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An older brother - ex-Seahawks great Marshawn Lynch - has aided Sapp-Spokane Shock running back Davonte Sapp-Lynch's confidence.
The Indoor Football League announced the end of the 2020 season amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, three weeks after the Spokane Shock were scheduled to open their season.
Spokane Shock coach Billy Back ended practice Saturday with a message his three-dozen players feared – but widely expected – to hear.
The Indoor Football League announced the postponement of its 2020 season Thursday in response to the coronavirus pandemic, 10 days before the Shock’s season-opening road game against the Bismarck Bucks.
The reborn Indoor Football League team begins practice Saturday in Post Falls at the Timber Thorns North FC indoor soccer facility.
Spokane Tribe Casino and the Shock announced their partnership on Thursday, which will include several ventures, including the new Spokane Tribe Casino Field.
As young and innovative of a playcaller Billy Back has been in his 10 years as a professional indoor football head coach, his soul is much older.
A member of the Indoor Football League, the Shock open their season on Sunday, March 22, on the road against the Bismarck Bucks before beginning their home slate at the Spokane Arena on Thursday, March 26, against the San Diego Strike Force.
The second coming of the Spokane Shock has been swift.
The Spokane Shock are back, and their Owner Sam Adams is at SWX to talk more about what to expect from the team this 2020 season.
The season is winding down in arena football leagues across the country but not in Spokane. The franchise – known as the Shock for the first 10 seasons in arenafootball2 and the Arena Football League and the Empire for two seasons in the Indoor Football League – shuttered last July for financial reasons. The organization’s 12-year run was long by most arena franchise standards, but not long enough for its diehard fans.
Adam Shackleford didn’t think coaching was in his immediate future after the Spokane Empire shuttered operations in July.
Former Spokane Empire coach Adam Shackleford is back in the Indoor Football League game as offensive coordinator and assistant head coach with the Nebraska Danger.
Spokane Empire defensive lineman John Griggs was named to the first team All-IFL team, while defensive back John Hardy-Tuliau was named to the second team, the Indoor Football League announced on Wednesday.
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Verlon Reed hit Devin Mahina with a 2-yard touchdown pass as time expired and the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles beat the Spokane Empire 45-42 on Friday, knocking the Empire from Indoor Football League playoff contention. The Empire (8-8) dropped six of their last seven games after starting the season 7-2.
Spokane has spent the last half of the Indoor Football League regular season playing its way out of the postseason. The Empire have dropped five of their last six games but the playoff door is still ajar.
The race for the second and final playoff berth in the Intense Conference will come down to the last week of the Indoor Football League regular season.
DES MOINES, Iowa – Travis Partridge threw five touchdown passes and the Iowa Barnstormers never trailed, convincingly beating the Spokane Empire 58-28 on Friday in Indoor Football League action. Partridge was 9 of 19 for 186 yards, with two interceptions, for Iowa (13-2). He also rushed for 88 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns.
The Spokane Empire will have a quarterback when the offense lines up against red-hot Iowa on Friday. But the Indoor Football League team isn’t quite ready to announce whether it will be Aaron Wilmer or Marcus McDade.
The third meeting between Spokane and Arizona on Saturday at the Arena will shape both Indoor Football League teams’ postseason plans.