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AIF Championship Game Cape Fear Heroes and Harrisburg Stampede
AIF Championship between Harrisburg Stampede and Cape Fear Heroes this Saturday June 8th live at 7:30pm on your Regional Sports Network HerbFM Sports Radio 14 weeks of the 2013 AIF Football Season will finish with the two best teams playing for the 4th time this season - Harrisburg Stampede and…in AIF League News
Harrisburg Stampede and York Capitals – Winner Plays in AIF Championship
Harrisburg Stampede and York Capitals – Winner Plays in AIF Championship Central PA’s Finest Professional Sports Teams Faceoff One Last Time for the Rights to Bring Home the AIF Championship Ring The Harrisburg Stampede and York Capitals will face-off this Saturday, June 1st at the PA Farm Show & Expo…in AIF League News
American Indoor Football Game of the Week Doubleheader
Capitals and Eagles home finales will be broadcast live on HerbFM Sports Radio May 24th to May 25th for the American Indoor Football Game of the Week Doubleheader York Capitals and Washington Eagles home finales of their 2013 season will be broadcast live on your Regional Sports Network, HerbFM Sports…in AIF League News
Follow AIF Playoffs on HerbFM Sports Radio and MHE Sports Network
Follow the AIF through the playoffs on HerbFM Sports Radio and the MHE Sports Network Fans of the AIF will be able to follow their favorite teams through the playoffs. On June 1st the Harrisburg Stampede take on York Capitals in a divisional playoff game, the game will be carried…in AIF League News
Heroes win AIF Regular Season Title Advance to Championship Game
The Cape Fear Heroes with an exciting 52-37 win this past Saturday over the visiting Harrisburg Stampede have captured the American Indoor Football regular season title. Both the Heroes and the Stampede entered the game with 6-1 records and tied for first place in the AIF. By winning the Heroes…in AIF League News
Stampede's First Open Try-Out For The 2013 Season
When: Saturday, January 12, 2012
Where: Sports City Harrisburg 4141 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg (see www.sportscityhbg.com for Directions)
Registration: 9:30am – 10am - $40 Cash Only
10:00 – 10:05 - Introductions
10:05 – 11:00 – Open Testing (40 , Pro Shuttle, Broad Jump)
11:00 – 1:00 - Football Skill Testing …
Indis – Quick position warm-up
After Indi’s – db’s / lb’s , 1 on 1 with wr’s and rb’s.. pass coverage
ol/dl - hand and footwork drills
Next session – 3 on 3 with db’s / db’s and wr’s
ol/dl and rb’s work on block tech
Next Session – 5 on 5 with wr’s / rb’s / db’s / lb’s
Lines continue to work tech or 1 on 1 drills
Next Session - Full Team
The Harrisburg Stampede Starletz are the premier dance team for Central Pennsylvania! Currently, try-outs are being held for the 2013 season. The Dance Team Coordinator, Ginelle Ophelia is looking for 3-5 more women to fulfill her goal of a full squad of 10-12 dancers.
The Starletz are looking for professional young women who possess the motivation to be enthusiastic, dedicated, and personable. These women need to be energetic, and love to dance. Prior dance experience is not necessary to become part of this group of talented women, but the willingness to learn and the drive to succeed is!
The Harrisburg Stampede Starletz 2013 season will be filled with fresh faces, exciting dance routines, and ladies that are passionate about what they do! Look for them on the field during the Harrisburg Stampede home games, and out in the community representing the Stampede by helping out charities, families, and organizations in our area!
The Harrisburg Stampede Starletz is a team to be proud to be a part of! There is still time to audition to be 1 of the 10-12 ladies that spread excitement and unwavering smiles and energy for the Harrisburg Stampede! Saturday, December 15, 2012 will be the READING audition at Body Zone in Reading/Wyomissing, and Saturday, January 5th 2012 will be the FINAL audition at Rage Box Contemporary Dance Studio, ending our search for our favorite dancers in the BALTIMORE area!
Come out and give it your best shot, and spend a few hours on a Saturday having fun and doing what you love! DANCING!
If you would like to get in touch with the Starletz for questions, volunteering purposes or sponsorships, please contact:
Harrisburg Stampede Head Coach, Bernie Nowotarski announced today that he has signed Offensive Linemen, Anthony Amoo for the 2013 Season.
Trying to find a Center is a tough task for almost every team at any level. The Stampede has brought in 6’3” 300lb Anthony Amoo to become the anchor of the Stampede offensive line. Having a center that is experienced, determined and the type of player that is ready to hold down the middle of the line is what the Stampede is getting from AA.
Anthony makes his home right now in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. However, his high school football was played in Sugarland, Texas at Stephen F Austin. Anthony stayed in his home state of Texas to play his college football at the University of Houston. “We are very happy to have AA sign his Stampede contract and step into the lead role on the Stampede offensive line. He has the size and agility to handle the center of our line” commented Nowotarski. We believe Anthony is going to be a very good fit on and off the field in Harrisburg.
Just a Reminder: The Stampede will be holding their first Open Try-Out early in January. Please watch the team web site and FB page for all the details.
Harrisburg Stampede Head Coach, Bernie Nowotarski announced today that WR/KR Jerell Jones has signed with the Stampede for the 2013 Season.
JJ attended Roosevelt HS in Yonkers, New York where he still resides and works. At Roosevelt JJ was responsible for 4194 All-Purpose yards and countless other football and track records. JJ’s accomplishments landed him in Kingston, Rhode Island and at URI. His career included being an All-Conference player on the field and an All-Academic student in the classrooms. He still holds or is in the top 10 all time of at least 7 URI football records. Just a side note. JJ played against Stampede Owner and New Orleans Saint, Marques Colston four times while they were both in college.
JJ is no stranger to the arena game as he played with the San Jose Sabercats in the AFL. He also spent time in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes and time over-seas in Germany. Coach Nowotarski saw JJ play this summer as he was a part of the Chambersburg Cardinals. “JJ is the type of player that as soon as I saw him play, I wanted him to be with us during our season. At 5’8” 185lbs, JJ plays hard, runs hard, runs fast, runs solid routes and has great hands and off the field he is a gentlemen, we couldn’t pass him up. Our relationship this summer with Chambersburg has been a real plus for both our players who played this summer and the Cardinal players coming to play for the Stampede” commented Nowotarski
Just a Reminder: The Teams First Open Try-Out is being set for early January…Watch our web site and FB page for all the details.
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The AIF, American Indoor Football held their annual league meetings this past December 6th at the Historic Yorktowne Hotel in York Pa. Ownership groups from all 2013 AIF teams where represented at the meeting, the Harrisburg Stampede, Roc City Thunder, Washington Eagles, West Virginia Badgers, York Capitals and last year’s AIF Champion the Cape Fear Heroes Also in attendance was the ownership group from the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Pa. market who has committed to play in the 2014 season.
The first order of business announced was the six AIF team members that will be playing in 2013 as well as the under contract expansion markets of Wiles-Barre/ Scranton Pa. and Baltimore Maryland with the return of the AIF to 1st Mariner Arena in 2014. In addition the AIF announced it was in discussions with two ownership groups about securing teams in the State of South Carolina for the 2014 season
In a long day of meetings league officials and team owners covered a wide variety of topics from team budgets, team revenue streams, vendor products, a weekly AIF radio podcast as well as the radio broadcasts of team games. In addition a league executive and standards committee was formed featuring the owners of three AIF teams as well as members of the AIF ownership and management team to steer the direction and vision of the league. The final order of business was the 2013 AIF Schedule which was completed and will be released to the public in the next several days.
Harrisburg Stampede Head Coach, Bernie Nowotarski announced today that the Stampede has signed DL Justin Young for the 2013 Season.
Justin is a native of Germantown, Maryland where he attended Northwest HS. He was a 3 year letterman and an All-County selection. Justin’s college football career started at Virginia Tech and then he transferred and graduated from Morgan State located in Baltimore.
We are very excited to get Justin into camp and get him acclimated with our system and his teammates. We are looking at playing Justin on the D-Line, but he brings with him the ability to also play on the Offensive line as well. He is one of several linemen signed this season that can play on both sides of the football and that is huge in the Indoor game. At 6’5” and 297lbs, Justin is another big, strong and athletic Stampede lineman and we expect big things from him this season.
Just a Reminder: Stampede Open Player Try-Outs will be posted on our team web site and FB page very soon.
Harrisburg Stampede Head Coach, Bernie Nowotarski announced today that WR Darnell Burton from William Tennent HS in Warminster, Pa and Cheney U, has signed with the Stampede for the 2013 Season.
Darnell has the size and speed to be an instant game changer for the Stampede. The key to his success will be in the speed in which he transitions to the indoor game. At 6’2” and 200lbs Darnell has the size to make life difficult for defensive backs.
“DB comes to the Stampede from the Cheney Wolves, a member of the PSAC. The PSAC is one of the strongest Division II conferences in the country. I always look for PSAC talent and every team I have ever coached indoors has always had PSAC players on my roster. The kids that we get from these schools are always well coached. They practice hard, they play hard and they are fundamentally sound and they are just good kids on and off the field. This is a great opportunity for Darnell and we hope he takes full advantage of it” commented Nowotarski.
Just a Reminder: 2013 Stampede Open Try Outs will be posted very soon on our Team Web Site and FB page
Harrisburg Stampede Head Coach, Bernie Nowotarski announced today that the Stampede has come to terms with one the of the teams most versatile players, Josh Finafrock.
The Waynesboro HS and Juniata grad has spent most of his post college career with the Chambersburg Cardinals. Last season was his first year with the Stampede. Josh found himself on the game day 20 man roster as the back-up QB. With a 20 man roster it is very easy to find yourself playing another position for a variety of reasons. Josh found himself playing wide receiver; extra point and field goal holder as well as positions on the kick-off and kick return teams.
As back-up QB, Josh did get in some game night snaps. Josh threw 36 passes and completed 14 passes and 5 of those completions were for touchdowns. He also had 4 solo tackles from his special team position. On Offense he was asked to jump in the game at wide receiver due to a series of injuries during the game and complied 3 receptions for 23 yards.
“Josh is a great team player. He works hard at practice and he always understands each and every game plan that we have set up, but he knows the QB’s game plan, the wide receivers game plan and all the special team game plans. He has a fantastic understanding of the game. He is a go to player and is a big asset to our team and is well respected by his team mates and coaching staff.” commented Coach Nowotarski.
Do you think you have what it takes to be a part of the Stampede 2013 Roster ??…The Team’s first Open Work Out will be posted soon on our Team Web Site and FB pages.… Don’t Miss It !
Harrisburg Stampede Head Coach, Bernie Nowotarski announced today that Veteran Defensive Stand-Out Jermaine Thaxton has re-signed for the 2013 Season.
After finishing his HS football at Pottsgrove, Thax picked the West Virginia Mountaineers to continue his education and football career. After graduation, Jermaine played in the AFL, AF2, CIFL, AIFA and this past summer was a member of the Chambersburg Cardinals.
Jermaine was a top contender for 2012 League Defensive MVP. Thax compiled 48 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 4 tackles for a loss, 2 pass deflections, 2 interceptions and forced 3 safeties from his jack linebacker position. “He really studies the game and his opponent. He watches a lot of film and always shows up ready to play” commented Coach Nowotarski
Jermaine currently lives in Lemoyne Pa just outside Harrisburg. Being a veteran and a local guy is such a plus for us (the stampede). Thax is always involved with our camps and appearances and constantly gives back to the HBurg and surrounding areas.
Just a Reminder: Stampede Open-Try Out Schedule will be posted very soon on our Web Site and FB pages.
Harrisburg Stampede’s Head Coach, Bernie Nowotarski announced today that WR Aaron Yarbough has signed with the Stampede for the 2013 Season.
Aaron is a player with quickness, speed and runs crisp routes. The former Mount Vernon HS and Virginia Military Institute Grad has been a player that Coach Nowotarski has had to game plan against many times from his time with the Baltimore Mariners.
Aaron signing with the Stampede will re-unite him with QB EJ Nemeth. The combination of Nemeth to Yarbough was among the tops in the AIFA as the Mariners completed a perfect 16-0 record in 2010 and claiming the AIFA Championship.
“There is so much more to Aaron then his stellar athletic career”, mentioned Nowotarski. “He is exactly the type of player you want on your team. He is un-selfish in his play and studies the game and his opponent to increase what he can give the team every time he steps on the field. Aaron is also a community minded young man. He is a Deacon of Musicians with his church. He speaks to Youth Groups about Family, Education, Character, Discipline and Faith. He graduated from VMI with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. This is just a well-rounded young man and again is the type of player we strive to find and sign with the Stampede,” commented Nowotarski.
Just a Reminder: Dates for Open Try-Outs for the 2013 Stampede will be posted very soon on our Team Web Site as well as our FB and Twitter pages.
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