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2013 CIFL season
League Continental Indoor Football League
Sport Indoor Football
Duration February 8, 2013 – April 28, 2013
Regular season
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The 2013 Continental Indoor Football League season will be the Continental Indoor Football League's eighth overall season. The regular season will start on Friday February 8, with the Marion Blue Racers visiting the Saginaw Sting at the Dow Event Center, and will end with the 2013 CIFL Championship Game, the league's championship game being held on, or around, May 18. The league approved the expansion of the playoff format from four teams to six teams (with the top two teams receiving byes).

ScheduleEdit

For the 2013 season there will be a 10-game, 12-week regular season running from February to April. Each team will host 5 games, and have five away games. For the first time in league history, there will be Monday night games.

Regular season standingsEdit

2013 Continental Indoor Football Leagueview · talk · edit
Team W L T PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
Saginaw Sting 3 0 0 1.000 147 89 49 29.67 W3
Dayton Sharks 2 0 0 1.000 118 30 59 15 W2
Erie Explosion 2 0 0 1.000 106 67 53 33.5 W2
Owensboro Rage 2 1 0 .667 108 96 36 32 L1
Port Huron Patriots 1 2 0 .333 85 153 28.33 51 L2
Marion Blue Racers 1 2 0 .333 70 91 23.33 30.33 W1
Kentucky Xtreme 0 1 0 .000 33 37 33 37 L1
Kane County Dawgs 0 1 0 .000 0 2 0 2 L1
Detroit Thunder 0 2 0 .000 55 105 27.5 52.5 L2
Kentucky Drillers 0 2 0 .000 42 94 21 47 L2

y - clinched regular-season title

x - clinched playoff spot

PostseasonEdit

  Quarterfinals
Semifinals
2013 CIFL Championship Game
                           
  1    
 (bye)  
  1    
     
4  
  5    
     
   
  2    
 (bye)  
  2  
     
3  
  6    

Rule changesEdit

  • Starting in 2013 teams will be allowed to expand their active roster from 19 players up to 21 this year and are being required to carry a backup Quarterback and Kicker.[1]
  • Teams will score a single point on their kickoff if the ball makes its way through the uprights.[1]
  • Defensive Backs are not allowed to blitz[1]
  • Starting in 2013 coaches will be permitted to coach on the field again, which will improve communication between them and their players[1]

Coaching changesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Team 2013 Coach 2012 Coach(es) Reason for leaving Story/Accomplishments
Marion Blue Racers LaMonte Coleman Lorenzo Styles/
Marc Huddleston
Resigned/
Contract not renewed
On March 30, 2012, Styles resigned as the head coach of the Blue Racers after compiling a 3-1 record, citing personal reason as the reason for his resignation.[2] Offensive Coordinator Marc Huddleston, took over as the team's head coach.[3] Huddleston's contract was not renewed after the 2012 season.

On September 18, 2012, the Blue Racers name, CEO and General Manager, LaMonte Coleman, as the team's 5th head coach in franchise history.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Aaron Black (October 26, 2012). "CIFL Concludes Annual Meeting, Sets Vision for Future". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4503956. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
  2. "Lorenzo Styles resigns as Blue Racers coach". Marion Star. March 30, 2012. http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/BE/20120330/NEWS01/120330002/Lorenzo-Styles-resigns-Blue-Racers-coach. Retrieved July 17, 2012.
  3. Shawn Curtis (April 6, 2012). "Generals looking to stay unbeaten at War Memorial". The Tribune-Democrat. http://tribune-democrat.com/sports/x101439954/Generals-looking-to-stay-unbeaten-at-War-Memorial/print. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  4. "Blue Racers Name Head Coach". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. September 18, 2012. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4489784. Retrieved September 19, 2012.

External linksEdit

2013 Continental Indoor Football League seasons
Dayton Detroit Erie Kane County Kentucky Drillers Kentucky Xtreme Marion Owensboro Port Huron Saginaw

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