2020 IFL Regular Season Week 1

SAN DIEGO, California (March 8, 2020) – The Strike Force defeated the Bismarck Bucks 50-36 in their 2020 IFL Regular Season Week 1 opener in North Dakota on Sunday, March 8.

The Bucks jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter after converting on their opening drive via a three-yard rush by Eric Lauderdale and then a nine-yard rush by quarterback Tasleem Wilson following a failed field goal attempt by the Strike Force. San Diego responded before the end of the quarter after quarterback Michael Carrillo was able to scramble and connect on a shovel pass in the flat to running back Nathaniel Chavious who sprinted up the sideline untouched for a 31-yard score.

The lead swung in the second quarter in favor of the Strike Force after a one-yard touchdown run by Chavious and a 42-yard touchdown pass from Carrillo to Marques Rodgers. The San Diego defense held the Bucks to only field-goal attempts before the half (both missed) before closing out the quarter with the 21-17 lead.

Last year’s IFL Special Teams Player of the Year Marques Rodgers made his touchdown debut for the 2020 season with a second-half kick return for a 45-yard touchdown to retake a 28-24 lead.

After a defensive stop in the end zone via an interception by rookie defensive back Daquawn Brown, San Diego failed to capitalize and fumbled the snap in the end zone resulting in a Bismarck safety. The Bucks added a 40-yard field goal by Cody Barber on their ensuing possession to give Bismarck a one-point advantage at 28-29.

Late in the fourth quarter, the Strike Force went back on top 35-29 after Carrillo found receiver Donta Armstrong on a play-action toss turned 22-yard touchdown pass but Bismarck responded with the longest scoring play in team history as Zuril Hendrick returned a missed field goal by the Strike Force for 50-yards and a score. San Diego went on to score twice to close out the game, first off a 45-yard kick return by Isaiah Bernard and then a six-yard touchdown run by Nathaniel Chavious for the 50-36 victory.

Next Saturday, March 14th the Strike Force will host the Cedar Rapids River Kings at Pechanga Arena San Diego with a 6:05 p.m. PT kickoff. Tailgate activities will begin at approximately 2:00 p.m. with doors opening at 5:00 p.m. Season and Group Tickets are still on sale for Strike Force home games starting as low as $12 per ticket. Parking is free on game days. For tickets, call or text the Strike Force at 619-340-1300 or visit for more information.


  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 FINAL
SD 7 14 7 22 50
BIS 14 3 12 7 36 



Passing: M. Carrillo (SD) 9-17, 132 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT… T. Wilson (BIS) 5-22, 36 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT…

Rushing: N. Chavious (SD) 10 rush, 39 yards, 2 TD… S. Thorton (BIS) 8 rush, 40 yards…

Receiving: M. Rodgers (SD) 3 rec, 52 yards, 1 TD… S. Thorton (BIS) 1 rec, 12 yards, 1 TD…

Defense: D. Brown (SD) 10 total tackles, 4 PBUs, 1 TFL, 1 INT… M. Green (BIS) 6 solo tackles…

Kicking: B. Crawford (SD) 0-2 FG, 6-6 XP… C. Barber (BIS) 2-5 FG, 4-4 XP…

Special Teams: M. Rodgers (SD) 3 return, 66 yards, 1 TD… I. Bernard (SD) 1 return, 45 yards, 1 TD… R. Feis (BIS) 3 return, 59 yards…

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I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Media Studies. I am also the Founder and CEO of San Diego Sports Domination. I am an award winning blogger and have been covering San Diego State Athletics and San Diego Sports for the past 10 years. I have written many guest articles and have appeared in many podcasts. I am also the team photographer for the San Diego Silverbacks, San Diego Surf (WPSL) and San Diego Strike Force. At my day job, I am a Live Coverage and Studio Coordinator at STN Digital a Digital Marketing Agency that works in the Sports & Entertainment Industry. We work with the biggest sports & entertainment companies in the world.

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