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2008 Cleveland Gladiators season
Head Coach Mike Wilpolt
Home Field Quicken Loans Arena
Results
Record 9-7
Place 3rd NC East
Playoff Finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Predators) 69-66
Won Divisional Playoffs (Force) 73-70
Lost Conference Championship (Soul) 35-70
Timeline
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< 2007 2010 >

The 2008 Cleveland Gladiators season is the 12th season for the franchise, their first season in Cleveland. The Gladiators finished the regular season with a 9-7 record, and made the playoffs as the 4th seed in the National Conference. In the Wild Card round of the playoffs, they defeated the Orlando Predators, 69-66. For their Divisional round game, they defeated the Georgia Force 73-70. In the National Conference Championship however, they were defeated 70-35 by the top-seeded Philadelphia Soul.

StandingsEdit

Team Overall Division
Wins Losses Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
Philadelphia Soul 13 3 .812 7 1 .875
Dallas Desperados 12 4 .750 6 2 .750
Cleveland Gladiators 9 7 .562 4 4 .500
New York Dragons 8 8 .500 2 6 .250
Columbus Destroyers 3 13 .188 1 7 .125

Regular season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Home/Away Result
1 March 3 New York Dragons Home W 61-49
2 March 9 Utah Blaze Home W 66-63
3 March 15 Columbus Destroyers Away W 59-57
4 March 21 New Orleans VooDoo Away L 24-63
5 Bye Week
6 April 5 Dallas Desperados Away L 51-58
7 April 11 Colorado Crush Home L 69-66
8 April 19 Los Angeles Avengers Away W 83-69
9 April 26 New York Dragons Away L 39-56
10 May 2 Philadelphia Soul Home W 67-55
11 May 9 Orlando Predators Home W 62-43
12 May 17 Colorado Crush Away W 50-46
13 May 23 Tampa Bay Storm Away L 48-58
14 May 31 Dallas Desperados Home L 52-68
15 June 7 Chicago Rush Home W 65-44
16 June 14 Philadelphia Soul Away L 61-62
17 June 21 Columbus Destroyers Home W 47-35

Playoff schedule Edit

Round Date Opponent Home/Away Result
NC Wild Card June 30 Orlando Predators Home W 69-66
NC Divisional July 7 Georgia Force Away W 73-70
NC Championship July 12 Philadelphia Soul Away L 35-70

CoachingEdit

  • Brian Partlow - Offensive Coordinator
  • Willie Wood Jr. - WR, DB and Special Teams Coach
  • Lee Johnson - Offensive/Defensive Line Coach
  • John Tsironis - Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Matt Carlson - Video Coordinator

RosterEdit

Uniform # Player Position Height Weight (lb)
2 Robert Redd WR/DB 5-10 195
3 Alex Teems WR/DB 5-11 195
5 Jose Davis QB 6-1 200
7 Sean Scott (IR) WR/DB 6-2 200
9 Raymond Philyaw QB 5-10 180
10 Otis Amey WR/DB 5-10 192
11 Jason Ball K 5-8 190
17 Sakeen Wright WR/DB 6-3 225
18 Kendrick Mosley (IR) WR/DB 6-2 210
21 Chris Royal (PS) WR/DB 5-10 190
22 Ryan Bowers WR/DB 6-1 210
23 Alphonso Hodge WR/DB 5-9 203
24 Brandon Hefflin WR/DB 6-1 185
25 Tony Scott WR/DB 5-10 190
32 Marlion Jackson FB/LB 6-1 255
42 Joshua Rue (IR) FB/LB 6-2 245
54 Kimani Jones OL/DL 6-4 310
55 Elex Reed (IR) OL/DL 6-5 270
65 Tango McCauley OL/DL 6-4 305
72 Antonio Narcisse OL/DL 6-2 307
73 Donovan Arp (IR) OL/DL 6-3 285
75 Craig Heimburger OL/DL 6-3 320
88 Cornelius Bonner WR/DB 6-0 190
90 Silas Demary OL/DL 6-3 285
91 Karon Riley OL/DL 6-2 265
92 Ramon Richardson OL/DL 6-2 295
97 Bryant Shaw OL/DL 6-3 287
98 Joe Minucci OL/DL 6-3 298

IR = injured reserve
PS = practice squad

StatsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week 1: vs. New York DragonsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
NYD 0 21 14 14

49

CLE 14 16 10 21

61

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: March 3
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 17,391

Week 2: vs. Utah BlazeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
UTA 14 15 7 27

63

CLE 9 23 13 21

66

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: March 9
  • Game time: 12:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 14,765

Week 3: at Columbus DestroyersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 14 9 19 17

59

CLB 10 21 7 19

57

at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

  • Date: March 15
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: TBD

Week 4: at New Orleans VooDooEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 0 10 0 14

24

NO 21 14 7 21

63

at New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: March 21
  • Game time: 8:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,027

Week 5: Bye weekEdit

Week 6: at Dallas DesperadosEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 7 17 10 17

51

DAL 7 21 20 10

58

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: April 5
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,497

Week 7: vs. Colorado CrushEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
COL 7 24 21 17

69

CLE 17 21 14 14

66

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: April 11
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 15,079

Week 8: at Los Angeles AvengersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 27 14 14 28

83

LA 13 21 14 21

69

at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: April 19
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,863

Week 9: at New York DragonsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 13 7 13 6

39

NY 14 21 14 7

56

at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

  • Date: April 26
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 9,991

Week 10: vs. Philadelphia SoulEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 20 14 14 7

55

CLE 14 13 20 20

67

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: May 2
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,721

Week 11: vs. Orlando PredatorsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
ORL 13 9 7 14

43

CLE 7 20 21 14

62

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: May 9
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,808

Week 12: at Colorado CrushEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 7 20 7 16

50

COL 7 17 7 15

46

at Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: May 17
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,214

Week 13: at Tampa Bay StormEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 19 7 7 15

48

TB 14 14 6 24

58

at St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: May 23
  • Game time: 7:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 15,976

Week 14: vs. Dallas DesperadosEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
DAL 7 27 14 20

68

CLE 10 21 14 7

52

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: May 31
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,717

Week 15: vs. Chicago RushEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
CHI 7 10 7 20

44

CLE 21 17 7 20

65

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: June 7
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,377

Week 16: at Philadelphia SoulEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 14 21 13 13

61

PHI 20 21 7 14

62

at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: June 14
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 16,637

Week 17: vs. Columbus DestroyersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
CLB 7 14 7 7

35

CLE 7 21 3 16

47

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: June 21
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 14,397

PlayoffsEdit

National Conference Wild Card: vs. Orlando PredatorsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
(5) ORL 20 13 20 13

66

(4) CLE 14 20 14 21

69

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: June 30
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 13,896

National Conference Divisional: at Georgia ForceEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
(4) CLE 7 33 20 13

73

(2) GA 14 28 7 21

70

at The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Georgia

  • Date: July 7
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 10,173

National Conference Championship: at Philadelphia Soul Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
(4) CLE 7 14 14 0

35

(1) PHI 14 21 21 14

70

at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: July 12
  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 13,389

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