Junior American Football League (Britain) 1988

Final Standings

North East Conference
*Lincoln Bombers8800160301.000
*Nottinghamshire Caesars844011384.500
Nottingham Outlaws8260104170.250
Newark Vulcans808028173.000
Midlands Conference
*Northamptonshire Stormbringers871021858.875
*Wrekin Giants Juniors871015454.875
Burton Barons Juniors835049123.375
Locomotive Derby Juniors817030164.125
North West Conference
*Wirral Wolves870116658.938
*Rotherham Braves852113066.688
Fylde Falcons Juniors835048143.375
Lancashire Braves82515870.313
Stockport Falcons Juniors816144109.188
Eastern Conference
*Tiptree Titans1090134310.950
*Chelmsford Cherokee Braves1072125133.750
Colchester Eagles9630168146.667
Southend Wildcats1037069147.300
Basildon Wildcats1037069147.300
Colchester Tridents90810296.056
East Anglian Conference
*Cambridge Coyotes861112960.813
*Norwich Demons85129650.750
Ipswich Cardinals84319234.563
North Sea Tigers835063110.375
Peterborough Junior Hustlers808016142.000
Home Counties Conference
*Luton Junior Flyers880024401.000
*Bedford Yearlings853015152.625
Herts Spirits844012482.500
Oxford Junior Bulldogs835038182.375
Chiltern Cheetahs808016257.000
London Central
*London Acorn Lasers880032661.000
*Ealing Eagles862014680.750
Heathrow Jets8350103101.375
Westminster Warriors725036149.286
Kingston Bengals707018293.000
London & East Conference
*Maidstone Pumas860221622.875
*Kent Rams Juniors851223522.750
Elmpark Eagles83419960.438
Medway Mustangs8341111140.438
Biggin Hill Flyers80808425.000
London & West Conference
*Basingstoke Ironsides862010116.750
*Thames Valley Razorbacks85124416.750
Farnham Knights84133826.688
White Horse Warriors825114131.313
Silverbacks Juniors808008.000
Southern Conference
*Bournemouth Bobcats871014326.875
*Portsmouth Warriors871010848.875
Fortek Falcons84403684.500
Eastleigh Royals82604125.250
Cornwall Corvettes808008.000
Western Conference
*Cardiff Celts8800231321.000
*Swansea Dragons852112630.688
Cheltenham Chieftains843114647.563
Hereford Chargers Colts716014176.143
Avalon Knights70708240.000
Junior American Football League Standings 1988 [Ref: 1]


DateHome TeamAway Team
Divisional Playoffs
04.08.1988Rotherham Braves6Wrekin Giants Juniors18
04.08.1988Northants Stormbringers24Nottingham Caesars6
04.08.1988Chelmsford Cherokee Braves26Norwich Demons0
04.08.1988Cambridge Coyotes6Bedford Yearlings0
04.08.1988Kent Rams Juniors12Thames Valley Razorbacks8
04.08.1988Basingstoke Ironsides0Ealing Eagles28
Divisional Semi-Finals
11.08.1988Acorn LasersKent Rams
11.08.1988Maidstone PumasEaling Eagles
11.08.1988Lincoln BombersWrekin Giants
11.08.1988Wirral WolvesNorthants Stormbringers
11.08.1988Luton FlyersChelmsford Cherokee Braves
11.08.1988Tiptree TitansCambridge Coyotes
11.08.1988Cardiff CeltsPortsmouth Warriors
11.08.1988Bournemouth BobcatsSwansea Dragons
08.09.1988Tiptree Titans10London Acorn Lasers6
Junior American Football League Playoffs 1988 [Ref: 2-3]
Fylde Falcons break through the Lancashire Braves offensive line [Ref: 4]


Tiptree Titans 10 London Acorn Lasers 6

A shaky start by both offenses led to a low-scoring first half, with Simon Dobinson making the sole score in the second quarter, a 40-yard field goal, after missing one in the first period from 27 yards. In the third quarter both sides scored touchdowns, Tiptree’s Quarterback Dominic Harvey connecting with Wide Receiver James Cooke to bring them to the 20-yard line, and then on a fake field goal, holder and free safety Stephen Lamb threw to Michael Lane in the endzone. The Lasers hit back immediately, with Simon Paris running 94-yards on the kickoff return, aided by some excellent blocking. The two extra-point attempt, which would have left them within a Field Goal, failed, leaving the score 10-6 to Tiptree Titans at the end. There was some consolation for the London acorn Lasers as Simon Paris earned the game MVP for his run.

At Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
Tiptree Titans037010
London Acorn Lasers00606
Junior American Football League Final 1988 [Ref: 3]
1st Quarter
No Scoring0-0
2nd Quarter
TIPSimon Dobinson 40yd FG3-0
3rd Quarter
TIPMichael Lane 20yd Pass from Stephen Lamb (XP Kick Good)10-0
LALSimon Paris 94yd Kick Return (2XP Conversion Failed)10-6
4th Quarter
No Scoring10-6
Junior American Football League Final Box-Score 1988 [Ref: 3]

About the JAFL

The Junior American Football League was a Two-Touch American Football League for youths in Britain. It played a variation on BAFRA Flag Football rules. There were 54 teams divided into 11 Conferences in 4 Divisions, with the top two in each Conference qualifying for the playoffs.



[1] Anon. (1988) “JAFL Standings” American Football News. August 4, 1988. pg. 8.

[2] Anon. (1988) “JAFL Update” American Football News. August 11, 1988. pg. 9.

[3] Anon. (1988) “JAFL Final” American Football News. September 15, 1988. pg. 20.


[4] Anon. (1988) “JAFL Standings: break through – Falcons Junior defense crack the Lancashire Braves offensive line” American Football News. August 4, 1988. pg. 8.


Thanks to Laura Shadbolt, Roisin Ni Dhonnacha, and Derak Walsh.

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