The Spring League Indianapolis & Houston 2021

The Spring League Logo
The Spring League Logo {References: 1]

Standings

The Spring League 2021PWLTPFPAPct
TSL North (Indianapolis)
Linemen (C)6510177117.833
Conquerors6420164118.667
Alphas6330118137.500
Aviators606053140.000
TSL South (Houston)
Jousters (C)642012162.667
Generals6420131104.667
Blues633078107.500
Sea Lions615090141.250
[References: Compiled from results in 2]

Playoffs

DateHome TeamAway Team
Mega Bowl ChampionshipRice Stadium, Houston, TX
19/06/2021Linemen26Jousters23
[References: 2]

Schedule

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
06/05/2021Aviators9Alphas23
06/05/2021Linemen20Conquerors27
07/05/2021Blues15Sea Lions12
08/05/2021Jousters19Generals21
Week 2
15/05/2021Alphas26Conquerors21
15/05/2021Aviators3Linemen17
17/05/2021Generals13Sea Lions17
17/05/2021Jousters28Blues7
Week 3
20/05/2021Conquerors34Aviators7
20/05/2021Alphas7Linemen47
22/05/2021Blues9Generals24
22/05/2021Sea Lions7Jousters22
Week 4
27/05/2021Conquerors39Linemen46
27/05/2021Alphas30Aviators6
29/05/2021Sea Lions10Blues19
29/05/2021Generals11Jousters22
Week 5
03/06/2021Conquerors27Alphas10
04/06/2021Linemen20Aviators19
05/06/2021Sea Lions27Generals39
05/06/2021Blues12Jousters10
Week 6
11/06/2021Generals23Blues16
11/06/2021Jousters27Sea Lions10
12/06/2021Aviators9Conquerors16
12/06/2021Linemen27Alphas22
[References: 2]

Report

The Spring League expanded to 8 teams in 2021 with the addition of Linemen and Sea Lions and for the first time since its birth in 2017 shall consist of two divisions: North and South, each based in a different city: North in Indianapolis and South in Houston.

Week 1 5-7 May 2021

Brian Burt and Blake Morgan combined for 273 yards rushing and QB Vad Lee added two goal-line Touchdowns as the Alphas opened with a 23-9 win over Aviators in Indianapolis. Also in Indianapolis Conquerors utilised smart defensive play and a resilient quarterback to defeat expansion team Linemen 27-20. In Houston the South Division opened with the Blues outlasting the Sea Lions despite Wide receiver Tom Lavine’s fourth quarter touchdown catch of the day as it finished 15-12 to the Blues. An exciting finish in the fourth game saw Jousters take a late lead through Quarterback Drew Aderson only for his opposite number Ryan Mallett to strike back immediately for the win. Generals won 21-19 helped greatly by kicker Lirim Hajrullahu’s five from five field goals.

Week 2 12-14 May 2021

In Week 2 Alphas became the only undefeated The Spring League team with a 26-21 win over Conquerors, meanwhile in the other North Division match-up Linemen defeated Aviators 17-3 to move to 1-1 and leave Aviators the only team without a win. In the South Division all teams were on 1-1 records after Sea Lions defeated Generals 17-3 and Jousters beat Blues 28-7.

About

The Spring League is a Professional Development League (D-League) which plays all its’ games in one city to enable talent scouts from the NFL and CFL to view all the players in one location. As of March 23, 2020, the Spring League had seen 229 players sign professional contracts with Major or AAA Leagues since its’ first season in 2017: 90 with the National Football League, 51 with the Canadian Football League, 55 with the Alliance of American Football (AAA League 2019) and 33 with the XFL (AAA League 2020) [Ref: 6]

References

Images

[1] The Spring League (2017) Profile Picture August 13, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68494309_2435273623417739_8497449137069883392_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ohc=osM0If13hRYAX9kbxYM&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=3d2ef90b030c12beaf5c4be4b091d540&oe=5E9E9711%5BAccessed 25 January 2020]

Websites

[2] The Spring League (2021) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://thespringleague.com/?page_id=5732 [Accessed 20 June 2021]

[3] The Spring League (2021) League [Internet] Available from: https://thespringleague.com/?page_id=136 [Accessed 6 May 2021]

[4] The Spring League Facebook (2021) Post, May 7:”The two headed Alphas RB monster of Brian Burt (139 yds) and Blake Morgan (134 yds/TD) ran all over the Aviators in Game 1 tonight en route to a decisive victory. QB Vad Lee added two goal line rushing TDs of his own.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/posts/306368164193780 [Accessed 9 May 2021]

[5] The Spring League Facebook (2021) Post, May 7:”The difference in Game 2 of Week 1 was the Conquerors ability to capitalize on their opportunities while the Linemen could not. Strong ground game, smart QB play, and a resilient defense secure the W for the Conquerors..” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/posts/306452994185297 [Accessed 9 May 2021]

[6] The Spring League Facebook (2021) Post, May 8:”The Blues take Round 1 of “The Hunt” at #TSL2021 in the South Division’s opening game from Rice Stadium in Houston. They outlast the Sea Lions despite WR Tom Lavine’s jaw dropping play-of-the-game TD grab in the fourth..” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/posts/307258050771458 [Accessed 9 May 2021]

[7] The Spring League Facebook (2021) Post, May 8:”What an unbelievable finish in Houston! After QB Drew Aderson inspires the Jousters to a late lead, the Generals eek out a W on a convincing return to the gridiron for QB Ryan Mallett and an unreal 5/5 kicking performance from Lirim Hajrullahu!” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/posts/307715927392337 [Accessed 9 May 2021]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Todd Zboyan and Decy Maher.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 20 June 2021

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