Roy Price 2007 OFL Defensive MVP
Coaching Staff of the Year 2007
Chris Engles, QB OFL: 2007 2nd
Smith, RB OFL: 2007 2nd
Mike Greene, WR OFL: 2007 2nd
Matt Ray, OL OFL: 2007 1st
Taylor, OL OFL: 2007 Hon Men
Pedro Joyner, CB OFL: 2007 2nd; 2008 2nd; 2009 2nd;
PR/KR 2007 Hon Men; 2009 Hon Men; Utility 2008 Hon Men
Roy Price, LB OFL: 2007 1st; 2008 Hon Men
Dustin Tuggle, LB OFL: 2007 1st
Merick, DL OFL: 2007 2nd
Zack Glist, P/K OFL: 2007 1st
Jediah Pickles, OL OFL 2008 Hon Men
Mike Wild, LB OFL 2008 1st
Chad Frost, DL OFL 2008 Hon Men
Jake Klein, LB OFL 2009 Hon Men
When the Central Oregon Stampede ownership decided to leave the sport,
the hole was filled by the High Desert Lightning. After an 0-3
start, the Lightning found their stride reeling off 6 consecutive wins
enroute to the OFL Championship. In a hard fought battle the
Outlaws prevailed, but it cost Oregon a shot at the GNFA playoffs due to
too many injuries.
The Lightning stepped up as a replacement representative for the OFL
adding a few of the Outlaws and Monarchs players but to no avail as the
Shockers steamrolled the Lightning/OFL select team 47-2.
The 2008 squad had an average showing that wasn't helped by being the
recipient of two forfeit wins including one the week before meeting the
Oregon Monarchs. The two weeks off may have cost High Desert some
2009 fell below team expectations during a 1-7 campaign that began and
ended with blowouts to the Klamath Crusaders.
2010 started off much better with an early season win over the Vipers,
but again Klamath derailed things with a dominate victory in week 2 and
sent the Lightning on a spiral that resulted in eight straight defeats.
2011 continued the string of losses with opening shut outs in their
first four of five games. The season ended at 0-10 and prior to
kick off of the 2012 season in March, team officials announced the shut
down of the team due to lack of participation on and off the field.