Northwest Football League 1982-1989

Northwest Football League 1982

*Oregon City Steelheads8800221351.000
*Beaverton Grizzlies862017988.750
*Burlington Raiders8530132126.625
*West Seattle Warhawks8350132147.375
Burien Vikings8350114147.375
Seattle Cavaliers826074182.250
Bremerton Chiefs817086171.125
Northwest Football League Standings 1982 [Reference: 1]

Reference: [1]

DateHome TeamAway Team
31.10.1982Oregon City Steelheads44West Seattle Warhawks15
31.10.1982Beaverton Grizzlies22Burlington Raiders6
NWFL Championship
13.11.1982Oregon City Steelheads14Beaverton Grizzlies27
Northwest Football League Playoffs 1982 [Reference: 1]

Reference: [1]

Northwest Football League 1983

*Portland Steelheads7700152711.000
*Spokane Fury642011079.667
*Burlington Raiders743014494.571
*West Seattle Warhawks743011794.571
Astoria Vikings7430116171.571
Seattle Cavaliers71605888.143
Beaverton Grizzlies707079172.000
Northwest Football League Standings 1983 [Reference: 1]

Reference: [1]

DateHome TeamAway Team
29.10.1983Spokane Fury26Burlington Raiders15
30.10.1983Portland Steelheads41West Seattle Warhawks13
NWFL Championship
06.11.1983Portland Steelheads24Spokane Fury3
Northwest Football League Playoffs 1983 [Reference: 1]

Reference: [1]

Northwest Football League 1984

*Auburn Panthers88001831101.000
*Spokane Fury8530183100.625
*Eastside Express8530217149.625
*Skagit Valley Raiders8530178129.625
Sno-King Blue Knights8530153139.625
West Seattle Warhawks844063106.500
Vancouver Grizzlies8350170172.375
Peninsula Pioneers817068179.125
Seattle Cavaliers808044150.000
Northwest Football League Standings 1984 [Reference: 1]

Reference: [1]

DateHome TeamAway Team
27.10.1984Auburn Panthers12Skagit Valley Raiders6
27.10.1984Spokane Fury32Bellevue Express16
NWFL Championship
03.11.1984Auburn Panthers20Spokane Fury12
Norhwest Football League Playoffs 1984 [Reference: 1]

[1] Note: Eastside Express & Bellevue Express are the same team.

Northwest Football League 1985

Northern Division
*Spokane Fury10730263119.700
Sno-King Blue Knights10730274134.700
Skagit Valley Raiders10370145217.300
Seattle Cavaliers10010021330.000
Southern Division
*Auburn Panthers101000274541.000
*Salem Stars10730212222.700
West Seattle Warhawks10460143141.400
Eastside Express10280106228.200
Northwest Football League Standings 1985 [Reference: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
19.10.1985Auburn Panthers36Everett Blue Knights 3
20.10.1985Spokane Fury7Salem Stars33
NWFL Championship
26.10.1985Auburn Panthers19Salem Stars3
Northwest Football League Playoffs 1985 [Reference: 1]

Reference: [1] Note: Everett Blue Knights known as Sno-King Blue Knights for sponsorship reasons.

Northwest Football League 1986

*Auburn Panthers121200503431.000
*Eastside Express12840283161.667
*Skagit Valley Raiders12840400195.667
*West Seattle Warhawks12840209141.667
Salem Stars12390117269.250
Seattle Cavaliers12210083405.167
Sno-King Blue Knights12111073454.083
Northwest Football League Standings 1986 [Reference: 1]

Reference: [1]

DateHome TeamAway Team
25.10.1986Auburn Panthers28Eastside Express0
26.10.1986Skagit Valley Raiders20West Seattle Warhawks0
NWFL Championship
01.11.1986Auburn Panthers52Skagit Valley Raiders7
Northwest Football League Playoffs 1986 [Reference: 1]

NWFL 1987

*Auburn Panthers15141015199
Southside Warhawks11830
Skagit Valley Raiders10460152196.400
Eastside Express5140.200
Seattle Cavaliers1019023279.100
Snohomish County Blue Knights
Northwest Football League 1987 [Reference: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
1987Auburn Panthers34Eastside Express10
1987Southside Warhawks ??0Skagit Valley Raiders2
NWFL Championship
31.10.1987Auburn Panthers7Skagit Valley Raiders6
Northwest Football League Playoffs 1987 [Reference: 1]

NWFL 1988

Eastside Express1212001.000
Southside Warhawks
West Seattle Steelers
Snohomish County Blue Knights
Salem Pioneers
Pierce County Bengals
Northwest Football League Standings 1988 [Reference: 3]

NWFL 1989

*Portland Thunderbolts8800236671.000
*Pierce County Bengals862027080.750
Vancouver Warhawks8440102125.500
Snohomish County Blue Knights8260109183.250
Shelton-Burien Raiders80800252.000
Northwest Football League Standings 1989 [Reference: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
NWFL Championship
14.10.1989Portland Thunderbolts23Pierce County Bengals20
Northwest Football League Playoffs 1989 [Reference: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
AFA Playoffs
28.11.1989DuPage Eagles33Portland Thunderbolts14
AFA Playoffs 1989 [Reference: 1]


The Northwest Football League was a Semi-Pro Football League operating in Washington State and Oregon State (USA) & British Columbia (Canada) from 1971 until 2010 when it was replaced by the Greater Northwest Football Association. It includes the histories of a number of successive leagues, such as the Northwest International Football League 1971-1973, the Northwest Football League of 1974-1979, the Northwest International Alliance 1980-1981, the Pacific Northwest Football League 1980, and the Northwest Football League 1982-2010.


Internet Archive

[1] Northwest Football League (1999) NWFL Archives | League Standings 1979-1986 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 29 November 2019]


[2] Greater Northwest Football Alliance (2019) Greater Northwest Football Schedule 1987 Standings [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 8 October 2018]

[3] Greater Northwest Football Alliance (2019) Greater Northwest Football Schedule 1988 Standings [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 8 October 2018]


Thanks to Todd Zboyan & Brianna Wallace

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