Image Credit: Michael Burmy
FALLBROOK, CA (06/11/2016) The North County Stars (6-2) had a season to remember, as it ends with a convincing victory over the visiting Phoenix Phantomz (2-6).
Much like the previous meeting between these teams, the game started out close with North County holding on a 14-8 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Stars pulled away with 30 unanswered points to secure a team-record sixth win.
The Stars not only ended the 2016 campaign on a three-game win streak, but also a third straight game where their opponent was held scoreless in the second half.
But with the top two teams from each conference qualifying for the IWFL Playoffs, it will be the Bobcats facing the fellow unbeaten Utah Falconz for the Pacific Conference championship, while the third place Stars can only hope for a Founders Bowl selection.
“This is what we go by,” answered Stars head coach Calvin McClain when asked about his take on the league's playoff system.
“Everybody plays by the same rules, so if you want to get in [the playoffs] you have to win the games. We didn't take care of our business two times, so that's it. I can't blame the league for us losing football games, we loss those games, so that's just how it goes.”
|North County Stars 2016 Schedule|
|April 9||at Bakersfield Bombers||Won, 26-0|
|April 16||vs. Carson Bobcats||Lost, 18-32|
|April 30||vs. Nevada Storm||Won, 46-40|
|May 7||vs. Bakersfield Bombers||Won, 27-0|
|May 14||at Carson Bobcats||Lost, 0-26|
|May 21||at Sacramento Sirens||Won, 32-7|
|May 28||at Pheonix Phantomz||Won, 26-12|
|June 11||vs. Pheonix Phantomz||Won, 44-8|