Tuesday, April 10, 2018

San Diego Surge preps for possible final season


Quick Hits

Location: Santee, CA
Home Site: Santana High School
Team Colors: Navy, Surge Blue (Columbia), & White
League: Independent Women's Football League
Conference: Pacific
Championships: 1 (League), 3 (Conference), 5 (Division)
Head Coach: Mike Suggett (6th Season, 48-9)
Official Website: www.SanDiegoSurge.com

2017 Recap: 7-4 (WFA Pacific Regional Champions)

San Diego Surge 2017 Results
DATEOPPONENTRESULT
April 1at Los Angeles WarriorsW, 41-40
April 8at Inland Empire RavensW, 65-0
April 22vs. Sin City TrojansW, 37-7
April 29vs. Central Cal War AngelsL, 7-44
May 6vs. Kern County CrusadersW, Forfiet
May 13vs. Los Angeles WarriorsL, 34-40
May 20at Central Cal War AngelsL, 12-34
May 27at Sin City TrojansW, 45-0
June 10at Los Angeles Warriors (Conference Quarterfinal)W, 51-30
June 17at Central Cal War Angels (Conference Semifinal)W, 35-34
July 8at Dallas Elite (Conference Final)L, 7-63

Despite a challenging regular season slate that included the first two home losses in team history, the Surge did enough to slip into the WFA Playoffs as the lowest seed in the Pacific Region.

After stunning the Los Angeles Warriors in the first round, the heavy underdogs went on to eliminate the previously undefeated Central Cal War Angels in an overtime thriller.

The Surge advanced to its fourth appearance in the American Conference Championship, but the Cinderella run ended with a loss to the eventual national champion Dallas Elite.

Unbeknownst at the time, it would be their final game in the Women's Football Alliance.

2018 Outlook


Three months after its move to the IWFL was made official, the Surge announced that 2018 will be the last season in team history, so there should be a strong sense of urgency to go out on top.

While the IWFL may be considered a lower-tier league compared to the WFA, the competition for the league's top prize will be stronger than ever.

In addition to the two-time defending IWFL champion Utah Falconz, other strong acquisitions to the league include the Seattle Majestics, and the newly formed Texas Elite Spartans, whose roster features former Dallas Elite players.

Fortunately for the Surge, they return 15 starters from last season, including five who were named to postseason All-American teams.

San Diego Surge 2018 Schedule
DATEOPPONENT (LOCATION)2017 RECORD
April 14at Los Angeles Bobcats (Los Angeles, CA)3-5
April 21vs. Nevada Storm (Santee, CA)0-8
April 28at Phoenix Phantomz (Phoenix, AZ)2-5
May 12vs. Los Angeles Bobcats (Santee, CA)-
May 19at Utah Falconz (Salt Lake City, UT)11-0
June 2vs. Phoenix Phantomz (Santee, CA)-

Impact Returners

OL/DL Jessica Cable
OL/DL Eboni Chambers
WR/LB Deana Guidry
DB Sonfre Roberson
K Melissa Strother

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