Springifeld WolfPack Host Another Fill In Team

06/12/10 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - Another team will substitute against the Springfield WolfPack tonight. The Springfield Lightning will be the opponent in lieu of the Junction City Force who are playing in the Central Plains Football League (CPFL) Championship game tonight.

Follow tonight's game with the WSR Live Game Tracker. The Tracker will update every two minutes, or as soon as possible after.

Springifeld WolfPack Hope To Avenge Loss

05/24/10 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - Round 2 of the Home-and-Home series between the Springfield WolfPack and Iowa Blackhawks moves to Mediacom Ice Park Saturday, which will be broadcast on WebSportsRadio.

After a heart breaking 37-42 loss to the Iowa Blackhawks, on a 4th down play at the Blackhawk 6 yard line with under a minute remaining in the game, the WolfPack are looking to turn things around on their home turf in front of another large set of cheering fans at 7pm.

The winner of this game (Springfield needs to win by 6 or more points) will then guaranty themselves as the host of the APFL title game, should they advance to the finals.

Join WebSports Radio for the broadcast starting at 6:55pm Saturday night with the pre-game show.

Undefeated WolfPack Host APFL Rival Koyotes

05/15/10 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - History was made this weekend against the Kansas Koyotes. With a 41-37 win, the Springfield WolfPack start the season with a 4-game winning streak, the first in franchise history.

It's new ground for the Pack who have finally defeated the 6-time APFL Champions.

Trailing 34-37 with 6 minutes left in the game, the WolfPack needed good field position to have a chance to take the lead back. Koyotes' kicker Chris Thompson had been booting low bobbling line drives across the field all night, but this time he sent the ball into the hands of Springfield's Jameson Boyd at the Koyote 20 yard line, who ran it back to the 11.

The ball was moved to the 6 yard line on a penalty, but two incomplete passes and a 1 yard run brought up a 4th down with less than 3 minutes to play.

A bad snap over WolfPack quarterback Derek Rasmussens' head had him scrambling at the 15 yard line and finally getting control of the bouncing football at the 25 yard line. Breaking two tackles, Rasmussen found Jonathan Alvarado in the left corner of the end zone (Pell's extra point good) for a 41-37 lead.

Kansas would not go quietly. With less than 40 seconds remaining, Jordan Brill's pass to Justin Wrecke near the 10 yard line went through his hands and was intercepted by Springfield's Anton Cullom to end the threat.

 

Scoring:

1st Quarter

Kansas — 11:55 - Justin Wrecke 12 yd pass from Jordan Brill (Pell kick) 7-0

Springfield — 8:23 - Von Dixon 23 yd pass from Derek Rasmussen (Pell kick failed) 7-6

Springfield — 6:24 - Jarod Bankhead 32 yd pass interception (Pell kick) 13-7

2nd Quarter

Kansas — 8:49 - Donnell Smith 1 yd run (Thompson kick failed) 13-13

Springfield — 4:04 - Anton Cullom 14 yd pass from Rasmussen (Pell kick) 20-13

3rd Quarter

Springfield — 7:56 - Dixon 8 yd pass from Rasmussen (Pell kick) 27-13

Kansas — 7:08 - Chris Brown 48 yd kick off return (Thompson kick failed) 27-19

Springfield — 5:27 - Cullom 20 yd pass from Rasmussen (Pell kick) 34-19

4th Quarter

Kansas — 13:40 - Wrecke 25 yd pass from Brill (2 pt. conversion good) 34-27

Kansas — 10:15 - Safety - Rasmussen fell on ball in endzone (Thompson kick failed) 34-29

Kansas — 6:30 - Robbie DuBois 1 yd run (2 pt. conversion good) 34-37

Springfield — 2:03 - Jonathan Alvarado 5 yd pass from Rasmussen (Pell kick) 41-37

 

BOX SCORE

  Springfield
13
7
14
7
-
41
  Kansas
7
6
6
18
-
37
 

WolfPack Shutout Replacement Team

04/24/10 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - For the second game in a row the Springfield WolfPack have held opponents away from the goal line after a 47-0 shutout of the Nebraska Wildcats at Mediacom Ice Park.

Nebraska, asked to fill in for the West-Missouri Kings who folded this week, fell victim to a blocked field goal attempt at 11:11 of the opening period, setting the tone of the game.

The Pack ended up with the ball on their 5 yard line and completed the drive on Derek Rasmussen's 40 yard pass to Von Dixon for a 7-0 WolfPack lead, after a good extra point, with 9:38 left to play.

Jameson Boyd, who lead the WolfPack with 7 tackles, 3 interceptions, and 2 touchdowns, grabbed his first pick on the Wildcat's next drive. Boyd intercepted Nebraska quarterback Bobby Peters at the Springfield 2 yard line with 6 minutes left in the opening quarter. The 6 play, 48 yard drive ended with Rasmussen's 33 yard strike to Anton Cullom for a 13-0 lead. Nathan Stokes extra point sailed wide to the right.

Springfield had 192 yards passing and totaled 74 yards on the ground, while Nebraska managed 86 yards in the air and ran for 21.

After holding the Wildcats on downs with 11:08 remaining in the half, the WolfPack dodged a bullet when running back Sean Nevills fumbled the ball on the WolfPack 10 yard line and it was recovered by Alvin Johnson.

Springfield's ensuing drive was stopped on a Rasmussen interception by Nebraska's Kyle Swartz at the Wildcat 5 yard line. But on the next play Heath Shaver returned the favor for the WolfPack with an interception, and a 5 yard sprint into the end zone, good for a 20-0 lead (a good extra point) with 3:13 to go in the half.

Nebraska's next drive didn't last long. Willie Johnson intercepted Peters at the WolfPack 10 yard line and with 36.2 seconds remaining Rasmussen hit Jonathan Alvarado. The 18 yard end zone strike was called back on offsetting penalties setting up an un-timed down with the clock expiring.

The second time worked for 18 yards to Alvarado and after a good extra point, the WolfPack went into the locker room up 26-0.

Nevills gave Springfield great field position after grabbing the second half kickoff at the Nebraska 10 yard line. Unfortunately, a bad snap pushed the WolfPack back to their 16 yard line to start the next scoring drive. Two plays later Rasmussen hit Cullom for 35 yards and his second TD pass of the game at the 12:30 mark.

Two plays later Peters was picked off by Boyd, who ran the ball back from the middle of the field, giving the WolfPack a 33-0 (Stokes' extra point) lead with 9:54 left in the 3rd period.

Nebraska had a drive stopped at their 15 yard line with 3:36 left in the period, when Boyd stepped in front of Aries Henderson and headed into the end zone for a 47-0 lead after a successful extra point.

With 2:51 left in the 4th quarter, Stokes had a field goal attempt blocked and Anthony Vibbard's pass sailed through the endzone ending the WolfPack's final drive of the game.

 

Scoring:

Springfield — 1st - Dixon 40 yd pass from Rasmussen (Stokes kick) 7-0

Springfield — 1st - Cullom 22 yd pass from Rasmussen (Stokes kick failed) 13-0

Springfield — 2nd - Shaver 5 yd pass interception (Stokes kick) 20-0

Springfield — 2nd - Alvarado 18 yd pass from Rasmussen (Stokes kick failed) 26-0

Springfield — 3rd - Cullom 35 yd pass from Rasmussen (Stokes kick) 33-0

Springfield — 3rd - Boyd 25 yd pass interception (Stokes kick) 40-0

Springfield — 3rd - Boyd 20 yd pass interception (Stokes kick) 47-0

 

BOX SCORE

  Springfield
13
13
21
0
-
47
  Topeka
0
0
0
0
-
0

 

Springfield WolfPack Win Season Opener

04/17/10 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - A new look Springfield WolfPack Indoor Football team won their season opening game 53-2 against the Topeka Thunder in front of 700 or so howling WolfPack fans at Mediacom Ice Park.

It was a game the featured two pass interceptions by Stanley Harris, with one each by Willie Johnson and Nino Bennett.

Springfield used less than 5 minutes, and their first possession of the game to grab the lead. After the Thunder turned the ball over on downs at the Springfield 22 yard line, WolfPack quarterback Derek Rasmussen (Evangel) hit wide-receiver Jonathan Alvarado (SBU-San Diego) with a 28 yard touchdown pass for a 6-0 lead. Nathan Stokes' extra point kick was good for a 7 point advantage.

Once again the Pack stopped the Thunder on downs and with 4:12 remaining in the 1st quarter, and Von Dixon finished the next WolfPack drive by running 21 yards into the end zone. Stokes extra point was good for a 14-0 lead.

After Harris, a standout WolfPack defensive back, intercepted Topeka quarterback Komanae Carey at the Thunder 1-yard line to open the second quarter, Rasmussen ended the drive with a 28-yard touchdown pass to Anton Cullom for a 21 point (Stokes' extra point good) Springfield lead at the 11 minute mark.

"We're looking good out there," said Harris after the game. "I just wish I can get my hands on the ball more on offense. It will come with time."

Vibbard's 29-yard TD pass to Dixon

Harris, corner back Jason Mudge, and center Joe Helms are the only WolfPack players remaining from the original team that began play indoors at Mediacom in 2007.

Johnson intercepted Carey again at the Thunder 1-yard line and ran the ball back 49 yards for a Springfield touchdown. Stokes' kick was wide left and with 6:45 to play in the half, the WolfPack enjoyed the 27-0 score.

For the second time in the quarter, Harris intercepted Jerod Hay at the 25-yard line and ran the ball back to the Thunder 17-yard line. Rasmussen made quick work of a 17-yard strike to Alvarado for 6 more Pack points and (with a good extra point) a 34-0 rout.

The interceptions continued for Topeka, and once again Hay was the victim of Bennett grabbing the ball on the Springfield 22 yard line. After a penalty brought the ball to the 16, Rasmussen hit Josh Pell with a pass for another 6 points, a good extra point by Stokes, and a 41-0 romp going into halftime.

Three minutes into the 3rd quarter the WolfPack found themselves on their own 19-yard line. A bad snap over the head of new WolfPack quarterback Anthony Vibbard bounced through the end zone for a safety, and two points for the Thunder.

For the 3rd time in the game, the WolfPack held the Thunder on downs with 3:51 on the clock. Springfield's drive ended with Lecorey Teague's 1-yard touchdown run for a 47-2 score. The 2-point conversion run by Vibbard failed.

The only score in the 4th quarter, by the WolfPack, came on a 29-yard pass from Vibbard to Dixon with 23.9 seconds left. Stokes' extra point attempt missed to the right.

 

Scoring:

Springfield — 1st - Alvarado 29 yd pass from Rasmussen (Stokes kick) 7-0

Springfield — 1st - Dixon 21 yd run (Stokes kick) 14-0

Springfield — 2nd - Cullom 22 yd pass from Rasmussen (Stokes kick) 21-0

Springfield — 2nd - Johnson 49 yd interception (kick failed) 27-0

Springfield — 2nd - Alvarado 17 yd pass from Rasmussen (Stokes kick) 34-0

Springfield — 2nd - Pell 16 yd pass from Rasmussen (Stokes kick) 41-0

Topeka — 3rd - Safety - Fumble through end zone. - 41-2

Springfield — 3rd - Teague 1 yd run (2pt conv. failed) 47-2

Springfield — 4th - Dixon 29 pass from Vibbard (kick failed) 53-2

 

BOX SCORE

  Springfield
14
27
6
6
-
53
  Topeka
0
0
2
0
-
2