The Wichita Skyhawks are the pride of the Sunflower State in the 4SFL. Led by head coach Darrel Nave, he has built the Skyhawks into a competitive group every season from the ruins of the defunct Kansas Cougars.
The Skyhawks in 2020 had an average regular season, finishing right at .500 and sneaking into the fourth seed with the last game of the regular season.
Where Wichita became special was in the playoffs. The Skyhawks punched their ticket to the semi-final round with a ten-point victory over the Muskogee Monstars, 24-14, where the squad would face the Tulsa Gators.
In the regular season the Gators put a beat down on Wichita, 48 to 3, but in the playoffs, this game would have a different story. Nave and star quarterback Reggie Langford would rally the Skyhawks to come back from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 28 apiece and send it into overtime. On the day Tulsa was ultimately victorious 35-28, but Wichita turned a corner right in front of viewers’ eyes on the Southern Sports Network, in what will be regarded as a semi-pro instant classic.
With the resurgent finish to the 2020 season, look for the Skyhawks to be hungry in 2021. If Wichita can rekindle that momentum, they could be a dark horse in the 4SFL.
Record Since 2019: 11-17
|3/20||NWA Generals||W, 30-0|
|3/27||@ Oklahoma Bison||W, 13-0 Forfeit|
|4/10||Tahlequah Vipers||L, 17-10|
|4/17||ArkLa Ravens||W, 44-0|
|4/24||@ Kansas City Legion||W, 13-0 Forfeit|
|5/1||@ Tulsa Gators||L, 45-26|
|5/8||Muskogee Stars||L, 8-7|
|5/15||@ Joplin Crusaders||W, 34-20|
|5/22||@ OKC Bears||L, 37-0|
|6/5||4SFL Quarterfinals @ Tahlequah Vipers||W, 40-14|
|6/12||4SFL Semifinals Muskogee Stars||L, 38-28|