Allen Wranglers
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Founded 2000
colors Allen Event Center
Arena Allen Event Center
Based in Allen, Texas
Colors Navy Blue, Silver, White, Red, Brown
                        
League af2 (2000-2009)
IFL (2010-present)
history Arkansas Twisters (2000-2009)
Arkansas Diamonds (2010)
Allen Wranglers (2011-future)
championships 0
titles 2 (2010 (Diamonds), 2011)
cheerleaders
mascot
Head coach Chris MacKeown
President of Football Operations Jim Smith
website allenwranglers.com


The Allen Wranglers are a team in the Indoor Football League. They were previously the Arkansas Twisters of arenafootball2, the official minor league of the Arena Football League. When they joined the IFL in 2010, they became the Arkansas Diamonds. Their home games are played at the Allen Event Center.

History[edit | edit source]

The Wranglers began play as the Arkansas Twisters and was a planned charter member of Arena Football 1 (and before that a charter member of af2), and played their home games at Verizon Arena.

On November 17, the team left Arena Football 1 to join the Indoor Football League. Due to a complicated legal process, the team had to change its name. On February 4, 2010, they announced that Arkansas Diamonds won the fan vote.

The Diamonds later left Arkansas and moved to Allen, Texas to play as the Allen Wranglers, starting with the 2011 IFL season.[1] After a name-the-team contest, the team announced on September 29 it would be called the Allen Wranglers.

On November 5, 2010, the team announced that Chris MacKeown would be the Wranglers' head coach for the 2011 season. MacKeown was most recently the offensive coordinator for the Arena Football League's Colorado Crush after a stint as head coach and director of football operations for the Amarillo Dusters of af2.[2]

Season-by-season[edit | edit source]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Arkansas Twisters (af2)
2000 7 9 0 6th NC --
2001 6 10 0 5th NC South Central --
2002 11 5 0 2nd NC Central Lost Week 1 (Tulsa 34-32)
2003 9 7 0 2nd NC Central Won NC Round 1 (Bakersfield 36-28)
Won NC Semifinals (Quad City 63-61)
Lost NC Championship (Tulsa 63-52)
2004 4 12 0 4th AC Mid-South --
2005 5 11 0 3rd AC South --
2006 10 6 0 3rd NC Midwest Won NC Round 1 (Oklahoma City 47-43)
Won NC Semifinals (Tulsa 53-51)
Lost NC Championship (Spokane 48-30)
2007 12 4 0 2nd NC Central Lost NC Round 1 (Bossier-Shreveport 62-40)
2008 11 5 0 2nd NC Central Lost NC Round 1 (Central Valley 68-55)
2009 11 5 0 2nd NC Southwest Lost NC Round 1 (Boise 77-36)
Arkansas Diamonds (IFL)
2010 11 3 0 1st Intense Lonestar East Won Intense Quarterfinal (Corpus Christi)
Won Intense Semifinal (Amarillo)
Lost Intense Championship (Billings)
Allen Wranglers (IFL)
2011 10 4 0 1st Lonestar Won Round 1 (Wyoming)
Won Conference Semi-Final (Fairbanks)
Totals 110 84 0 (including playoffs)

2011 Season Schedule[edit | edit source]

Preseason[edit | edit source]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
February 20 (Sun) 3:05pm @Amarillo Venom W 26-25 ---

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
1 February 28 (Mon) 7:05pm West Texas Roughnecks L 46-60 0-1
2 March 6 (Sun) 3:00pm @Bricktown Brawlers W 39-36 1-1
3 Bye
4 March 18 (Fri) 7:05pm
(10:05 Central)
@Fairbanks Grizzlies L 37-57 1-2
5 March 25 (Fri) 7:00pm Bricktown Brawlers W 42-26 2-2
6 April 2 (Sat) 7:00pm @Amarillo Venom W 52-51 3-2
7 April 8 (Fri) 7:05pm West Texas Roughnecks W 33-28 4-2
8 April 16 (Sat) 7:05pm @Nebraska Danger L 37-60 4-3
9 April 23 (Sat) 7:05pm Wichita Wild W 56-44 5-3
10 April 30 (Sat) 7:05pm @Amarillo Venom W 44-20 6-3
11 May 7 (Sat) 7:05pm Nebraska Danger W 49-23 7-3
12 May 14 (Sat) 7:11pm @West Texas Roughnecks W 54-26 8-3
13 May 21 (Sat) 7:05pm Amarillo Venom L 33-36 8-4
14 Bye
15 June 4 (Sat) 7:05pm
(8:05 Central)
@Colorado Ice W 57-37 9-4
16 June 11 (Sat) 7:00pm Bricktown Brawlers ** W 85-6 10-4
Playoffs
1 June 19 (Sun) 5:05pm Wyoming Cavalry W 27-20 ---
2 June 24 (Fri) 7:05pm
(10:05 Central)
@Fairbanks Grizzlies W 72-54 ---
3 July 9 (Sat) 7:00pm Tri-Cities Fever L 67-46 ---

Division Standings[edit | edit source]

2011 Lonestar Division
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y Allen Wranglers 10 4 0 0.714 664 510 7-2 --- W2
x West Texas Roughnecks 10 4 0 0.714 656 391 6-3 --- W3
Amarillo Venom 4 10 0 0.286 529 522 3-6 6.0 L1
Bricktown Brawlers 2 12 0 0.143 292 717 2-7 8.0 L10

Roster[edit | edit source]

Allen Wranglers rosterview · talk · edit
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Kickers

Multiple Positions

Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

  • Currently vacant


Rookies in italics
Roster updated March 24, 2011
31 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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Past Seasons[edit | edit source]

2010 Final Standings[edit | edit source]

2010 Lonestar East Division
view · talk · edit W L T PCT GB DIV PF PA STK
y-Arkansas Diamonds 11 3 0 0.786 --- 6-1 533 423 W3
x-San Angelo Stampede Express 10 4 0 0.714 1.0 4-2 603 521 W3
x-Corpus Christi Hammerheads 6 8 0 0.429 5.0 3-4 501 567 L2
Austin Turfcats 2 12 0 0.143 8.0 1-7 428 606 L10

Logos[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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