by The Posse Insider

Horsemen Gallop to Victory in Epic Showdown Against High Desert Storm

REDMOND, OREGON - In a thrilling clash, the (6-1) Idaho Horsemen rode into Redmond, Oregon yesterday to face off against the (1-1) Oregon High Desert Storm. With the Horsemen leading the series 1-0, the stakes were high as they aimed to secure a spot in the 2023 AWFC Championship game, potentially hosting it in Nampa, Idaho. The Horsemen did not disappoint, putting on a display of skill, resilience, and unyielding determination to emerge victorious with a commanding 74-44 win.

Right from the kickoff, the Horsemen showed their dominance, executing a calculated game plan that allowed them to build a significant 20-point lead by halftime. Quarterback Austin Schaffer led the charge, skillfully directing the offense and finding open receivers with pinpoint accuracy. Horsemen receivers showcased their exceptional speed and agility, repeatedly leaving the Storm's defense in their wake.

However, the second half saw a determined resurgence from the High Desert Storm. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, the home team fought back relentlessly, chipping away at the Horsemen's lead with a series of impressive plays and strategic adjustments. Led by quarterback Mathew Ioane, the Storm orchestrated a spirited comeback, reducing the deficit to a mere six points.

But the Horsemen refused to buckle under the mounting pressure. Their resiliency and championship pedigree shone through once again as they weathered the Storm's assault, regaining their composure at a crucial juncture. The Horsemen's defensive unit ramped up their efforts, shutting down the Storm's offense and denying them any opportunity to further close the gap.

As the clock ticked down, the Horsemen unleashed an offensive onslaught that left the Storm reeling. . The Horsemen's offensive line provided impenetrable protection for  Schaffer, allowing him to make precise throws and extend drives.

The final whistle blew, and the scoreboard lit up in favor of the Idaho Horsemen, declaring their triumph with a resounding 74-44 victory. The win not only solidified their series advantage over the Storm but also propelled them to securing the coveted opportunity to host the 2023 AWFC Championship game in front of their devoted home crowd.

Coach Chris Reynolds commended his team's exceptional performance, emphasizing their resilience and determination. "We knew the Storm would come out swinging in the second half, but our players refused to let up. They showed immense character and mental fortitude to weather the storm and come out on top. We're incredibly proud of this team and their relentless pursuit of greatness."

With their impressive win, the Idaho Horsemen have firmly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the 2023 AWFC season. As they set their sights on hosting the championship game, the Horsemen will continue to train rigorously, leaving no stone unturned in their pursuit of the ultimate goal.

The Idaho Horsemen have proved their mettle, and their devoted supporters will get the chance to witness their beloved team's quest for greatness on their home turf.

The Horsemen will await the finalization of the  AWFC regular season with match up between the Wenatchee valley Skyhawks and the Oregon High Desert Storm on July 1st.  The AWFC post-season will be determined with out come of the final game and availability of venues in each location.  Stay tuned for more information on the AWFC ppost-season.