It's Football Time!
OMAHA-Spring arrived in the
Central Plains of Nebraska, not with an April shower, but with a
cloudburst of scoring by the Nebraska Stampede as they defeated the
Minnesota Machine 54-12 in both teams’ Women’s Football Alliance (WFA)
season opener on Saturday, April 7, 2014, on Rams’ Field at Ralston High
School, in Ralston, NE. Erasing a five-year losing streak to the
Machine, the Stampede rolled up 533 yards of total offense, fueled by a
new team single-game rushing record of 248 yards by newcomer Francinea
‘New York’ Kania. Kania also delivered a 10 yard scoring pass to Kelley
Bohaboj to close out the game scoring, bringing her to 258 yards of
total offense, also a team single-game record. She also tied the team
single game scoring record of 4 TDs for 24 points.
Stampede rookie quarterback
Jen ‘Flip’ Filipowicz managed the Pony Express offense with unexpected
poise and efficiency. Flip added 128 passing yards and 3 passing TDs on
6 of 8 attempts, and rushed for 26 yards on 5 carries, scoring a 2-point
Filipowicz spread the ball
throughout the team. Dom Ausbie rushed for 46 yards on 8 carries with a
TD and pulled in 3 receptions for 38 yards and 2 TDs. Brittany Van Camp
made her Stampede debut with 37 yards on 9 attempts. Through the air
Flip connected with rookie Liz Gamblin for 81 yards on two catches, the
longest a breathtaking 57-yard strike along the west sideline.
Not to be outdone, the
Stampede Red Wave defense pocketed 4 takeaways: 2 fumble recoveries, one
by Dom Ausbie and one by Kelley Bohaboj, and 2 interceptions, one by
Snoop Vaughn with a 17 yard return and one by first-year safety Delaney
Kiernan accompanied by an 18 yard return from the Stampede goal line to
quash a Machine scoring threat. The Red Wave sacked the Machine QB 5
times, notching 10 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, stifling both
the Minnesota running and passing games.
The Stampede will be back
in action visiting the Machine at their home field in the
Minneapolis-St. Paul metro on Saturday, April 26, 2014, after receiving
a bye week on April 12, and picking up a forfeit from the defunct Iowa
Steamrollers on April 19. More information on the Stampede can be found
on the Web at
http://www.nebraskastampede.com or on Facebook at
Stampede Game Statistics:
Meet Your 2014 Stampede
Back Row: Miquela Beacom, Lindsay Carroll, Ashley Box,
Dom Ausbie, Beth Johnson, Sara Thurston, Jen Zelenka, Ariel McGlothlin,
Kris Bunte, Vic Secor, Inette Chartier, Theresa Honeycutt, Head Coach
Middle Row: Francinea Kania, Michelle Head, Tabby Esquivel, Liz Gamblin,
Katy Felner, Snoop Vaughn
Front Row: Tina Johnson, Kelley Bohaboj, Jen Filipowicz, Brittney Van
Camp, Tracy Forman, Delaney Kiernan
Not Pictured: Erika Kirkpatrick, Trena Paczosa, Victoria Winters, Adriana Balistreri, Emily
Pender, Taryn VaSchoiack
KMTV Action News 3 Features Stampede
It's Football Time!
Here at the Stampede, it is ALWAYS football time. We have
scheduled open tryouts, and are well into preparing the schedule and
practice plans for our fall Football 101 camp in October. If you
ever wanted to play football. we need you. We have made great
strides in our three year existence, but we need YOU to reach the next
level. We always need athletes, but we have specific needs at
defensive back, safety, and outside linebacker. If you have played soccer
or basketball in the past, you have the basic defensive skills to
contribute in these positions right away. Don't put your dream off any
longer; contact us today.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE!!!
If you are interested in playing for the Nebraska Stampede, it is not too late.
contact Julie Johnson - information is on the
'Contact Us' page.