Springfield Foxes win 2012 MSFL Eastern Conference in Epic Defensive Battle.

On September 29, 2012 the #1 Seed Springfield Foxes hosted the Chicago Thunder who last won a National Championship in 2008. The game would be played at the new home of FoxNation, beautiful Sacred Heart Griffin High School Stadium in the Capital City of Springfield, IL.

The Foxes outlasted the Thunder in a defensive struggle. #20 Akeem Topps scored the Foxes lone TD of the game. After a 7-7 tie, the Foxes nailed a short field goal late to take the lead. Then with less than a minute remaining in regulation time and the Thunder in field goal range, Chicago completed a short pass. Then 3 Foxes defenders including #22 Jae Russell and #45 Michael Rose made the play of the game by forcing and recovering a fumble to preserve the Foxes victory and the first ever MSFL Eastern Conference Championship for Fox Nation!

Springfield Foxes Beat the Indiana Generals for the 2nd Straight Game.

On September 22, 2012 after a 2-week layoff, the Springfield Foxes welcomed the Indiana Generals back to The Foxes Den (aka Sacred Heart Griffin High School Football Stadium) for a 2nd round MSFL Eastern Conference playoff matchup. Much to the Generals dismay, the results were similar to 2 weeks prior, with the Foxes emerging victorious once again. The final was 28-14 this time around, thus propelling the #1 seed Foxes into hosting the Eastern Conference Championship Game the following weekend.

Dr. Todd Austin with Springfield Foxes defensive player #45 Michael Rose

Dr. Todd Austin with Springfield Foxes defensive player #45 Michael Rose


The Generals came into this contest off of a hard-fought win versus the Mid-State Steel during Week 1 of playoff action, while the Foxes enjoyed a much deserved “Playoff Bye Week”.

As is usually the case, Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin kept busy on the sidelines during pre-game and into the game as well working on a variety of knee, shoulder, calf, hamstring and low back issues that arose. Using Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Cold Laser Therapy (LLLT) and advanced taping techniques as needed to get our guys back in the game ASAP.

Go Foxes!

Springfield Foxes move to 4-1 while defending their new home turf in the “Game for Alli”.


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2012 Springfield Foxes dominate the defending MSFL champions in Kincaid, IL by a score of 27-0.


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Kincaid, IL – The Springfield Foxes hosted the defending two time Mid States Football League champion Roscoe Rush, and pulled off their biggest upset of the year thus far, beating the Rush 27-0.    After a defensive stop on the … Continue reading

We Stayed busy on the sidelines during an epic battle between the Foxes & Rush!

If you missed the Springfield Foxes vs the Roscoe Rush on Saturday 7-30-11, then it’s your own fault! It was one heckuva battle! The Foxes put up a valiant effort, but in the end they fell just a bit short to the defending MSFL league champions.

Eugena giving a Springfield Fox a massage on the sidelines.

Eugena and I stayed very busy on the sidelines tending to necks, low backs, shoulders, wrists, elbows, feet, ankles and knees both before, during the contest and at halftime. With the heat index being 90 degrees +, it was quite a workout indeed! Sweat, sweat & more sweat!

During the halftime intermission, Eugena spent 10 minutes massaging a Defensive Back / Kick Returner who had been cramping up badly. Lo and behold, what a sight it was to see him return the opening kickoff all the way to the house for a touchdown and the Foxes first lead of the game at 21-20. You go, Eugena! Woot Woot!

All in all, it was a great game. Paying fans definitely got their money’s worth and then some, with a total of 76 points being scored.

Although the Rush defeated the Foxes by a 43 to 33 margin, the game was actually much closer than the score indicated.

The Foxes next home game will be on August 13th in Kincaid as they take on the Chicago Thunder. We hope to see you there. Go Foxes!