Cascade Football League began in 2007 by Dick Seuss as a cross-over spring/summer league after he left the Pacific Northwest Football Conference (PNFC). The league operated from 2007 until 2010 when it officially folded.
Commissioner Richard Fleck (2007-08) Dick Seuss (2008-09) Don Whedon Sr. (2009) Larry Moody Sr. (2010)
Cascade Football League ChampionsEdit
2007 Whatcom County Raiders (7-2)
2008 Whatcom County Raiders (10-1)
2009 Renton Ravens (9-3)
2010 No Champion - League Folded
Olympic Peninsula Eagles (2007-2010)
Whatcom County Raiders (2007-2008)
Puget Sound/Tacoma Invaders (2007-2010)
Snohomish County Thunder (2007-2010)
Puget Sound Pirates (2008-2009)
Tacoma Warriors (2009-2010)
Renton Ravens (2009-2010)
Seattle Stallions (2009-2010)
South King County Colts (2009-2010)
Kitsap County Bears (2009)
Valley Mustangs (2009 - expelled prior to season)
Puget Sound Blue Thunder (2007 - Never Formed)
Pacific Northwest Wildcats (2010)
Eastside Xtreme (2010 - never played, joined NAFL)
Northwest Terminators (2010 - lasted 4 days)
The Cascade League played the 2007 with four teams, while the advertised Puget Sound Blue Thunder team never took shape. The Whatcom County Raiders based out of Bellingham defeated the Olympic Peninsula Eagles for the first championship of the fledgling league. The Eagles were then crushed 70-0 by the summer league King County Jaguars in a western region playoff game.
|Puget Sound Invaders||2||3||0||75||147||2||4||0||89||177|
In 2008 the Raiders ran away with the CFL title scoring a new CFL record 375 regular season points. After a month off, the Raiders returned to action against the NWFL's champion Puget Sound Titans and were defeated 27-3, but were still invited to a Far West Football Alliance bowl game where they earned a 20-19 victory over the West Coast Trojans from Las Vegas. The Puget Sound Pirates played their first season going winless and barely fielding enough players at the end of the season to keep the team alive.
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The 2009 season saw a massive expansion as the CFL doubled in size adding former NWFL teams the Seattle Stallions and Renton Ravens, former NAFL teams Valley Mustangs and Kitsap County Bears, while the Tacoma Warriors and South King County Colts were new formations. The Mustangs would be expelled from the league after a member of it's administration was embroiled in legal issues.
In late June Dick Seuss announced he would step down as commissioner installing Don Whedon Sr. as the interim commissioner. Later that same year, a vote of no confidence in Whedon resulted in the return of Seuss.
In a stunning upset, the Renton Ravens toppled the undefeated Seattle Stallions in the championship.
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|South King Co. Colts||6||2||226||101||7||3||265||154|
|Snohomish Co. Thunder||2||6||68||361||2||9||99||517|
|Puget Sound Pirates||1||7||55||234||2||7||90||325|
Coach of the Year-Merle Davis, Seattle Stallions Rookie Coach of the Year-Warren Reynolds, South King County Colts Owner of the Year-Dr. Randall Dreesen, Seattle Stallions Rookie Owner of the Year-Don Purser, Kitsap County Bear League MVP-QB Leon Dickerson, Seattle Stallions All-Purpose MVP-Ray Hanna, Snohomish County Thunder (TE/FB/OL/DE) Offensive Lineman MVP-Pat Gilbert, Seattle Stallions Defensive Lineman MVP-Russell Knight, South King County Colts Defensive Back MVP-Chris Martin, Seattle Stallions Linebacker MVP-Dion Alexander, Renton Ravens Kicker MVP-Larry Moody, Renton Ravens Punter MVP-Mitch Johnson, Tacoma Warriors
As the 2010 season kicked off, turmoil ensued lead by the Tacoma Warriors forfeiting of their first 3 games. Tempers flared and by the middle of May the league fractured with Dick Seuss, Kevin Kinsey and Doc Dreesen pulling out and forming the Western Washington Football Alliance. The Northwest Terminators were snatched up to make up the four team league for the remainder of the 2010 season. But by May 15th, the Pacific Northwest Wildcats stood alone watching the Terminators being invited as the WWFA replacement for the Warriors. The Invaders and Colts joined the WWFA as well crippling the CFL and forcing it's shut down.