Overview

The Washington Redhawks are a team in Blitz: The League I and II. They were founded during the World War II era in 1942.

History:[edit | edit source]

The Washington Redhawks joined The League in 1942 after Marshall Cooper consolidated The League from twelve teams to six teams to maximize coverage during World War II. In 1972 during an away game against the Baltimore Bearcats, Baltimore WR Lawrence Saunders is arrested for dodging the draft and Washington is able to use the disturbance to come from behind and defeat the Bearcats. Bearcats' owner Antonio Gerasi attempts to get the game results overturned and goes on to sue the federal government. He is unsuccessful, but when Saunders is killed in action in Vietnam six months later, it sparks a wave of anti-war protests. In 1976 following the Eastern-Western League merger, Washington begins play in Division I and wins the first ever combined League Championship.They fail to repeat the following year however losing to the Kansas City Crossfire. By 2004 they had fallen all the way down into Division III, a Division that was created by the 1994 merger between The League and Clive Hanson's Scrub League. They were able to make the Division III Championship game but, lost to the Carolina Copperheads. In 2006, the Redhawks make it to Division 1 and make it to the Championship game to face the Nightmare. As the Nightmare started the 1st half 21-7, Quentin Sands goes down with an injury on a blitz play in the 2nd Quarter, tearing his MCL and ACL at once, the Redhawks used it to their advantage by winning the league championship 40-28. Sometime in between the two Blitz games popular Redhawks QB Mike Mexico and DE Jacob Williams, were both arrested and put in federal prison. Williams, however, was released some time before the start of the 2009 season, while Mexico remains in jail. They would find a new QB in a former member of the player's team from the first Blitz game QB Clayton Wescott. The Redhawks would be promoted to Division II before the start of the 2007 season due to the Atlanta 404's expansion into The League, as they moved up with the 2006 Division III champions, the Vancouver Beavers.

Team Captain:

DE Jacob Williams (Blitz I)

QB Clayton Wescott (Blitz II)

Stadium: Redhawk Stadium

Washington Redhawks Roster (BtL I)
Redhawks
Quarterbacks
  • 7 Mike Mexico Qb

Running Backs

  • 26 Derick Trailer HB
  • 43 Al Thomas FB

Wide Receivers

  • 83 Omar Nolan
  • 89 Brian Fetters
  • 80 Charles Grimes

Tight Ends

  • 82 Lawrence Lawson
  • 88 Keith Colter

Offensive Line

  • 68 Sam Farley C
  • 78 Gunner Roberts G
  • 73 Omar Sampson G
Defensive Linemen
  • 94 Jacob Williams DE
  • 93 Denard Walters DE
  • 90 Julius Truman DT

Linebackers

  • 58 Fred Bates ILB
  • 55 Chris Kelly LB
  • 54 William Erickson LB
  • 52 Lawrence Gale LB

Defensive Backs

  • 24 Willy Waxman CB
  • 25 Steve Winston CB
  • 36 Derrick Jacobs FS
  • 32 Chris Bremen SS

Special Teams

  • 5 Jason Wells K
  • 16 Sam Nelson P
Washington Redhawks Roster (BtL II)
Quarterbacks
  • 11 Clayton Wescott QB

Running Backs

  • 26 Derick Trailer HB
  • 43 Al Thomas FB

Wide Receivers

  • 83 Omar Nolan WR
  • 89 Brian Fetters WR
  • 80 Charles Grimes WR

Tight Ends

  • 82 Lawrence Lawson TE
  • 88 Keith Colter TE

Offensive Line

  • 68 Sam Farley C
  • 78 Gunner Roberts G
  • 73 Omar Sampson G
Defensive Line
  • 93 Denard Walters DE
  • 94 E. Copersito DE
  • 90 Julius Truman DT

Linebackers

  • 58 Fred Bates LB
  • 96 ?. Hug LB
  • 56 ?. Bryan LB
  • 52 Lawrence Gale LB

Defensive Backs

  • 24 Willy Waxman CB
  • 25 Steve Winston CB
  • 32 Chris Bremen SS
  • 36 ?. Hosn FS

Special Teams

  • 5 Jason Wells K
  • 16 Sam Nelson P
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