lake Lakers vs Dakota Bulldogs

(Week 8)
0 - 28

Buffalo Ridge Wildcats vs Watertown Rebels

(Week 8)
0 - 41

North Iowa Bucks vs Des Moines Blaze

Match Day Week 9
(Week 9)
0 - 17

Central Iowa Chiefs vs North Iowa Bucks

(Week 9)
12 - 20

Minneapolis Warriors vs Med City Freeze

(Week 9)
46 - 0

Midwest Rampage vs Albert Lea Grizzlies

(Week 9)
0 - 54

Dakota Bulldogs vs Sioux Empire Crusaders

(Week 9)
35 - 0

Watertown Rebels vs Tri-State Buffalos

(Week 9)
48 - 0

Mountain Lake Lakers vs Buffalo Ridge Wildcats

References: [2]

Recap

The Southern Plains Football League featured 14 teams divided in two divisions in 2021, with one team of interest to Irish readers: the Med City Freeze, based in Mayo High School, Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo being one of Ireland’s traditional 32 counties [20]. The Freeze started the 8-game regular season with a 38-0 win at home in Mayo High School versus Buffalo Ridge Wildcats, an Inter-Division Game. The Freeze followed this up with a crushing 64-0 victory at Madison Warriors in Wisconsin. Week 3 saw Med City improve to 3-0 with a 22-10 at Albert Lea Grizzlies in Forest City, Iowa. The Freeze suffered their first defeat in Week 4, 0-10 at home to North Iowa Bucks but remained in the Playoff spots [2].

A bye week for the Freeze followed in week 5 and the last weekend in May was a rest week for the whole league. Back into action in Week 6 at the beginning of June, the Med City Freeze defeated Central Iowa Chiefs 17-0 to improve to 4-1. In Week 7 the Freeze suffered their second defeat of the season in an Inter-Division game, 8-32 at Des Moines Blaze in Iowa, eventual Champions of the SPFL in 2021. A crucial game followed with fellow Division Championship hopefuls Midwest Rampage, with Med City winning 6-0 at the Rampage in Iowa Falls, Iowa. The Freeze were now 5-2 and their Final match of the season was another crucial game against the 4-3 Minneapolis Warriors. The Freeze won 20-12 at Woodbury School in Minneapolis to finish 6-2 at take the East Division title on Head-to-Head over Midwest Rampage [2].

The Freeze were to play Midwest Rampage again in the Playoff Quarter-Finals and this time it was to be at home in Mayo High School. Med City were again victorious over their rivals winning 27-16 to advance to the Semi-Finals where they travelled to Des Moines, Iowa to take on the Blaze, losing 14-20, their second loss to the eventual Champions in 2021 as the Blaze took the Championship Game in Lake Benton, Minnesota 34-21 versus the undefeated Sioux Empire Crusaders from Harrisburg, South Dakota [3-4].

Med City Freeze Logo
Med City Freeze Logo / Reference: [8]

About the Southern Plains Football League

The Southern Plains Football League is an Amateur 9-man (9v9) Adult Contact American Football League based primarily in Minnesota, but also Iowa, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The League has been operating for 20 years in 2021 and was once known as the Windom Football League (Wisconsin/Minnesota), and also the Great Plains Football League before becoming the Southern Plains Football League about 2011 [21].

Note: To see home towns and fields please click on the home games of the teams in question.

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Picture Credit: Map of usa / Image ID: 43240523 Copyright: captainvector / Shutterstock. Reference: [22]

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Logo References

[1] SPFL (Southern Plains Football League) Facebook (2018) Profile Picture, September 16, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/SPFLfootball/photos/a.240255752713425/2176098605795787 [Accessed 8 January 2022][Actual Logo Image at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/41856524_2176098609129120_5263189513068347392_n.png?_nc_cat=111&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=174925&_nc_ohc=03YVK1BFSbEAX9PGhz-&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT_XzroRx8Vh8Fpv6MZ_IquCU4MYuE_k_VWaASqf-oNwYg&oe=61FE630D ][Accessed 8 January 2022]

Schedule References

[2] Southern Plains Football League (2022) Schedule – Spring 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.myspfl.com/teams/default.asp?u=SPFLFOOTBALL&s=football&p=schedule&viewseas=Spring_2021 [Accessed 8 January 2022]

Playoff Schedule References

[3] Southern Plains Football League (2022) Schedule – Spring 2021 Playoffs [Internet] Available from: https://www.myspfl.com/teams/default.asp?u=SPFLFOOTBALL&s=football&p=schedule&viewseas=Spring_2021&gametype=12 [Accessed 8 January 2022]

[4] Des Moines Blaze Amateur Football Team Facebook (2021) Post, July 30, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/DesMoinesBlaze/posts/10159448445318501 [Accessed 8 January 2022]

Team Logo References

[6] Albert Lea Grizzlies (2022) One_Team [Internet] Available from: https://media.hometeamsonline.com/photos/football/ALGRIZZLIES/One_Team.jpg [Accessed 8 January 2022]

[7] Tony Ashby@td4six Twitter Account (2017) Photo, June 13, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://twitter.com/Td4six/status/1006917757760180224/photo/3 [Accessed 9 January 2022][Actual Image Reference at: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DflKDAvVAAEEH2V?format=jpg&name=large ][Accessed 9 January 2022]

[8] Central Iowa Chiefs Facebook (2017) Profile Picture, December 14, 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/IowaChiefs/photos/a.1065721260234501/1065724453567515/ [Accessed 9 January 2022][Actual Image Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.18172-8/25188669_1065724453567515_2057593190737743135_o.png?_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=X0Wj7YWj_u0AX9AfCSB&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT_JWEfYzlK6jF5totAymhNcWIR5LSmfdHnbW0794oVhdw&oe=61FEBFF2 ][Accessed 9 January 2022]

[9] Dakota Bulldogs (2022) news1515189318107 [Internet] Available from: https://media.hometeamsonline.com/photos/football/SPFLF-DAKOTABULLDOGS/news1515189318107.jpg [Accessed 8 January 2022]

[10] Madision Warriors Twitter (2022) Photo, [Internet] Avaiulable from: https://twitter.com/MadisonWarriors/photo [Accessed 9 January 2022][Actual Photo Reference at: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1051656898217500673/u6bUtHua_400x400.jpg ][Accessed 9 January 2022]

[11] Med City Freeze (2022) homelogo [Internet] Available from: https://media.hometeamsonline.com/photos/football/SPFLFO-MEDCITYFREEZE/homelogo.jpg?t=0.9785372513918881 [Accessed 8 January 2022]

[12] Midwest Rampage (2022) homelogo [Internet] Available from: https://www.hometeamsonline.com/teams/default.asp?u=SPFLF-MIDWESTRAMPAGE&p=home&s=football [Accessed 8 January 2022]

[13] Minneapolis Warriors Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, July 7, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/minneapoliswarriors/photos/a.438181306355071/1898420170331170/ [Accessed 9 January 2022][Actual Image Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/215626917_1898420180331169_7764273806743488573_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=_PEAlGUFqzkAX9FESED&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT8YWmYTyzoV32jbZx3ORvhAWrF6LaHuiVn6YVdl3cpbZg&oe=61E06A01 ][Accessed 9 January 2022]

[14] Mountain Lake Lakers (2022) Laker_Logo [Internet] Available from: https://media.hometeamsonline.com/photos/football/MOUNTAINLAKELAKERS/Laker_Logo.jpeg [Accessed 8 January 2022]

[15] North Iowa Bucks Twitter (2013) Photo, December 16, 2013 [Internet] Available from: https://twitter.com/NorthIowaBucks/status/401550296360308736/photo/1 [Accessed 9 January 2022][Actual Phot Reference at: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BZKX3c9CAAAtHG2?format=jpg&name=240×240 ][Accessed 9 January 2022]

[16] Sioux Empire Crusaders (2022) homelogo [Internet] Available from: https://media.hometeamsonline.com/photos/football/SIOUXEMPIRECRUSADERS/homelogo.jpg?t=0.45249754413668525 [Accessed 8 January 2022]

[17] Tri-State Buffalos (2022) homelogo [Internet] Available from: https://media.hometeamsonline.com/photos/football/TRISTATEBUFFALOS/homelogo.jpg?t=0.9422881633673946 [Accessed 8 January 2022]

[18] Watertown Rebels (2022) homelogo [Internet] Available from: https://media.hometeamsonline.com/photos/football/SPFL-WATERTOWNREBELS/homelogo.jpg?t=0.6213743670018055 [Accessed 8 January 2022]

Home Field references

[19] Albert Lea Grizzlies (2022) Locations [Internet] Available from: https://www.hometeamsonline.com/teams/default.asp?u=ALGRIZZLIES&s=football&p=locations [Accessed 8 January 2022]

[20] Med City Freeze (2022) About [Internet] Available from: https://www.medcityfreeze.com/teams/default.asp?u=SPFLFO-MEDCITYFREEZE&s=football&p=about [Accessed 8 January 2022]

About SPFL References

[21] Southern Plains Football League (2022) About [Internet] Available from: https://www.myspfl.com/teams/default.asp?u=SPFLFOOTBALL&s=football&p=about [Accessed 8 January 2022]

Map Reference

[22] Shutterstock / captainvector (2022) Map of usa [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_43240523_map-of-usa.html?vti=nlw9ggr72e3pa7slpn-3-99 [Accessed 9 January 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Bart Barden.

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