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Stars Football League 2011-2013

Stars Football League Logo [Ref: 1]

Stars FL 2011

PWLTPFPAPts
New Orleans Jazz220036154
Daytona Beach Racers110031282
Michigan Coyotes10106210
Ft. Lauderdale Barracudas202037460
Stars Football League Standings 2011 [Ref: Compiled from results in: 3-5]

Note: The Results of 3 matches currently unknown

Stars FL 2012

PWLTPFPAPts
*Daytona Beach Racers22002294
+Ft. Myers Swampdogs211023162
+Ft. Lauderdale Barracudas20200200
Stars Football League Standings 2012 [Ref: Compiled from Results in: 6-8]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-Final
14.07.2012Ft. Lauderdale Barracudas21Ft. Myers Swampdogs10
SFL Championship GamePresidents Cup I
28.07.2012Ft. Lauderdale Barracudas14Daytone Beach Racers16
Stars Football League Playoffs 2012 [Ref: 9-11]

Stars FL 2013

PWLTPts
*Miami Ironmen33006
*Ft. Lauderdale Barracudas32104
*Pompano Beach Swampdogs31202
Daytone Beach Racers30301
Stars Football League Final Standings 2013 [Ref: Compiled from results in: 12-16]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-Finals
02.07.2013Pompano Beach Racers12Ft. Lauderdale Barracudas8
02.07.2013Miami Ironmen14Daytona Beach Racers0
SFL Championship GamePresident’s Trophy II
06.07.2013Miami Ironmen21Pompano Beach Swampdogs6
Stars Football League Playoffs 2013 [Ref: 17-19]

Report

The 2011 Stars Football League played 6 matches between 4 teams from 3 states [Ref: 5]. There was no Championship Game in the inaugural season, which was wrapped up in front of 1,900 fans at Tad Gormley Stadium, City Park, New Orleans, when the hometown Jazz beat the Michigan Coyotes 21-6. [Ref: 5]

The second Stars Football League season in 2012 featured three teams in Southern Florida, playing a 2-game schedule each, with all three teams making the Playoffs. The Fort Lauderdale Barracudas, taking homefield advantage in the Semi-Final, beat the Ft. Myers Swampdogs 21-10, to advance to the first Stars Football League Championship Game, which was also held in Central Broward Park in Lauderhill, Ft. Lauderdale. [Ref: 6-9]

Having failed to score during the regular season, the Barracudas again put up a much better showing in the President’s Trophy Championship Game, but this time fell short, with the Daytona Beach Swampdogs winning 16-14. [Ref: 9-11]

The Stars Football League expanded to 4 teams for the 2013 season, adding the Miami Ironmen. The Ft. Myers Swampdogs moved to Pompano Beach, also Florida.

The Daytona Beach Racers, defending champions, were unable to repeat, losing all three regular season matches and losing to expansion side Miami Ironmen in the Playoffs. The Swampdogs defeated Ft. Lauderdale Barracudas 12-8 in the other Semi-Final. The Ironmen, who had gone 3-0 during the Regular Season, went all the way, completing a perfect season, winning the President’s Trophy II, 11-6 over Pompano Beach Swampdogs in the Championship Game. [Ref: 13-20]

About

The Stars Football League was a Professional Spring Football League that played from 2011 to 2013, primarily in Florida, but also in 2011 in New Orleans (Louisiana) and Michigan. It is notable for introducing a 1-2-3 Rule after touchdowns, whereby Conversions are worth 1 Point if Kicked, or 2 Points if Passed or Ran into the Endzone from 2 Yards out, and 3 Points if Passed or Ran into the Endzone from 10 Yards out. [Ref: 2]. In 2013 the 1-2-3 Point Rule became a 1234 Point Rule with 4 Points awarded for Passing or Running the ball into the endzone from 20 Yards out. [Ref: 12]

References

Images

[1] Stars Football League (2010) Stars Football League Logo [Internet] Available from:https://starsfootballleague.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/sflLogo.jpg [Accessed 11 April 2020]

Websites

[2] Stars Football League (2011) SFL ANNOUNCES 1-2-3 RULE AFTER TOUCHDOWNS [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/news/sfl-announces-1-2-3-rule-touchdowns/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[3] Stars Football League (2011) FOOTBALL HISTORY WAS MADE WHEN THE JAZZ-BARRACUDA GAME WAS TIED USING THE SFL’S UNIQUE 1-2-3 RULE. [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/news/jazz-barracuda-game-tied-sfl-unique-1-2-3-rule/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[4] Stars Football League (2011) DAYTONA BEACH RACERS BEST FT. LAUDERDALE BARRACUDAS 31-28. [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/news/daytona-beach-racers-ft-lauderdale-barracudas-31-28/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[5] Stars Football League (2011) SFL WRAPS UP FIRST SEASON THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ 21; THE MICHIGAN COYOTES 6. [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/news/playing-spring-years-come/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[6] Stars Football League (2012) FT. MYERS SWAMP DOGS BEATS THE FT. LAUDERDALE BARRACUDAS [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/news/ft-meyers-swamp-dogs-beats-ft-lauderdale-barracudas/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[7] Stars Football League (2012) DAYTONA BEACH RACERS RECORDS 1ST VICTORY OF THE YEAR [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/news/daytona-beach-racers-records-1st-victory-year/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[8] Stars Football League (2012) THE DAYTONA BEACH RACERS DEFEATS THE FT. LAUDERDALE BARRACUDAS [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/news/daytona-beach-racers-beat-ft-lauderdale-barracudas/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[9] Stars Football League (2012) THE FT. LAUDERDALE BARRACUDAS DEFEAT THE FT. MYERS SWAMP DOGS [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/news/ft-lauderdale-barracudas-defeat-ft-meyers-swamp-dogs/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[10] Stars Football League (2012) SFL’S FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP GAME [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/news/2572/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[11] Stars Football League (2012) THE SFL PRESIDENT’S CHAMPION TROPHY [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/news/sfl-presidents-champion-trophy/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[12] Stars Football League (2011) SFL GOES TO NEW 1234 POINT RULE [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/news/sfl-new1234-point-rule/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[13] Stars Football League (2013) SFL 2013 SCHEDULE FINALIZED [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/news/sfl-2013-schedule-finalized/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[14] Stars Football League (2013) THE SWAMPDOGS AND IRONMEN VICTORIOUS IN WEEK 1 [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/news/racers-ironmen-victorious-week-1/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[15] Stars Football League (2013) MIAMI IRONMEN LEAD STANDINGS AFTER DECISIVE VICTORY OVER DAYTONA [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/news/miami-ironmen-lead-standings/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[16] Stars Football League (2013) PLAYOFF SCHEDULE FINALIZED [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/news/playoff-playoff-schedule-finalized/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[17] Stars Football League (2013) TEAM INFO – DAYTONA BEACH RACERS [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/team-info/daytona-beach-racers/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[18] Stars Football League (2013) MIAMI HEADED TO PRESIDENTS CUP GAME [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/news/miami-headed-presidents-cup-game/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[19] Stars Football League (2013) THE STAGE IS SET FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL PRESIDENTS CUP [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/news/stage-set-annual-presidents-cup/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

[20] Stars Football League (2013) TEAM INFO – POMPANO BEACH SWAMPDOGS [Internet] Available from: http://starsfootballleague.com/team-info/gm-head-coach-ft-myers-swampdogs-football-club/ [Accessed 11 April 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Tim Leadingham and Rebecca Martin

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 11 April 2020

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