United States Air Force in Europe Football Championship 1989

USAFE Football Logo [References: 2]

Final Standings

USAFE United Kingdom Sports Conference 1989

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Upper Heyford Skykings7001.00016440124W7
2Bentwaters Phantoms6100.857963561W1
3Alconbury Spartans5200.7141657293L1
4Lakenheath Eagles4300.57174740W4
5Greenham Common Crusaders3400.4293297-65L2
6Mildenhall Marauders2500.2863981-42W2
7Fairford Falcons1600.143780-73L5
8Chicksands Fighting Chicks0700.00018116-98L7

USAFE Continental Sports Conference Eifel Division 1989

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Rhein-Main Rockets8200.8003062-32W1
2Spangdahlen Sabres6400.600312011W1
3Weisbaden Phantoms3700.3001217-5L1
4Bitburg Barons2800.2000000

USAFE Continental Sports Conference Rhine Division 1989

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Ramstein Rams9100.900803842W3
2Sembach Tigers7300.700635310L2
3Hahn Hawks4600.4001238-26L2
4Zweibruecken1900.1000000

Playoff Schedule

Match Day United Kingdom Sports Conference Semi-Finals

Match Day Continental Sports Conference Semi-Finals

Match Day United Kingdom Sports Conference Final

Match Day Continental Sports Conference Final

Match Day USAFE Football Championship Game

United Kingdom Sports Conference Schedule

Match Day Week 1

Match Day Week 2

Match Day Week 3

Match Day Week 4

Match Day Week 5

Match Day Week 6

Match Day Week 7

Match Day Week 8

Continental Sports Conference Schedule

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Recap

Rhein-Main Rockets won the 1989 United States Air Force in Europe Football Championship with a 37-18 victory over Lakenheath Eagles in the USAFE Championship Game. The Rockets had won the Eifel Division of the Continental Sports Conference by going 8-2, their only defeat coming in Week 3 with a 13-0 loss to Spangdahlen Sabres and Week 5 to Ramstein Rams (17-40). The Rockets then proceeded to win the CSC Semi-Finals 10-7 in overtime versus Sembach Tigers and then upset the Ramstein Rams 26-0 in the CSC Final.

The United Kingdom Sports Conference was a single league in 1989, playing 7 games as opposed to 10 in 1988 and in the Continental Sports Conference in 1989. The Regular season Championship was won by Upper Heyford Skykings with a 7-0 record, but the Lakenheath Eagles, who started 0-3 just got better and better as the season went on, winning their last four Conference Games before defeating Upper Heyford 13-7 in the UKSC Semi-Finals and then the Alconbury Spartans 12-3 in the UKSC Final. They could not however continue the run all the way to the USAFE Championship Game.

Lakenheath Eagles later played an Irish All-Star team in 1991 and Alconbury Spartans and Ramstein Rams had played games in Ireland in the 1950s and 1960s.

Continental Sports Conference Patch [References: 1]

IMAGES

[1] USAFE Football (2019) CSC Sports Patch [Internet] Available from: http://www.usafefootball.com/CSC-Sports-Patch.jpg [Accessed 8 November 2019]

[2] USAFE Football (2020) USAFE-Football-Coin_Hat-5 [Internet] Available from: http://www.usafefootball.com/USAFE-Football-Coin_Hat-5.jpg [Accessed 18 July 2020]

NEWSPAPERS

[3] Fox, Bucky (1989) “USAFE News” World American Football. 6 September 1989.

[4] Fox, Bucky (1989) “USAFE News” World American Football. 13 September 1989.

[5] Fox, Bucky (1989) “USAFE News” World American Football. 20 September 1989.

[6] Fox, Bucky (1989) “USAFE News” World American Football. 27 September 1989.

[7] Fox, Bucky (1989) “USAFE News” World American Football. 4 October 1989.

[8] Fox, Bucky (1989) “USAFE News” World American Football. 11 October 1989.

[9] Fox, Bucky (1989) “USAFE News” World American Football. 18 October 1989.

[10] Fox, Bucky (1989) “USAFE News” World American Football. 19-25 October 1989.

[11] Fox, Bucky (1989) “USAFE News” World American Football. 26 October-1 November 1989.

[12] Fox, Bucky (1989) “USAFE News” World American Football. 2-8 November 1989.

[13] Fox, Bucky (1989) “USAFE – Just Another Year” World American Football. 9-15 November 1989.

SOCIAL MEDIA CONVERSATIONS

[14] Kevin Sharkey Facebook Messenger (2020) Facebook Messenger Conversation, 29 May 2020.

[15] Dublin Celts Facebook (2019) Photo, September 8, 2019: “Not strictly Dublin Celts, but in this fame QB Eddie Goggins�� threw a TD pass to WR Dermot Connolly��, we scored against good quality American opposition, these guys were the champions of their league in Europe.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259540917772370/permalink/270796126646849/ [Accessed 7 November 2019]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tim Leadingham.

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