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Postby Ranoria » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:39 pm

Ranorian International Sport Titles:

NSCF XX - Cold Hill University Buffalo (Over Loyola-Istria)
NSCF XXII - Cold Hill University Buffalo (Over Felswyr State)
World Bowl 42 - Ranorian Krauts (Over St. Kanye Surge)
World Bowl 43 - Ranorian Krauts (Over Drawkland's Grid Corps)


Runner-Ups
NSCF 19 - Richardson University Governors (to Northern Moravica)
NSCF 21 - Cold Hill University Buffalo (to Loyola Istria)


Ranorian Domestic Sports

1: Ranorian Football League:
By far the largest sport in Ranoria, the Ranorian Football League is the professional level of gridiron sport for the nation. Largely a smashmouth league historically, exposure to international sport has lead to a rapid development of the passing game in the country. With 34 teams play a 16 game season for the rights to a 12 team playoff bid. With star quarterbacks beginning to emerge, the game has never been more exciting.

A Ranorian National Team, largely composed of RFL players, is separate from the league, but is beginning talks to merge the two in order to create more profit for both. The National Team competes against international competition in the World Bowl, where they recently managed a 10-0 group stage.

2: Ranorian College Football:
The second most profitable sport in the country, RCF displays talent that can go toe-to-toe with any other nation's top talent, as displayed by the incredible success of the Richardson and Cold Hill programs in the international competition NSCF. The collegiate level has been more quick to adapt to passing strategies than the pros.

3: Renown Combat International:
Combat sports appeal to a populace that sees itself as tough and gritty. Some groups have thrown flak towards the industry, as many fighters end up with permanent brain injuries, but MMA is a dominating figure in Ranoria that will not go away anytime soon.

4: Federation of Ranorian Baseball
The Federation of Ranorian Baseball has gained a ton of popularity recently, becoming very mainstream and going from a small-audience sport to a passing up hockey in annual viewership. With guys getting more and more money and plenty of Ranorian stars at home even with some studs traveling abroad, huge stadiums have been constructed and everyone wants a piece of the Federation these days.

5: National Association of Hockey Clubs
An odd name for a league, but the NAH is the 4th largest professional sporting league in the nation. With only 16 total teams, however, it is a vast drop off from MMA to hockey. The smaller share does still provide wealth for its players, and like MMA, the nature of the sport appeals to Ranorians.

6: Major League Lacrosse:
Ranoria's lacrosse is a niche sport and well under the popularity of baseballl, but the teams have seen some success at the international level, reaching the knockout rounds in each of their two tries at the World Lacrosse Championships.

6: Professional Basketball Alliance:
Like baseball, Ranorian basketball players are underpaid for their talents and often the best play abroad in order to capitalize on their opportunities. Ten teams make up this league, and all of them make the playoffs in a rather poorly run show.

7: National Alliance of Association Football :
If not for Ranoria's booming economy, many soccer players would have to have a side gig just to get by, as 70,000 per year is top end wages. That is below the bottom 10% of the country, but more than enough to get by. Ranorian Soccer is made up of 12 teams across the country, and incorporates an 8 team postseason tournament.

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Postby Ranoria » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:59 pm

The Ranorian Football League

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QBs Derek McNair of the North Carolina Dreadnoughts (left) and John Garrett of the Indianapolis Hogs (right), two of the best quarterbacks in the game today

Easily the most popular sport in Ranoria, football is dominant in culture, viewership, and earnings. The League consists of 34 teams from across the country, all competing within two conferences for a spot in the 12 team playoff, where a single elimination tournament takes place. Each conference is allotted six seeds, sorted very simply from best to worst record.

Teams in the Ranorian Football League:

Eastern Ranorian Football Conference
Western Ranorian Football Conference

Memphis Steamers
Star Players:
QB Derek McNair

Nashville Sabercats
Star Players:
LT Kevin Eakin

Mississippi Bootleggers
Lorcondan National Team

Winnipegg Mountaineers
Montreal Crusaders
Vancouver Yeti
Victorsville Hurricane

Indianapolis Hogs
Star Players:
QB John Garrett
WR Earl Beets
WR Javier Gilmore

Minnesota Red Wolves
Madison Gladiators
Star Players:
SS Judas Wolfson
CB Darnell Sleight
EDGE William Teller

Herot Paladins
Star Players:
HB Melvin Strong


Cleveland Sabers
New York Lights
Boston Captains


Pittsburgh Ironmen
Star Players:
EDGE Angelo Gordon
EDGE Jarrett Hauptmann
WR Ricardo Jackson

Baltimore Hawks
Philadelphia Phalanx
Massachusetts Pioneers

North Carolina Dreadnaughts
Star Players:
QB Bo Callahan
EDGE Emmanuel Miller
ILB Ross Monarch

Georgia Thrashers
Star Players:
HB Emilio Annaise

Edmunton Eagles
Star Players:
HB Elijah Sampson

Rouyoutte Colts

New York Heights
Winnipegg Marauders
Yellowknife Wraiths
Star Players:
EDGE Zach Skinner

Richardson Fenrirs
Star Players:
EDGE Douglas Starling
OLB Johnson Ellis
FS John Hiram


Halifax Blizzard
Star Players:
QB Terry Grayson
TE Johnny Farmer

Ranoria City Silver
Star Players:
QB Thorn Davis

Ranoria City Falcons
Calgary Stampede

List of Ranorian Football League Champions
1964 - Richardson Fenrirs (8-2) - The first ever championship was won by a historically good team. Go figure.
1965 - Pittsburgh Ironmen (9-1) - A rematch of the first ever championship, but the Fenrirs scored 2 fewer points this go around.
1967 - Philadelphia Phalanx (8-2) - The Phalanx broke through the duopoly with a gritty defense led by DE Telvis Holland.
1968 - Yellowknife Wraiths (8-2) - The new forward pass was used 4 times a game in an ingenious system.
1969 - Ranoria City Silver (9-1) - Cash was easy to come by in a big city. Stacked roster, QB Gunter Klaus and the league's best running back, James Springborn. Springborn turned in a 1,000 yard campaign in ten games.
1970 - Ranoria City Silver (10-0) - Team sported league's best RB 2 years in a row, and a stacked roster to boot. Springborn averaged 5.2 yards per carry.
1971 - Ranoria City Silver (9-1) - The hat trick led to discussions of a salary cap for the first time. Springborn carried the team once again, winning a second MVP.
1972 - Ranoria City Silver (10-1) - The league expanded, and implemented a salary cap after this season
1973 - Madison Gladiators (8-3) - Truly established the mean, tough culture of the Fenrirs
1974 - Ranoria City Silver (9-2) - With a stacked roster left over from pre-salary cap era, they had one more run. James Springborn popped off a record 1,171 yards and 14 touchdowns with an extended slate, his final MVP season.
1975 - Philadelphia Phalanx (6-5) - Dubbed 'the worst championship team ever, with QB Karl Volt at the helm. Volt won MVP, which was at the time voted for after the championship game.
1976 - Pittsburgh Ironmen (8-3) - Team happened upon a track star and put him at RB. Sweeps became more common. Shawn Schilder, the running back, ended up tearing his ACL in the championship game however.
1977 - Madison Gladiators (9-3) - QB Tony Grim led the squad to a ring, and was the 2nd QB to win MVP after Karl Volt's 1975 season.
1978 - Herot Paladins (8-4) - QB Otto Carthage passed a league high 19 times per game in his final season. However, it was running back Thaddeus Bertholdt who carried the offense, with 945 yards.
1979 - Philadelphia Phalanx (10-2) - Karl Volt delivered his team a second championship ring, and earned an MVP. This time with a better team, and 1,400 yards.
1980 - Massachusetts Pioneers (11-3) - Hermann Mansfried, at QB, did just enough to help win a with a DL consisting of Heubert Mann, Lennart Brack, Thomas 'Brawler' Kandler, and Artur Breuer. Became known as the Fearsome Foursome.
1981 - Richardson Fenrirs (10-4) - Another championship, with an all time RB in Carter Blackman leading the charge Blackman won his first MVP.
1982 - Halifax Blizzard (11-3) An offensively minded team won its first every championship
1983 - Edmunton Eagles (12-2) RB Vice Jackson's debut season was a championship for this football team
1984 - Minnesota Redwolves (11-3) - Defense led by nasty ILB Dyonte Adams' 200 tackles was untouchable, even with QB Hans pillar turning the ball over constantly.
1985 - New Jersey Marauders (11-3) - A three headed running attack had too much variety for everyone else. Roman Fiefer (670 yards), Felix Sabina (466 yards) and Sascha Elvila (309 yards) all served their purpose in the offense.
1986 - Massachusetts Pioneers (10-4) With a 245 pound, one year wonder runner...well, it was an odd season. Thomas 'Brawler' Kandler won MVP with 16 sacks and 8 forced fumbles for this team, with the rest of the foursome behind him.
1987 - Richardson Fenrirs (13-1) - MVP runner Carter blackman set the RFL record for rushing yards in a 14 game season, with 2,002 yards and a strong 15 touchdowns.
1988 - Minnesota Redwolves (10-4) - RB Darrius Foreman led an improved offense, while Dyonte Adams led the league's 2nd best defense.
1989 - Baltimore Hawks (13-1) 3rd year RB Vice Jackson still holds records for 2,050 yards and 21 TDs on the ground. Take into account, this was in a 14 game season, but he won MVP, rightfully.
1990 - Nashville Sabercats (11-3) Young QB Bert Flowers leaned on a strong running attack, rarely throwing the ball.
1991 - New Jersey Marauders (9-5) - With two of their old triad left, those men made their last hurrah count. The Marauders' Felix Sabina and Sascha Elvila combined for 1,500 yard and 23 touchdowns from scrimmage.
1992 - Edmunton Eagles (13-1) - A historically dominant year, but the Eagles have had one playoff run since.
1993 - Philadelphia Phalanx (8-6) - Snuck into the playoff after star RB Carter Blackman was hurt, but he returned for the playoffs, and averaged 185 yards per game over that three game stretch. Cemented his HOF status.
1994 - Baltimore Hawks (10-4) - Another dominant year turned in by Vice Jackson, another Hawks championship. Jackson did not win MVP, however. That honor went to QB Bert Flowers, as voting was now before the playoffs. Young FS Thomas Hall turned in a 7 INT season, and had one in each post season game.
1995 - Hamilton Tigers (11-5) - Luca Warren, the team's quarterback, won them this title despite missing out on the MVP award.
1996 - Baltimore Hawks (12-4) - Vice Jackson's last ride. Tore an rotator cuff in semifinal, still earned championship MVP. This was piled onto both a sports hernia and a broken left wrist. Hall carried the defense as the DPOY, with 7 interceptions.
1998 - Ranoria City Falcons(13-3) - Art Torrent's 20 TD passes led to an unstoppable aerial attack. This was the 4th time a QB ever won MVP.
1998 - Georgia Thrashers (11-5) - They lived up to their name, with the biggest combined OL and DL in history. 1,950 pounds of lineman on offense, and 1,320 on defense. No speed, but in a run first league, that wasn't very important.
1999 - Madison Gladiators (12-4) - The team's defensive, run first philosophy proved fruitful here. The team totaled 40 sacks and 25 interceptions in the regular season, 8 from DPOY free agent Thomas Hall.
2000 - Vancouver Yeti (11-5) - A tough team led by MVP runner Miller smith, who churned out 1,970 yards and 18 TDs rushing, the Yeti simply bulldozed anyone in their path.
2001 - Georgia Thrashers (11-5) - A 5th straight 11-5 season, and their second ring, with a simple strategy of weights. Unfortunately, their lines fell apart due to varying health concerns catching up with them, an ongoing problem.
2002 - Calgary Stampede (12-4) - A bunch of speedy DBs took advantage of poorly designed Ranorian passing games. The stampede simply loaded their backfield with athletes and watched the magic happen.
2003 - Vancouver Yeti (10-6) - Miller Smith's last elite season turned in the Yeti's last championship to date.
2004 - Ranoria City Falcons (12-4) - QB Art Torrent took home the gold and led his team with more than 3,000 pass yards. If most RFL teams weren't so stubborn, this would have been the dawn of the passing era.
2005 - Mississippi Bootleggers: A traditional, strong ground game and stout defense won out in '05. Elliot Rienhard, DE, with 13 sacks was pivotal to get past Torrent's Falcons.
2006 - Ranoria City Falcons (14-2) - Torrent broke his own records with 3,791 yards and 24 TDs. Beat out rival Luca Warren, whom was emerging as the 1B passer to Torrent's 1A. FA signing Thomas Hall pivotal on defense.
2007 - Hamilton Tigers (13-3) - QB Luca Warren, MVP, emerged in his own right, with 3,809 yards and 23 TDs. It seemed that whomever won MVP between these two would win the title as well.
2008 - RC Falcons (13-3) - The rivals continued to go at it. Warren won MVP, but it was Torrent's 4th title. Safety Thomas Hall picked off Luca Warren 3 times in the championship game.
2009 - Hamilton Tigers (14-2) - Luca Warren with his 3rd straight MVP would have the last laugh with a record 4,010 yard campaign. Warren's second title and MVP.
2010 - Pittsburgh Ironmen (11-5) - RB Tucker Foscarelli with second most TD runs ever, 19. He, of course, won the league's MVP award.
2011 - Kentucky Colts (12-4) - One of the franchise's 7 all time winning seasons somehow ended in a championship. Best player, DE Jonas Armbruster, with 6 playoff sacks.
2012 - Richardson Fenrirs: With all time RB Henry Johnson's rookie year, the franchise secured another title run
2013 - Pittsburgh Ironmen (12-4) - In QB Terry Grayson's career year, the Ironmen won their 5th title. Knocked off rookie quarterback Bo Callahan.
2014 - Richardson Fenrirs (11-5) - The Fenrirs fifth title. Career year from Henry Johnson, with a record 2,014 rushing yards, 20 total TDs, and an MVP.
2015 - North Carolina Dreadnoughts (12-4) - 3rd year Callahan's passing attack was too much to handle. Callahan would win his first MVP award and championship. RB
2016 - North Carolina Dreadnoughts (12-4) - Bo Callahan, even after the league adjusted, was just too much. The quarterback beat out newcomer Derek McNair, a mobile passer out of Richardson.
2017 - Memphis Steamers (12-4) - Derek McNair's talent was enough to secure the team's first ever title. He was of similar talent to Callahan, if a different breed of passer. RB Elijah Sampson won MVP with 2,010 total yards and 20 TDs.
2018 - Illinois Farmers (10-6)- An overall solid squad with the first of a new generation of QB, Paul Verona. The team was anchored by its cornerbacks, Davon Stovall and Alexander von Arris, two HoF caliber guys.
2019 - Memphis Steamers (11-5) - Star QB Derek McNair dragged his squad to their second ever championship. He would rush over 1,100 yards while passing for more than 3,000.
2020 - Pittsburgh Ironmen (12-4) - In a league moving to the passing game, the Ironmen were one step ahead with developing a pass rush. They sold the bank to aquire DL Angelo Gordon, and thwarted rookie QB, MVP, John Garrett.
2021 - North Carolina Dreadnaughts (14-2) - MVP Bo Callahan's historic, career season resulted in a championship. He openly stated that John Garrett's 4,350 yard, 40 TD season motivated him in his 5,050 yard, 40 TD warpath of a campaign.
2022 - Pittsburgh Ironmen (13-3) -Defense wins championships. Terry Grayson, the team's former franchise QB whom they traded in a package for Gordon, opposed them in the title game. He did well, but not quite good enough.
2023 - Indianapolis Hogs (16-0) -Legendary playoff run by second time MVP quarterback John Garrett. 41-34 over McNair in the semifinal and 42-41 over Callahan in the title game. Garrett shattered the touchdown pass record with 47.
2024 - Yellowknife Wraiths (12-4) -Led by DPOY Zach Skinner's 17 sacks, the Wraiths came in and stole a ring from a heavy favorite in Paul Verona's Farmers. Skinner notched two sacks in the final.
2025 - Pittsburgh Ironmen (12-4) -The Ironmen easily assembled the best pass rush the league has ever seen by signing monstrous Vontaze Ahn from Quebec to team up with Angelo Gordon. The defensive staff got creative, with beastly second year DE Malik Sherman coming off a torn ACL and vet Jarrett Hauptmann miffed at a lack of snaps, but no one was stopping that foursome.
2026 - Indianapolis Hogs (10-6) -A far cry from his 16-0 campaign but Garrett stormed through the playoffs - capped off with a walk-off TD pass in OT of the semifinal - until running into Ahn and Gordon's Ironmen. They held Farmboy to 12 points, but their own offense wasn't up to snuff, putting up just 9 in a slugfest of a game.
2027 - Dietrich Dynamos (15-1) -The beginning of a dominant stretch by Deondre Rhine and co. With WR Alessandra Mio and TE Johnny Farmer for the star quarterback to throw to, the Dynamos rolled their way to a title.
2028 - Dietrich Dynamos (14-2) -Dietrich looked to be in the midst of a dynasty, going 29-3 in the past two regular seasons with back to back titles, and Deondre Rhine managed to keep up his torrid pace.
2029 - Highport Hawks (12-4) - Finally! With the Hawks drafting RB Herman Whitworth to pair up with old KCU teammate Byron Joseph, this was almost a foregone conclusion. Whitworth dominated on the ground to help set up an unstoppable play action attack en route to the Hawks' first ever title.
2030 - Ranoria City Falcons (11-1-4) - It took Sarai Gwenderyn just two years to stake her claim on RFL history. Guiding the second best offense in the league, she put up 131 points in 3 playoff games.
2031 - Ranoria City Silver (9-7) - lo and behold, Thorn Davis finally broke through. With KKA at wideout, this duo finally secured a championship on their third attempt.


Some Records and Stuff

Passing
Rushing/Receiving
Career
Rushing Yards:
Rushing Yards:
1- Henry Johnson: 15,761
2- Carter Blackman: 15,442
3- Miller Smith: 13,917
4- Vice Jackson: 13,884
5- James Springborn: 13,770
6- Karver Francis: 13,120


Rushing TDs:
Rushing TDs:
1- Carter Blackman: 160
2- Vice Jackson: 155
3- Miller Smith: 151
4- Neville Terry: 132
5- Henry Johnson: 130
6- James Springborn: 120


YPC(600+ career carries):
1- Carter Blackman: 5
2- Miller Smith: 4.9
3- Tucker Foscarelli: 4.8
4- James Springborn: 4.7
5: Vice Jackson: 4.7


Season
Rushing Yards:
Rushing Yards:
1- Vice Jackson: 2,050(1989)
2- Henry Johnson: 2,014 (2014)
3- Carter Blackman: 2,002(1987)
4- Miller Smith: 1,970 (2000)
5- Elijah Sampson: 1,840 (2017)


Rushing TDs:
1- Vice Jackson: 21 (1989)
2- Tucker Foscarelli: 19 (2010)
3- Miller Smith: 18 (2000)
4- Henry Johnson: 18 (2014)
5- Elijah Sampson: 17 (2017)


YPC(200+ rushing attempts):
1- Miller Smith: 6.6 (2000)
2- Tucker Foscarelli: 6.5 (2014)
3- Carter Blackman: 6.3 (1987)
4- Tucker Foscarelli: 6.0 (2010)
5- Neville Terry: 5.8 (2001)


Career
Passing Yards:
Passing Yards:
1- Bo Callahan: 47,160 set: 2023
2- Terry Grayson: 46,000 set: 2023
3- Paul Verona: 42,222 set: 2023
4- Luca Warren: 39,451 set: 2012
5- Art Torrent: 38,013 set: 2012
6- Tony Grim: 29,792 set: 1994
7- Derek McNair: 29,170 set: 2023
8- Bert Flowers: 28,013 set: 2002
9-Elias Turner: 27,740 set: 2001
10- Karl Volt: 27,009 set: 1980
11- Otto Carthage: 25,931 set: 1978
12- Hans Pillar: 24,992 set: 1981


Passing TDs:
1: Terry Grayson: 331 set: 2023
2- Bo Callahan: 322 set: 2023
3- Art Torrent: 290 set: 2012
4- Luca Warren: 285 set: 2012
5- Paul Verona: 263 set: 2023
6- Tony Grim: 215 set: 1994
7-Bert Flowers: 210 set: 2002
T8-Elias Turner: 204 set: 2001
T8-Hans Pillar: 204 set: 1990
10- Karl Volt: 200 set: 1980
11- Hermann Mansfried: 194 set: 1975
12- Derek McNair: 190 set: 2023
12-Otto Carthage: 189 set: 1978


Passing INTs:
1- Tony Grim: 250 set: 1994
2: Terry Grayson: 223 set: 2022
2- Elias Turner: 212 set: 2001
3- Bert Flowers: 207 set: 2002
4- Paul Towers: 200 set: 1981
5- Manfried Cowl: 198 set: 1950
6- Otto Carthage: 184 set: 1978
7- Herman Mansfried: 179 set: 1975
8- Gunter Klaus: 177 set: 1980
9- Hans Pillar: 175 set: 1990
10-Karl Volt: 170 set: 1980


Passing Yards:
1: Bo Callahan, 5,050 (2021)
2: Bo Callahan: 4,742 (2017)
3: John Garrett: 4,350 (2020)
4: Luca Warren: 4,010 (2009)
5: Art Torrent: 4,007 (2008)
6: Bo Callahan: 4,687 (2016)
7: John Garrett: 4,625 (2021)
8: Luca Warren: 3,865 (2006)
9: Luca Warren: 3,809 (2007)
10: Art Torrent: 3,791 (2006)
11: Art Torrent: 3,721 (2004)
12: Art Torrent: 3,692 (2005)
13: Luca Warren: 3,602 (2006)



Passing TDs:
1: John Garrett, 47 (2023)
2: John Garrett, 40 (2020)
3: Bo Callahan, 40 (2021)
4: Bo Callahan: 38 (2018)
5: John Garrett: 35 (2021)
6: Bo Callahan: 34 (2016)
7: Luca Warren: 31 (2009)
8: Art Torrent: 30 (2008)
9: Luca Warren: 29 (2006)
10: Art Torrent: 24 (2006)


Defense
Career:
Sacks:
1: Justin Kearse: 140
2: Thomas 'Brawler' Kandler: 137.5
3: Jasen Gorbin: 129
4: Lennart Brack: 115
5: Artur Breuer: 112
6: Dameon Bass: 110
7: Heubert Mann: 108
8: Thomas Mann: 99
9: Telvis Holland: 98
10: Carlos Johnson: 97.5


Tackles:
1: Norman Goldfield: 2,042
2: Trey Draco: 1,901
3: Karlos Smoth: 1,844
4: Rannier Drake: 1,792
5: Allvince Graham: 1,702
6: Varrien Kelly: 1,641
7: Travis Schmidt: 1,599
8: Dyonte Adams: 1,432
9: Zaheer Cannon: 1,427
10: Corey Davidson: 1,412


Interceptions:
1: Thomas Hall, 62
2: Louise Jackson, 59
3: Varnon Curtis, 54
4: Lyman Knight, 52
5: Carl Hasenclever, 51
6: Jakob Ingram, 50
7: Zhaire Norman, 47
8: Vennie Jackson, 46
9: Austin Vannek, 44
10: Trenton Quinn, 44


World Bowl

The Ranorian National Team, now known as the Ranorian Krauts, participates in the World Bowl, and is a separate entity from the Ranorian Football League. In world bowl XXXII, the Memphis Steamers participated, though most of their better players opted out. Derek McNair was the starting quarterback for all World Bowl games, with the exception of World Bowl XXXVI, up until his death after matchday 5 of World Bowl 40.

Team Records:
World Bowl XXXII: 3-5
World Bowl XXXIV: 5-4-1
World Bowl XXXVI: 7-3 (0-1 playoffs, eliminated vs Pridnestrovia)
World Bowl XXXVII 6-4 (3-2 each group stage) 2-1 playoffs (New England, Banija), eliminated in semifinals by Pridnestrovia
World Bowl XXXVIII 4-2
World Bowl XXXIX: 10-0 (0-1 playoffs)
World Bowl XL: 10-0 (2-1 playoffs)
World Bowl XLI: 9-1 (1-1 playoffs)
World Bowl XLII: 7-1 (4-0 playoffs)
World Bowl XLIII: 8-2 (3-0 playoffs)
Derek McNair: 31-15-1
-Group Stage: 29-13-1
-Knockout Stage: 2-2

Terry Grayson: 7-4
-Group Stage: 7-3
-Knockout Stage: 0-1

Baker Owens: 2-0
-Group Stage: 2-0
-Knockout Stage: 0-0

Jeremiah Quill: 5-2
-Group Stage: 3-1
-Knockout Stage: 2-1

John Garrett: 27-5
Group Stage: 22-4
Knockout Stage: 7-1

Stats:
World Bowl 41: 80/114, 1,891 yards, 19 TD, 2 INT, 19 carries, 79 yards


Playoffs:
National Conference:
Ranorian Conference
1: Ranoria City Silver (15-1)
2: Yellowknife Wraiths (12-4)
3: Edmunton Eagles (10-6)
4: Pittsburgh Ironmen (10-6)
5: Halifax Blizzard (10-6)
6: Philadelphia Phalanx (9-7)

6:

1: Illinois Farmers (13-3)
2: Richardson Fenrirs (12-4)
3: Madison Gladiators (12-4)
4: Nashville Sabercats (12-4)
5: Indianapolis Hogs (11-5)
6: Memphis Steamers (9-7)

First Round:
Ranorian
Pittsburgh Ironmen 3 - 35 Halifax Blizzard
HLX QB Terry Grayson: 19/38, 255yards, 3 TD, 2 INT, sacked 1 time
PIT DE Angelo Gordon: 2 tackles, 1 QB hit, 1 Pdef

Edmunton Eagles 17 - 17 Philadelphia Phalanx (23-17 2OT)
EDM HB Sampson: 26 carries, 108 yards, 1 TD(forced OT)
PHI HB Workman: 19 carries, 96 yards

National
Nashville Sabercats 37 - 23 Indianapolis Hogs
IND QB Garrett: 35/47, 373 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, sacked 5 times
NSH QB Queen: 23/35, 338 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT, sacked 1 time

Madison Gladiators 40 - 0 Memphis Steamers
MAD CB Sleight: 10 tackles, 2 TFL, INT
MEM QB Berg: 6/22, 29 yards, 3 INT, sacked 1 time

Quarterfinals
National
Ranorian
Ranoria City Silver 27 - 28 Halifax Blizzard
HLX TE Farmer: 8/11 receptions, 80 yards
RCS QB Davis: 14/26, 156 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 10 rush, 40 yards

Yellowknife Wraiths 12 - 6 Edmunton Eagles
YKW QB Applehort: 15/28, 156, sacked 1 time
EDM RB Sampson: 15 carries, 69 yards, 3 receptions, 32 yards


Illinois Farmers 46 - 21 Nashville Sabercats
ILL QB Verona: 32/50, 419 yards, 5 TD, sacked 4 times
NSH QB Queen: 16/26, 214 yards, 1 TD, sacked 1 time

Richardson Fenrirs 9 - 8 Madison Gladiators
RCH S Hiram: 13 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 Pdef
MAD S Wolfson: 7 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 Pdef




Conference Championships
National
Ranorian
Yellowknife Wraiths 37 - 16 Halifax Blizzard
YKW QB Applehort: 16/22, 233 yards, 3 TD
HLX QB Grayson: 19/32, 212 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

Illinois Farmers 36 - 10 Richardson Fenrirs
ILL QB Verona: 25/47 390 yards, 4 TD, 3 INT, 3 sacks
RCH S Hiram: 8 tackles, 1 TFL, 3 INT

Ranorian Football League Champiosnhip

Yellowknife Wraiths 36 - 13 Illinois Farmers
YKW DE Skinner: 7 tackles, 2 sacks
ILL QB Verona: 26/45, 260 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 3 sacks
Championship MVP: Zach Skinner


1st Team All-Pro
2nd Team All-Pro
QB Terry Grayson (HLX)
RB Vice Jackson III (MEM)
RB Carlson Katterfield (NJ)
WR Quentin Beal (HLX)
WR Larry Foster (NSH)
TE Brennen Demby (RCS)
OL Kevin Eakin (NSH)
OL David McDaniel (HLX)
OL Kenneth Gregory (HLX)
OL Kitt Taylor (HLX)
OL Brett Anthony (HLX)
DL Kevin Paige (NSH)
DL Kingsley Walker (MAD)
DL Jordan Hall (NSH)
DL John Jenerou (NSH)
LB Michael Victor (NSH)
LB Jalen Trice (MAD)
LB Dalton Thornton (MAD)
S Tim Morse (RCS)
S Ryan Taumoelau (RCS)
CB Devante Robinson (RCS)
CB Cameron Barbosa (NYL)
K Uriah Paige (HLX)
P Carson Pressley (MSP)
KR Darryl Dixon (RCF)
PR Larry Foster (NSH)

QB Thorn Davis (RCS)
RB Marquice Ward (RCS)
RB Gavin McLaurin (RCH)
WR Earl Beets (IND)
WR Kieran Kweo Atkison (RCS)
TE Johnny Farmer (HLX)
OL Sean Rowan (HLX)
OL Justin Loftus (RCS)
OL Austin Wilson (RCS)
OL Rico Fuqua (RCS)
OL Greg Whitfield (RCS)
DL Douglas Starling (RCH)
DL Angelo Gordon (PIT)
DL William Teller (MAD)
DL Jarrett Hauptmann (PIT)
LB Solomon Castle (RCS)
LB Johnson Ellis (RCH)
LB John Evans (NSH)
S Stephon Haggerty (NSH)
S John Hiram (RCH)
CB Lance Peake (NYL)
CB Parker Fernandez (IND)
K Jordan Edwards (EDM)
P Jeremy Sears (CLE)
KR Javier Gilmore (IND)
PR Evan Corner (HAM)


Statistical Leaders:
Passing Yards                Passing TDs     
Terry Grayson: 4657 Thorn Davis: 35/13 Terry Grayson: 8.4
Paul Verona: 4339 Terry Grayson: 35/14 John Garrett: 7.4
Bo Callahan: 4155 Bo Callahan: 34/17 Ballast Queen: 7.1
Thorn Davis: 3481 Paul Verona: 30/20 Thorn Davis: 6.9
Ballast Queen: 3226 Ballast Queen: 27/18 Paul Verona: 6.6


Rushing Yards     TDs
Vice Jackson III: 1778 Vice Jackson III: 14
Emilio Annaise: 1692 Gavin McLaurin: 13
Gavin McLaurin: 1538 Emilio Annaise: 11
Melvin Strong: 1464 Carlson Katterfield: 11
Elijah Sampson: 1402 Elijah Sampson: 10


Receiving Yards             TDs          Catches
Johnny Farmer: 1275 Kieran Kweo-Atkisonr: 15 Earl Beets: 97
Earl Beets: 1255 Quentin Beal: 11 Johnny Farmer: 89
Quentin Beal: 1124 Jeremy Russ: 10 Cole Flood: 88
Kieran Kweo-Atkison: 1116 Earl Beets: 9 Caleb Dobbins: 87
Caleb Dobbins: 1102 Johnny Farmer: 8 Kieran Kweo-Atkison: 86


Defensive Tackles     Sacks     INT
Ross Monarch: 174 Zach Skinner: 17 Cameron Barbosa: 7
Johnson Ellis: 160 Lamar Jones: 16 Judas Wolfson: 6
Solomon Castle: 160 Douglas Starling: 15 Larry Judge: 6
Chris Addison: 157 Angelo Gordon: 14 Clarence von Arris: 5
Travis Long: 151 Jacoby Wade: 13 Darnell Sleight: 5


Storylines:
An injured star and a rising one: John Garrett, in his 5th season, missed 6 games due to an injury that plagued him all year long. Garrett's Hogs would start 1-5 without him, but he came back. Despite a poor statline, he led them to a 9-1 finish before an untimely first round playoff exit. Garrett finished the season 215/346, career lows with 2,559 yards 18 touchdowns, and a career-high twelve interceptions.

Meanwhile rookie Ballast Queen, who had just returned home for his rookie season after playing for Cosumar's Stoneshore Bruins, led a 12-4 Nashville Sabercats team. Queen had a strong debut, with 3,226 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 18 turnovers. Garrett, despite being injured, played well, finishing a bit shy of 400 yards with a pair of scores and a pick. But Queen was unstoppable, posting a four touchdown game and easily clearing 300 yards passing. Queen would be knocked off by Verona's Farmers, and their top corner duo, in the next round.

Halifax's offensive explosion, 1 and done for 15-1 Silver: Veteran Terry Grayson had a career year, tossing a league high 4,647 yards and 35 touchdowns against just 13 picks. His top receiver, Johnny Farmer, hauled in a league-leading 1,275 yards and 5th in the league with 8 TDs. WR Quentin Beal was also a benefactor, finishing #5 in the league with 1,124 yards, and tied the league lead with 11 scores.

They traveled to Ranoria City for the first round of the playoffs. The Silver were 15-1, and Thorn Davis had tied for the league lead with 35 touchdowns and 13 picks, while putting up 525 and 5 scores on the ground. It was all for naught, however, as Halifax stunned them in the Superdome, 28-27. This came after a mauling of Angelo Gordon's 10-6 Ironmen. Gordon, who finished with 14 sacks, failed to get to Grayson even once. Halifax would be beaten by Yellowknife in the conference championship.

Gordon's running mate, Jarrett Hauptmann, had a strong season, with 10 sacks and a career high 88 tackles to his name. And while Pittsbrugh spent a first round pick on Richardson defensive end Malik Sherman, Sherman was unable to participate at all, after tearing his ACL and cartilage during NSCF XXIII. The hope is that, next season, Sherman will be able to contribute at least.

Verona's second championship run: With a strong team at his back, Paul Verona put together a strong campaign, tossing 4,339 yards and 30 scores against 20 picks. He fell just short of a title, however, as Yellowknife's usually poor squad were unstoppable this season.

The champions: Behind edge rusher Zach Skinner's league high 17 sacks, the Yellowknife Wraiths blazed a path straight to a 12-4 championship run. QB Ryan Applehort chipped in as well, with 2,105 yards, 15 scores, and just 13 picks.

Revitalized runners: Vice Jackson III led the league in rushing in his second season, leading the Memphis Steamers, whom had lost Derek McNair after his tragic death during World Bowl XL, to the playoffs. There, they were absolutely mauled.

Meanwhile, Elijah Sampson turned in one of his best seasons since his younger days, with 1,400 yards and a touchdown in the first round of the playoffs to force overtime, a game his Edmunton Eagles would later win.


Playoffs:
National Conference:
Ranorian Conference
1: Halifax Blizzard (15-1)
2: North Carolina Dreadnaughts (14-2)
3: Philadelphia Phalanx (12-4)
4: Dietrich Dynamos (8-8)
5: Ranoria City Silver (13-3)
6: Pittsburgh Ironmen (10-6)

6:

1: Madison Gladiators (11-5)
2: Nashville Sabercats (10-6)
3: Illinois Farmers (9-7)
4: Richardson Fenrirs (8-7-1)
5: Indianapolis Hogs (11-5)
6: Herot Paladins (11-5)

Conference Championships
Pittsburgh Ironmen 23-8 Ranoria City Silver
Nashville Sabercats 19-3 Madison Gladiators

Ranorian Football League Champiosnhip

Pittsburgh Ironmen 16 - 0 Nashville Sabercats
PIT DE Angelo Gordon: 10 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 sacks
Championship MVP: Angelo Gordon


1st Team All-Pro
2nd Team All-Pro
QB Terry Grayson (HLX)
RB Elijah Sampson (EDM)
RB Chris Workman (PHI)
WR Javier Gilmore (IND)
WR Alessandra Mio (DTR)
TE Brennen Demby (RCS)
OL Michael Riggins (MTL)
OL Justin Loftus (RCS)
OL Austin Wilson (RCS)
OL Rico Fuqua (RCS)
OL Greg Whitfield (RCS)
DL Jeremy Conway (GA)
DL Frank Gates (HLX)
DL Vontaze Ahn (PIT)
DL Jarrad Dale (HLX)
LB Ramon Moreland (HLX)
LB J.J. Jackson (HLX)
LB Josh Samuels (HLX)
S Nick Carpenter (PHI)
S Tyler Morris (PHI)
CB Cal Eubanks (PHI)
CB Ervin Bowen (PHI)
K Brian Ward (MAS)
P Carson Pressley (MSP)
KR Paul Van Dyke (WIN)
PR Joseph Johnson (MAD)

QB Thorn Davis (RCS)
RB Melvin Strong (DET)
WR Kieran Kweo-Atkison (RCS)
WR Larry Foster (NSH)
WR Josh Tuitupou (HLX)
TE Johnny Farmer (HLX)
OL Kevin Eakin (NSH)
OL Michael Almond (HLX)
OL Sean Rowan (HLX)
OL David McDaniel (HLX)
OL Kenneth Gregory (HLX)
DL Lamar Jones (MSP)
DL Angelo Gordon (PIT)
DL Emmanuel Miller (NC)
DL Malik Sherman (PIT)
LB Douglas Starling (RCH)
LB Sam Judd (PIT)
LB Granger Harris (NY)
S Shawn Leake (MSP)
S Kevin Jacoby (IND)
CB Brandon Schwartz (MEM)
CB Nick Case (VNC)
K Tori Lee (PHI)
P Antoine Cunningham (LOR)
KR Derek McReynolds (BAL)
PR Andre Nelson (YKW)


Statistical Leaders:
Passing Yards                Passing TDs     
Bo Callahan: 4468 Bo Callahan: 37/21 Thorn Davis: 7.8
Paul Verona: 4182 Terry Grayson: 35/11 Ballast Queen: 7.7
John Garrett: 3768 John Garrett: 34/15 Terry Grayson 7.5
Terry Grayson: 3765 Thorn Davis: 33/9 Paul Verona: 6.8
Thorn Davis: 3626 Ballast Queen: 32/11 Bo Callahan: 6.6


Rushing Yards     TDs
Emilio Annaise: 1781 Vice Jackson III: 15
Melvin Strong: 1611 Emilio Annaise: 14
Vice Jackson III: 1522 Elijah Sampson: 13
Elijah Sampson: 1499 Gavin McLaurin: 12
Chris Workman: 1430 Melvin Strong: 12


Receiving Yards             TDs
Kieran Kweo-Atkison: 1402 Kieran Kweo-Atkison: 15
Larry Foster: 1272 Cody Baker: 10
Kyle Hawkins: 1165 Alessandra Mio: 10
Alessandra Mio: 1148 Johnny Farmer: 10
Johnny Farmer: 1033 Kyle Hawkins: 9


Defensive Tackles     Sacks     INT
Ross Monarch: 167 Angelo Gordon: 17 Xavier Yannick-Lotz: 8
Travis Long: 165 Zach Skinner: 16 Judas Wolfson: 6
Solomon Castle: 155 Douglas Starling: 13 Larry Judge: 5
Chris Addison: 151 Vontaze Ahn: 12 Clarence von Arris: 4
Johnson Ellis: 150 Jacoby Wade: 12 Darnell Sleight: 4


Storylines:
Rookie Revamp: After the Dietrich Dynamos managed to snag both Alessandra Mio and Deondre Rhine in the first round of the draft, their offense exploded. Rhine - predictably, turned the ball over plenty of times, but Alessandra Mio was an instant star, earning offensive rookie of the year honors and 2nd team all pro, ending 4th in the league in receiving yards (1,148) and 3rd in receiving touchdowns (10). Ironically, Ricky Cappa - who was taken at #1 overall ahead of Deondre Rhine, tossed 20 interceptions to just a dozen passing touchdowns.

The Two Headed Monster: In a stunning move, veteran pass rusher Vontaze Ahn came over from Quebec to sign on with the Pittsburgh Ironmen alongside Angelo Gordon. Together, and with Jarrett Hauptmann and Malik Sherman also on the defensive front, the four would total 51 sacks just on their own - outside the rest of the squad, and spearhead a 10-6 unit that would bring down multiple star quarterbacks - including leage MVP Thorn Davis - in stifling fashion on their way to a championship. Gordon lead the charge with a 17 sack, DPOY campaign, and he and Ahn cost the team a combined 420 penalty yards mostly on roughing the passer, unsportsmanlike conduct, and unneccesarry roughness calls, but in the end it was enough to bring a third ring to the Gordon-era Ironmen.

A Thorn in their side: 3,626 yards, 33 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. Chip in another 549 and 4 on the ground and you've got a 13-3 MVP. Thorn Davis showed out in his second season and showed the world he's ready to be talked about among the best in the league.

Emilio's outburst: Emilio Annaise would lead the league in rushing with 1,781 yards and a dozen touchdown runs in a season that everyone saw coming. Rumor has it he has a world bowl run on his mind.
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Ranorian College Football

Levels:
Ranorian College Football is, unsurprisingly, the second most popular sport in the nation. Ranorian college football's highest levels can compete with those of any nation in the world, as demonstrated by three runner ups and one championship in the NSCF.

RCF, or Ranorian College Football, is divided into four classes. 1st class being the largest schools, such as Richardson University, Cold Hill University, the Ranoria State University, and Vricksinburg State University. These schools are the apex of collegiate football in the nation, and all have a shot at winning the domestic title. That said, there are many other programs at this level that are less notorious. Student athletes are allowed at this level to receive a full athletic scholarship.

The 2nd class occasionally mixes with the 1st, with high quality athletes and plenty of exciting, high level play. Generally one will see lower budgets from athletic departments and athletes who, while impressive, are not on top of the game. Student athletes are allowed at this level to receive a full athletic scholarship.

The 3rd class is the lowest in which athletes may receive significant athletic scholarships. Schools are limited in how much total cash they can offer to the entirety of the team, and are permitted only to pay for 75% of any one student-athlete's tuition, room and board, and other education-related expenses.

The 4th class features players who are, for the most part, playing as a hobby. Players may receive a hard cap of 5,000 from the athletic department towards their education expenses. Smaller teams that may consist of only 50 or so players.

The NSCF:

Currently, two Ranorian schools participate in the NSCF. The Richardson University Governors were the first to foray to the international stage, followed the next season by the Cold Hill University Buffalo. Both teams have seen a great degree of success on that stage.

The Governors have won the Big 8 Conference 4 times now in their 6 seasons, and were the NSCF runner ups in NSCF 19.

As for the Buffalo, they have won the Big 8 once and were the champions of NSCF 20, managing semifinal honors in NSCF 18 and 19, and runners up in NSCF 21. Neither team has ever had a season in which they didn't finish with a winning record.

The NSCF has also birthed one of the most exciting games for Ranorians to watch every season- The Rebel's Cannon Bowl. In week 13 of each NSCF season, Ranoria meets with a team that is now one of their biggest rivals. The Loyola-Istria Blue Thunder, one of the best teams in NSCF history. At first, these two teams traded wins. With both being at the top of their game, neither could overcome the other at home. However, the Blue Thunder won the Rebel's Cannon Bowl in both NSCF 20 and NSCF 21.

1st Class Conference Records
Conference Records

Northeastern Conference:
Passing Yards (Career): Derek McNair, Richardson University: 12,504 (3 seasons)
Passing Touchdowns (Career): John Garrett, Richardson University: 95 (2 seasons)
Passing Yards (Game): 511 (John Garrett, Richardson, vs NSCF competition)
Passing Touchdowns (Game): Bo Callahan, Vricksinburg State: 7
Passing Yards (Season): John Garrett, Richardson: 5,107, 2017
Passing Touchdowns (Season): John Garrett, Richardson: 52, 2017

Rushing Yards (Career): Vice Jackson, Vricksinburg State: 5,472 (3 seasons)
Rushing Touchdowns (Career): Vice Jackson, Vricksinburg State: 65 (3 seasons)
Rushing Yards (Game): Melvin Strong, Richardson: 272
Rushing Touchdowns (Game): Vice Jackson, Vricksinburg State. Derek McNair, Richarson: 4
Rushing Yards (Season): Vice Jackson, Vricksinburg State: 2,271 (1979)
Rushing Touchdowns (Season): Vice Jackson, Vricksinburg State: 20 (1978, 1979)
Receiving Yards (Career): Elk Gallowman, Nashville Tech, 3,791
Receiving Touchdowns(Career): Johnny Farmer, Richardson: 40 (3 seasons)
Receiving Yards(Game): Elk Gallowman, Nashville Tech: 193
Receiving Touchdowns(Game): Terrance Torch, Northwood College/Johnny Farmer, Richardson: 4
Receiving Yards(Season): Terrance Torch, Northwood College: 1,632, 1983
Receiving Touchdowns(Season): Johnny Farmer, 18, 2016

Yards/Scrimmage (Career): Vice Jackson, Vricksinburg State, 5,694
Yards/Scrimmage(Game): Melvin Strong, Richardson, 352
Yards/Scrimmage(Season): Vice Jackson, Vricksinburg State, 2,512

Defensive Sacks(Career): Jarrett Hauptmann, Richardson, 45.5 (3 seasons)
Defensive Sacks(Game): Jarrett Hauptmann, Richardson, 5.5
Defensive Sacks(Season): Jarrett Hauptmann, Richardson, 17 (2016)

Defensive INTs(Career): 30, Davon Stovall, Richardson,(4 seasons)
Defensive INTs(Game): Davon Stovall, Richardson, 3
Defensive INTs(Season): Davon Stovall, Richardson, 8

Tackles(Career):
Tackles(Game): Isaiah Bryce, Richardson, 23
Tackles(Season): Isaiah Bryce, Richardson, 155

Southern Conference (STC):

Passing Yards (Career): Paul Verona, 11,125 (4 seasons)
Passing Touchdowns (Career): Paul Verona, 99 (4 seasons)
Passing Yards (Game): Paul Verona, 522
Passing Touchdowns (Game): Tanner West, 6
Passing Yards (Season): Tanner West, 4,782 (1990)
Passing Touchdowns (Season): Tanner West, 41 (1990)

Rushing Yards (Career): Henry Johnson, 5,867 (4 seasons)
Rushing Touchdowns (Career): Henry Johnson, 70 (4 seasons)
Rushing Yards (Game): Tommy Parker, 301
Rushing Touchdowns (Game): Henry Johnson, 4
Rushing Yards (Season): Tommy Parker, 1,921 (2012)
Rushing Touchdowns (Season): Henry Johnson, 22 (2014)

Receiving Yards (Career): Connor Stills, Cold Hill: 4,100 (3 seasons)
Receiving Touchdowns(Career): Connor Stills, Cold Hill, 38 (3 seasons)
Receiving Yards(Game): Connor Stills, Cold Hill, 177
Receiving Touchdowns(Game): Connor Stills, Cold Hill, 3
Receiving Yards(Season): Connor Stills, Cold Hill, 1,700 (1977)
Receiving Touchdowns(Season): Connor Stills, Cold Hill, 18 (1977)

Yards/Scrimmage (Career): Henry Johnson, Quebec State, 5,204
Yards/Scrimmage(Game): Tommy Barker, Cold Hill, 408
Yards/Scrimmage(Season): Tommy Barker, Cold Hill, 2,410 (2012)

Defensive Sacks(Career): Angelo Gordon, Cold Hill, 50.5 (3 seasons)
Defensive Sacks(Game): Angelo Gordon, Cold Hill: 7
Defensive Sacks(Season): Angelo Gordon, Cold Hill: 25.5 (2018)

Defensive INTs(Career): Arthur Nystrom, 19 (3 seasons)
Defensive INTs(Game): Thomas Hall, 4 (1991)
Defensive INTs(Season): Austin Vannek, 8 *1999)

Tackles(Career): Angelo Gordon, Cold Hill, 306 (3 seasons)
Tackles(Game): Angelo Gordon, Cold Hill, 23
Tackles(Season): Angelo Gordon, Cold Hill, 121 (2018)



Power 10 (P10)
Passing Yards (Career): Art Torrent, 11,452 (3 seasons)
Passing Touchdowns (Career): Art Torrent, 125 (3 seasons)
Passing Yards (Game): Art Torrent, 500
Passing Touchdowns (Game): Art Torrent, 7
Passing Yards (Season): Art Torrent, 5,318, 1994
Passing Touchdowns (Season): Art Torrent, 49, 1994

Rushing Yards (Career): Carter Blackman, 4,106 (2 seasons)
Rushing Touchdowns (Career): Carter Blackman, 39 (2 seasons)
Rushing Yards (Game): Carter Blackman, 402
Rushing Touchdowns (Game): Carter Blackman, 5
Rushing Yards (Season): Carter Blackman, 2,503, 1963
Rushing Touchdowns (Season): Carter Blackman, 25, 1963

Receiving Yards (Career): Evander Krill, 44 (4 seasons)
Receiving Touchdowns(Career): Earl Beets, 35 (3 seasons)
Receiving Yards(Game): Earl Beets, 311
Receiving Touchdowns(Game): Evander Krill, 5
Receiving Yards(Season): Earl Beets, 1,804 (2014)
Receiving Touchdowns(Season): Earl Beets, 18 (2014)

Yards/Scrimmage (Career): Hubert Diamond, 4,572 (3 seasons)
Yards/Scrimmage(Game): Carter Blackman, 415
Yards/Scrimmage(Season): Carter Blackman, 2,591

Defensive Sacks(Career): Elliot Reinhard, 31 (3 seasons)
Defensive Sacks(Game): Karson Fitz, 4.5 (1997)
Defensive Sacks(Season): Elliot Reinhard, 15 (1997)

Defensive INTs(Career): Carl Hasenclever, 9, 1991
Defensive INTs(Game): Carl Hasenclever, 3, 1991
Defensive INTs(Season): Carl Hasenclever, 30 (4 seasons)

Tackles(Career): Norman Goldfield, 441, (4 seasons)
Tackles(Game): Simon Mause, 19
Tackles(Season): Norman Goldfield, 149

North Western Conference (NWC)
Passing Yards (Career): Luca Warren, 11,250 (4 seasons)
Passing Touchdowns (Career): Luca Warren, 102 (4 seasons)
Passing Yards (Game): Luca Warren, 504
Passing Touchdowns (Game): Luca Warren, 8
Passing Yards (Season): Luca Warren, 4,600 (1994)
Passing Touchdowns (Season): Luca Warren, 37 (1994)

Rushing Yards (Career): Tucker Foscarelli, 5,912 (3 seasons)
Rushing Touchdowns (Career): Tucker Foscarelli, 44
Rushing Yards (Game): De'shaun Wilkins, 247
Rushing Touchdowns (Game): Tucker Foscarelli/De'shaun Wilkins, 4 (1970/2002)
Rushing Yards (Season): Tucker Foscarelli: 2,410 (1970)
Rushing Touchdowns (Season): Deshaun Wilkins, 22, 1912

Receiving Yards (Career): Felix Benton, 3,450
Receiving Touchdowns(Career): Vincent Shonenkorb, 35
Receiving Yards(Game): Felix Benton, 245
Receiving Touchdowns(Game): Vincent Shonenkorb, 5
Receiving Yards(Season): 1,601 (2020)
Receiving Touchdowns(Season): Felix Benton, 17

Yards/Scrimmage (Career): Tucker Foscarelli, 4,101
Yards/Scrimmage(Game): Emilio Annaise, 301 (2019)
Yards/Scrimmage(Season): Emilio Annaise, 2,450 (2019)

Defensive Sacks(Career): Kellen Monroe, 31 (4 seasons)
Defensive Sacks(Game): Jonas Armbruster, 5 (2004)
Defensive Sacks(Season): Jonas Armbruster, 16 (2005)

Defensive INTs(Career): Louie Jackson, 20
Defensive INTs(Game): Louise Jackson, 4 (1978)
Defensive INTs(Season): Louie Jackson, 8 (1978)

Tackles(Career): Tanner Zweisson, 501
Tackles(Game): Shawn Sieger, 21 (2001)
Tackles(Season): Tanner Zweisson, 152 (2000)

Mid-Ranorian Conference (MRC)
Passing Yards (Career): Hunter Brown, 10,401 (3 seasons)
Passing Touchdowns (Career): Hunter Brown, 90 (3 seasons)
Passing Yards (Game): Alex Gorbin, 482 (2001)
Passing Touchdowns (Game): Hunter Brown, 5 (2009)
Passing Yards (Season): Alex Gorbin, 4,401 (2001)
Passing Touchdowns (Season): Hunter Brown, 34 (2009)

Rushing Yards (Career): Neville Terry, 4,001 (3 seasons)
Rushing Touchdowns (Career): Neville Terry, 40 (3 season)
Rushing Yards (Game): Keyshawn Davis, 288 (1987)
Rushing Touchdowns (Game): Keyshawn Davis, 4 (1987)
Rushing Yards (Season): Neville Terry, 1,996 (1998)
Rushing Touchdowns (Season): Neville Terry, 18, 1998

Receiving Yards (Career): Terell Forbes, 3,641
Receiving Touchdowns(Career): Terell Forbes, 30
Receiving Yards(Game): Terell Forbes, 1,731, 2002
Receiving Touchdowns(Game): Terell Forbes, 4, 2001
Receiving Yards(Season): Terell Forbes, 1,731, 2002
Receiving Touchdowns(Season): Felix Benton, 19, 2002

Yards/Scrimmage (Career): Neville Terry, 4,702 (3 seasons)
Yards/Scrimmage(Game): Keyshawn Davis, 334 (1987)
Yards/Scrimmage(Season): Neville Terry, 2,601 (1998)

Defensive Sacks(Career): Jasen Gorbin, 29, 3 seasons
Defensive Sacks(Game): Jasen Gorbin, 4 (1980)
Defensive Sacks(Season): Jasen Gorbin, 12 (1980)

Defensive INTs(Career): Philip Chase, 19
Defensive INTs(Game): Hollister Mills, 3 (1999)
Defensive INTs(Season): Hollister Mills, 8 (1998)

Tackles(Career): Trey Draco, 338
Tackles(Game): Trey Draco, 20 (2004)
Tackles(Season): Trey Draco, 122 (2005)

Ivory League Conference (ILC)
Passing Yards (Career): Terry Grayson, 11,250 (4 seasons)
Passing Touchdowns (Career): Terry Grayson, 102 (4 seasons)
Passing Yards (Game): Terry Grayson
Passing Touchdowns (Game): Terry Grayson
Passing Yards (Season): Terry Grayson
Passing Touchdowns (Season): Terry Grayson

Rushing Yards (Career): Julio Hecker, 3,401(3 seasons)
Rushing Touchdowns (Career): Julio Hecker, 35 (3 seasons)
Rushing Yards (Game): Daniel Tamara, 270 (2010)
Rushing Touchdowns (Game): Daniel Tamara, 4 (2010)
Rushing Yards (Season): Daniel Tamara, 2,044 (2010)
Rushing Touchdowns (Season): Daniel Tamara, 19 (2010)

Receiving Yards (Career): Ben Julius, 3,497 (4 seasons)
Receiving Touchdowns(Career): Ben Julius, 34 (4 seasons)
Receiving Yards(Game): Mark Nessler, 265 (2019)
Receiving Touchdowns(Game): Ben Julius, 4 (2000)
Receiving Yards(Season): Kolomon Peters, 1,604 (2020)
Receiving Touchdowns(Season): Kolomon Peters, 18 (2021)

Yards/Scrimmage (Career): Ben Julius, 4,322 (4 seasons)
Yards/Scrimmage(Game): Daniel Tamara, 304 (2010)
Yards/Scrimmage(Season): Daniel Tamara, 2,392 (2010)

Defensive Sacks(Career): Marian Kroll, 29 (3 seasons)
Defensive Sacks(Game): Paul Hertzfield, 4, 2017
Defensive Sacks(Season): Marian Kroll, 17, 2010

Defensive INTs(Career): Varnon Curtis, 19 (3 seasons)
Defensive INTs(Game): Thayne Reid, 3 (2021)
Defensive INTs(Season): Thayne Reid, 7 (2021)

Tackles(Career): Varrien Kelly, 322 (4 seasons)
Tackles(Game): Dyonte Adams, 30 (1980)
Tackles(Season): Dyonte Adams, 161 (1980)


NSCF: Team Records, Rivalry Records

Richardson
NSCF 16: 11-3
-Conference: 9-1
-Non Conference: 1-1
-Playoffs: 1-1

NSCF 17: 10-4
-Conference: 8-2
-Non Conference: 2-1
-Playoffs: 0-1

NSCF 18: 8-6
-Conference: 7-3
-Non Conference: 1-2
-Bowl: 0-1

NSCF 19: 12-4
-Conference: 8-2
-Non Conference: 2-1
-Playoffs: 2-1

NSCF 20: 9-5
-Conference: 6-4
-Non Conference: 2-1
-Bowl: 1-0

NSCF 21: 12-3
-Conference: 9-1
-Non Conference: 2-1
-Playoffs: 1-1

NSCF 22: 9-6
-Conference: 6-4
-Non Conference: 2-1
-Playoffs: 1-1

NSCF 23: 10-4
-Conference: 7-3
-Non Conference: 3-0
-Playoffs: 0-1

Overall NSCF Record: 79-29
-Conference: 60-20
-Non Conference: 15-8
-Playoffs: 5-6
-Bowls: 1-1
-Post Season, Total: 6-7


vs Cold Hill: 7-8 (0-1 playoffs, 52-43 NSCF XXI)
vs Raynor University: 8-2
vs Mar Sara Tech University: 6-4
vs University of Loyola-Istria: 3-3
vs Northern Moravica: 0-1 (NSCF 19 championship game)
vs Commonwealth of Baker Park: 4-2
vs Ramusok Capital: 5-2 (2-1 playoffs)
vs Sadeg State: 2-0
va Kohnhead City: 1-4


Cold Hill

NSCF 17: 8-6
-Conference: 6-4
-Non Conference: 1-2
-Bowl: 1-0

NSCF 18: 10-6
-Conference: 5-5
-Non Conference: 3-0
-Playoffs: 2-1

NSCF 19: 11-4
-Conference: 7-3
-Non Conference: 3-0
-Playoffs: 1-1

NSCF 20: 13-3
-Conference: 7-3
-Non Conference: 3-0
-Playoffs 3-0 (NSCF XX Champs over Northern Moravica)

NSCF 21: 14-2
-Conference: 9-1
-Non Conference: 3-0
-Playoffs: 2-1 (lost final to Loyola-Istria)

NSCF 22: 15-1
-Conference: 9-1
-Non Conference: 3-0
-Playoffs: 3-0 (20-13 over Felswyr State)

NSCF 23: 10-4
-Conference: 8-2
-Non Conference: 2-1
-Playoffs: 0-1

Overall NSCF Record: 81-26
-Conference: 51-19
-Non Conference: 18-3
-Bowls: 1-0
-Playoffs: 11-4
-Overall Postseason: 12-4


vs Richardson: 8-7 (1-0 playoffs)
-split in Richardson sweep in 17, Cold Hill sweep in 19, Cold Hill W 52-43 NSCF XX quarterfinal
vs Raynor University: 5-4
vs Mar Sara Tech University: 3-5
vs University of Loyola-Istria: 1-2 (1-2 playoffs)
vs Northern Moravica: 2-0
vs Salamantic Universities: 1-0
vs Commonwealth of Baker Park: 1-0 (playoffs)
vs Felswyr State: 2-0 (NSCF XXII final, 20-13 win)
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Renown Combat International

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RCI is the dominant combat league in Ranoria. While technically international, they are strongly based in Ranoria City, Ranoria and California City, St. John's, and Quebec City in Quebec. The fights are generally divided into two types.

First, there are pay per view events, which the organization charges per to view either per household or per business, in the case of bars or restaurants and the like. These typically feature at least one championship bout and several ranked fights with championship implications. An undercard, coming on before the main fights, will typically feature lesser fighters, with some being ranked and others younger trying to make their name. More yet, older fighters fighting for their jobs.

Second, there are free fight night events. These will feature many more television advertisements, and lesser fighters, but they do not require a cost on top of the viewer's television plan to watch. These typically feature a much lower draw.

Now, as for the rules.

Weight Classes
RCI Features 6 weight classes for men and 4 for women


Men's Divisions
Women's Divisions
Featherweight - 61.21 to 65.8 kg
Bantamweight - 56.71 to 61.2 kg
Flyweight - 52.21 to 56.7 kg
Strawweight - 48 to 52.2 kg

Heavyweight - 106.59 to 126.56 kg
Light Heavyweight - 92.98 to 106.5 kg
Middleweight - 79.38 to 92.97 kg
Welterweight - 72.57 to 79.37 kg
Lightweight - 68.04 to 72.56 kg
Flyweight - 63.50 to 68.03 kg

Note on weight classes: While the weight classes are followed for official championships and such, Renown occasionally schedules "exhibition" fights between fighters who just want to go toe-to-toe at their own weights, and even sometimes schedules these exhibitions between non-professional fighters if they're famous enough to bring in solid revenue.

Fights:

For most weight classes, three five minute rounds are employed for a regular bout. For main events and championship fights, the number of rounds is increased to five minutes.

For heavyweights, a regular bout consists of five three minute rounds. With larger fighters, performance is more exciting and excellent earlier in the round, and changes were enacted to reflect this. In a championship fight, 7 three minute rounds followed by a final four minute round are employed.

All fighters are required to have their hands wrapped in bandages and to wear organization-approved gloves prior to the contest. These gloves both lessen the amount of cuts caused by punches and allow for finger mobility for grappling.

Male fighters must wear a cup for protection, and all fighters must wear a mouth guard.

Victory can be obtained in a few ways. First, and most common, is by decision. Three neutral judges will score the fight based on control of the ring, strikes landed, aggression, takedowns and defense, et cetera.

Second is by submission. This is typically achieved in grappling. Submission can be achieved in a few ways itself. First, a fighter can tap the mat or the other fighter to submit, forfeiting the fight immedietely. Second would be causing the other fighter to lose consciousness via choke hold, and third, which is very much frowned upon, would be breaking, tearing, or dislocating the targeted limb or area of the body. However, if the losing fighter fails to tap, this can leave the winner with little other choice.

The final, and most exciting method, is knockout. This is the biggest draw of the heavier weight classes. Knockouts involve causing another fighter to lose consciousness via physical contact to the head. Punches, kicks, elbows, shoulder bashes, do your thing, if it works it works.

Fouls

As for penalties, there are a few. Strikes to the back of the head, kicks to an opponent whom is on the ground, groin strikes, eye pokes, spitting, and hair pulling are all considered fouls and will result in a warning, then docked points, and, finally, disqualification at the referee's discretion.
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National Association of Hockey Clubs


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With only 16 teams, Hockey is more of a niche sport in the country. That being said, its nature appeals to Ranorians. That being hard hits, generally barbaric plays, that sort of thing. Players are still provided a luxurious lifestyle in general though, and the top of the food chain rake it in with their sponsorship deals.

Teams in the National Association of Hockey Clubs:

National Division
Ranorian Division
Nashville Monsters
New Jersey Kings
New York Rooks
Pittsburgh Privateers
Ranoria City Devils
Vricksinburg Goats
Winnipeg Stallions
Yellowknife Klondikers

Baltimore Boxers
Boston Warriors
Calgary Mountaineers
Cold Hill Huntsmen
Cleveland Predators
Edmunton Zabronies
Halifax Snow Bears
Massachusetts Elephants

Playoffs System:
The Association applies an eight team tournament. Very simply, the #1 seed from each conference plays the #4 and the #2 seed plays the #3 in the quarterfinals. The winners advance to the semifinals, and then the finals. Each round is a maximum 3 game series, with two wins securing an advancement.

The finals work a bit differently. The finals feature a seven game series, with the higher seeded of the two finalists (determined by regular seeding procedures), getting to start at home, and thus getting four home games in the event of a 7 game series.
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The Federation of Ranorian Baseball


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Leonardo Harrison, the consensus best player in Ranorian baseball, after a home run in the World Baseball Classic

This is where the big drop off happens. Ranorian baseball is a niche sport at best, only recently breaking the 1 mil per year mark with its highest contract ever. However, now that they are funding a Ranorian National Team to compete in theWorld Baseball Classic, baseball is quickly gaining traction in the nation.

Original Teams in the Federation of Ranorian Baseball

Nashville Maestros
Ranoria City Sluggers
Vricksinburg Blaze
Edmunton Rebels
Raleigh Firstmates
Cleveland Thunder
Cincinnati Warbirds

Expansion Teams, as of 2025 Season
Richardson Rangers
Dietrich Diamondbacks
Matthensville Mavericks
Nancellorville Redbirds
Edmundton Snow Bears
Wentzville Capitals
Maelich Aeros

Playoff System

The Federation allows 8 of the 14 teams to compete in the playoff, up from 6 of the original 7. While originally the highest two seeded teams would earn a bye, the system now allows for a straight highest seed v lowest seed bracket with quarterfinals being the first round.

While the Federation's playoffs used to be single game knockout stages and a best-of-three series in the championship, the first two rounds are now best-of-three series while the championship is a best of five. As more teams are incorporated, with two more petitioning to start in the 2026 season, it's possible the playoffs system could expand even further.

World Baseball Classic
WBC 44: 12-18, team MVP: Leonardo Harrison
WBC 49 - 15-15, team MVP: Leonardo Harrison
WBC 50 - 19-11, team MVP: Leonardo Harrison
WBC 51 - 14-16, team MVP: Nicholas Lux
Overall: 60-60
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RFL 2027 Season: Deondre Rhine's Breakout MVP Campaign

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After two seasons of uneven but explosive play, Deondre "Diamond" Rhine finally put it all together in 2027, notching a career high 4,644 passing yards with 42 passing touchdowns. This is the 2nd highest passing TD mark in a season ever, and makes him the 3rd QB in RFL history to throw for 40+ touchdowns in a season. His top target of course was none other than star wideout Alessandra Mio, who reeled in 101 receptions for 1,543 yards and 12 touchdowns. Many though, will say the catalyst for his breakout was the acquisition of the best tight end in football, anywhere: Johnny Farmer. Farmer himself recorded 90 catches, 993 yards, and a league-leading 17 scores while providing Rhine with a safety net, helping drastically reduce his turnover numbers. Rhine threw just 13 interceptions, down from 20 and 15 in his first two seasons.

Other notable storylines:

Byron Joseph's OPOY campaign leads to conference championship berth for Highport Hawks: Despite being stopped by John Garrett's Indianapolis Hogs, Joseph proved that he's not going anywhere, and is only getting better as time goes on. Joseph cleared the 4,000 yard mark passing with over 800 rushing yards and recorded 39 total touchdowns. Many say the Kohnhead native is reminiscent of Derek McNair, but we'd argue his improvement in the passing game is coming far quicker.

Angelo Gordon's Run Stopped Cold: Angelo Gordon had held a league record streak of 7 seasons with 10 or more sacks. Hell, he was going on 6 years straight of 13+, and looked to be continuing that run in 2027 as the point man of the Pittsburgh Ironmen. Unfortunately, in week 3 he ran into Deondre Rhine, and on a nasty collision between the two, broke his neck, leaving Vontaze Ahn and Malik Sherman to run the show on their own in Pittsburgh. Perhaps predictably, the Ironmen - who had made 8 straight postseason appearances, 4 championship appearances with 3 victories - finally missed the playoffs.

Thorn Davis Slips Up: 2025's MVP had a disastrous season when he broke his thumb in week 4 and attempted to play through it for most of the campaign, severely hampering his performance. While the Silver still made the playoffs, Davis's hindered accuracy was an achilles heel for a normally dominant offense.

Is it time for Paul Verona to hang them up? A 5x all star and former champion, Paul Verona has been Sierraville's franchise quarterback since he was drafted back in 2012. Despite clearing the 4,000 yard mark in four of the past five seasons, his squad has missed the playoffs in each of the last two seasons, and he's thrown 77 interceptions in those five years to just 131 scores.

John Garrett Loses in OT, But Second Straight Championship Appearance Begins to Silence Doubters: While John Garrett has always been dominant (as one would expect from a 3x MVP and World Bowl Starter), a pair of first round playoff exits had many questioning his poise in big moments. However, taking a dominant Dynamos squad to overtime in the championship proved to everyone he's up to snuff, and he won't be surrendering his spot on the Krauts or the Hogs anytime soon.

National Conference

Ranorian Conference                                              Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD   Pts 

1 Highport Hawks 16 13 0 3 515 328 +187 39
2 Nashville Sabercats 16 12 0 4 535 381 +154 36
3 Indianapolis Hogs 16 11 1 4 505 388 +117 34
4 Madison Gladiators 16 11 0 5 387 260 +127 33
5 Apollotown Sabers 16 10 1 5 345 294 +51 31
6 Memphis Steamers 16 9 0 7 398 391 +7 27
7 Fermete Marauders 16 8 0 8 387 320 +67 24
8 Calgary Stampede 16 8 0 8 372 407 −35 24
9 Mariana Tigers 16 7 2 7 408 382 +26 23
10 Hamilton Tigers 16 7 0 9 436 451 −15 21
11 Mississippi Bootleggers 16 7 0 9 376 395 −19 21
12 New York Lights 16 7 0 9 373 443 −70 21
13 Sierraville Famers 16 6 0 10 361 421 −60 18
14 Halifax Blizzard 16 6 0 10 355 448 −93 18
15 Georgia Thrashers 16 5 1 10 345 378 −33 16
16 Lavallette Crusaders 16 4 0 12 275 483 −208 12
17 Ranoria City Falcons 16 2 1 13 292 495 −203 7



National Conference                                          Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD   Pts 

1 Dietrich Dynamos 16 15 0 1 592 304 +288 45
2 North Ashialand Dreadnaughts 16 11 1 4 459 302 +157 34
3 Yellowknife Wraiths 16 11 1 4 294 247 +47 34
4 Herot Crusaders 16 10 0 6 376 267 +109 30
5 Minnessota Redwolves 16 10 0 6 386 391 −5 30
6 Port Kruger Phalanx 16 9 2 5 328 277 +51 29
7 Detroit Paladins 16 9 0 7 271 296 −25 27
8 Edmunton Eagles 16 8 0 8 345 346 −1 24
9 Ranoria City Silver 16 7 1 8 430 398 +32 22
10 Royotte Colts 16 7 0 9 291 334 −43 21
11 Richardson Fenrirs 16 7 0 9 262 310 −48 21
12 Vancouver Yeti 16 6 1 9 312 310 +2 19
13 Winnippegg Mountaineers 16 6 0 10 353 356 −3 18
14 Pittsburgh Ironmen 16 5 1 10 186 259 −73 16
15 Menagerie Pioneers 16 5 0 11 276 330 −54 15
16 New York Heights 16 4 1 11 320 418 −98 13
17 Lorcondan National Team 16 2 0 14 178 514 −336 6


First Round:
Gladiators v Sabers
Apollotown Sabers 6–23 Madison Gladiators

Hogs v Steamers
Indianapolis Hogs 44–34 Memphis Steamers

Wraiths v Phalanx
Yellowknife Wraiths 34–21 Port Kruger Phalanx

Crusaders v Redwolves
Minnesota Redwolves 27–3 Herot Crusaders


Second Round:
Highport v Madison
Highport Hawks 22–20 Madison Gladiators

Dietrich v Minnesota
Dietrich Dynamos 30–9 Minnesota Redwolves

Nashville v Indianapolis
Nashville Sabercats 10–20 Indianapolis Hogs

North Ashialand v Yellowknife
North Ashialand Dreadnaughts 30–41 Yellowknife Wraiths


Conference Championships:
Dietrich v Yellowknife
Dietrich Dynamos 45–16 Yellowknife Wraiths

Indianapolis v Highport
Indianapolis Hogs 29–23 Highport Hawks


Championship:
Dietrich Dynamos 19–19 Indianapolis Hogs (25–22 OT)


MVP: QB Deondre Rhine, Dietrich Dynamos
OPOY: QB Byron Joseph, Highport Hawks
DPOY: DE Douglas Starling, Richardson Fenrirs
OROY: HB Jojo Huber, Georgia Thrashers
DROY: DT Gudbrand Taurus, Richardson Fenrirs
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RFL 2028 Season: Dawn of a Dynasty for Dietrich Dynamos

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Rhine showed no signs of slowing down coming out of his first MVP and championship season. His Dynamos followed up a 15-1 regular season campaign by going 14-2 and scoring 588 regular season points. Rhine himself was lethal, throwing for 39 passing touchdowns and 4,781 yards, the latter number being the second highest in RFL history. And better yet? A career low in interceptions, with just ten. His two elite weapons? Alessandra Mio, widely regarded now as the best receiver in the RFL, racked up a third consecutive 90+ catch season with thirteen hundred yards to boot, and tight end Johnny Farmer proved he's nowhere close to slowing down, earning his 6th career 1,000+ yard season and again leading the league in touchdown catches with 18. With Rhine throwing the ball to such a productive red zone target, expect his career totals to continue climbing as long as they're both on the field.

They would win the championship 31-30 over the Highport Hawks, led by Byron Joseph out of Kohnhead. With a budding dynasty, hopes are high for a Dynamos franchise that has taken its fair share of grief over the decades. However, with Alessandra Mio's contract expiring and the star receiver not yet re-signed, their offense could be due to take a step back if she moves on. While Mio has never publicly aired her grievances, it seems clear she has been frustrated with Deondre Rhine's antics since they began playing together, and may be hoping for a breath of fresh air from a more healthy locker room environment. As a 2x champion with a ton of receiving production, expect her market to be competitive with lucrative contracts should she decide to move on.

Other notable storylines:

Byron Joseph is one of the best quarterbacks in the league: Byron Joseph, a year after having a breakout campaign and falling just short of a championship berth, brought his Hawks to the next step to play Deondre Rhine's Dynamos in the championship game, and came up just short due to an all-too-Ranorian missed PAT. Joseph passed for a second consecutive 4,000 yard season and established himself as the premier dual threat passer in the RFL en route to an 11-5 campaign.

First-Seeded Hogs Stopped in Semifinal, Keeps Garrett From Third Straight Championship Game: 3x MVP John Garrett was coming off back to back championship appearances in 2028, and looked to be on his way to a third before a rally by Byron Joseph in the conference championship, which ended 31-41 in the Hawks' favor. It was his second straight year seeing Byron Joseph in the conference championship, and many are now anticipating the next meeting of these two rivals.

Angelo Gordon misses 2 games, registers just 7.5 sacks as lingering injury limits star pass rusher: After breaking his neck in an impact with Deondre Rhine in 2027, many doubted Angelo Gordon would ever play football again. It was a miracle he did, but the now-hurting pass rusher played limited snaps and was clearly hampered throughout the season. Will he ever be able to regain his prime?

Bo Callahan leads North Ashialand to 14-2 Season, Runner Up for MVP: Bo Callahan, an aging veteran in search of one more title, is Ranoria's current all time leader in passing yards and touchdowns. His Dreadnaughts were loaded this season, but just didn't quite have the gas to bring down Diamond Rhine's Dynamos.

CB Darnell Sleight benched after week 3, cut after season: The longtime CB1 for the Ranorian Krauts missed the World Bowl 42 championship campaign due to a torn ACL, and just hasn't played to his standard since. Sleight was benched after week 3 and cut following the season's conclusion, with many pundits believing he may no longer be welcome on the national team.

Ranorian Conference

1 Indianapolis Hogs 16 13 0 3 546 359 +187 39
2 Mississippi Bootleggers 16 12 0 4 441 336 +105 36
3 Highport Hawks 16 11 0 5 473 346 +127 33
4 Nashville Sabercats 16 10 0 6 470 366 +104 30
5 Madison Gladiators 16 9 0 7 362 255 +107 27
6 Georgia Thrashers 16 9 0 7 356 278 +78 27
7 Sierraville Famers 16 9 0 7 437 369 +68 27
8 Hamilton Tigers 16 8 0 8 357 439 −82 24
9 Lavallette Crusaders 16 8 0 8 340 489 −149 24
10 Calgary Stampede 16 7 0 9 461 445 +16 21
11 Mariana Tigers 16 7 0 9 271 324 −53 21
12 New York Lights 16 7 0 9 330 414 −84 21
13 Memphis Steamers 16 7 0 9 392 495 −103 21
14 Apollotown Sabers 16 6 1 9 349 369 −20 19
15 Halifax Blizzard 16 5 2 9 349 375 −26 17
16 Fermete Marauders 16 4 1 11 377 455 −78 13
17 Ranoria City Falcons 16 2 0 14 234 431 −197 6


National Conference Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Dietrich Dynamos                                              16   14   0   2   588  346 +242    42
2 North Ashialand Dreadnaughts 16 14 0 2 543 333 +210 42
3 Yellowknife Wraiths 16 13 0 3 365 267 +98 39
4 Pittsburgh Ironmen 16 10 1 5 333 198 +135 31
5 Minnessota Redwolves 16 10 0 6 343 297 +46 30
6 Herot Crusaders 16 9 0 7 348 279 +69 27
7 Richardson Fenrirs 16 8 1 7 271 227 +44 25
8 Menagerie Pioneers 16 8 0 8 346 285 +61 24
9 Edmunton Eagles 16 8 0 8 438 382 +56 24
10 Ranoria City Silver 16 8 0 8 372 370 +2 24
11 Vancouver Yeti 16 7 0 9 363 358 +5 21
12 New York Heights 16 6 1 9 227 353 −126 19
13 Detroit Paladins 16 6 0 10 313 332 −19 18
14 Winnippegg Mountaineers 16 5 0 11 291 398 −107 15
15 Royotte Colts 16 3 1 12 245 446 −201 10
16 Port Kruger Phalanx 16 3 0 13 314 428 −114 9
17 Lorcondan National Team 16 2 0 14 160 561 −401 6


First Round:
Wraiths vs Crusaders
Yellowknife Wraiths 27–9 Herot Crusaders

Ironmen vs Redwolves
Pittsburgh Ironmen 10–7 Minnesota Redwolves

Hawks vs Thrashers
Highport Hawks 30–26 Georgia Thrashers

Sabercats vs Gladiators
Nashville Sabercats 16–37 Madison Gladiators


Second Round

Mississippi vs Highport
Mississippi Bootleggers 0–23 Highport Hawks

Dietrich v Pittsburgh
Dietrich Dynamos 31–20 Pittsburgh Ironmen

Indianapolis vs Madison
Indianapolis Hogs 24–19 Madison Gladiators

North Ashialand v Yellowknife
North Ashialand Dreadnaughts 27–10 Yellowknife Wraiths


Conference Championships:
Dietrich v North Ashialand
Dietrich Dynamos 27–20 North Ashialand Dreadnaughts

Indianapolis v Highport
Indianapolis Hogs 31–41 Highport Hawks


Championship:

Dietrich Dynamos 31–30 Highport Hawks
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National Alliance of Association Football



A truly niche sport in the nation, despite small volume Ranoria's NAAF has produced respectable results on the international stage's most prestigious competition in the World Cup. The Alliance's 8 teams contend for a 4 team playoff, with the 4th and 5th seeds entering a play-in game to reach the semifinals before a champion is crowned. The bracket is simply 1v4 and 2v3.

The Alliance Started out recently, in 2019, with 4 teams, and a one game final between the top two squads, expanded to six teams for the following seasons. All of these seasons were played with a one-game playoff between the top two teams for the championship. The league later expanded to 8 teams, and now features the current playoff format.

Notably, the Cold Hill Couriers were a flash in the pan, appearing in just two seasons before going bankrupt as a franchise.


Teams:
"Key Players" Indicate players rostered by the national team or U21 starters. A "*" indicates a starter. Italics indicate a U21 starter.

Richardson Revolt
Striker: Annika Amann
Midfielder: Esther Simson*
Defenders: Organa Philly, Sabra Sapharina
Goalkeeper: Vincent Emilia*


Ashialand Blizzard
Striker: Julian Morris
Midfielders: Rayko Grossman, Janina Louise
Defenders: Sam Murphy, David Yarbrough
Goalkeeper: Tony Berg


Highport Heroes
Midfielder: Marian Korngold


Dietrich Dirks
Midfielder: Gregor Berger*
Defenders: Eugene Rimold*, Chris Jenkins*, Andrew Parrish


Vricksinburg Thunder
Striker: Glenn Helmine
Midfielder: Horace Forbes, Dirk Wetter
Defenders: Lioni Grendel, Michael Bier


Memphis Delta Blues
Striker: Tony Hamilton*
Midfielder: August Mueller*


Ranoria City Privateers
Strikers: Felix Graf*, Dresden Crux
Midfielder: Gwen Helmine


Port Kruger Cougars
Defenders: Kris Reinhardt*, Jules Annina*


Championships Rankings:
Dietrich: 6
Vricksinburg: 2
Port Kruger: 2
Ashialand: 2
Cold Hill: 1

Championship Appearances (total):
Dietrich: 7
Richardson: 5
Vricksinburg: 3
Ashialand: 3
Port Kruger: 2
Cold Hill: 1

Runner Ups:
Richardson: 5
Ashialand, Port Kruger: 2
Dietrich, Vricksinburg, Cold Hill: 1

Regular Season Standings
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Richardson 6 3 1 2 13 9 +4 10
2 Dietrich 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8
3 Vricksinburg 6 2 2 2 4 8 −4 8
4 Ranoria City 6 2 1 3 10 10 0 7


Championship

Dietrich (Dirks) 4–2 Richardson (Revolt)


Regular Season Standings
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dietrich 10 6 2 2 13 6 +7 20
2 Cold Hill 10 4 4 2 6 3 +3 16
3 Richardson 10 5 1 4 7 7 0 16
4 Ranoria City 10 3 4 3 8 8 0 13
5 Memphis 10 3 2 5 13 14 −1 11
6 Vricksinburg 10 2 1 7 5 14 −9 7


Championship
Dietrich (Dirks) 1–0 Cold Hill (Couriers)


Regular Season Standings
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Vricksinburg 10 5 2 3 14 10 +4 17
2 Cold Hill 10 4 3 3 9 7 +2 15
3 Dietrich 10 5 0 5 10 10 0 15
4 Richardson 10 3 5 2 12 12 0 14
5 Ranoria City 10 2 6 2 16 20 −4 12
6 Memphis 10 2 2 6 8 10 −2 8


Championship
Vricksinburg (Thunder) 3–3 Cold Hill (Couriers) (4–5 AET)


Regular Season Standings
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Richardson 10 5 3 2 12 6 +6 18
2 Vricksinburg 10 5 2 3 12 9 +3 17
3 Dietrich 10 4 4 2 12 12 0 16
4 Ranoria City 10 4 0 6 12 16 −4 12
5 Memphis 10 3 2 5 10 13 −3 11
6 Cold Hill 10 3 1 6 5 7 −2 10


Championship
Vricksinburg (Thunder) 0–0 Richardson (Revolt) (1–0 AET)


Regular Season Standings
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dietrich 10 9 0 1 12 1 +11 27
2 Richardson 10 5 1 4 9 9 0 16
3 Cold Hill 10 4 2 4 8 7 +1 14
4 Memphis 10 4 1 5 8 6 +2 13
5 Vricksinburg 10 3 2 5 6 9 −3 11
6 Ranoria City 10 2 0 8 7 18 −11 6


Championship
Dietrich (Dirks) 0–0 Richardson (Revolt) (0–0 AET) (3–0 pen.)


Regular Season Standings
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dietrich 10 5 3 2 8 5 +3 18
2 Vricksinburg 10 4 4 2 12 8 +4 16
3 Richardson 10 4 4 2 9 7 +2 16
4 Port Kruger 10 2 5 3 8 8 0 11
5 Memphis 10 3 2 5 9 12 −3 11
6 Ranoria City 10 1 4 5 9 15 −6 7


Championship
Dietrich (Dirks) 1–2 Vricksinburg (Thunder)


Regular Season Standings
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dietrich 14 11 2 1 20 8 +12 35
2 Port Kruger 14 7 5 2 21 11 +10 26
3 Vricksinburg 14 7 3 4 17 10 +7 24
4 Memphis 14 5 5 4 18 15 +3 20
5 Richardson 14 5 3 6 19 19 0 18
6 Ashialand 14 3 5 6 6 12 −6 14
7 Ranoria City 14 2 3 9 13 27 −14 9
8 Highport 14 1 4 9 7 19 −12 7


Play-In
Memphis (Delta Blues) 1–2 Richardson (Revolt)

[pre]Semifinals
Dietrich vs Richardson
Dietrich (Dirks) 1–1 Richardson (Revolt) (1–1 AET) (0–3 pen.)

Port Kruger vs Vricksinburg
Port Kruger (Cougars) 1–0 Vricksinburg (Thunder)


Championship
Port Kruger (Cougars) 1–0 Richardson (Revolt)


Regular Season Standings
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Ashialand 14 9 0 5 23 18 +5 27
2 Dietrich 14 7 5 2 16 8 +8 26
3 Memphis 14 7 4 3 16 11 +5 25
4 Richardson 14 6 3 5 13 12 +1 21
5 Vricksinburg 14 4 5 5 12 14 −2 17
6 Ranoria City 14 3 6 5 22 21 +1 15
7 Port Kruger 14 4 3 7 11 14 −3 15
8 Highport 14 0 6 8 4 19 −15 6


Play-In
Vricksinburg (Thunder) 0–1 Richardson (Revolt)

Semifinals
Dietrich vs Memphis
Dietrich (Dirks) 2–0 Memphis (Delta Blues)

Ashialand vs Richardson
Ashialand (Blizzard) 1–0 Richardson (Revolt)


Championship
Dietrich (Dirks) 1–0 Ashialand (Blizzard)


Regular Season Standings
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dietrich 14 9 2 3 16 8 +8 29
2 Richardson 14 8 4 2 15 5 +10 28
3 Vricksinburg 14 8 3 3 19 12 +7 27
4 Port Kruger 14 7 3 4 13 11 +2 24
5 Memphis 14 5 4 5 14 14 0 19
6 Ashialand 14 3 4 7 12 14 −2 13
7 Ranoria City 14 2 7 5 14 18 −4 13
8 Highport 14 0 1 13 4 25 −21 1


Play-In
Memphis (Delta Blues) 0–1 Port Kruger (Cougars)


Semifinals
Richardson vs Vricksinburg
Richardson (Revolt) 0–2 Vricksinburg (Thunder)

Dietrich vs Port Kruger
Dietrich (Dirks) 1–0 Port Kruger (Cougars)


Championship
Dietrich (Dirks) 0–3 Vricksinburg (Thunder)


Regular Season
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dietrich 14 8 4 2 20 9 +11 28
2 Ashialand 14 7 4 3 22 13 +9 25
3 Vricksinburg 14 7 3 4 13 11 +2 24
4 Memphis 14 5 5 4 21 18 +3 20
5 Richardson 14 5 3 6 11 10 +1 18
6 Port Kruger 14 6 0 8 12 16 −4 18
7 Ranoria City 14 4 3 7 15 24 −9 15
8 Highport 14 1 4 9 8 21 −13 7


Play-In

Memphis (Delta Blues) 0–1 Richardson (Revolt)


Semifinals

Dietrich vs Richardson
Dietrich 2–1 Richardson (Revolt)

Ashialand vs Vricksinburg
Ashialand (Blizzard) 1–0 Vricksinburg (Thunder)


Championship
Ashialand (Blizzard) 0–1 Dietrich (Dirks)
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RFL 2029 Season: Joseph Guides Hawks to First Ever Championship As His Career Trajectory Continues To Skyrocket

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If anyone thought the Dynamos would go for the threepeat after losing just three games in the last two seasons, they were stunned by the results of this season. After star wideout Alessandra Mio showed no willingness to negotiate with the Dietrich, the team's offense looked to be in shambles, especially early. Rumors ran wild, from Rhine being unable to handle his top target leaving to accusations that she'd been telling him the plays due to his lack of knowledge on the playbook.

Regardless of the root cause, Rhine tossed 13 interceptions in the first five games and tied for the league lead overall with 26 on the year as the Dynamos stumbled to an 8-8 record. With John Garrett going down with an Achilles tear six games into the season, two major contenders were eliminated, and Byron Joseph's Hawks took advantage. Their quarterback had one of his best seasons yet, with a career best 25:6 TD:INT ratio. Of course the team's drafting of KCU running back Herman Whitworth didn't hurt. It took an aggressive trade to move up in the first round for him, but it paid off - Whitworth carried the load with 344 carries and 1,644 yards as a rookie, good for third in the league in rushing. On the back of the two stars for the Kohnhead national team, the Hawks secured their first ever championship as Byron Joseph continues to prove he's one of the best quarterbacks in the league. The team they had to beat out for that title? The best defense in Ranoria in the Pittsburgh Ironmen, led by DPOY Vontaze Ahn, and it didn't matter as Joseph hung 44 on that vaunted unit.

Other notable storylines:

It took one hell of an offseason but the Ranoria City Falcons Are Finally Relevant Again: Between hiring Banijan Dennis Zervos at HC, signing WR Alessandra Mio, and drafting WR William Carey, this team would have been better, but the first overall pick was the real prize. Sarai Gwenderyn, one of the best quarterbacks in NSCF - and therefore college - history. Gwenderyn came in and won rookie of the year by some margin, with only Herman Whitworth challenging her for that title. She finished the season with 3,652 passing yards, 26 scores, and 11 turnovers and guided her squad to their first playoff victory in eight years. With old teammate Alessandra Mio and Kohnhead NT wideout William Carey at the receiving positions, don't expect this offense to slow down their scoring any time soon - they're only getting better.

Is It Time For The Hogs To Move On From John Garrett: 3x MVP John Garrett had been to three straight semifinal games, with a title thrown in that mix, and he's won two straight World Bowls - but once again his injury tendencies ended the Hogs' season. While Farmboy is already making a case for himself as the best quarterback to ever play in the RFL and perhaps the best current passer in the world, his shoulder tear in 2024 turned a potential back-to-back championship team into a 10-6 first round exit, and he threw 40 of his 81 career interceptions between 2024 and 2026 due to that lingering damage. This latest setback just proves more and more that the all-world passer cannot stay healthy.

Vontaze Ahn may be old as dirt, but he's still got it:The all time Quebecois sack leader came over to Ranoria to play with the Pittsburgh Ironmen, and in five seasons he's racked up 50.5 sacks alongside Angelo Gordon. Gordon, however, hasn't been the same since a 2027 neck injury, leaving Ahn to step up. The old man won defensive player of the year on the back of a 14.5 sack, 20 TFL, 9 forced fumble season that helped his squad get to the championship game.

Bo Callahan Secures 4th MVP: Bo Callahan, an aging veteran in search of one more title, is Ranoria's current all time leader in passing yards and touchdowns. He guided them to an RFL-best 550 points and led the league in passing with 4,443 yards and 34 touchdowns - making him the only passer with 4,000+ yards and the only one with over 30 passing touchdowns this season. Unfortunately, his Dreadnaughts still fell in the second round to Thorn Davis's Ranoria City Silver.

The Silver Come Roaring Back: Star quarterback Thorn Davis has missed 8 games over the last two seasons, but he stayed upright this go round, tossing 30 touchdowns and 3,748 yards - good for 2nd and 4th best in the league. Wideout Kieran Kweo-Atkison was his engine, reeling in over 100 receptions, more than 1,600 yards and 16 scores as he made sure to remind everyone that Alessandra Mio at the very least has some competition for the title of best receiver in the league.

The Port Kruger Phalanx Went All-In On Strathos...For Nothing: Aurel Strathos was picked #2 overall, and prior to his playoff loss to Northern Moravica was viewed as the potential top pick in the draft. The Phalanx cut back heavily on their run game, with NT second stringer Emilio Annaise taking a career-low 255 carries as Strathos was given the reigns regardless of the consequences...which were dire. Strathos finished with 3,105 yards and 11 touchdowns while going 298/601 on the season - leading the RFL in pass attempts. He averaged just over 5 yards per attempt and was under the 50% completion mark and worse yet, turned the ball over 33 times between 26 interceptions and 7 fumbles lost. Teams completely keyed on Emilio Annaise despite the reduced workload, limiting the star runner to 1001 rushing yars 3.93 yards per carry after his prior career lows had been 4.29 and 1,229.

If Golden Boy Strathos can't turn things around next season, he'll likely go the way of 2025 1st overall pick Ricky Cappa, who's currently warming the bench for a veteran minimum deal.


Playoffs Results:

Ranoria City Falcons 41–28 Munich Thrashers
Madison Gladiators 27-7 Sierraville Farmers

Pittsburgh Ironmen 28-3 Rouyoutte Colts
Ranoria City Silver 45–7 Eglise Mountaineers


Nashville Sabercats 38–34 Ranoria City Falcons
Highport Hawks 28-14 Madison Gladiators

Ranoria City Silver 44-35 North Ashialand Dreadnaughts
Pittsburgh Ironnmen 20-3 Fiston Redwolves



Sabercats vs Highport
Nashville Sabercats 23–27 Highport Hawks

Ironmen vs Silver
Pittsburgh Ironmen 27–14 Ranoria City Silver


Highport Hawks 44–30 Pittsburgh Ironmen


Awards:
MVP: QB Bo Callahan, North Ashialand Dreadnaughts
OPOY: RB Vice Jackson III, Madison Gladiators
DPOY: DE Vontaze Ahn, Pittsburgh Ironmen
OROY: QB Sarai Gwenderyn, Ranoria City Falcons
DROY: ILB Mi-Hyeon Park, Fermete Marauders
COY: HC Dennis Zervos, Ranoria City Falcons
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NAAF 2029 Season


Standings                    Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Dietrich 14 11 2 1 19 5 +14 35
2 Port Kruger 14 6 5 3 10 6 +4 23
3 Ashialand 14 6 4 4 18 16 +2 22
4 Richardson 14 6 3 5 15 14 +1 21
5 Vricksinburg 14 6 3 5 13 13 0 21
6 Ranoria City 14 6 2 6 28 26 +2 20
7 Memphis 14 3 5 6 21 21 0 14
8 Highport 14 0 0 14 2 25 −23 0


Notes: In weeks 3 and 4, Richardson held the top seed and looked the part. They hadn't allowed a single goal to that point at 3-1-0 record. Rookie defender Sabra Sapharina played a huge part in that defense. However, they went 3-2-5 after week 4 and landed in the fourth seed, where they'd have to play Vricksinburg in a play-in game to make the playoffs.

The Highport Heroes, in the same season that the team's gridiron team won it all, completed the first winless and tieless season in NAAF history as they continue to be an absolute bottom feeder.

After an 0-4-2 start, the Port Kruger Cougars came roaring back to take the second seed. They finished the season on a 6-1-1 run and ultimately ended the campaign as one of two teams to allow 10 or fewer goals with 6 on the back of NT star Kris Reinhardt.

Dietrich, meanwhile, continues to dominate. Their 11-2-1 record meant they had clinched the first seed by week 11.

Play in
Richardson Revolt 5–1 Vricksinburg Thunder


An absolutely dominant showing by the Revolt at home to propel them into the playoffs - where they hope to exorcise their demons as a 4 time runner up. Tied for most goals scored in a game this season as Annika Amman, a 2nd year pro and U21 team starter, hammered in four goals in a career best type day.


Dietrich vs Richardson
Dietrich Dirks 1–0 Richardson Revolt

Port Kruger vs Ashialand
Port Kruger Cougars 1–0 Ashialand Blizzard


More pain for the Revolt as they fail to reach the championship again, and tragedy for the Blizzard, who had in their first four seasons been in a cycle - 3 wins, runner up campaign. Not this time.


Championship
Dietrich Dirks 1–0 Port Kruger Cougars


To no one's surprise, the Dirks win yet another title as they continue to add to their lofty trophy case as easily the best team in Ranoria.


MVP: Striker Julian Morris, Ashialand Blizzard
OPOY: Striker Felix Graf, Ranoria City Privateers
DPOY: Defender Kris Reinhardt, Port Kruger Cougars
ROY: Defender Sabra Sapharina, Richardson Revolt
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RFL 2030 Season: The Legend Only Grows: Sarai Gwenderyn Continues to Rack Up Accolades, Ends 20 Year Championship Drought for Falcons

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Ranoria City Falcons running out of the tunnel before the championship game


In the other conference, the Pittsburgh Ironmen were back in full force, allowing just 13.5 points per game and securing the first seed...but their success made other teams, like the Ranoria City Falcons, overlooked.

At 11-1-4, the Ranoria City Falcons secured a first round bye and the second seed in their conference. After their top two running backs suffered injuries too severe to return by the end of the season, second year head coach Dennis Zervos quickly redesigned the offense.

The Falcons had already been running a good deal of 5-wide looks to take advantage of their second year passer's mobility, but it became an offense reminiscent of the one she ran at Felswyr State in the postseason. In the divisional round, her Ranoria City Falcons hosted the defending champions in Byron Joseph's Highport Hawks, and it was a bloodbath. The Falcons triumphed 50-20 as Joseph's team turned the ball over twice and Gwenderyn's crew moved the ball in the air controlled the clock with her running when necessary. That was a stunner - Joseph has been to three straight semifinal or better finishes and two straight title game appearances. For a passer of his talent, who led the number three offense in the RFL this season, it was a result that no one expected.

In the semifinal? The man who'd just redefined what's possible as a passer in the Ranorian Football League. No matter, the Hawks downed them 30-15 in a dominant showing that shattered the hearts of a fanbase that had gone to four semifinals in the past five seasons. Two games that, despite their seeding, they'd come in as underdogs in. Of the three superstars on the team in Sarai Gwenderyn, Alessandra Mio, and William Carey, the former two largely kept their heads down, thanked the fans, and moved on in their postgame interviews. With a berth in the championship, the superstar was not able to attend the awards ceremony, where she was awarded the Footballer of the Year award for her charitable works in Chromatika.

The title game? It was over by halftime. The Falcons hung 52 points on a team that prided itself on a defense spearheaded by Krauts star pass rusher Zach Skinner, and their offense could only whimper out 20 points in retaliation. Gwenderyn was absolutely dominant, tossing three touchdowns and running for another three in one of the most incredible championship performances in RFL history. Our guess? This legend of hers is only going to grow. So don't turn away any time soon. But she has her eyes set on bigger prizes if her postgame interview had anything to say about it.

When Vick Hamilton asked her about her future goals, Gwenderyn was clear. "To be one of the best in the game, to face Ranoria in the World Bowl, and..." With a glint in her eye came her final words, with perhaps just a hint of malice.

"To beat Drawkland."

Other notable storylines:

It looked like it was finally John Garrett's year. The Hogs' by now legendary quarterback managed to stay upright throughout the season and shattered all kinds of records. In the RFL, only 5 times have passers thrown 40 or more touchdowns. Garrett hit 40 twice in 2020 and 2026, and Bo Callahan in 2021. Garrett set the record at 47 in 2023, and Rhine managed 42 in 2027.

The passing yards record was held by Bo Callahan at 5,050 in 2021, the only time a quarterback has ever surpassed 4,800 yards, much less 5,000. Rhine, Callahan, and Garrett each have another individual season over 4,700...but Farmboy rewrote the books. Garrett let it rip for 5,227 yards passing and 51 touchdowns, shattering each mark and absolutely shredding any defense that had the audacity to stand in before a man who had won two straight World Bowl championships. He tied Bo Callahan for the most career MVP awards at 4, and looked like a juggernaut until they fell in the conference championship. The best passing season in Ranorian history was nothing but a footnote in the warpath of Sarai Gwenderyn's sophomore campaign.

Byron Joseph, despite an early playoff exit, continues to shine: Joseph himself was no slouch this season, winning a playoff game and 11 games in a season where he was getting MVP consideration until it became clear that Garrett would pull away with it. The Hawks do not appear to be going anywhere anytime soon despite what many fans will consider a disappointing season. That said, they should remember life before their star passer, in which they were a titleless and frankly consistently losing franchise. While Herman Whitworth fought through a hamstring injury in that playoff loss, he was far from 100% - he'll be back in full strength next season.

Angelo Gordon had one more year in him, and it wasn't enough: Gordon, in a rare show of vulnerability, openly admitted that seeing mid-40s teammate Vontaze Ahn win the defensive player of the year award in 2029 proved to him that he could fight through a brutal 2027 neck injury that was a large part in his drop off in production, registering just 17.5 sacks from 2027 to 2029. Unfortunately, despite a strong showing from him, his team still lost in the semifinals. Gordon is, however, just 8.5 sacks shy of the RFL career record.

Albatross Vergol Explodes in Second Season: The former #3 overall pick in the RFL draft proved that he can be the key to he Colts' future ascension, racking up 17.5 sacks and 19 TFL in his second season en route to a defensive player of the year award, helping to lead Rouyoutte's Colts to a second straight playoff berth. Vergol is slated to start for the Krauts in World Bowl 44 - the question is whether he'll slot in opposite Angelo Gordon or Zack Skinner, who both had bounceback seasons in 2030.

Bo Callahan hangs them up: Ranoria's all-time passing yards and touchdowns leader finally faltered. After a 14-2 MVP campaign in 2029, his Dreadnaughts went from a 4-1 start to finishing with a whimper at 6-10: losing 9 of their last 11 contests. Callahan played in all 16 games, but his record streak of six straight seasons of 4,000+ passing yards was broken as he finished with a meager 2,907 yards with 14 touchdowns against 19 interceptions. Many believe the loss of star linebacker Ross Monarch in week 8 contributed to the team's collapse, but after the 6-10 finish Bo Callahan has decided to call it a career. After 18 seasons, Callahan retires as the RFL career leader in pass attempts, completions, yards, and touchdowns. 64,539, 458 touchdown passes to just 243 interceptions, and 5,641/8700 on his career. Callahan also held the RFL passing record in a season with 5,050 until John Garrett broke it this year, and is a 4x MVP, winning the honors in 2015, 2017, 2021, and 2029, and a 3x RFL champion, winning it all in 2015, 2016, and 2021. 2016 in particular was impressive, as Callahan's team finished with the 6th seed at 7-8-1 after he was injured two weeks into the season, but he came back for the playoffs to lead them to eternal glory.

Thank you, Callahan, for everything you brought to the league. You've retired, and the RFL will never be the same.

Ranorian Conference                                             Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD    Win % 
1 Indianapolis Hogs 16 12 0 4 593 386 +207 0.750
2 Ranoria City Falcons 16 11 1 4 523 335 +188 0.719
3 Highport Hawks 16 11 0 5 519 346 +173 0.688
4 Nashville Sabercats 16 11 0 5 473 333 +140 0.688
5 Munich Thrashers 16 11 0 5 392 305 +87 0.688
6 Balafre Bootleggers 16 10 1 5 422 297 +125 0.656
7 Madison Gladiators 16 10 0 6 293 246 +47 0.625
8 Victorsville Hurricane 16 9 0 7 270 305 −35 0.562
9 Calgary Stampede 16 8 0 8 367 301 +66 0.500
10 Lafayette Crusaders 16 7 0 9 336 401 −65 0.438
11 Sierraville Famers 16 7 0 9 266 333 −67 0.438
12 Memphis Steamers 16 6 0 10 334 398 −64 0.375
13 Fermete Marauders 16 6 0 10 310 379 −69 0.375
14 Mariana Tigers 16 6 0 10 306 421 −115 0.375
15 Berlin Snow Bears 16 5 0 11 271 471 −200 0.312
16 Halifax Blizzard 16 3 0 13 282 541 −259 0.188
17 Apollotown Sabers 16 2 0 14 208 367 −159 0.125


National Conference                                             Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD    Win % 
1 Pittsburgh Ironmen 16 15 0 1 428 212 +216 0.938
2 Yellowknife Wraiths 16 12 0 4 379 259 +120 0.750
3 Ranoria City Silver 16 10 1 5 446 343 +103 0.656
4 Rouyotte Colts 16 9 2 5 389 276 +113 0.625
5 Edmunton Eagles 16 10 1 5 458 386 +72 0.656
6 Dietrich Dynamos 16 9 1 6 517 479 +38 0.594
7 Menagerie Pioneers 16 9 0 7 270 263 +7 0.562
8 Eglise Mountaineers 16 7 0 9 329 331 −2 0.438
9 Herot Paladins 16 8 1 7 328 251 +77 0.531
10 Vancouver Yeti 16 8 1 7 324 359 −35 0.531
11 Fiston Redwolves 16 7 0 9 300 315 −15 0.438
12 Richardson Fenrirs 16 7 1 8 274 302 −28 0.469
13 North Ashialand Dreadnaughts 16 6 0 10 426 440 −14 0.375
14 New Quebec Quebecois 16 6 0 10 331 377 −46 0.375
15 Brittanny Paladins 16 5 0 11 275 352 −77 0.312
16 Port Kruger Phalanx 16 4 0 12 251 458 −207 0.250
17 Lorcondan National Team 16 0 0 16 210 532 −322 0.000


First Round
Highport vs Balafre
Highport Hawks 24–21 Balafre Bootleggers

Nashville vs Munich
Nashville Sabercats 50–13 Munich Thrashers

Silver vs Dynamos
Ranoria City Silver 20–38 Dietrich Dynamos

Edmunton vs Rouyoutte
Edmunton Eagles 37–37 Rouyoutte Colts (37–44 OT)


Second Round
Indianapolis vs Nashville
Indianapolis Hogs 55–25 Nashville Sabercats

Ranoria City vs Highport
Ranoria City Falcons 50–20 Highport Hawks

Pittsburgh vs Dietrich
Pittsburgh Ironmen 37–13 Dietrich Dynamos

Yellowknife vs Rouyoutte
Yellowknife Wraiths 26–12 Rouyoutte Colts


Semifinals
Pittsburgh vs Yellowknife
Pittsburgh Ironmen 13–31 Yellowknife Wraiths

Indianapolis vs Ranoria City
Indianapolis Hogs 15–30 Ranoria City Falcons


Championship
Championship
Yellowknife Wraiths 20–51 Ranoria City Falcons


MVP: QB John Garrett, Indianapolis Hogs
OPOY: WR Alessandra Mio, Ranoria City Falcons
DPOY: DE Albatross Vergol, Rouyoutte Colts
OROY: Terry Wade, WR, Ranoria City Silver
DROY: Ryan Wilson, CB, Pittsburgh Ironmen
Footballer of the Year: QB Sarai Gwenderyn, Ranoria City Falcons
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NAAF 2030 Season


Standings                    Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Richardson 14 12 2 0 27 10 +17 38
2 Dietrich 14 6 5 3 16 6 +10 23
3 Vricksinburg 14 6 5 3 16 12 +4 23
4 Ashialand 14 5 5 4 19 15 +4 20
5 Port Kruger 14 4 4 6 13 11 +2 16
6 Ranoria City 14 3 4 7 18 25 −7 13
7 Memphis 14 3 2 9 17 26 −9 11
8 Highport 14 2 3 9 4 25 −21 9


Notes: Likely the worst regular season from Dietrich in team history, while the Richardson Revolt had the best of theirs, winning twice as many games as the next best squad.

Play in
Ashialand (Blizzard) 1–0 Port Kruger (Phalanx)


Richardson vs Ashialand
Richardson Revolt 1–0 Ashialand Blizzard

Dietrich vs Vricksinburg
Dietrich Dirks 2–0 Vricksinburg Thunder


Dietrich's stranglehold on he laegue wasn't going to see them sputter in the semifinal, while the Revolt looked to be on a warpath, finally capable of closing the deal and winning it all after so many disastrous championship losses.


Championship
Championship
Richardson Revolt 0–0 Dietrich Dirks (0–1 AET)


Pain. One of the most dominant seasons in history...and still it wasn't enough for the Revolt to overcome the Dirks.


MVP: Midfielder Esther Simson, Richardson Revolt
OPOY: Striker Annika Amann, Richardson Revolt
DPOY: Defender Eugene Rimold, Dietrich Dirks
ROY: Bobby Borat, Memphis Delta Blues
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Renown Combat International - 233rd Edition


Renown Combat International is an international combat sport organization centered in Quebec City and Ranoria City. For more information, see this post.

Main Card:
Amos Mumbo7 vs Corrin Parrish9
Lightweight Bout

Amos Mumbo:
Nationality: Banija
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 152 lb
Record: 11-2

Corrin Parrish:
Nationality: Ranoria
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 154 lb
Record: 10-1

Result: Amos Mumbo by Split Decision
A fight between two lightweight contenders to kick things off! This was the opener of the pay per view fights, and it earned fight of the night honors as these two studs went at it from the opening bell. Most agree Mumbo won the fight - though only just - as both fighters recorded knockdowns and takedowns throughout while showcasing their cardio in a strong finish.

Parrish won't fall far in the rankings for this, but Mumbo will earn respect from the ranking committee for persevering in a war of a fight.

Main Card:
Victor Brenner5 vs. Kosan Chweba7
Heavyweight Bout

Victor Brenner:
Nationality: Ranoria
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 251 lb
Record: 16-6

Kosan Chweba:
Nationality: Banija
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 245 lb
Record: 7-1

Result: Kosan Chweba by TKO, 1st Round, 4:12

Everyone knew the day would come when Victor Brenner, a former RCI heavyweight champion, would get well and truly outclasses, and it came at the hands of none other than Kosan Chweba. Chweba had Brenner on his heels throughout the whole fight, and finally caught him with a beautiful feint to the head that led to a nasty, boxing-esque kidney punch. When Brenner instinctively doubled over, Chweba caught him with the left and put him out.

Chweba moves to 8-1 and with some maneuvering, could be in for a heavyweight title shot in his next fight.

Main Card:
Tabisha Anyango3 vs. Clara Miller6
Bantamweight Bout
Tabisha Anyango:
Nationality: Banija
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 138 lb
Record: 9-2

Clara Miller:
Nationality: Ranoria
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 135 lb
Record: 12-5

Result: Tabisha Anyango by Unanimous Decision

One of the fights here with the heaviest immediate championship implications, both of these women looked to take their shot at a title with a victory. Miller is a bit older and likely could only afford another loss or two before regression hit and her championship window began to shrink while Anyango of Banija is in her prime and one of the most lethal knockout artists in the division. She put it on display in a brutal showing where she failed to finish her opponent but recorded a whopping 4 knockdowns.

With the win, she certainly will become the #1 contender in her division made it clear she has her eyes on a championship fight next time she steps into the ring.

Main Card:
Kaiser Belfort vs. David Unega-Mimiteh10
Light Heavyweight Bout

Kaiser Belfort:
Nationality: Ranoria
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 230 lb
Record: 6-0

David Unega-Mimiteh:
Nationality: Quebec and Shingoryeo
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 241 lb
Record: 15-5

Result: David Unega-Mimiteh by TKO, round 1, 3:44

For an up-and-comer like Kaiser Belfort, this was a true test. Against a boxing genius like Unega-Mimiteh, he would be pitted against an opponent who's strengths would magnify his weaknesses. Mimiteh was an olympic bronze medalist boxer just three years ago and has made a living in Renown Combat knocking out anyone who stands in his path. He only recently lost his Renown championship title, and a second straight loss (later discovered to largely be due to a broken wrist) sent him careening down the rankings to 10th.

Belfort, meanwhile, is a wrestler. He's a capable striker and has two knockout wins (only one if we exclude his amateur career), but nowhere near the level of Unega-Mimiteh. And unfortunately for Belfort, who was considered a super prospect and delivered with a submission victory in his Renown debut, he bit off more than he could chew going straight for the king. He'll be forced to take a step back - especially with football season coming up - while Unega-Mimiteh looks to reclaim his lost title.

Co-Main Event:
Marion Jackson, Karditan vs Luke Collins8, Ranoria
Light Heavyweight Bout

Jackson:
Nationality: Karditan
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 230 lb
Record: 0-0

Collins:
Nationality: Ranoria
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 224 lb
Record: 9-1


Result: Marion Jackson by TKO, Round 1, 2:39

Many were surprised Collins took this fight. Marion Jackson is a successful boxer out of Karditan who decided to try his hand in the octagon and was a big money draw for the RCI 233 pay per view. As such, up-and-comer Raul Collins, who'd come in an impressive 9-1 and likely one victory away from a title berth, took the fight expecting an easy win. Unfortunately for him, Jackson's takedown defense surprised him and was enough to keep him off the ground long enough to pick Collins apart.

Notably, this was absolutely the most highly anticipated bout among professional MMA fighters on this card, which featured two exhibition matches.

Main Event:
1. Vontaze Ahn vs. Deondre Rhine
Heavyweight Exhibition Match

Vontaze Ahn:
Nationality: Quebec and Shingoryeo
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 258 lb
Record: 0-0

Deondre Rhine:
Nationality: Ranoria
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 260 lb
Record: 0-0


Result: Vontaze Ahn by TKO, Round 2 0:09

We want to emphasize that Diamond Rhine is an idiot for taking this fight. Vontaze Ahn is one of the meanest human beings on the planet and is one of the cornerstones of the best defense in Ranorian football, only a season removed from securing a defensive player of the year award in his advanced age - the only man to ever do that both in Quebec and Ranoria. And he hates quarterbacks.

Deondre Rhine is the larger of the two, a freak of nature at the quarterback position, but his taking this fight was met with a ton of criticism from both his teammates on and fans of the Dietrich Dynamos. The star quarterback has been much maligned since high school and his antics don't appear to be stopping as he accepted this fight with the Quebecois philanthropist...and he got pieced up. Big and strong is one thing, but Diamond Rhine is clearly no fighter. Vontaze Ahn beat the living shit out of him for five minutes in the first round to the point that Rhine was immedietely sent to a local hospital after the fight with several broken ribs and a broken orbital, only to knock him out inside ten seconds of the second round once he got bored. This was the big money draw of the event, and anyone who can't stand Diamond Rhine, well... what they got out of it was priceless.
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Postby Ranoria » Sun May 29, 2022 4:50 pm

RFL 2031 Season Part 1:
Abram Fairbanks, Welcome to the Next Level


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Abram Fairbanks has been a demon as a rookie, leading the suddenly loaded Sabers defense to the top seed in the conference so far and the third best defense in the league



1: Pittsburgh Ironmen
2: Ranoria City Falcons
3: Indianapolis Hogs
4: Highport Hawks
5: Madison Gladiators
6: Ranoria City Silver
7: Fiston Redwolves
8: Berlin Snow Bears
9: Nashville Sabercats
10: Yellowknife Wraiths
11: Rouyoutte Colts
12: Fermete Marauders
13: North Ashialand Dreadnaughts
14: Balafre Bootleggers
15: Dietrich Dynamos
16: Apollotown Sabers



Ranorian Conference:
Through 12 weeks, Abram Fairbanks has been the star of the show. The monster out of Loyola-Istria is spearheading the Sabers' bid to secure the first seed in a loaded conference. With Leon Elliot at safety on the back end and Jarrett Hauptmann productive as ever at the other DE spot, this defense has suddenly taken leaps and bounds after having the worst record in the league a year ago. They narrowly overtook the Berlin Snow Bears - who made some savvy moves this offseason - for that top spot a week ago.

With eight teams at 7 or more wins - including perennial contenders in the Highport Hawks at 7-5 currently out of the playoffs and five teams with nine wins, the race for not just that top seed, but the playoffs alone, will be as tight as it can be in the final four weeks of the season on this side. Sarai Gwenderyn's Ranoria City Falcons - reigning champions - currently slot in at fourth seed thanks to a 30-20 victory over John Garrett's Indianapolis Hogs, who currently have the best offense in the league. We'll see if that win comes up later in the season with playoff implications or even awards voting.

National Conference:
Meanwhile, the Yellowknife Wraiths and Pittsburgh Ironmen still sit atop the other side of the league, manned by aging veterans in Zach Skinner for the Wraiths and Angelo Gordon and Vontaze Ahn for the Ironmen. Speculation is that Ahn is playing in his final professional season, and while he isn't the same uber-dominant player he was in his prime, he and Gordon still head the best defense in Ranoria.

Speaking of Gordon - with 7 sacks through 12 games, he's just two shy of Justin Kearse's all-time record of 140 career sacks. With 3 DPOY awards, 3 titles, 5 championship appearances, and two World Bowl championships, Gordon's already arguably the best player in Ranorian history. Breaking that mark will only cement his case. Quarterback Ryan Applehort is having a strong season as well, with 2,904 yards and 19 touchdowns to 9 picks through 12 games to ensure the offense carries their weight.

Despite fielding the third best defense in the RFL led by Thorn Davis, the Ranoria City Silver are on the verge of missing the playoffs with the Dietrich Dynamos breathing down their neck. With Diego Rodriguez stepping in for the manic Deondre Rhine, the Dynamos are currently 6-6. They've lost Alessandra Mio, Johnny Farmer, and Diamond Rhine within four seasons - if this team can make the playoffs with that kind of turnover, this coach is going to be winning some awards.

The Letdowns:
First off, so far it's the Highport Hawks and no one else is even close. Headed by a duo likely on the Kohnheadian Mount Rushmore of Football, these guys are in constant title contention. But despite showing out with the 4th best offense in Ranoria, the defense hasn't been up to snuff. Rookie defensive end Robert Lawrence has made his presence known, but damn if it's been enough. Linebacker Rolan Casey and safety Connor Corrin have been in and out of the startng lineup, and the team is currently the 8th seed, two outside the playoffs. That said, in this conference, they're only two games behind the number one seed. Byron Joseph and Herman Whitworth have drawn comparisons to all-time legends early in their careers and are only two seasons removed from a championship - can they pull off the impossible one more time?

Two just perplexing squads have to be the Eglise Mountaineers and Fermete Marauders. Both squads have strong talent on defense, but while the Marauders have been far from poor on that side of the ball, Park Mi-Hyeon and Victoria Mio just haven't been able to make up for QB Tony Maulet's constant turnovers. The Mountaineers haven't faired much better, as rookie TE Calista Weathers and 3rd year linebacker Jere Rinaldi are the sole bright spots on a 4-9 squad. Both coaches are likely on the hot seat due to harshly underperforming teams.

The Surprises:

Of course it has to be the Apollotown Sabers. Never discount the importance of a pass rusher, though - they've gone from the worst team in the league, allowing more than 22 points per game, to a potential top seed allowing less than 2 touchdowns per outing. Abram Fairbanks may not only be on the way to a defensive rookie of the year, but a defensive player of the year award, as a rookie - the first man to do that since the vaunted Angelo Gordon.

The Berlin Snow Bears, too, have been dynamic! It's been more of an offensive show for them, but after a trio of South Newlandian national teamsters signed on for the ride, quarterback Mason Warford blossomed into the new weapons. Dhruv Valentine and Rachel Klein have been the dynamic threats that the Ranoria State alumn hasn't had since graduating, and with rookie runner Gauge Lawson outperforming his draft stock in the backfield, that combination's been good for 27 per game. It helps too, of course, that they have the massive Konstantin Vollmacht at nose tackle on defense. The Felswyr State stud and CB Carolyn Bray have shored up the defense more than enough to handle the load on that end.

Candace Ferrett, meanwhile, has been a revelation for the Richardson Fenrirs. Paired with veteran Robin James, she's helped a historically strong team back to relevance. The Fenrirs, who've been slogging since now World Bowl champion coach Thomas Hall left them for the Serpent Eagles, are currently at 9-3, good for fourth in their conference, just barely behind...

The Fiston Redwolves. I mean these guys have always been a playoff-caliber team outside of last year's debacle, but what the actual hell is happening here? Rookie quarterback Lane Proudfoot has stepped into the starting role and flourished, taking advantage of his two Kraut wide receivers to help guide his team to be the 5th best scoring unit in the RFL so far.

QB Bust Watch:

After an 0-1-2 start, former #2 overall pick Aurel "Golden Boy" Strathos has been benched in favor of Wade Keller. Keller, 37, hasn't been much of an improvement, but at least he throws four interceptions and shrugs it off instead of checking down the ball and still barely clearing 50% completion. It hasn't been much comfort to Gideon Kearse, who's been a consistent disruptor to no avail as a rookie.

Kualu Luani - former NSCF MoP and champion with Raynor, has struggled as a rookie, but he's at least been able to show flashes of the upside and moxie he had with the Rockets. Too early to judge the young man yet.

At 3-1-9, the Brittany Walruses have been floundering under Leonardo Torrent's guidance. Very few people will write off a quarterback after their rookie season, and he's still shown flashes, but this is a lost season for him.

Ranorian Conference                        Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD    Win % 
1 Apollotown Sabers 12 9 0 3 265 166 +99 0.750
2 Berlin Snow Bears 12 9 0 3 324 228 +96 0.750
3 Nashville Sabercats 12 9 0 3 324 241 +83 0.750
4 Ranoria City Falcons 13 9 1 3 409 319 +90 0.731
5 Indianapolis Hogs 13 9 0 4 464 296 +168 0.692
6 Madison Gladiators 12 8 0 4 252 140 +112 0.667
7 Sierraville Famers 13 8 0 5 223 241 −18 0.615
8 Highport Hawks 12 7 0 5 372 211 +161 0.583
9 Balafre Bootleggers 12 6 1 5 229 267 −38 0.542
10 Lafayette Crusaders 13 6 0 7 250 302 −52 0.462
11 Calgary Stampede 12 5 1 6 284 301 −17 0.458
12 Munich Thrashers 12 5 0 7 163 208 −45 0.417
13 Fermete Marauders 12 4 1 7 228 245 −17 0.375
14 Mariana Tigers 12 3 0 9 269 289 −20 0.250
15 Victorsville Hurricane 12 2 1 9 192 337 −145 0.208
16 Halifax Blizzard 12 1 1 10 164 406 −242 0.125
17 Memphis Steamers 12 1 0 11 186 401 −215 0.083


National Conference                        Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD    Win % 
1 Yellowknife Wraiths 13 11 0 2 286 150 +136 0.846
2 Pittsburgh Ironmen 12 10 1 1 311 143 +168 0.875
3 Fiston Redwolves 12 9 0 3 328 192 +136 0.750
4 Richardson Fenrirs 12 9 0 3 240 197 +43 0.750
5 Rouyotte Colts 12 7 1 4 225 183 +42 0.625
6 Ranoria City Silver 12 7 0 5 407 293 +114 0.583
7 Dietrich Dynamos 12 6 0 6 253 188 +65 0.500
8 Vancouver Yeti 12 6 0 6 183 187 −4 0.500
9 North Ashialand Dreadnaughts 12 5 2 5 215 175 +40 0.500
10 Herot Paladins 12 5 1 6 208 226 −18 0.458
11 Menagerie Pioneers 12 4 1 7 227 269 −42 0.375
12 New Quebec Quebecois 12 4 1 7 217 287 −70 0.375
13 Port Kruger Phalanx 12 4 1 7 210 320 −110 0.375
14 Edmunton Eagles 13 4 1 8 184 228 −44 0.346
15 Eglise Mountaineers 13 4 0 9 147 254 −107 0.308
16 Brittanny Walruses 13 3 1 9 204 342 −138 0.269
17 Lorcondan National Team 12 1 0 11 154 365 −211 0.083
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Postby Ranoria » Mon May 30, 2022 11:40 am

RFL 2031 Season Part 2: Late Pushes By Superstar Quarterbacks Vaunt Teams Up the Bracket

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Byron Joseph helped catapult his team from a 7-5 start that saw them on the outside looking in to a 4-0 finish to secure the 3rd seed in the playoffs


Strong Finishes:

The Hawks of course were the most exciting - they started the season 7-5, 8th seed in their conference - well outside of a playoff berth with two tough games ahead of them. The Indianapolis Hogs sported the best offense in the game led by John Garrett in week 14, and in week 16 they'd have to take on the Madison Gladiators. The Gladiators consistently field one of the top defenses in the RFL, and were coming for heads after missing the playoffs last season. Well, never count Byron Joseph out. After he established a quick 24-10 lead going into halftime, he and Herman Whitworth played total ball control in the second, keeping John Garrett and his crew off the field by running the ball constantly with both superstars breaking the 100 yard mark on the day en route to a 41-23 drubbing. After a 26-13 win over Lafayette got them to 9-5, they got to the Gladiators, and this time, it was all defense. With two veteran pass rushers in William Teller and Douglas Starling, a star corner in Emilio von Arris, and one of the best safeties in the game in Judas Wolfson, Joseph struggled to move the ball and comitted three turnovers, but it was Robert Lawrence's time to shine. The rookie has quickly established himself as the leader of this defense, and thoroughly disrupted the Gladiators' Vice Jackson III-led rushinga attack with three tackles for loss and a sack on the day to help pitch a shutout. The win knocked the gladiators out of the playoffs and got the Hawks into the sixth seed before a week 17 win over the Mariana Tigers put them all the way up at 3.

Next up is none other than Sarai Gwenderyn and the Falcons. With four straight blowouts to close the season, Gwenderyn and Mio have been untouchable at the tail end of the regular season, averaging 35 points per game in that stretch including a 36-19 win over the first-seed Berlin Snow Bears and capped off by running the Calgary Stampede right out of the Superdome in week 17, 43-25. With John Garrett's Hogs at 11-5 and finishing 2-1, SMG has made her case for the league's MVP honors - she hasn't quite produced the same offensive numbers as Garrett this season, but the record and finish will get her voters come awards season.

If she wins it? No one will have to look far for her help - Alessandra Mio has been a gamebreaker from the word go, and with already three rings in her trophy case, the wideout continues to dominate with her collegiate teammate under center.

Peaked Early?

After going 9-3 to kick things off, the Apollotown Sabers looked to be the class of their conference, but after finishing 2-2 they fell to the third seed in their conference. 20-15 loss to the Berlin Snow Bears - a fight many expected to determine the first seed - didn't help, but the 36-20 loss they suffered to the RC Falcons saw the most points they surrendered all season as Fairbanks and Hauptmann struggled to get to Gwenderyn, who displayed incredible pocket presence in that game despite her mobile background. Those losses to top-caliber teams bode ill for their prospects as the playoffs come around - can they re-capture their early-season momentum? Regardless, Abram Fairbanks hasn't slowed down - he finished the season with a 14 tackles for loss and a league-leading 17 sacks.

The Fiston Redwolves also fall into this category. The Fiston Redwolves finished 2-2 including a 36-3 loss to the playoff-chasing Dietrich Dynamos, who were led by first year starter Diego Rodriguez. Lane Proudfoot threw three interceptions in that game - he hadn't thrown more than one all season - but fans needn't worry. Their squad still finished with a top-5 offense and the second best in the conference behind only Thorn Davis's Ranoria City Silver.


Ranorian Conference                 Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD    Win % 
1 Berlin Snow Bears 16 13 0 3 400 266 +134 0.812
2 Ranoria City Falcons 16 12 1 3 513 364 +149 0.781
3 Highport Hawks 16 11 0 5 494 277 +217 0.688
4 Indianapolis Hogs 16 11 0 5 551 387 +164 0.688
5 Apollotown Sabers 16 11 0 5 324 239 +85 0.688
6 Nashville Sabercats 16 11 0 5 402 331 +71 0.688
7 Madison Gladiators 16 10 0 6 329 214 +115 0.625
8 Sierraville Famers 16 8 0 8 236 308 −72 0.500
9 Balafre Bootleggers 16 7 2 7 295 336 −41 0.500
10 Fermete Marauders 16 7 1 8 326 296 +30 0.469
11 Munich Thrashers 16 6 0 10 215 289 −74 0.375
12 Lafayette Crusaders 16 6 0 10 289 397 −108 0.375
13 Calgary Stampede 16 5 2 9 391 432 −41 0.375
14 Mariana Tigers 16 5 0 11 343 360 −17 0.312
15 Victorsville Hurricane 16 4 1 11 278 409 −131 0.281
16 Halifax Blizzard 16 3 1 12 228 449 −221 0.219
17 Memphis Steamers 16 2 0 14 259 519 −260 0.125


National Conference                 Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD    Win % 
1 Yellowknife Wraiths 16 14 0 2 398 166 +232 0.875
2 Pittsburgh Ironmen 16 13 1 2 400 196 +204 0.844
3 Richardson Fenrirs 16 11 1 4 299 247 +52 0.719
4 Fiston Redwolves 16 11 0 5 417 269 +148 0.688
5 Rouyotte Colts 16 10 1 5 319 269 +50 0.656
6 Ranoria City Silver 16 9 0 7 531 401 +130 0.562
7 Vancouver Yeti 16 9 0 7 270 253 +17 0.562
8 Dietrich Dynamos 16 8 0 8 332 222 +110 0.500
9 Herot Paladins 16 7 1 8 245 266 −21 0.469
10 Edmunton Eagles 16 6 1 9 262 265 −3 0.406
11 New Quebec Quebecois 16 6 1 9 254 354 −100 0.406
12 North Ashialand Dreadnaughts 16 5 3 8 267 276 −9 0.406
13 Menagerie Pioneers 16 5 1 10 284 355 −71 0.344
14 Brittanny Paladins 16 5 1 10 240 395 −155 0.344
15 Port Kruger Phalanx 16 5 1 10 262 419 −157 0.344
16 Eglise Mountaineers 16 4 0 12 163 332 −169 0.250
17 Lorcondan National Team 16 2 0 14 187 445 −258 0.125


Regular Season Statistical Leaders

Yards:
J. Garrett: 4,350
S. Gwenderyn: 4,084
T. Davis: 4,004
L. Proudfoot: 3,975
B. Joseph: 3,840

Touchdowns:
S. Gwenderyn: 38
J. Garrett: 36
T. Davis: 35
B. Joseph: 30
L. Proudfoot: 29


Yards:
H. Whitworth: 1,777
V. Jackson III: 1,690
G. Lawson: 1,670
A. Eshter: 1,549
W. Farnick: 1,518

Touchdowns:
H. Whitworth: 20
G. Lawson: 16
A. Esther: 15
W. Farnick: 13
V. Jackson III: 11


Catches:
R. Klein: 95
A. Mio: 94
J. Fletcher: 92
W. Carey: 90
K. Kweo-Atkison: 90

Yards:
A. Mio: 1405
J. Fletcher: 1382
R. Klein: 1274
I. Rodriguez: 1184
K. Kweo-Atkison: 1183

Touchdowns:
A. Mio: 16
K. Kweo-Atkison: 15
V. Schmidt: 14
J. Fletcher: 12
J. Farmer: 12


Sacks/TFL:*
A. Fairbanks: 17/14
A. Vergol: 15.5/17
G. Kearse: 13.5/16
A. Gordon: 12/12

*Sacks leaders, just including TFL after
Interceptions:
P Mattheu: 8
J Hawkins: 7
C. Arris: 6
A. Virdirian: 6
L. Elliot: 5

Tackles (Combined):
J. Rinaldi: 152
P. Mi-Hyeon: 151
S. Morgan-Horne: 144
T. Clement: 143
J. Ellis: 143




RFL 2031 Postseason:

Blue Teams Have a First Round Bye
Red Teams Have a Home Playoff Game
Ranorian Conference                 Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD    Win % 
1 Berlin Snow Bears 16 13 0 3 400 266 +134 0.812
2 Ranoria City Falcons 16 12 1 3 513 364 +149 0.781

3 Highport Hawks 16 11 0 5 494 277 +217 0.688
4 Indianapolis Hogs 16 11 0 5 551 387 +164 0.688

5 Apollotown Sabers 16 11 0 5 324 239 +85 0.688
6 Nashville Sabercats 16 11 0 5 402 331 +71 0.688


National Conference                 Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD    Win % 
1 Yellowknife Wraiths 16 14 0 2 398 166 +232 0.875
2 Pittsburgh Ironmen 16 13 1 2 400 196 +204 0.844

3 Richardson Fenrirs 16 11 1 4 299 247 +52 0.719
4 Fiston Redwolves 16 11 0 5 417 269 +148 0.688

5 Rouyotte Colts 16 10 1 5 319 269 +50 0.656
6 Ranoria City Silver 16 9 0 7 531 401 +130 0.562


First Round:
Highport vs Nashville
Highport Hawks 51–10 Nashville Sabercats

Byron Joseph and Herman Whitworth started off the playoffs with a bang, running Ballast Queen and the Sabercats off the field.

Indianapolis vs Apollotown
Indianapolis Hogs 14–10 Apollotown Sabers

Abram Fairbanks's rookie season may have been electric, but Farmboy Garrett is still one of the best quarterbacks in the world - late game heroics lifted the Hogs over the Sabers.

Richardson vs Ranoria City
Richardson Fenrirs 13–33 Ranoria City Silver

Thorn Davis ran it up against the Richardson Fenrirs, who sported rookie pass rusher Candace Ferrett, to end their storybook return to the playoffs.

Fiston vs Rouyoutte
Fiston Redwolves 14–3 Rouyoutte Colts

Rouyoutte's defense is far from soft, and they did their job by holding a Proudfoot-led offense to just 14, but their own offense wasn't up to snuff.

RFL 2031 Postseason, Quarterfinals:


Ranorian Conference                 Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD    Win % 
1 Berlin Snow Bears 16 13 0 3 400 266 +134 0.812
2 Ranoria City Falcons 16 12 1 3 513 364 +149 0.781[/color]
3 Highport Hawks 16 11 0 5 494 277 +217 0.688
4 Indianapolis Hogs 16 11 0 5 551 387 +164 0.688


National Conference                 Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD    Win % 
1 Yellowknife Wraiths 16 14 0 2 398 166 +232 0.875
2 Pittsburgh Ironmen 16 13 1 2 400 196 +204 0.844
4 Fiston Redwolves 16 11 0 5 417 269 +148 0.688[/color]
6 Ranoria City Silver 16 9 0 7 531 401 +130 0.562


Quarterfinals:
Berlin vs Indianapolis
Berlin Snow Bears 27–34 Indianapolis Hogs

And down goes the first of the top seeds in the conference! It was a valiant battle, with the Snow Bears taking a 10 point lead going into the fourth quarter, but ultimately the Hogs defense toughened up to slow down Gauge Lawson and Garrett and Farmer connected for the game-tying score before they sealed it in the fourth quarter.

Ranoria City vs Highport
Ranoria City Falcons 33–33 Highport Hawks (39–42 OT)

Revenge game!! After Gwenderyn and Mio's Iron Legion went 2-1 against the Kohnhead Brains (featuring Robert Lawrence, Byron Joseph, and Herman Whitworth), it only added to the sting of Highport's blowout loss to Ranoria City in the Falcons' 2030 championship run. But here, the Hawks fought tooth and nail to stay in this game.

"We just want a chance in the fourth quarter," said Byron Joseph, "That's all." And well, that's what they got. Joseph rallied from a 27-33 deficit to force overtime and get his team the win after three overtime periods. The Falcons - who's kicker missed the kick in 3 OT - likely wish they had a Chromatik kicker to go along with the rest of the players from Mio and Gwenderyn's home nation.

Yellowknife vs Ranoria City
Yellowknife Wraiths 31–59 Ranoria City Silver

What. A. Show. Thorn Davis has long been overlooked despite an NSCF 18 MoP and a 2025 RFL MVP award, but he showed out here, hanging damn near 60 on a defense that had allowed just 10.3 points per game in the regular season. Led by NT legend Zach Skinner, the best defense in the country was suddenly helpless to stop his march as Davis threw for five touchdowns and ran for two more in one of the most dominant showings of his career. Both top conference seeds went out in their first playoff game. The Cold Hill alumn tossed a career-high 35 touchdowns this season - and he appears to only be getting started.

Pittsburgh vs Fiston
Pittsburgh Ironmen 10–9 Fiston Redwolves

Poor Proudfoot - as electric as he'd been all season long, facing up against a defense featuring RFL and QFL great pass rushers in Angelo Gordon and Vontaze Ahn along with plenty of other defensive studs like linebacker Kaiser Belfort and free safety Agnor Viridian, was just too much. Doesn't matter how fast Isaac Rodriguez is if your offensive line's getting tossed around like paper plates. To his credit, Proudfoot did come up huge on his first drive of the fourth quarter, down 7-0, stiff arming a fuming Angelo Gordon while the relatively diminutive pass rusher flailed about against such long arms, and dialed up Rodriguez for a 65 yard touchdown that would've tied the game up if their kicker was worth a dime for every dollar he was paid.

Regardless, it was a hell of a season for the Redwolves and Proudfoot, who continues to show that Cavsux just might no longer be Cavsux.

RFL 2031 Postseason, Conference Championships:


Ranorian Conference                 Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD    Win % 
3 Highport Hawks 16 11 0 5 494 277 +217 0.688
4 Indianapolis Hogs 16 11 0 5 551 387 +164 0.688


National Conference                 Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD    Win % 
2 Pittsburgh Ironmen 16 13 1 2 400 196 +204 0.844
6 Ranoria City Silver 16 9 0 7 531 401 +130 0.562


Championship Sunday:
Pittsburgh vs Yellowknife
Pittsburgh Ironmen 9–25 Ranoria City Silver

Thorn Davis will not be denied! The Ironmen fielded the second best defense in the RFL with their plethora of talent on that side and were in a bid to make it their fifth championship berth since drafting Angelo Gordon, their third since signing Vontaze Ahn. Instead, Gordon's collegiate teammate in Thorn Davis defied a brick wall of a defensive unit for the second straight week in a 25-9 thrashing of the Ironmen.

Three of the four teams playing on championship sunday fielded top 4 offenses - is this the dawn of a new era for the RFL?

Indianapolis vs Highport
Indianapolis Hogs 36–41 Highport Hawks


This was the third conference championship matchup between John "Farmboy" Garrett and Byron Joseph. Garrett from Richardson and Joseph from Kohnhead City University - they may have been part of different NSCF eras, but the school rivalry seems to have bled over into the top level of the sport. In 2027, Garrett won 29-23, and in 2028, Joseph won 41-31, although both players eventually lost to Deondre "Diamond" Rhine in those two finals. Joseph and Garrett made the semifinal in 2029 and 2030, respectively, with Joseph bringing home a title in the former.

Each player has - if you're counting, made it to 4 of the last 5 conference championship games. Both teams are as consistent as any fanbase can ask for. And this time, it was the Hawks who came out on top. In an instant classic of a shootout, Herman Whitworth, Vasily Schmidt, and Byron Joseph triumphed over John Garrett, Jeremiah Fletcher, and Johnny Farmer. This one came down to who had the ball last, and it would be Joseph sprinting into the corner and stretching out for the goal post with just seconds on the clock to bring it home.

Here, once again it was a shootout, and for the second straight meeting, Byron Joseph's Hawks triumphed.

Ranorian Football League 2031 Championship

Ranoria City Silver - Highport Hawks
@Karmin-Falce Superdome, Ranoria City, Ranoria (121,450)

Will Byron Joseph and the Hawks make it two championships in three seasons? Or will Thorn Davis - on his third try - finally earn himself a ring to go along with the rest of his hardware?


Regular Season Awards:

OROY: QB Lane Proudfoot, Fiston Redwolves
The Spin: Was there ever any doubt? Proudfoot came in and revitalized a Redwolves franchise that had taken a step back, leaning heavily on an elite cast of wide receivers to lead a top 5 offense in most categories. He was going toe-to-toe with the best of the best in the statistical category. Can the Hero of Cavsar make a splash in the playoffs?

DROY: DE Abram Fairbanks, Apollotown Sabers
The Spin: Was there ever any doubt? Fairbanks came like a shot out of a cannon, and with a new head coach on the sideline to maximize the defensive talent on this team, the Blue Thunder alumn never looked back at the tackles he burnt all season. He racked up plenty of tackles for loss too, showcasing his speed by bringing runners down in the backfield when the run went away from him. No rookie besides maybe Proudfoot has the impact on their team that Fairbanks did this season.

OPOY: HB Herman Whitworth, Highport Hawks
The Spin: About time! Whitworth is the most talented runner in the league, especially with old VJIII fading just a bit. The Highport Hawks now have two OPOY winners in the backfield between he and Byron Joseph, as Whitworth led the league in rushing yards and scores, racking up a whopping 20 of the latter.

DPOY: DE Abram Fairbanks, Apollotown Sabers
The Spin: Not much more to be said here - the rookie is the first since Angelo Gordon to win a DPOY as a rookie, and led the league in sacks for the 11-5 Apollotown Sabers. All eyes are on the young man to perform in the playoffs, but a blowout loss to the Falcons late in the season has doubters clamoring for their collapse.

Footballer of the Year: TE Dhruv Valentine, Berlin Snow Bears
The Spin: The first year-RFL starter Dhruv Valentine made an immediate impact both on and off the field, reeling in double digit touchdowns and giving Mason Warford a security blanket all year long. Better yet, he donated ample amounts of his salary to homeless shelters, food banks, and other just causes across Ranoria. Valentine's a high-character player, and one that should be a mainstay for the Snow Bears for years to come.

Ranorian Football League MVP, 2031
QB Sarai Gwenderyn - Ranoria City Falcons

The Spin: Gwenderyn led the league in passing touchdowns in her third season and put up her second consecutive 4,000+ yard passing season as the captain of her offense. Throw in 550 rushing yards and 10 scores there, and she was easily the most prolific scoring player this season. Mason Warford didn't quite have the numbers to challenge her bid for MVP, leaving John Garrett as her main competition, but a 30-20 win over Garrett's Hogs - and a better record to boot - sealed the deal here.

In three seasons, Gwenderyn has won the Offensive Rookie of the Year, Footballer of the Year, and now MVP awards, respectively to go along with an RFL championship. The face of Chromatik football isn't going anywhere soon, with her sights set not just on domestic success, but a World Bowl title.


Ranorian Football League Championship, 2031
Highport Hawks 24–27 Ranoria City Silver
Championship MVP: QB Thorn Davis, Ranoria City Silver

And that will do it! Byron Joseph and crew dominated en route to their second championship berth in four seasons but Thorn Davis - who lost on the doorstep of football immortality in both 2025 and 2029, has finally broken through. The Ranoria City silver entrusted the Cold Hill alumn with their first overall pick, and finally, at long, long last he has delivered.

Davis's heroics led to their victory, of course. Byron Joseph drove his team down and took a 24-17 lead with just minutes on the clock, but Davis matched him immedietely after with a drive capped off by a game-winning touchdown with just five seconds on the clock - a goal-line fade to none other than his long time running mate, Kieran Kweo-Atkison, in the corner of the end zone. Once the squib kick made it official, Davis could be seen in tears, having finally broken through and won the gold. After squeaking into the playoffs with the sixth seed, this probably wasn't the season anyone was expecting them to win it all - but hell, this is the guy that put the Cold Hill Buffalo on the map.

He's used to a comeback story.
Last edited by Ranoria on Mon May 30, 2022 11:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
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