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week Eleven 1999, 2nd division Championship game

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- Area Population: 53 000
- Nickname: Oilers
- President: Stein N. Wisted
- Head Coach: Mike Lemond
- 1998 Record: 0-6*

*= Played in 1st division 1998

- Area Population: 30 000
- Nickname: Ruins
- President: E. Fjellum
- Head Coach: A. Jørstad
- 1998 Record: 2-4

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July 3rd, Hamar Ruins (5-1) at Sandnes Oilers (6-0), Giskebanen, 2 PM.

1999: The Oilers turnaround will be on display in this game. One year ago Sandnes was a team in ruins, now they are favorites in a championship game. Hamar Ruins has their first team with a winning record, but star QB/Coach/K/S Don Jess has left the country. Why ? Because the Ruins never imagined going this far. But Don got them there.

The Coaches: Allan Jørstad probably steps in as Head Coach since Don Jess went back to the States this week. Jørstad has been around the Ruins since they started, and he is also a former assistant coach on the national junior team. Mike Lemond is an American in his first year as Head Coach of the Oilers. He is a player/coach and is also the offensive coordinator. The two coaches have never faced eachother before.

The Series: These teams have never met at the senior level before. On the junior level Sandnes leads the series 5-0.

Last Week: Ruins had a walkover victory versus Kolbotn, while the Oilers beat Arendal Wildcats 16-14.

Next Week: Both teams take a vacation, one with a trophy and the other without.

About Hamar: Large town at the shores of Norways biggest lake; Mjøsa. Known for good hockey, and one of the towns which hosted the 1994 winter olympics.

About Sandnes: Small city just south of Stavanger (pop. 105 000) on the Southwest coast of Norway. Most known as the bicycle-city of Norway, so not much to brag about, no. Also has a fantastic museum featuring...*ahem*...bricks.

TNFJ Tip: The Oilers by 21.