CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC (06/18/2016) When the San Diego Enforcers won the NPSFL National Championship for the first time back in 2012, they needed a miracle touchdown pass in the final seconds of the game to pull off a 16-15 victory over the New York Fire Department.
Four years and three more title game appearances later, the Enforcers (5-0) ended a perfect season in perfect fashion, pitching a 42-0 shutout over the arch-rival LAPD Centurions (3-2).
After a 67-yard run by Jahir Waterman put the Enforcers on the LAPD one-yard line, the Centurions put up an outstanding goal line stand to force a turnover on downs.
Following a three-and-out, quarterback Sean Sivers, who got the start in place of an injured JJ Carrell, found receiver Robbie Davis wide open for a 41-yard touchdown.
As the first quarter clock expired, Tracy Armstead added an eight-yard touchdown run to extend the San Diego lead to 14-0.
The second quarter was dominated by Waterman, who found the end zone twice (5 & 7 yards), giving the Enforcers a comfortable 28-0 lead at the half.
A 10-yard run by Steven Swaitowski followed by a five-yard touchdown pass from JJ Carrell to Ryan Casey accounted for the only points of the second half.
In their most outstanding outing of the season, the San Diego defense forced three interceptions; two from Trent Matthews and a drive-killing grab in the end zone by Joseph Portillo.
The dominate performance not only give the Enforcers their second national title in five seasons, it also extends their winning streak over LAPD to eight games.
|San Diego Enforcers 2016 Schedule|
|March 5||vs. Bakersfield Falcons||Won, 29-0|
|March 26||vs. USMC Bulldogs||Won, 49-22|
|April 9||vs. Charlotte Cobras||Won, 26-13|
|April 23||vs. NYPD Finest (at Boston, MA)||Won, 21-14|
|May 15||at LAPD Centurions||Won, 19-12|
|June 18||vs. LAPD Centurions (NPSFL National Championship)||Won, 42-0|