Nicaragua: ONFA Calendar Kickoff – TOROS, LOBOS rise to the top

The ONFA: Organización Nicaragüense de Football Americano and the LNFA: Liga Nicaraguense de Football Americano didn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic stop the Momotombo Bowl II 2020. Five teams are fueling the weekly calendar games that are being played in the city of Masaya at the Complejo Deportivo Y Recreativo El Corozal.

Sunday, October 25th – Game #1 Week 1 – Toros 16 – Leones 14

Leones: Harold Sosa #33 Touchdown 6 points; Christopher Flores #18 Conversion 2 points; Johnny Rodriguez #28 Touchdown 6 points.

Leones of Managua were back on the field with a strong showing in their first game after a three year hiatus.

Toros: WR Jose Cruz #88 Touchdown 6 points; QB Meldrick Meléndez #16 Conversion 2 points; WR Jose Cruz #88 Touchdown 6 points; WR-CB Christopher Rocha #82 Conversion 2 points. 

Toros de Masaya star players of Game Week 1. Offensive Meldrick Meléndez #16 – Defensive Jean Moraga #74

Sunday, October 25th – Game #2 Week 1 – Lobos 38 – Bufalos del Sur 0
The second game of the day aligned the reigning 2019 champions, Lobos of Nicaragua with the Rivas team, Bufalos del Sur. One of the pioneers in the league, QB Rodrigo Pallais #1 of the Lobos had the opportunity to flaunt his knowledge of the game by assisting the shut-out win 38-0.
Lobos of Nicaragua

Lobos WR Luis Quintero #0 scored 2 TDs

Lobos TE Maynor Espinoza #89 caught 2 TD passes

Bufalos del Sur
Player Highlights
Lobos Defensive player, Kenneth Mendieta #4 brought grit to the game with 2 sacks, 5 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and 1 recovery.
Lobos WR Luis Quintero #0 put in the work scoring 2 touchdowns. Lobos 10 year veteran TE Maynor Espinoza #89 tied with Quintero in racking up 2 touchdowns during the game, adding more digits to his career tally.
Head Coach of Lobos, David Morales:
Being the Head Coach of Lobos is a great challenge. The game changes from year to year and we have to be updated. 2020 is a year with many challenges and opportunities. As a team we feel fortunate to have the opportunity to start a new season; even though we all are afraid of the Covid-19.
The second round kicks off Sunday, November 1 with the Toros and Lobos playing the early game while the Leones face the Nativos in the later game.
Sunday, November 1stGame Week 2
Weekly games are being live streamed on the ONFA Facebook profile. Click here.

Full LNFA schedule

LNFA President; Oscar Lopez
The LNFA today has taken a very important step by betting on the reactivation with responsibility, in consideration of the pandemic. Taking into account all the protocols for the safety of our athletes.
Our objective is to provide a competition scheme and space for participation of all teams that today have emerged in 3 different categories, having an exponential growth in the number of active athletes throughout the country.
The projection is for growth and the objective is focused on keeping the league active in the American Football and Flag Football. Setting the goal of starting in 2021 with the incorporation of the first league of Flag Football for children (ages 10 to 12) who will be the generational replacement of our organization.
LNFA Vice President; Diego Morales
ONFA is committed to the organized development of American Football, that’s why their coaches are completing a course to get the Coach certification and the Officials are receiving training.
LNFA Secretary; David Morales
Visit the links below to learn more about the LNFA/ONFA and to follow the teams.
LNFA: Liga Nicaraguense de Football Americano:

BUFALOS del Sur:

LEONES de Managua:

LOBOS Football:


TOROS de Masaya:

Iron WOLVES: An active team however not participating in the 2020 calendar.


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