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Southern Indoor Football League 2009-2011

Southern Indoor Football League Logo [Reference: 4]

SIFL 2009

PWLTPFPAPct
*Louisiana Swashbucklers111010.909
*Austin Turfcats11920.818
Acadiana Mudbugs11650.545
Houma Conquerors11380.273
Texas Hurricanes10190.100
Lafayette Bayou Bulls1010.000
PASM Florida Kings1010.000
North Texas Crunch2020.000
Southern Indoor Football League Standings 2009 [Reference: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
President’s Cup
2009Louisiana Swashbucklers59Austin Turfcats38
Southern Indoor Football League Playoffs 2009 [Reference: 1]

SIFL 2010

Results / Standings Unknown

SIFL 2011

PWLTPFPAPct
Abilene Ruff Riders
Alabama Hammers
Albany Panthers
Carolina Speed
Columbus Lions
Corpus Christi Hammerheads
Erie Explosion
Fayetteville Force
Harrisburg Stampede
Houston Stallions
Lafayette Wildcatters
Louisiana Swashbucklers
Mobile Bay Tarpons
Richmond Raiders
Rio Grande Valley Magic
Trenton Steel
Southern Indoor Football League Standings 2011 [Reference: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
SIFL Championship
2011Albany Panthers69Louisiana Swashbucklers48
Southern Indoor Football League Playoffs 2011 [Reference: 3]

Report

Louisiana Swashbucklers played in the SIFL Championship Game in 2009 (winning 59-38 against Austin Turfcats) and 2011 (losing 69-48 to Albany Panthers).

About SIFL

The Southern Indoor Football League was a AA (3rd Level) Indoor American Football League, playing mainly in Texas & Louisiana, but also other Southern States and as far North as Pennsylvania (Erie & Harrisburg) and New York (Albany).

It merged with the Eastern teams from the American Indoor Football Association to form American Indoor Football after the 2011 season.

About Indoor Football

Indoor Football, also known as Arena Football was developed in 1986 as an 8v8 form of Indoor American Football. After an initial few seasons where the game was developed with a 4 team league, a full seasons League with eventually over a dozen teams was developed in the 1990 which was considered by the Wall Street Journal to be a fifth major.

The Arena Football League over-expanded in the 2000s with a Minor League, and its importance (and number of teams) waned since it first experienced financial diffulties  in 2009, and it ceased operations after the 2019 season due to the legacy debt incurred.

There is now, however, Indoor Football Leagues all over America, all of which would now be considered Minor League or Semi-Pro (AAA, AA, or even A)

Indoor Football is played on a 50-yard field with two 8-yard endzones, and teams have 5 downs (attempts) to reach the endzone or the ball is turned over. 3 of those downs must be passing plays, making Indoor Football highly explosive and high scoring.

References

Internet Archive

[1] Southern Indoor Football League | Wayback Machine (2009) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20090822074112/http://www.southernifl.com/ [Accessed 12 February 2020]

[2] Southern Indoor Football League | Wayback Machine (2011) Home [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20110226220353/http://southernifl.com/ [Accessed 12 February 2020]

[3] Southern Indoor Football League | Wayback Machine (2011) Home [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20111007084433/http://www.southernifl.com/ [Accessed 12 February 2020]

Images

[4] Wikipedia (2020) Southern Indoor Football League Logo [Internet] Available from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/4e/SIFL.jpg/300px-SIFL.jpg [Accessed 18 February 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Bart Barden & Sam Thompson

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 18 February 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved.

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