The San Diego Enforcers (3-0) avenged their loss in last season's NPSFL national championship by pulling off a 26-13 win over the Charlotte Cobras (1-1) in the annual Hero Bowl last Saturday.
"Great win for our organization," said Enforcers quarterback JJ Carrell, who threw two touchdown passes in the first half.
"We think that this is the cream of the crop in our league, and I don't think we'll play a defense as strong as them again. If we can score 26 points on them, we can score on anybody."
In a losing effort, Charlotte defensive end Kemp Rasmussen had a monster performance, sacking Carrell seven times.
The Enforcers got off to a 19-0 lead at the half, but the Cobras' 13 unanswered points to cut the lead to 19-13.
After Charlotte failed to recover an onside kick following a late fourth quarter touchdown, running back Jahir Waterman put the game away with a 58-yard run for a score.
Next up for the Enforcers is an April 23rd meeting with the NYPD Finest taking place in Boston.