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Central Florida Jaguars
Established 2015
Folded 2017
Played in Bartow, Florida
at the Bartow Park
CentralFloridaJags.com
League/conference affiliations
American Indoor Football (2016)
Elite Indoor Football Conference (2017)
Team colorsBlack, Vegas gold, teal, white
                   
Personnel
Owner(s)Neva Green
General managerDave Douberly
Team history
*Central Florida Jaguars (2016–2017)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)
*Lakeland Center (2016)

The Central Florida Jaguars, commonly known as the Jags, were a professional indoor football team based in Lakeland, Florida.[1]

The Jags were the third indoor football team to call Lakeland home; the first team was the Lakeland Thunderbolts which played in the National Indoor Football League from 2005 until 2006 and later the American Indoor Football Association in 2007 (where they won the AIFA Championship Bowl that year before folding). After that, the Lakeland Raiders would play in the Ultimate Indoor Football League from 2012 until 2013, after which they would later join X-League Indoor Football and change their name to the Florida Marine Raiders, playing in the 2014 and 2015 seasons before the league's folding[2]

HistoryEdit

The Jaguars joined American Indoor Football (AIF) before the beginning of the 2016 season and played their home games at the Lakeland Center. Their logo and colors were somewhat similar to the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. Following the 2016 season, the AIF ceased operations, leaving the Jaguars without a league. In October 2016, they became the charter member of the Elite Indoor Football Conference for the 2017 season.[3] However, with the instability of the new league, they were removed from their home arena in 2017. All Elite Indoor Football Conference games were then announced to be played outdoors at Bartow Park in Bartow, Florida. The league and the Jags appear to have ceased operations during the 2017 season and all websites have lapsed.

Final AIF rosterEdit

Template:Central Florida Jaguars roster

StaffEdit

Central Florida Jaguars staff
Front Office
  • Owner - Neva Green
  • General Manager - Dave Douberly
  • Director of Sales & Marketing - Mike Saladrigas
  • Director of Operations - Ronnie Ghent
  • Director of Scouting & Personnel - Leo Etrienne
  • Director of Merchandising - George Crottie
 

Head Coach

  • Head Coach - Myqual Spann

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Statistics and recordsEdit

Season-by-season resultsEdit

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff Berth League Leader
Season League Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2016 AIF Southern 6th 2 6 0

Head coaches' recordsEdit

Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Ronnie Ghent 2016 2 6 0 .250

2016 seasonEdit

2016 Central Florida Jaguars season
Head Coach Ronnie Ghent
General Manager Robert Howe
Home Field Lakeland Center
701 West Lime Street
Lakeland, FL 33815
Results
Record 2–6
Place 6th
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2015 2017

Key:       Win       Tie       Loss       Bye

ExhibitionEdit

All start times are local to home team

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location
Score Record
1 Saturday April 16 7:05pm South Carolina Ravens W 69–0 Lakeland Center
2 Saturday May 21 7:05pm Osceola Ravens W 58–18 Lakeland Center
3 Saturday May 28 7:05pm Palm Beach Phantoms Cancelled[4] Lakeland Center

Regular seasonEdit

All start times are local to home team

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location
Score Record
1 BYE
2 BYE
3 Saturday March 12 7:05pm Florida Tarpons L 34–84[5] 0–1 Lakeland Center
4 BYE
5 Sunday March 26 7:05pm Columbus Lions L 42–90[6] 0–2 Lakeland Center
6 Saturday April 2 7:05pm Myrtle Beach Freedom L 34–47[7] 0–3 Lakeland Center
7 Sunday April 10 7:05pm at Florida Tarpons L 22–65 0–4 Germain Arena
8 BYE
9 Saturday April 23 7:05pm at Savannah Steam W 44–35 1–4 Savannah Civic Center
10 Saturday April 30 7:05pm Florida Tarpons L 25–81[8] 1–5 Lakeland Center
11 Saturday May 7 7:05pm at Atlanta Vultures W 2–0 (by forfeit) 2–5 Georgia International Convention Center
12 Sunday May 15 7:05pm at Florida Tarpons L 16–81[9] 2–6 Germain Arena
13 BYE
14 BYE

StandingsEdit

2016 AIF Southern standingsview · talk · edit
Team W L T PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
Columbus Lions 8 0 0 1.000 599 174 74.9 21.8 W8
Florida Tarpons 7 1 0 .875 489 202 61.1 25.3 W4
Myrtle Beach Freedom 4 4 0 .500 259 307 32.4 38.4 L1
Savannah Steam 3 5 0 .375 264 336 33.0 42.0 L1
Georgia Firebirds 3 5 0 .375 236 350 29.5 43.8 L2
Central Florida Jaguars 2 6 0 .250 219 483 27.4 60.4 L1
Atlanta Vultures 1 5 0 .167 67 141 11.2 23.5 L5

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The AIF Comes to Central Florida for the 2016 Season". American Indoor Football. August 12, 2015. http://aifprofootball.com/news/61-the-aif-comes-to-central-florida-for-the-2016-season.html. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  2. Fredericksen, Brady (August 31, 2015). "New Lakeland team hopes to find success in 2016". TheLedger.com. The Ledger. http://www.theledger.com/article/20150831/SPORTS/150839958. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  3. "Jags announce membership in EIFC". Elite Indoor Football Conference. http://eliteindoorfootballconference.com/news-h/28-jags-announce-memberbership-in-eifc.html. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  4. "Central Florida Jags end season after cancelling final game". www.theledger.com. The Lakeland Ledger. May 25, 2016. http://www.theledger.com/article/20160525/NEWS/160529617/1343/SPORTS02?Title=Central-Florida-Jags-end-season-after-cancelling-final-game. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  5. James Bennett Jr. (March 12, 2016). "Jags routed by Tarpons in inaugural game". www.theledger.com. The Lakeland Ledger. http://www.theledger.com/article/20160312/news/160319789. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
  6. James Bennett Jr. (March 26, 2016). "Jags lost 90-42 to defending AIFL champions". www.theledger.com. The Lakeland Ledger. http://www.theledger.com/article/20160326/NEWS/160329513/1343/SPORTS02?Title=Jags-lose-90-42-to-defending-AIFL-champions. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  7. James Bennett Jr. (April 2, 2016). "Central Florida Jags fall 47-34 to Myrtle Beach Freedom". www.theledger.com. The Lakeland Ledger. http://www.theledger.com/article/20160402/NEWS/160409861/1343/SPORTS02?Title=Central-Florida-Jags-fall-47-34-to-Myrtle-Beach-Freedom. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  8. "Indoor Football: Tarpons take down Jags". www.naplesnews.com. Naples Daily News. April 30, 2016. http://www.naplesnews.com/sports/other/indoor-football-tarpons-take-down-jags-31b7e3d4-ee3d-1a90-e053-0100007ff490-377714161.html. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  9. "Indoor Football: Tarpons rout Jaguars". www.naplesnews.com. Naples Daily News. May 16, 2016. http://www.naplesnews.com/sports/other/indoor-football-tarpons-rout-jags-32e30bac-8a29-3b97-e053-0100007fd221-379594801.html. Retrieved May 16, 2016.

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