Capital City Fury ride nation’s best winning streak into Norcal Championship against Central Valley Hurricanes
The Capital City Fury have strung together 24 consecutive wins – which seems to be tied for the longest active winning streak in the nation at the developmental level – and two consecutive Pacific Coast Football League Championships and they’re easily among the best teams in the nation.
The Fury, which are from the Sacramento area, are owned by Leebo Jefferson, who attributes his team’s success to much more than just talent.
“We’ve been successful because of our coaching and players buying into the system,” Jefferson told Developmental Football USA. “We’re more of a family, we’re not just a team. We take care of each other. Everybody buys in, everybody has each other’s back and they listen to the coaches. The product on the field, that’s what they get from putting in the hard work every day. Everybody is held accountable and there’s no slacking off from first string to third string.”
This Saturday, Northern California will have a chance to witness a battle of champions as the Fury take on the Central Valley Hurricanes (12-0) – another unbeaten team that recently brought Central Valley its first ever championship when they took home the West Coast Football Alliance trophy.
“They’re undefeated in their league and we’re undefeated in our league, so it should be a good one,” Jefferson said. “I think we’re prepared for it. I believe it’s a little different match-up. We’re more battle-tested than they are. I think. We’ve gone through a lot of tough teams. We played South Beach twice, we had to get through them twice, once in the season and in the conference championship and the South Bay Patriots. We had to play them twice, once in the season and again in the championship. It’s going to be a tough game, they’re not 12-0 for no reason.”
The Fury saw their winning streak get threated in just the second week of the season as they squeaked out a three-point win against the Outlaws in a back-and-forth game, which they pulled out by kicking a 45-yard field goal.
Offensively, Capital City is led by quarterback Cody Allen, who has a whole arsenal of playmakers to spread the ball to.
“He’s the best quarterback in our league right now and we have a couple of wide receivers that are pretty good,” Jefferson said. “One that stands out is Terrence McGe. He’s been on the team forever. He’s been around the team since he was in high school, then he stepped on the team as a player and he’s made some big plays. Michael Conway is another, we have several playmakers on our team.”
Defensively, the Fury is led by former Arizona State Sun Devil and captain, safety Eddie Elder – who also had a stint with the Arizona Cardinals. Recently, a new addition to the defense has recently turned some heads too.
“We’ve got a newcomer that just came over, Percy Robinson,” Jefferson said. “He’s a good d-tackle. He’ll go both ways for us. He plays running back, tight end, anything we’ve asked him to do.”
Saturday’s game is hosted by Minor League Football Ventures and has been titled the Spring Norcal Championship. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Foothill High School in Sacramento.
While the Fury plan to leave it all on the field and are not looking beyond the Hurricanes, they’d like to extend their season even beyond Saturday.
“We’re reaching out,” Jefferson said. “We’re going to take care of July 15 first, but we’re trying to play anybody and everybody. We’re going to ride this out, trying to get a national championship. We’re going to ride this out until we lose or if we lose. We’re open to playing Washington, Texas, whoever.”