SIFL Southern Indoor Football League 2011

SIFL Logo 2011 [References: 4 ]

Final Standings

SIFL Eastern Conference Northeast Division 2011

PosTeamWLTPct
19300.750
28400.667
321000.167

SIFL Eastern Conference Mid-Atlantic Division 2011

PosTeamWLTPct
16600.500
23900.250
33900.250

SIFL Eastern Conference Southern Division 2011

PosTeamWLTPct
111100.917
210200.833
34800.333

SIFL Western Conference Gulf Coast Division 2011

PosTeamWLTPct
18400.667
201200.000
301200.000

SIFL Western Conference Southwest Division 2011

PosTeamWLTPct
112001.000
27500.583
36600.500
44800.333

Standings taken from SIFL website on Wayback Machine. For Official Standings please visit SIFL website on Wayback Machine at [References: 3] *Qualify For Playoffs

Playoff Schedule

SIFL Southern Indoor Football League Playoffs 2011

Match Day Playoffs Opening Round
(Playoffs Opening Round)
68 - 43

Albany Panthers vs Erie Explosion

(Playoffs Opening Round)
59 - 20

Louisiana Swashbucklers vs Corpus Christi Hammerheads

(Playoffs Opening Round)
62 - 60

Columbus Lions vs Trenton Steel

(Playoffs Opening Round)
65 - 52

Houston Stallions vs Rio Grande Valley Magic

Match Day Eastern Conference Championship Game
(Eastern Conference Championship Game)
61 - 75

Columbus Lions vs Albany Panthers

Match Day Western Conference Championship Game
(Western Conference Championship Game)
56 - 41

Louisiana Swashbucklers vs Houston Stallions

Match Day 2011 SIFL Championship Game
(2011 SIFL Championship Game)
69 - 48

Albany Panthers vs Louisiana Swashbucklers

Schedule Compiled from reports in [References 1-3]

Recap

Louisiana Swashbucklers failed at the final hurdle for the second straight year in their quest to add a fourth Championship Title in team history. Albany Panthers won 69-48 before an attendance of 7,843 in Albany [References: 3]. Albany were 24-27 behind at halftime but successfully contained the Bucs offense for the duration of the second half, outscoring their opponents 41-13 in the second period [References: 3].

It was Louisiana’s fifth straight appearance in a title game [References: 3]. The first two appearances were in the Intense Football League in 2007 and 2008 which they won [References: 3]. They then appeared in both the 2009 and 2010 Southern Indoor Football League Championship games, winning the SIFL title in 2009 [Reference: 3], but losing 13-68 to Columbus Lions in the 2010 Championship Game. [References: 2]

It was Albany’s first appearance in a Championship Game and they won by defeating both the 2009 SIFL Champions (Columbus Lions) and 2009 SIFL Champions (Louisiana Swashbucklers) in the Playoffs. [References: 2-3]

About the SIFL 2011

The 2011 season was the third, and last, season of the Southern Indoor Football League. The season featured 16 teams, aligned in five divisions accross the Southern States of USA and up into Pennsylvania in the Northeast. For 2012 the SIFL merged with American Indoor Football Association to form American Indoor Football. The SIFL was an Arena Indoor Football League – 8v8 American Football played Indoors on a converted Ice Hockey rink with 50 yard field and two 8 yard endzones. Teams have five downs (attempts) in which to score (three of which must be passing plays) before the ball is turned over.

References

[1] SIFL Wayback Machine (2011) SIFL Playoff Recaps [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20110725225406/http://www.southernifl.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=517:sifl-playoff-recaps&catid=3:latest-news&Itemid=21  [Accessed 24 March 2022]

[2] SIFL Wayback Machine (2011) Swashbucklers making return trip to Championship Game [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20111007090848/http://www.southernifl.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=521:swashbucklers-making-return-trip-to-the-title-game&catid=3:latest-news&Itemid=21  [Accessed 24 March 2022]

[3] SIFL Wayback Machine (2011) Panthers down Bucs for SIFL title [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20110827163818/http://southernifl.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=526:panthers-down-bucs-for-sifl-title&catid=3:latest-news&Itemid=21 [Accessed 24 March 2022]

Logo References

[3] SIFL Wayback Machine Web Capture (2011) Home [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20111007084433/http://www.southernifl.com/ [Accessed 24 March 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Bart Barden, Sam Thompson & Robert William Bienemann.

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Last Updated: 24 March 2022

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