(INDIO) – The November 2016 poll released by National Football Events, a Chicago-based governing organization that sanctions national polls and post-season competition for AAA professional football, delivered a clear message on what the country thinks about fall California developmental competition.

There’s the undefeated, #11-ranked SoCal Coyotes (7-0, #1 in the Western Region), and not much else, which is why the Coyotes seek a national 2017  schedule in search of better competition.

november-west-region-nfe-1-0The Coyotes, preparing for post-season play, are the only team in the entire state of California that even appears in NFE’s Top 30. The Coyotes played more ranked opponents than any other team in the polls – and beat them all.

After exposing paper champions like the California Raiders and Vegas Trojans by a combined score of 112-12, and polishing off the once-feared Inglewood Blackhawks to crown their regular season, the Coyotes are the nation’s only team with just seven wins in the Top 20.

In the Western Region, NFE ranks the Coyotes #1, followed by the #2 Puyallup Nation Kings of Western Washington. The Coyotes blew out their once-ranked 2016 opponents, who fell out of the national poll, and can only be found in a race for third place in the Western Region.

COYOTE DOMINANCE – The 2016 Coyotes, led by the best rookie class in franchise history, dominated opponents, including four shut-outs. The ‘Darkside Defense’ was by far the league’s best, holding three teams to negative total yards from scrimmage. In their final Game 7 victory over the Inglewood Blackhawks, the Coyotes only dressed 24 players and played their third-string offensive line – and still won. The Coyotes ‘Darkside Defense’ dominated the Blackhawks, allowing Inglewood only 82 total yards from scrimmage.

THIRST FOR BEST COMPETITION – For the sake of player development, the Coyotes organization sought competition in a league that promoted itself as the country’s best. Only the Coyotes delivered, and carved it up like a Thanksgiving turkey. The Coyotes outscored opponents 406-43, with four of the league’s teams begging for the mercy rule, unheard of from the best in developmental football, and rarely used outside of Pop Warner.

STOP THE CLOCK – Of their seven games, the Coyotes only played three full games, thanks to four opponents demanding running clocks, both home and away. Vegas, losing by 40, demanded a running clock in the fourth quarter, before the Trojan Gang eventually lost, 56-12. The Raiders demanded a running clock for the entire second half, before the silver and black went on their backs, 56-0. The Eagles, who lost 86-0, invoked the mercy rule in the second quarter. The San Diego Thunder demanded a running clock at home in the first quarter, before losing 48-0 in a blasting that literally lasted only 88 minutes from start to painful finish.

TWENTY-GAME WIN STREAK – The Coyotes are riding a 20-game Fall winning streak that dates back two seasons to 2015. The team has never lost to the Raiders, and haven’t lost to the Trojans or Thunder since 2013. The Coyotes are the only team in Blackhawk history to beat Inglewood four times period, much less four times in a row.

DID YOU KNOW? – The last Coyote fall loss was August 8, 2015, a 17-16 road upset to the San Diego Stallions. The Coyotes would avenge that loss during a record-setting 13-game win streak, before claiming the last LCFL title in Jackie Robinson Stadium, the very home of the Inglewood Blackhawks.

STILL LCFL CHAMPS – The LCFL, once considered the plum of all Southern California football competition, last played on December 6, 2015, when the Coyotes routed Inglewood 31-14 in Jackie Robinson Stadium to claim the league’s championship. The SoCal Coyotes remain, to this day, the reigning, defending 2015 LCFL champions.

-Scott Alvarez, Quality Control & Director of Film

CONVEYOR BELT OF CHARACTER – The four-time champion SoCal Coyotes non-profit sports leadership organization is a conveyor belt of character, competence, and connection, delivering life-changing leadership skills to more than 30,000 Coachella Valley youth each year through an array of programs, camps, clinics and expos.

SEVENTY PLAYERS EACH YEAR earn the distinction of ‘Defending the Shield’ in the uniform of the SoCal Coyotes. Many will earn a shot with NFL, CFL or AFL opportunities, or graduate into business careers.

FAITH, FAMILY, FOOTBALL is the real mission of the Coyotes – and not surprisingly, something that dates back to the great Vince Lombardi in 1959. More than game tape. More than a weight room. More than a 40 time. The Coyote mission reaches far beyond the actual gridiron, deep into the development of young athletes as fathers, husbands, and men.

DISCOVER how The Pro Football Educator, operated by former Denver Broncos GM and two-time Super Bowl winner Ted Sundquist, selected the SoCal Coyotes as America’s #1 Developmental Pro Football Program.

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For more information, email SVP Ron DiGrandi at [email protected].

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