|Miles scores a touchdown.|
|Travis Griffin blocks a punt.|
St. Paul reached the title game behind the legs of running back Riza Mahmoud, who topped the 1,000-yard mark for the season and scored two touchdowns. He was joined in the end zone by receiver Justin Miles, quarterback Cleve McCoy and receiver Juice Akins.
Players of the Game:
|Alex Christen blocks for Mahmoud.|
Offense: Riza Mahmoud and the entire offensive line, which did not allow a sack.
Defense: Rob Wills, who had a sack and several quarterback hurries.
Special Teams: Bobby Wright, who made tackles all over the field.
The Pioneers are expecting their biggest crowd of the season Saturday. You will not want to miss this one.
Chippewa Valley is the last NEFL team to defeat St. Paul, in a game in Eau Claire in 2013. The Predators won the league championship, the Elite Bowl, in 2009 -- the same year the Pioneers won the NAFL National Championship before coming to the NEFL.