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1983

PK Keith Bassham

QB Geoff Stenson

QB Marvin Barkum

TE Kevin Oberstaller

NT Billy Joe Winchester

LB Tony Mims

DE Ken Wilson

RB Scott Withers

DE Ralph Balducci

WR Mark Pitassi

WR John Lucas

 

  Oregon City Steelheads (1981-1982) Portland Steelheads (1983)

 

Years of Operation: 1981-1983

 

Overall Record

 

First Game:

 

First Win:

 

Final Game:

League Affiliation:  

 

Northwest International Football Alliance (1982-1983)

Pacific Northwest Professional Football League (1981)

 

 

Team Headquarters: 2610 SE Gladstone, Portland, OR 97202

Owner: Florestine Williams (1983)

 

General Manager: Joe Johns

 

Coaches: Kim Johns, Ed Allen, Elton O'Bryant, Ed Semperboni (1983)

 

Home Field(s):

Titles Won

1983 NIFA Championship

 

1981 Schedule/Results (5-3):

 

Honors

 

All-League

Geoff Steenson, QB - NIFA 1983

Harry Washington, WR - NIFA 1981

All-America

 

Players in 1981:

QB Reggie Ogburn (Oregon)

QB Geoff Steenson

WR Harry Washington (SF 49ers)

RB Seth Hill

WR Percy Grogans (Oregon State)

QB Steve Smith (Oregon State)

 

Drag racing star D.J. Januzzi signed with the Steelheads instead of going to college after playing as an All-American defensive tackle in high school.

 

Oct of 1981 former Duck QB Reggie Ogburn signed to play bolstering the team's lineup which already included former State QB Steve Smith and Geoff Steenson.

 

It was reported that the owners put in an estimated $80,000 to operate and recruit the best players.  Florestine Williams is one of the few black women to own a semi pro football team in the 80's.

 

Aug 15 - @ Pierce County Bengals

 7-18

Aug 22 - Puget Sound Kings

W

Aug 29 - West Seattle Hornets

W

Sept 5 - Seattle Cavaliers

W

Sept 12 - Pierce County Bengals

7-21

Sept 19 - @ Skagit Valley Raiders

W

Oct 3 - Seattle Cavaliers

28-13

Oct 10 - @ Pierce County Bengals

3-13

Oct 17 - British Columbia Blue Bombers

 

Oct 24 - @ Puget Sound Kings

 

Nov 7 - Pierce County Bengals

 
   
1982 Schedule/Results (12-1):  
Aug 14 @ West Seattle Warhawks 41-0
Aug 28 - King County Vikings 19-2
  W
  W
Sep 11 - West Seattle Warhawks 13-0
  W
  W
Oct 23 - King County Vikings 34-6
Oct 31 - West Seattle Warhawks * 44-15
 Nov 13 - Washington County Grizzlies ** 14-27
   

1983 Schedule/Results (11-1):

 
Aug 6 - West Seattle Warhawks 19-16
Aug 13 - Washington County Grizzlies 18-7

Aug 20 - Spokane Fury

0-22

Skagit Valley Raiders W
Sep 10 - Seattle Cavaliers 16-6
Sep 24 - West Seattle Warhawks 24-21

Oct 1 - Spokane Fury

17-14

Oct 8 - Pacific Coast Vikings 33-0
Oct 29 - West Seattle Warhawks * 40-15
Nov 6 - Spokane Fury ** 24-3
   
 * NIFL Playoffs   
 ** NIFL Championship   
   
   
   
   
   
 

 

   
   
   
   

 

Photos

Melvin Barkum (Mississippi State) Dallas Cowboys

Kevin Oberstaller (Oregon State)

Billy Joe Winchester (Arizona State)

Tony Mims (Portland State)

 

News Releases

 
 
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