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Regional AA American Arena Indoor Football Leagues 2019

National Arena League

PWLTPFPAPct
Jacksonville Sharks141310800475.929
Carolina Cobras14950674433.643
Massachusetts Pirate14860677660.571
Columbus Lions14680646673.429
New York Streets144100610724.286
Orlando Predators142120398840.143
National Arena League Standings 2019 Reference: [1]

American Arena League 2019

PWLTPFPAPct
North
West Virginia Roughriders1111001.000
West Michigan Ironmen7520.714
Jersey Flight4220.500
New England Bobcats3120.333
Indianapolis Enforcers3030.000
Burgh Defenders5050.000
New England Cavalry1010.000
South
Carolina Energy5410.800
Carolina Havoc9720.778
Peach State Cats5320.600
Cape Fear Heroes8440.500
Georgia Doom4220.500
Carolina Cowboyz5140.200
Carolina Predators5050.000
American Arena League Standings 2019 [Reference: Compiled from Results in: 4-16]

Champions Indoor Football 2019

PWLTPFPAPct
Northern
*Salina Liberty14950682603.643
Omaha Beef13850578503.615
Sioux City Bandits12750692592.583
Wichita Force122100380663.167
Southern
*Duke City Gladiators141130830468.786
*Amarillo Venom13850756720.615
Texas Revolution9450269253.444
Oklahoma Flying Aces122100457630.167
NTX Savages303028241.000
Champions Indoor Football Standings 2019 Reference: [18] 

Note: Playoff Results counted in Standings. Note 2: Texas Revolution folded after 6 weeks – remaining 4 home games awarded 2-0 to opponents # and 3 remaining road games replaced by the NTX Savages.

DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-Finals
29.06.2019Salina Liberty44Omaha Beef42
29.06.2019Duke City Gladiators70Amarillo Venom62
CIF Champions Bowl V
13.07.2019Duke City Gladiators35Salina Liberty29
Champions Indoor Football Standings 2019 Reference: [19-20]

Indoor Football League 2019

PWLTPFPAPct
*Arizona Rattlers1414008795101.000
*Iowa Barnstormers141220716522.857
*Sioux Falls Storm141130738589.786
*Green Bay Blizzard14950590521.643
*Nebraska Danger14770714656.500
*Tucson Sugar Skulls14770728705.500
Quad Cities Steamwheelers14680709650.429
Bismarck Bucks142120474751.143
Cedar Rapids River Kings141130413730.071
San Diego Strike Force141130524871.071
Reference: [21]
DateHome TeamAway Team
1st Round Playoffs
21.06.2019Green Bay Blizzard40Nebraska Dangers45
23.06.2019Sioux Falls Storm50Tucson Sugar Skulls47
United Conference Championship
29.06.2019Iowa Barnstormers50Sioux Falls Storm52
Intense Conference Championship
29.06.2019Arizona Rattlers62Nebraska Danger45
United Bowl Championship Game
13.07.2019Arizona Rattlers53Sioux Falls Storm56
Indoor Football League Playoffs 2019 Reference: [22]

American West Football Conference 2019

PWLTPFPAPct
*Idaho Horsemen1212005973311.000
*Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks12660461381.500
*Reno Express12660339396.500
Tri-Cities Fire120120303592.000
American West Football Conference Standings 2019 Reference: [26]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Playoff
14.07.2019Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks27Reno Express28
AWFC Championship
28.07.2019Idaho Horsemen40Reno Express20
American West Football Conference Standings 2019 Reference: [27]

Super 8 Football League – Battle for San Diego 2019

PWLTPFPAPts
Duo Sports Thundercats (C)220053224
Mecca Town Bulldogs211032292
California Rhinos202016500
Super 8 Football League Battle 4 San Diego Tournament 2019 [Reference: 30]

Super 8 Football League – Baja Series 2019

PWLTPFPAPts
*Duo Sports Thundercats5410177778
*Transformers Endenada5410160898
*Diablos Endsenada53201621386
*Aztecas Tijuana53201061016
Vigingos Ensenada51401191802
Black Dragons Tijuana5050221630
Super 8 Football League Baja Standings 2019 [Reference: 32]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-Finals
17.08.2019Duo Sports ThundercatsAztecas Tijuana
17.08.2019Transformers EnsenadaDiablos Ensenada
Baja Bowl VIII
24.08.2019Transformers Ensenada28Duo Sports Thundercats18
Super 8 Football League Baja Playoffs 2019 [Reference: 32-33]

Report – General

The 2019 Regional AA Arena Indoor Football League season in USA was historic as it was the last season of its’ parent League – the Arena Football League – the original Arena League folded after the 2019 season. The regional AA Leagues, however, played full seasons in 2019, covering the entire USA, and also playing a league cross-border between San Diego, California, and Baja California, Mexico.

The Champions of the Leagues were Jacksonville Sharks (13-1, National Arena League, No Playoffs), West Virginia Roughriders (11-0, American Arena League, No Playoffs), Duke City Gladiators (Albuquerque, 35-29 versus Salina Liberty, Champions Indoor Football), Sioux Falls Storm (56-53 versus Arizona Rattlers, Indoor Football League), Idaho Horsemen (40-20 versus Reno Express, American West Football Conference), Duo Sports Thundercats (San Diego, 2-0 Super 8 Football League Battle for San Diego) and Diablos Ensenada (28-18 versus Duo Sports Thundercats, Baja Bowl VIII 2018)

Report – National Arena League 2019

National arena League Logo [Reference: 3]

Jacksonville Sharks won the 2019 NAL Championship with a 13-1 record (there were no playoffs), ahead of the Carolina Cobras (9-5) and the Massachusetts Pirate (8-6). Columbus Lions (6-8), New York Streets (4-10) and former AAA Arena Football League team Orlando Predators (2-12) made up the bottom half of the six team league.

The National Arena League is a AA Regional Arena League along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.

Report – American Arena League 2019

Amerivcan Arena Leagie Logo [References: 17]

West Virginia Roughriders came ou tops in the American Arena League in 2019, finishing with a 11-0 record, the only undefeated team in the AAL.

The American Arena League is a AA Regional Arena Football League along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.

Report – Champions Indoor Football 2019

Champions Indoor Football Logo [Reference: 25]

The Duke City Gladiators won the 2019 CIF Champions Bowl 35-29 against Salina Liberty after posting an 9-3 regular season record. Salina Liberty (8-4), Omaha Beef (8-4) and Amarillo Venom (8-4) also qualified for the Playoffs. Texas Revolution folded after 5 games and were replaced for the reamaining 3 away fixtures by NTX Savages. Oklahoma Flying Aces posted a 2-10 record and Sioux City Bandits (7-5) and Wichita Force (2-10) failed to make the Playoffs in the Northern Division.

The Champions Indoor Football is a AA (Third Level) American Football League based primarily in the Southwestern States of the USA and Prairie States of the Mid-West. 

Report – Indoor Football League 2019

Indoor Football League Logo [References: 24]

Sioux Falls Storm shocked the previously unbeaten Arizona Rattlers 56-53 in the United Bowl to win their 10th United Bowl, extending their record.

Arizona had finished 14-0 in Regular Season play, and Iowa Barnstormers 12-2 in second. Sioux Falls beat both of these one-time AAA Arena Football League teams on the way to the title after winning against Tucson Sugar Skulls (50-47) in the First Round Playoffs.

The United Conference Championship game was also extremely close, with the Storm beating Nebraska Danger 52-50. In the Intense Conference Championship Arizona Rattlers had beaten Nebraska Danger 62-45. Nebraska had earlier beaten Green Bay Blizzard 45-40 in the Playoffs.

Six of the 10 teams made the playoffs, with Quad Cities Steamwheelers just missing out of a spot in the post-season with a 6-8 record. Bismarck Bucks (2-12), Cedar Rapids River Kings (1-13) and San Diego Strike Force (1-13) won a total of 4 games between them.

The Indoor Football League is a AA American Football League played Reduced Numbers (8v8) Arena Football in the Western MidWest & American Southwest.

Report – American West Football Conference 2019

American West Football Conference Logo [Reference: 28]

Idaho Horsemen went through the Inaugural AWFC season undefeated, winning all 12 regular season games and defeating Reno Express 40-20 in the Final. Reno Express and Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks had both qualified for the playoffs with a 6-6 record. Tri-Cities Fire, based in Washington State, lost all 12 games, finishing bottom of the four team league.

Report – Super 8 Football League Battle for San Diego 2019

Super 8 Football League Logo [References: 29]

Duo Sports Thundercats (San Diego & Tijuana) won the 2019 Super 8 Football League Battle 4 San Diego, played on the 12th October 2019 in Eastlake Soccer League in San Diego. They won a three-team Tournamentt defeating California Rhinos and Mecca Town Bulldogs.

The Super 8 Football League is a cross-border Arena (8v8 Indoor) Football League, that plays primarily in Southern California (USA) and Baja California (Mexico), whiile also playong tournaments with teams from Northern California, Texas and Nevada.

Report – Super 8 Football League Baja Series 2019

Diablos Ensenada defeated Duo Sports Thundercats 28-18 in Baja Bowl VIII in the Super 8 Football League Baja Series in 2019. In a closely run regular season Duo Sports Thundercats had finished top with a 4-1 record, followed by Transformers Ensenada (also 4-1), Diablos Ensenada (3-2) and Aztecas Tijuana (3-2). These four teams qualified for the Playoffs, with fifth place in the six team sries going to Vikingos Ensenada, and then Black Dragons Tijuana coming in last

About Arena 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.

The main difference between Arena Football and Indoor Football is that there are Rebound Nets in Arena Football either side of the goalposts, allowing the ball to return into play, which are not present in Indoor Football.

References

Websites

[1] National Arena League (2019) National Arena League Standings [Internet] Available from: http://www.nationalarenaleague.com/ [Accessed 26 November 2019]

[2] National Arena League (2018) Schedules [Internet] Available from: http://www.nationalarenaleague.com/schedules/nal-full-schedule.html [Accessed 16 September 2017]

Images

[3] National Arena League (2018) logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.nationalarenaleague.com/images/logo.png [Accessed 26 November 2019]

Websites

[4] Scorestream (2019) Georgia Doom [Internet] Available from: https://scorestream.com/team/georgia-doom-297565/games [Accessed 19 February 2020]

[5] Scorestream (2019) Cape Fear Heroes [Internet] Available from: https://scorestream.com/team/cape-fear-heroes-278452/games [Accessed 26 November 2019]

[6] Scorestream (2019) Peach State Cats [Internet] Available from: https://scorestream.com/team/peach-state-cats-cats-300393 [Accessed 26 November 2019]

[7] Scorestream (2019) Carolina Cowboyz [Internet] Available from: https://scorestream.com/team/carolina-cowboys-cowboyz-291295 [Accessed 26 November 2019]

[8] Scorestream (2019) Carolina Energy [Internet] Available from: https://scorestream.com/team/carolina-energy-299223 [Accessed 26 November 2019]

[9] Scorestream (2019) Carolina Havoc [Internet] Available from: https://scorestream.com/team/carolina-havoc-havoc-304473 [Accessed 26 November 2019]

[10] Scorestream (2019) West Virginia Roughriders [Internet] Available from: https://scorestream.com/team/west-virginia-roughriders-roughriders-292029/games [Accessed 26 November 2019]

[11] Scorestream (2019) Burgh Defenders [Internet] Available from: https://scorestream.com/team/burgh-defenders-defenders-304472 [Accessed 26 November 2019]

[12] Scorestream (2019) Indianapolis Enforcers [Internet] Available from: https://scorestream.com/team/indianapolis-enforcers-enforcers-300565 [Accessed 26 November 2019]

[13] Scorestream (2019) Jersey Flight [Internet] Available from: https://scorestream.com/team/jersey-flight-flight-298897 [Accessed 26 November 2019]

[14] Scorestream (2019) New England Bobcats [Internet] Available from: https://scorestream.com/team/new-england-bobcats-300970 [Accessed 26 November 2019]

[15] Scorestream (2019) West Michigan Ironmen [Internet] Available from: https://scorestream.com/team/west-michigan-ironmen-282001/games [Accessed 26 November 2019]

[16] Scorestream (2019) Carolina Predators [Internet] Available from: https://scorestream.com/team/carolina-predators-predators-304475 [Accessed 26 November 2019]

Images

[17] American Arena League Forum Facebook (2018) Profile, September 28, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/c375.0.600.600a/p600x600/42638379_674264769609815_5888126070888071168_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ohc=0efndG4RomIAX-N9wjI&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=21d37d85f63b746b94a24d10fede4b19&oe=5EF4D741 [Accessed 19 February 2020]

Websites

[18] Champions Indoor Football (2019) 2019 Football Standings [Internet] Available from: https://gocifstats.com/sports/fball/2018-19/standings [Accessed 26 November 2019]

[19] Champions Indoor Football (2019) 2019 Composite Schedule Sat Jul 13 [Internet] Available from: https://gocifstats.com/composite [Accessed  26 November 2019]

[20] Champions Indoor Football (2019) 2019 Composite Schedule Sat Jun 29 [Internet] Available from: https://gocifstats.com/composite?d=2019-06-29 %5BAccessed  26 November 2019]

Images

[25] Champions Indoor Football (2019) logo [Internet] Available from: http://gocif.net/images/logo.png %5BAccessed  26 November 2019]

Websites

[21] Indoor Football League (2019) Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.goifl.com/sports/fball/2018-19/standings [Accesed 27 October 2019]

[22] Indoor Football League (2019) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://www.goifl.com/sports/fball/2018-19/schedule [Accesed 27 October 2019]

Images

[23] Indoor Football League | Wayback Machine (2019) 2019 Indoor Football League | Geographic Map [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20190708201232/https://www.goifl.com/members/Geographic_Map [Accesed 27 October 2019]

[24] SportsLogos.net (2019) Indoor Football League Alternate Logo (2009-2019) [Internet] Available from: http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/159/4848/full/982_-indoor_football_league-alternate-2009.gif [Accesed 27 October 2019]

Websites

[26] American West Football Conference (2019) Standings | 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanwestfootballconference.com/stats#/562/standings?division_id=5611 [Accessed 23 November 2019]

[27] American West Football Conference (2019) Scores | 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanwestfootballconference.com/stats#/562/scores?division_id=5611 [Accessed 23 November 2019]

Images

[28] American West Football Conference Twitter Account (2019) Profile Picture [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1113654646696865792/w5D1Q9P1_400x400.png [Accessed 11 March 2020]

Images

[29] Super 8 Football League (2018) Super 8 Football League Logo [Internet] Available from: http://super8footballleague.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/10378207_1545248759045177_2010222216677056541_n.jpg [Accessed 20 July 2019]

Websites

[30] Super 8 Football League (2018) Super 8 West Coast 2019 [Internet] Available from: http://super8footballleague.info/super8westcoast/ [Accessed 9 February 2020]

Images

[31] Super 8 Football League (2018) Super 8 Football League Logo [Internet] Available from: http://super8footballleague.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/10378207_1545248759045177_2010222216677056541_n.jpg [Accessed 20 July 2019]

Websites

[32] Super 8 Football League (2018) Super 8 Football League | Baja 2019 [Internet] Available from: http://super8footballleague.info/super8baja/ [Accessed 9 February 2020]

[33] Super 8 Football League (2018) History-About [Internet] Available from: http://super8footballleague.info/history/ [Accessed 9 February 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Todd Zboyan and Dublin Bay Raptors 2019 & Tim Leadingham.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 13 March 2021

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