2017 Columbus Lions season
Head Coach Jason Gibson
Home Field Columbus Civic Center
Results
Record 9–3
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Playoff Finish Won NAL Semifinals 52–50 (Steelhawks)
Lost NAL Championship 21–27 (Sharks)
Timeline
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2016 2018

The 2017 Columbus Lions season was the eleventh season for the professional indoor football franchise and first in the National Arena League (NAL). The Lions were one of eight teams that competed in the NAL for its inaugural 2017 season.

Led by head coach Jason Gibson, the Lions played their home games at the Columbus Civic Center.

Standings[edit | edit source]

2017 National Arena League standings
view · talk · edit W L PCT PF PA GB STK
z - Jacksonville Sharks 11 1 .917 697 299 L1
y - Lehigh Valley Steelhawks 9 1 .900 610 349 1.0 W7
x - Columbus Lions 9 3 .750 689 412 2.0 W6
x - Monterrey Steel 7 4 .636 478 364 3.5 W1
High Country Grizzlies 3 7 .300 449 484 7.0 L4
Georgia Firebirds 2 9 .182 372 576 8.5 L5
Dayton Wolfpack 0 7 .000 125 478 8.5 L7
Corpus Christi Rage 0 9 .000 166 624 9.5 L9

z - clinched home field advantage

y - clinched home playoff game

x - clinched playoff spot

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

The 2017 regular season schedule was released on December 9, 2016[1]

Key:       Win       Tie       Loss       Bye

All start times are local time

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location
Score Record
1 Friday March 17 7:00pm Jacksonville Sharks L 41–56 0–1 Columbus Civic Center
2 Sunday March 26 7:00pm at Corpus Christi Rage W 85–18 1–1 American Bank Center
3 Sunday April 2 7:00pm Georgia Firebirds W 63–50 2–1 Columbus Civic Center
4 Sunday April 9 7:00pm at Lehigh Valley Steelhawks L 54–60 2–2 PPL Center
5 BYE
6 Saturday April 22 7:00pm High Country Grizzlies W 57–44 3–2 Columbus Civic Center
7 Saturday April 29 7:00pm at Jacksonville Sharks L 28–37 3–3 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
8 Saturday May 6 7:00pm Monterrey Steel W 48–18 4–3 Columbus Civic Center
9 BYE
10 Saturday May 20 7:00pm Dayton Wolfpack W 77–0 5–3 Columbus Civic Center
11 Saturday May 27 7:00pm at High Country Grizzlies W 56–41 6–3 George M. Holmes Convocation Center
12 Saturday June 3 7:00pm Corpus Christi Rage W 81–12 7–3 Columbus Civic Center
13 Monday June 12 7:00pm at Monterrey Steel W 49–42 8–3 Arena Monterrey
14 Saturday June 17 7:00pm at Georgia Firebirds W 50–34 9–3 Albany Civic Center

Post-season[edit | edit source]

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location
Score Record
First Round Friday June 23 7:30pm at Lehigh Valley Steelhawks W 52–50 1–0 PPL Center
Championship Monday July 10 7:00pm at Jacksonville Sharks L 21–27 1–1 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Roster[edit | edit source]

2017 Columbus Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

  • Currently vacant

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Rookies in italics
Roster updated July 5, 2017
24 Active, 4 Inactive

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "2016 National Arena League schedule". National Arena League. http://nationalarenaleague.com/schedules.html. Retrieved December 9, 2016.

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