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The CIFL Championship Game is the annual championship game of the Continental Indoor Football League. In 2006, it was the meeting of the two semifinal game winners. Following the 2007 and 2008 season, the game was between the Great Lakes Division champion and the Atlantic Division champion. In 2009 the league was divided into an East and West Division.

During its first year, it was called the Great Lakes Bowl.

Past CIFL Championships[edit | edit source]

2011 MVP - Tyler Sheehan.

Game Year Winning Team Losing Team Site Date MVP
Great Lakes Bowl I 2006 Port Huron Pirates 40 Rochester Raiders 34 McMorran Arena July 22, 2006 Rayshawn Askew
CIFL Indoor Championship Game 2007 Rochester Raiders 37 Michigan Pirates 27 Blue Cross Arena July 28, 2007 Mike Condello
CIFL Championship Game 2008 Saginaw Sting 41 Kalamazoo Xplosion 37 Wings Stadium June 29, 2008 Nick Body
CIFL Championship Game 2009 Chicago Slaughter 58 Fort Wayne Freedom 48 Sears Centre June 27, 2009 Donovan Morgan
CIFL Championship Game 2010 Cincinnati Commandos 54 Wisconsin Wolfpack 40 Cincinnati Gardens June 26, 2010 Ben Mauk
CIFL Championship Game 2011 Cincinnati Commandos 44 Marion Blue Racers 29 Cincinnati Gardens June 11, 2011 Tyler Sheehan

Box Scores[edit | edit source]

Great Lakes Bowl I: Rochester Raiders vs. Port Huron Pirates[edit | edit source]

Great Lakes Bowl I: Rochester Raiders at Port Huron Pirates – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 14 7 0 13

34

Pirates 14 13 5 8

40

at McMorran Arena, Port Huron, Michigan

  • Date: July 22
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 2,575
  • Referee: Jack Butler
  • [1]
Game information
1st quarter
  • Rochester - (13:09) Maurice Jackson 32-yard pass from Matt Cottengim (Ryan DeCamp kick), Rochester 7-0
  • Port Huron – (10:13) Rayshawn Askew 2-yard rush (Anthony Gallagher kick), 7–7
  • Rochester - (6:58) Matt Cottengim 14-yard rush (Ryan DeCamp kick), Rochester 14-7
  • Port Huron – (4:15) Darryl Frager 22-yard pass from Shane Franzer (Anthony Gallagher kick), 14–14
2nd quarter
  • Rochester - (12:34) Maurice Jackson 1-yard pass from Matt Cottengim (Ryan DeCamp kick), Rochester 21-14
  • Port Huron – (8:53) Rayshawn Askew 1-yard rush (Anthony Gallagher rush fumbled), Rochester 21–20
  • Port Huron – (3:47) Shane Franzer 1-yard rush (Anthony Gallagher kick), Port Huron 27–21
3rd quarter
  • Port Huron – (9:05) Eddie Bynes safety, Port Huron 29–21
  • Port Huron – (4:41) Anthony Gallagher 27-yard field goal, Port Huron 32–21
4th quarter
  • Rochester - (11:30) Noah Fehrenbach 22-yard pass from Matt Cottengim (Noah Fehrenbach pass failed), Port Huron 32-27
  • Port Huron – (6:56) Rayshawn Askew 16-yard rush (Chris Bell rush), Port Huron 40–27
  • Rochester - (0:43) Mike Kallfelz 1-yard pass from Matt Cottengim (Ryan DeCamp kick), Port Huron 40-34
Passing
  • Rochester – Matt Cottengim: 15/29, 140 yards, 4 TD
  • Port Huron – Shane Franzer: 7/11, 123 yards, 1 TD
Rushing
  • Rochester – Reginald Cox: 12 att, 29 yards, 0 TD
  • Port Huron – Rayshawn Askew: 15 att, 52 yards, 3 TD
Receiving
  • Rochester – Maurice Jackson: 8 rec, 65 yards, 2 TD
  • Port Huron – Robert Height: 3 rec, 48 yards, 0 TD

2007 CIFL Championship Game: Michigan Pirates vs. Rochester Raiders[edit | edit source]

2007 CIFL Championship Game: Michigan Pirates at Rochester Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 7 3 7 10

27

Raiders 0 17 14 6

37

at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, New York

  • Date: July 28
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 5,236
  • Referee: Dave Scott
  • [2]
Game information
1st quarter
  • Port Huron – (4:08) Darryl Frager 7-yard pass from Shane Franzer (Anthony Gallagher kick), Port Huron 7–0
2nd quarter
  • Rochester - (14:45) Maurice Jackson 8-yard rush (Adam Lanctot kick), 7-7
  • Port Huron – (4:48) Anthony Gallagher 43-yard field goal, Port Huron 10–7
  • Rochester - (3:58) Maurice Jackson 24-yard pass from Mike Mikolaichik (Adam Lanctot kick), Rochester 14-10
  • Rochester – (0:00) Adam Lanctot 13-yard field goal, Rochester 17–10
3rd quarter
  • Rochester - (9:41) Maurice Jackson 23-yard pass from Mike Mikolaichik (Adam Lanctot kick), Rochester 24-10
  • Port Huron – (4:03) Robert Height 6-yard rush (Anthony Gallagher kick), Rochester 24–17
  • Rochester - (1:36) Noah Fehrenbach 0-yard fumble recovery (Adam Lanctot kick), Rochester 31-17
4th quarter
  • Port Huron – (12:07) Felix Joyner 3-yard rush (Anthony Gallagher kick), Rochester 31–24
  • Rochester – (6:26) Adam Lanctot 27-yard field goal, Rochester 34–24
  • Port Huron – (1:38) Anthony Gallagher 19-yard field goal, Port Huron 34–27
  • Rochester – (0:57) Adam Lanctot 17-yard field goal, Rochester 37–27
Passing
  • Port Huron – Shane Franzer: 8/15, 73 yards, 1 TD
  • Rochester – Mike Mikolaichik: 10/15, 113 yards, 3 TD
Rushing
  • Port Huron – Robert Height: 17 att, 64 yards, 1 TD
  • Rochester – Jamil Porter: 8 att, 20 yards, 0 TD
Receiving
  • Port Huron – Darryl Frager: 3 rec, 35 yards, 1 TD
  • Rochester – Maurice Jackson: 3 rec, 73 yards, 2 TD

2008 CIFL Championship Game: Saginaw Sting vs. Kalamazoo Xplosion[edit | edit source]

2008 CIFL Championship Game: Saginaw Sting at Kalamazoo Xplosion – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Sting 7 13 7 14

41

Xplosion 7 13 7 10

37

at Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan

  • Date: June 29
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 3,294
  • [3]
Game information
1st quarter
  • Saginaw – (12:34) Nick Body 14-yard pass from Damon Dowdell (Anthony Gallagher kick), Saginaw 7–0
  • Kalamazoo - (7:00) Eric Gardner 3-yard pass from Randy Hutchinson (Brad Selent kick), 7-7
2nd quarter
  • Kalamazoo – (14:20) Brad Selent 38-yard field goal, Kalamazoo 10–7
  • Saginaw – (10:40) Nick Body 8-yard pass from Damon Dowdell (Anthony Gallagher kick blocked), Saginaw 13–10
  • Kalamazoo - (5:50) Brian Dolph 45-yard pass from Randy Hutchinson (Brad Selent kick), Kalamazoo 17-13
  • Saginaw – (0:56) John Radney 1-yard rush (Anthony Gallagher kick blocked), Saginaw 20–17
  • Kalamazoo – (0:35) Brad Selent 51-yard field goal, 20–20
3rd quarter
  • Kalamazoo - (11:00) Randy Hutchingson 23-yard pass from Eric Gardner (Brad Selent kick), Kalamazoo 27-20
  • Saginaw – (1:45) Nick Body 7-yard pass from Damon Dowdell (Anthony Gallagher kick), 27–27
4th quarter
  • Kalamazoo - (14:45) Eric Gardner 1-yard rush (Brad Selent kick), Saginaw 34-27
  • Saginaw – (9:00) Nate Collins 9-yard pass from Damon Dowdell (Anthony Gallagher kick), 34–34
  • Kalamazoo – (0:42) Brad Selent 41-yard field goal, Kalamazoo 37–34
  • Saginaw – (0:26) John Radney 1-yard rush (Anthony Gallagher kick blocked), Saginaw 41–37
Passing
  • Saginaw – Damon Dowdell: 18/36, 246 yards, 4 TD
  • Kalamazoo – Randy Hutchinson: 13/31, 157 yards, 2 TD
Rushing
  • Saginaw – John Radney: 8 att, 25 yards, 2 TD
  • Kalamazoo – Randy Hutchinson: 1 att, 2 yards, 0 TD
Receiving
  • Saginaw – Nick Body: 12 rec, 156 yards, 3 TD
  • Kalamazoo – Brian Dolph: 6 rec, 98 yards, 1 TD

2009 CIFL Championship Game: Fort Wayne Freedom vs. Chicago Slaughter[edit | edit source]

2009 CIFL Championship Game: Fort Wayne Freedom at Chicago Slaughter – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Freedom 7 21 7 13

48

Slaughter 0 31 13 14

58

at Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates, Illinois

  • Date: June 27
  • Game time: 7:15 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 3,861
  • Referee: Wojciekiewicz
  • [4]
Game information
1st quarter
  • Fort Wayne – (13:15) Luther Stroder 38-yard pass from Randy Hutchinson (Brad Selent kick), Fort Wayne 7–0
2nd quarter
  • Chicago - (14:52) Donovan Morgan 6-yard pass from Russ Michna (Chris Nendick pass from DeJuan Alfonzo), Chicago 8-7
  • Fort Wayne – (12:22) Nick Body 28-yard pass from Randy Hutchinson (Brad Selent kick), Fort Wayne 14–8
  • Chicago - (9:37) Donovan Morgan 20-yard pass from Russ Michna (Chris Nendick kick), Chicago 15-14
  • Fort Wayne – (5:23) Nick Body 4-yard pass from Randy Hutchinson (Brad Selent kick), Fort Wayne 21–15
  • Chicago – (5:03) Reggie Gray 46-yard kickoff return (Chris Nendick kick failed), 21–21
  • Fort Wayne – (0:45) Luther Stroder 6-yard rush (Brad Selent kick), Fort Wayne 28–21
  • Chicago - (0:32) Dontrel Jackson 7-yard pass from Russ Michna (Chris Nendick kick), 28-28
  • Chicago – (0:00) Chris Nendick 52-yard field goal, Chicago 31–28
3rd quarter
  • Chicago - (12:40) Rob Boss 8-yard pass from Russ Michna (Chris Nendick kick), Chicago 38-28
  • Fort Wayne – (7:54) Luther Stroder 2-yard pass from Randy Hutchinson (Brad Selent kick), Chicago 38–35
  • Chicago - (5:55) Bobby Sippio 5-yard pass from Russ Michna (Chris Nendick kick failed), Chicago 44-35
4th quarter
  • Fort Wayne – (14:37) Luther Stroder 14-yard pass from Randy Hutchinson (Brad Selent kick), Chicago 44–42
  • Chicago - (11:37) Bobby Sippio 9-yard pass from Russ Michna (Chris Nendick kick), Chicago 51-42
  • Chicago - (7:13) Donovan Morgan 28-yard pass from Russ Michna (Chris Nendick kick), Chicago 58-42
  • Fort Wayne – (2:46) Justin Wynn 1-yard rush (Randy Hutchinson pass filed), Chicago 58–48
Passing
  • Fort Wayne – Randy Hutchinson: 27/48, 355 yards, 5 TD
  • Chicago – Russ Michna: 14/20, 182 yards, 7 TD
Rushing
  • Fort Wayne – Luther Stroder: 4 att, 14 yards, 1 TD
  • Chicago – Dontrel Jackson: 1 att, 13 yards, 0 TD
Receiving
  • Fort Wayne – Nick Body: 13 rec, 183 yards, 2 TD
  • Chicago – Donovan Morgan: 5 rec, 78 yards, 3 TD

2010 CIFL Championship Game: Cincinnati Commandos vs. Wisconsin Wolfpack[edit | edit source]

2010 CIFL Championship Game: Wisconsin Wolfpack at Cincinnati Commandos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Wolfpack 7 7 12 14

40

Commandos 14 6 20 14

54

at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: June 26
  • Game time: 8:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 2,758
  • [5]
Game information
1st quarter
  • Cincinnati - (13:55) Greg Moore 5-yard rush (Travis Johnson rush failed), Cincinnati 6-0
  • Wisconsin – (10:11) Marcus Lewis 2-yard pass from Matt Schabert (Tony Smidl kick), Wisconsin 7–6
  • Cincinnati - (4:39) Tony Cornett 0-yard fumble recovery (Ben Mauk pass to Ray Jackson), Cincinnati 14-7
2nd quarter
  • Cincinnati – (5:04) Brandon Boehm 10-yard pass from Ben Mauk (Brandon Boehm rush failed), Cincinnati 20–7
  • Wisconsin – (0:00) Marcus Lewis 1-yard pass from Matt Schabert (Tony Smidl kick), Cincinnati 20–14
  • Cincinnati - (1:55) Dominick Goodman 11-yard pass from Ben Mauk (Travis Johnson kick blocked), Cincinnati 13-6
3rd quarter
  • Wisconsin – (12:17) Brandon Wogoman 7-yard pass from Matt Schabert (Tony Smidl kick), Wisconsin 21–20
  • Cincinnati - (9:48) Robert Redd 27-yard pass from Ben Mauk (Ray Jackson rush), Cincinnati 28-21
  • Wisconsin – (6:23) Tony Smidl 35-yard field goal, Cincinnati 28–24
  • Cincinnati - (6:08) Ray Jackson 48-yard kickoff return (Brandon Boehm rush failed), Cincinnati 34-24
  • Cincinnati - (1:19) Brandon Boehm 29-yard pass from Ben Mauk (Ben Mauk rush fumbled), Cincinnati 40-24
  • Wisconsin – (1:19) Kurt Ware PAT return, Cincinnati 40–26
4th quarter
  • Wisconsin – (12:53) Brandon Wogoman 12-yard pass from Matt Schabert (Tony Smidl kick), Cincinnati 40–33
  • Cincinnati - (8:54) Greg Moore 12-yard pass from Ben Mauk (Travis Johnson kick), Cincinnati 47-33
  • Wisconsin – (1:22) Marcus Lewis 5-yard pass from Matt Schabert (Tony Smidl kick), Cincinnati 47–40
  • Cincinnati - (0:32) Greg Moore 1-yard rush (Travis Johnson kick), Cincinnati 54-40
Passing
  • Wisconsin – Matt Schabert: 23/37, 214 yards, 5 TD
  • Cincinnati – Ben Mauk: 18/29, 195 yards, 4 TD
Rushing
  • Wisconsin – Matt Schabert: 2 att, 5 yards, 0 TD
  • Cincinnati – Greg Moore: 18 att, 58 yards, 2 TD
Receiving
  • Wisconsin – Brandon Wogoman: 14 rec, 151 yards, 2 TD
  • Cincinnati – Robert Redd: 8 rec, 122 yards, 1 TD

2011 CIFL Championship Game: Cincinnati Commandos vs. Marion Blue Racers[edit | edit source]

2011 CIFL Championship Game: Marion Blue Racers at Cincinnati Commandos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Racers 0 13 3 13

29

Commandos 7 14 13 10

44

at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: June 11
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
Game information
1st quarter
  • Cincinnati - (6:17) Tyler Sheehan 1-yard rush, (Brandon Yingling kick), Cincinnati 7-0
2nd quarter
  • Cincinnati - (12:57) Kyenes Mincy 9-yard pass from Tyler Sheehan (Brandon Yingling kick), Cincinnati 14-0
  • Cincinnati - (6:15) James Frazier 49-yard fumble recovery (Brandon Yingling kick), Cincinnati 21-0
  • Marion - (2:04) Christen Haywood 30-yard rush, (Tyler Lorenz kick), Cincinnati 21-7
  • Marion - (0:00) Brandon Williams 3-yard pass from Josh Harris, (Tyler Lorenz kick failed), Cincinnati 21-13
3rd quarter
  • Cincinnati - (11:19) George Murrey 6-yard pass from Tyler Sheehan (Brandon Yingling kick), Cincinnati 28-13
  • Marion - (5:07) Tyler Lorenz 43-yard field goal, Cincinnati 28-16
  • Cincinnati - (2:47) Greg Moore 2-yard rush, (Brandon Yingling kick failed), Cincinnati 34-16
4th quarter
  • Marion - (12:37) Christen Haywood 1-yard rush, (Tyler Lorenz kick), Cincinnati 34-23
  • Cincinnati - (7:45) Brandon Boehm 19-yard pass from Tyler Sheehan (Brandon Yingling kick), Cincinnati 41-23
  • Marion - (4:14) Brandon Williams 3-yard pass from Josh Harris, (Christen Haywood rush failed), Cincinnati 41-29
  • Cincinnati - (0:48) Brandon Yingling 33-yard field goal, Cincinnati 44-29
Passing
  • Marion – Josh Harris: 4/14, 15 yards, 2 TD
  • Cincinnati – Tyler Sheehan: 8/19, 93 yards, 3 TD
Rushing
  • Marion – Christen Haywood: 18 att, 107 yards, 2 TD
  • Cincinnati – Tyler Sheehan: 2 att, 28 yards, 1 TD
Receiving
  • Marion – Brandon Williams: 2 rec, 6 yards, 2 TD
  • Cincinnati – Brandon Boehm: 2 rec, 36 yards, 1 TD

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