After a debacle of football in Portland with the Pioneers of 2002 and 2003 and the Rogues as recent as 2013 and 2014 and a medicore success of a Developmental League team known as the Porcupines, the Spring Football League has, once again, granted our great city with a franchise. However, the owner comes with success all of his own. William Carlton Jefcoat was the owner of the Texas/San Antonio Marshalls from 2001 to 2019. In his second year, the Marshalls’ won the Grand Final Cup, the name given to the championship game, when they beat the heavenly favored Orlando Rockets 38-35. The Marshalls have been in the playoff 10 times winning the Southwest/Midwest/Pacific/Midsouth divisions 4 times. In 2013, the Executive of the Year award was bestowed upon him.
When asked what brings him back, Jefcoat has this to say, “I enjoyed my time just relaxing, taking care of some family issues, and the like, but I really missed football and the challenge of it.”
The nickname chosen is the Timberwolves. The wolf is considered by many Native Americans as being associated with courage, strength, loyalty, and success at hunting.