Super 8 Crossing South Episode

The Super 8 Baja League was recently spotlighted on a travel show named “Crossin South” which highlights local sports,food,events,and tourists spots all across Baja California, Mexico.

 

 

The Arena Championship Series

The Super 8 Arena Championship

The Arena Championship Series is another step in the Super 8’s expansion into the USA,with the Duo Sports Thundercats (2011 So Cal Arena Tournament Champions and 4 Time Super 8 Champions in Mexico), Desert Sentinels and High Desert 49ers playing a round robin tournament kicking off Saturday,January 16, 2016 at Sportsplex USA in Santee,California.

The first match up on the 16th is the Duo Sports Thundercats vs.Desert Sentinels,the winner will play the following week January 23 vs. the High Desert 49ers.

Duo Sports Thundercats 2015 Super 8 Baja Bowl Champions!!!

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The Duo Sports Thundercats claimed their 4th Super 8 Arena Championship on December 19, 2015 defeating the Diablos Ensenada 43-36.

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The Duo Sports Thundercats Win 4th Baja Bowl in Mexico

 

Los Duo Sports Thundercats ganan su 4to Super 8 Arena Campeonato el 19 de Diciembre,2015 contra los Diablos Ensenada 43-36.

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El cetro se fue a San Diego

Week 1/Semana 1- Thundercats vs. Bufalos

S8LogoWeek 1 of the Regular Season started Saturday night, October 17 in Mexicali, Baja California where the 2015 Summer Season Champion Bufalos Mexicali hosted the 2013, 2014 Summer, 2014 Winter Champion Duo Sports Thundercats. The Bufalos started the game strong and looked to be picking up where they left off at the end of the Summer season jumping out to a 12-0 lead on the strength of 2 Paul Haro TD runs. The Thundercats stuck back when Justin Mc Kenzie found Christian Alanzo-Osorio for on an 11 yard TD pass to cut the lead to 12-6. A Safety on a botched snap in the endzone put the Bufalos up 14-6 before Justin Mc Kenzie found Christian Alonzo-Osorio again on a 37 yard TD pass to cut it to 14-12. However just before half QB Achilles Pulido ran in an 6 yard TD plus the extra point to push the score the 21-12 in favor of the Bufalos at the half. The second half started with some defensive fireworks by the Thundercats as RB/LB Manny Pires scored on a 39 yard interception return for a TD followed by a PAT to cut the lead to 21-18 Bufalos. After a defensive stand the Thundercats took over again and QB Justin Mc Kenzie on a well times scramble scored from 11 yards out to put the Thundercats out in front 25-21 following the extra point. On the following possesion WR/DB Christian Alonzo-Osorio came up with an interception in the endzone setting up a Phillip Williams 31 yard TD and after the PAT a 32-21 Thundercats lead. Paul Haro and the Bufalos were not done and scored on the first play from scrimmage on their next possession. The fireworks in the 4th quarter continued as Mc Kenzie to Alonzo-Osorio connected for a third time to extend the lead to 40-21 on a 39 yard scoring strike followed by a 2point conversion. The Bufalos then recorded another safety on a bad Thundercats snap to make it 40-23, scored on the ensuinwith a TD pass from Pulido to Haro followed the 2 point conversion to push it to 40-31 Thundercats. Another stop and the Bufalos scored on Pulido to Shava TD pass to cut the lead to 40-37 late in the 4th quarter. With only about a minute left in the game Mc Kenize connected to Manny Pires on a screen pass that went 41 yards for the score plus the conversion to put the Thundercats up 47-37, on the ensuing drive DB Eder Espinosa recorded the Thundercats 3rd interception on the day to seal the deal.

 

Duo Sports Thundercats 47- Bufalos Mexicali 37

Fall Season Preview/Temporada Otono

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The Super 8 Football League for the second year in a row is running 2 seasons, this year the Fall season kicks off in October and finish in December with the newly named Baja Bowl to replace last year’s Winter Bowl Championship. This also is possibly the most complete and competitive Super 8 season to date. 5 of the 6 teams in entered in this fall season have play off experience and 3 of the 6 have won Super 8 championships. Here is a preview of the season and the 6 teams playing this winter:

 

Bufalos Mexicali- The Bufalos are coming off winning the 2015 Super 8 Bowl Championship for the summer season. Led by WR/DB/Return man Paul Haro, QB/DE Achilles Pulido, and Coach/Offensive Lineman Daniel Lopez the Bufalos  are coming into this winter season after having the league’s top rated defense and number 2 rated offense. A key to the Bufalos success is WR/DB Paul Haro’s return skills as he has led the league in kick returns the past 2 seasons.

Duo Sports Thundercats- The Thundercats are coming off their 4th consecutive finals appearance winning Super 8 Bowl’s II and III as well as last year’s Winter Bowl Championship, the Thundercats streak ended in Super 8 Bowl IV with a loss to the Bufalos. The Thundercats have reloaded for the fall season and are coming into the season with the leagues top rated offense led by QB Justin Mc Kenzie, WR Phillip Williams, and new addition WR Christian Osorio. The Thundercats which was the league’s second ranked defense is led by LB Arturo Rosales and DB Richard Osuna. The key to the Thundercats will be increasing their production on the ground QB Justin Mc Kenzie has led the team in Rushing TD’s the last 3 seasons and with RB’s Andrew Follins, Manny Pires, and Didier Valdez the T-Cats are looking to increase their production on the ground.

Diablos Ensenada- The Diablos have been active playing 11 man in the USA but have returned to Arena in Baja this year, the Diablos were the Super 8 I Bowl champions and runners up at Super 8 Bowl III. Led by QB Julin Malagamba and Defensive End Pepe Sanchez this veteran squad is is back and ready to compete for the championship. Keys to the Diablos season are finding new targets for QB Julin Malagamba as a few of their old stars have retired, lucky for the Diablos they still have a solid offensive line and a stong defense it will be interesting to see how they fair in the new more competetive Super 8.

All Blacks Tijuana- The All Blacks first season was last winter so this marks their 3rd season and 1 year anniversary of the team. The All Blacks have bee a play off qualifier since season 1 and have mixed it up with the best teams in the league however this year will be the toughest in this young team’s history as there are 5 solid teams fighting for only 4 play off spots. Keys to the All Blacks season will rely on breaking in a new QB and getting the ball to their top WR/DB Roberto Ramirez (also the league’s second leading  kick returner), and establishing their power run game with RB/DE Puma and LB/FB Palomilla.  Palomilla and LB Valdez  lead a solid run defense.

Siervos Tijuana- The Siervos are a defense first team led by LB Ruzzo and a host of solid defensive lineman, RB’s Abel Torres and Ever Lopez have been the top ball carriers for the Siervos for years in their mostly ground oriented offense. The Siervos have been a play off team since their days under previous names Aztecs and Galgos where they lost Super 8 Bowl I and have been smi finalist the past 2 summer seasons. This will be their first Fall/Winter season but the Siervos are coming off possibly their best season overall and are looking to push for their first championship. Keys to the Siervos Season are building a solid secondary to match their tough run defense and to find or develop a QB to add some passing to their solid ground game.

Krakens Rosarito- The Krakens are in their first season and have a lot to prove, they are a new team in a new city for the league and stepping into the league at a time when it will be the most competetive season in league history. Coach/Lineman Kevin Martinez is leading a young but tough group of youngsters who are looking to make a splash in the 5 year old league. We will learn alot about the Krakens this season as they will face all veteran teams with play off and championship experience. The keys to Krakens season is to just be competitive and learn the arena game.

 

 

El Super 8 Liga de Fútbol para el segundo año consecutivo se está ejecutando 2 temporadas, este año la temporada de otoño comienza en Octubre y termina en Diciembre con el recién nombrado Baja Bowl para reemplazar Campeonato Winter Bowl del año pasado. Esto también es posiblemente la estación más completa y competitiva Super 8 hasta la fecha. 5 de los 6 equipos inscritos en esta temporada de otoño tienen play off experiencia y 3 del 6 han ganado Super 8 campeonatos. Aquí está una vista previa de la temporada y los 6 equipos que juegan este invierno:

Búfalos Mexicali- El Búfalos se viene de ganar el 2015 Super 8 Campeonato de Tazón para la temporada de verano. Liderados por el hombre WR / DB / Return Paul Haro, QB / DE Aquiles Pulido, y el entrenador / Jugador de línea ofensiva Daniel López los Búfalos están entrando en esta temporada de invierno después de tener altas calificaciones de defensa de la liga y el número 2 delito nominal. Una clave para el éxito es Búfalos habilidades retorno WR / DB Pablo de Haro ya que ha liderado la liga en el saque devuelve las últimas 2 temporadas.

Duo Deportes Thundercats- Los Thundercats vienen de su cuarta final consecutiva apariencia ganadora II de Super 8 Bowl y III, así como Campeonato de Tazón de invierno del año pasado, la racha Thundercats terminó en Super 8 Tazón IV con una derrota ante el Búfalos. Los Thundercats han recargado para la temporada de otoño y están entrando en la temporada con las ligas más votados ofensiva liderada por el mariscal de campo Justin Mc Kenzie, WR Phillip Williams, y la nueva adición WR cristiana Osorio. El Thundercats que era defensa segundo clasificado de la liga está liderado por LB Arturo Rosales y DB Richard Osuna. La clave de los Thundercats será el aumento de su producción en el mariscal de campo de tierra Justin Mc Kenzie ha llevado al equipo en yardas por tierra de TD las últimas 3 temporadas y con RB Andrew Follins, Manny Pries, y Didier Valdez los T-Cats se busca aumentar su producción en el piso.

Diablos Ensenada- Los Diablos han estado activos jugando 11 hombre en los EE.UU., pero han vuelto a Arena en Baja este año, los Diablos fueron los campeones del Super 8 I Bowl y postores en Super 8 Bowl III. Liderados por QB Julin Malagamba y el ala defensiva Pepe Sánchez este equipo veterano está de regreso y listo para competir por el campeonato. Claves para la temporada Diablos están encontrando nuevos objetivos para QB Julin Malagamba como algunas de sus viejas estrellas se han retirado, por suerte para los Diablos todavía tienen una línea ofensiva sólida y una defensa stong que será interesante ver cómo justo en el nuevo más competitivos Super 8.

All Blacks Tijuana El All Blacks primera temporada fue el pasado invierno por lo que esta marca su tercera temporada y 1 año de aniversario del equipo. Los All Blacks tienen abeja un play off de clasificación desde la temporada 1 y se han mezclado para arriba con los mejores equipos de la liga, sin embargo este año será el más duro de la historia de este joven equipo, ya que hay 5 equipos sólidos que luchan por sólo 4 jugar fuera de los puntos. Claves para la temporada de All Blacks dependerán de romper en un nuevo mariscal de campo y conseguir la bola a su principal WR / DB Roberto Ramírez (también segundo líder regresador de patadas de la liga), y el establecimiento de su juego terrestre de poder con RB / DE Puma y LB / FB Palomilla. Palomilla y LB Valdez llevan una defensiva terrestre sólido.

Siervos Tijuana El Siervos son un primer equipo de la defensa liderada por LB Ruzzo y una serie de liniero defensivo sólido, de RB Abel Torres y Ever López han sido los portadores de bolas superiores para el Siervos durante años en su ofensiva en su mayoría de tierra orientada. Los Siervos han sido un equipo play off ya que sus días bajo nombres anteriores aztecas y Galgos donde perdieron Super 8 Bowl y han sido finalista gar las últimas 2 temporadas de verano. Esta será su primera temporada de otoño / invierno, pero los Siervos están saliendo posiblemente su mejor temporada en general y están buscando para presionar por su primer campeonato. Claves para la Temporada Siervos están construyendo una sólida secundaria para que coincida con su dura defensiva terrestre y para encontrar o desarrollar un mariscal de campo para añadir un poco de pasada a su juego de tierra firme.

Krakens Rosarito- El Krakens están en su primera temporada y tienen mucho que demostrar, son un nuevo equipo en una nueva ciudad de la liga y entrar en la liga en un momento en que será la temporada más competitivos en la historia de la liga. Entrenador / instalador de líneas Kevin Martínez lidera un grupo joven pero difícil de jóvenes que están buscando para hacer un chapoteo en la liga de 5 años. Vamos a aprender mucho sobre la Krakens esta temporada, ya que se enfrentarán todos los equipos de veteranos con el play off y la experiencia de campeonato. Las claves de la temporada Krakens es simplemente ser competitivos y aprender el juego de la arena.

Super 8 Season Finale/ Fin de temporada regular Super 8

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The Duo Sports Thundercats sit at 4-0 heading into the final regular season game of the 2015 Super 8 Summer Season; Sunday, August 16 vs. Siervos Tijuana. The Siervos head into the season finale 2-2 and locked into the 4th seed in the play offs where they will face the #1 Thundercats again.

 

The other Semi-final the weekend of the 22nd will be the All-Blacks heading to Mexicali to face the #2 ranked Bufalos Mexicali. The Bufalos are 4-1 with their only loss coming to the Thundercats in the season opener in Rosarito.

In the 5th and 6th place relegation round the Cuervos Tijuana will face the Lynx Tijuana in a 2 game series also starting this weekend and finishing the following weekend

 

Los Duo Sports Thundercats quedan con una marca 4-0 en la ultima semana de la temporada regular de la Super 8 temporada verano y tienen su ultima partido contra los Siervos Tijuana. Los Siervos quedan con una marca 2-2 en 4to lugar para los play offs. En los play offs ellos van a jugar contra los Thundercats de nuevo.

La otra semi final para el fin de semana de Agosto 21,22,23 seria los All-Blacks Tijuan contra los Bufalos de Mexicali. Los Bufalos estan en segunda lugar con una marca 4-1 con su solo derrota en semana 1 contra los Thundercats en Rosarito.

En los play offs de relegacion los Cuervos de Tijuana juegan contra Lynx Tijuana el 15 de Agosto y el 22 de Agosto.

Big 4 Arena Football Series!

The Big 4 is a series of games to be held in San Diego as a way to introduce the Super 8 style of play to Thundercats fans. Each week will feature the Thundercats and a combination of other teams playing at La Mesa Indoor Soccer also known as the “Thunderdome”.

 

 

Representing the Super 8:

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Duo Sports Thundercats

Duo Sports Thundercats

The Thundercats are the founding team of the Super 8 and have played this style in the USA and Mexico and against teams from Mexico, California, Nevada, and Arizona. The Thundercats have won Arena tournaments and championships in 2011, 2013, Summer 2014, and Winter 2014/2015.

Desert Sentinels

Desert Sentinels

The Desert Sentinels were founded in 2014 and have quickly become a strong team in the Super 8, like the Thundercats the Sentinels play games in both the US and Mexico and in their short history have already managed to play against a Vegas team as well.

 

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Los Angeles Hilltoppers

Los Angeles Hilltoppers

The Los Angeles Hilltoppers for the past 2 seasons have been members of the LCFL, this summer they have decided to take the opportunity to try their hand at arena football.

 

Vegas Hawks

Vegas Hawks

The Vegas Hawks are a new franchise in Las Vegas that started this year in Spring as members of the WWFL. This Summer they will be playing Arena in Vegas as well as in California before playing 11 man in the Fall along with the Thundercats in the Pac West Football League.

2015 Super 8 Season / Super 8 Temporada 2015

10378207_1545248759045177_2010222216677056541_nThe Super 8 2015 season will consist of 8 teams and begins July 4 in Rosarito or Tecate, Baja California with the Super 8 Quadruple header. The regular season will end August 15th and the top 4 teams will advance to the playoffs for a shot at Super 8 Bowl IV, the 4 teams that don’t qualify for the play offs will play for the 1st ever Super 8 Divison 2 championship. The Super 8 Bowl and the Division 2 championship games will be held August 29. The Super 8 All Star Game will be held September 5th.

 

The California/Baja California Championship game will be held September 12th as the Super 8 Champion will take on the California Arena Champion at a location to be announced.

 

La temporada de Super 8 2015 constará de 8 equipos y comienza el 4 de julio en Rosarito o Tecate, Baja California con el encabezado Cuádruple Super 8. La temporada regular terminará 15 de agosto y los 4 mejores equipos avanzarán a los playoffs por un tiro en Super 8 Tazón IV, los 3 equipos que no califican para los play offs jugarán por la primera vez en Super 8 Divison 2 campeonato. El Super 8 Bowl y la División 2 partidos del campeonato se llevará a cabo el 29 de agosto El Super 8 Juego de Estrellas se llevará a cabo 05 de septiembre.

El juego de Campeonato de California / Baja California se llevará a cabo 12 de septiembre como el campeón del Super 8 se enfrentará a la Campeona Arena California en un lugar que se anunciará.

California Arena Football League

California Arena Football League

 

The first ever Duo Sports Arena World Cup will be held in Tijuana, Baja California from September 14- September 20.

 

El Duo Sports Arena primera Copa Mundial se llevará a cabo en Tijuana, Baja California a partir de septiembre 14- 20 de septiembre.

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The end of the 2014 Winter Season/ El fin del temporada del Invierno 2014

10378207_1545248759045177_2010222216677056541_nThe 2014 Winter season ended with the Duo Sports Thundercats finishing 8-0 and claiming the Winter Bowl Championship, with the Bufalos Mexicali in 2nd winning the International Bowl with a record of 4-2. The All Blacks Tijana came in 3rd with an impressive first season finishing 2-5, the US squad Desert Sentinels 1-3, and the Titanes CUT finished 0-5.

The first Super 8 All Star Game was played Janary 21 with the East Team (Bufalos & Sentinels) defeating the West Team (Thundercats & Titanes) 45-30.

Preparations now turn towards the 2015 Summer Season which will be the biggest season yet with 8 teams playing from Ensenada to Palm Springs.

 

La temporada de invierno 2014 terminó con los Thundercats Duo Deportes terminar 8-0 y reclamar el Campeonato de Tazón de invierno, con el Búfalos Mexicali en segundo ganar el International Bowl con un récord de 4-2. El All Blacks Tijana llegó en tercero con una impresionante primera temporada de terminar 2-5, los EE.UU. escuadrón Desierto Centinelas 1-3, y el Titanes CUT terminaron 0-5.

El primer Super 8 All Star Game se jugó Janary 21 con el equipo de Oriente (Búfalos y Centinelas) derrotando al equipo de West (Thundercats y Titanes) 45-30.

Los preparativos se dirige ahora hacia el 2015 la temporada de verano, que será la temporada más importante aún, con 8 equipos que juegan de Ensenada a Palm Springs.

Super 8 USA Teams and 2014 Season!

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Los Angeles Hilltoppers

Los Angeles Hilltoppers

Vegas Cobras

Las Vegas Cobras

Desert Sentinels

Desert Sentinels

Duo Sports Thundercats

Duo Sports Thundercats

 

The 2014 Super 8 Arena season kicks off November 22 and finish on January 10. The Super 8 comes back to the US after 3 years in Mexico, the last Super 8 USA game was played in San Diego when the Duo Sports Thundercats took on the Tuscon Trojans back in 2011.

Week 1- November 22
Desert Sentinels @ Duo Sports Thundercats
Las Vegas Cobras @ Los Angeles Hilltoppers

Week 2- November 29
Desert Sentinels @ Los Angeles Hilltoppers
Duo Sports Thundercats @ Las Vegas Cobras

Week 3- December 6
Los Angeles Hilltoppers @ Duo Sports Thundercats
BYE Desert Sentinals, Las Vegas Cobras

Week 4- December 13
Duo Sports Thundercats @ Desert Sentinels
Los Angeles Hilltoppers @ Las Vegas Cobras

Week 5- December 20
Las Vegas Cobras @ Desert Sentinels
BYE Duo Sports Thundercats , Los Angeles Hilltoppers

Semi Finals- January 3
#4 @ #1
#3 @ #2

Championship January 10
3rd Place game
Championship game