The Chargers were formed in 1970 by Bobby Davis and
Don Bellamy Jr. as an independent "professional" football team in hopes of joining the Continental
Football League which went under before the Chargers had the chance to
On Aug 22, they announced the signing of ex-CFL
(Hamilton Tiger-Cat and Edmonton Eskimo) offensive tackle Warren
Desadier. Desadier, released by the BC Lions two weeks prior would
leave Oregon to suit for the Aug 29 game with the Seattle Cavaliers.
CB/LB Don Bellamy Jr.
G John Pastro
TB Jones Dyson
T Doug Kazakoff
C Derek Penman
G Bruce Armstrong T Bryan Murphy
QB Paul Grey
DB Dave Gracie
HB Peter Werry
CB Billy Robinson
FB Zoltan Sarkozy
TB/P Ron Mackie
FL Major Stevenson QB Marv Schrier
LB/G Bobby Davis K
C/LB Charlie Duke OT Stan
DT Dave Flood
G Bobby Diachuk
E Johnny Helms
E Jimmy Sikma
HB Bruce Hicks
TB Bobby Reezy
T Bobby Meneice Gary
LB Merv Killoran
E Henry Roach
TB Billy Taylor
TB Jimmy Pannell
TB Ken Vogt
DE Ted Klassen
In '71 the Chargers raced to a 10-3 record and
runner-up spot in the NWIFL only to be blasted by the Bramalea
Satellites of the Ontario Rugby Football Union Senior League 45-6 in
what was billed as the Canadian Senior League National Championship
game. BC fumbled on the first play of the game to set the tone. Bruce Cawdell was a TE
signee at 6'4" 265.
The Chargers were split into 2 teams in 1972 when
the Burnaby Barons were formed and it was a bad split for the Chargers
who became bottom-dwellers of the NIFL.
Bob Ryder missed an extra point and let the game
slip away 13-14 to the Burien Flyers in Aug, 1973. Denis Kelly
dove in for the first score then tossed the second to Jack Reiter.
Kelly quit the team before the game with Burnaby a week later. Jim
Smith took over at QB and scored the only TD in the loss to the Barons.
Bob Ryder hit 3 field goals to give the Chargers a
9-6 halftime lead over Whatcom, but Rick Jones scored twice to lead the
Lakers to a 22-9 victory.