|Corpus Christi Rage|
|National Arena League (2017)|
|Team colors||Black, Red, White|
|General manager||Leonard Harris|
|Head coach||Steven Fillmore|
|*Corpus Christi Rage (2017)|
|League championships (0)|
|Conference championships (0)|
|Division championships (0)|
|*American Bank Center (2017)|
The Corpus Christi Rage was a professional indoor football team and a charter member of the National Arena League (NAL) that began play in its inaugural 2017 season. Based in Corpus Christi, Texas, the Rage played their home games at the American Bank Center.
The Rage were the third arena/indoor football team to call Corpus Christi home, following the Corpus Christi Hammerheads/Fury, which played in eight different leagues from 2004 until 2016, and the Corpus Christi Sharks, which played in the af2 from 2007 until 2009.
History[edit | edit source]
On October 17, 2016, the Rage announced they had joined the new Arena Developmental League (which then became the National Arena League) in an introductory press conference, with their logo and color scheme unveiled that day. The Rage were owned by Corpus Christi-area businessman Eric Dee Smith, who is an Army veteran and a former corrections officer, with Leonard Harris serving as the team's general manager. The ADL officially confirmed the Rage's membership on October 28.
After the team's fourth game of their inaugural 2017 season, the Rage's operations were apparently taken over by the league from owner Eric Smith. Afterwards, the Rage had two home games cancelled during the season by the league: the first being the May 20 game against the Georgia Firebirds, which was cancelled as a cost-cutting measure as the league had also taken control of the Firebirds franchise the week before, and their final June 16 game against the High Country Grizzlies as both teams had already been eliminated from playoff contention. Neither game was considered a forfeit; they were simply erased from the league schedules as a no contest. The Rage folded during the last week of the season.
Statistics and records[edit | edit source]
Season-by-season results[edit | edit source]
|League Champions||Conference Champions||Division Champions||Playoff Berth||League Leader|
|Season||Team||League||Conference||Division||Regular season||Postseason results|
Head coach[edit | edit source]
2017 roster[edit | edit source]
|2017 Corpus Christi Rage roster|
Rookies in italics
Coaching staff[edit | edit source]
|Corpus Christi Rage staff|
2017 season[edit | edit source]
|2017 Corpus Christi Rage season|
|Head Coach||Steven Filmore|
|Home Field||American Bank Center|
|Playoff Finish||Did not qualify|
|Previous season||Next season|
Schedule[edit | edit source]
Key: Win Tie LossBye
All start times are local time
|1||Monday||March 20||6:00pm||at Monterrey Steel||L 12–55||0–1||Arena Monterrey|
|2||Sunday||March 26||6:00pm||Columbus Lions||L 18–85||0–2||American Bank Center|
|3||Monday||April 3||6:00pm||at Monterrey Steel||L 28–57||0–3||Arena Monterrey|
|4||Saturday||April 8||7:00pm||at Georgia Firebirds||L 26–76||0–4||Albany Civic Center|
|5||Sunday||April 16||7:00pm||at Dayton Wolfpack||Cancelled[lower-alpha 1]|
|7||Saturday||April 29||7:00pm||at Lehigh Valley Steelhawks||L 28–95||0–5||PPL Center|
|8||Saturday||May 6||7:00pm||at Jacksonville Sharks||L 6–71||0–6||Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena|
|9||Monday||May 15||6:00pm||Monterrey Steel||L 30–33||0–7||American Bank Center|
|10||Saturday||May 20||6:00pm||Georgia Firebirds||Cancelled[lower-alpha 2]||American Bank Center|
|11||Sunday||May 28||6:00pm||Jacksonville Sharks||L 6–71||0–8||American Bank Center|
|12||Saturday||June 3||7:00pm||at Columbus Lions||L 12–81||0–9||Columbus Civic Center|
|14||Friday||June 16||6:00pm||High Country Grizzlies||Cancelled[lower-alpha 3]||American Bank Center|
- "Ceremony held for new Corpus Christi Rage arena football team". KIII-TV. October 17, 2016. http://www.kiiitv.com/sports/ceremony-held-for-new-corpus-christi-rage-arena-football-team/337000956. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
- "League to Welcome Corpus Christi Rage for 2017 Play". Arena Developmental League. October 28, 2016. http://www.arenadl.com/news-m/63-league-to-welcome-corpus-christi-rage-for-2017-play.html. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
- "WEEKLY SPORTS LEAGUE & FRANCHISE REPORT". OurSports Central. April 10, 2017. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/weekly-sports-league--franchise-report/n-5247217.
- "WEEKLY SPORTS LEAGUE & FRANCHISE REPORT". OurSports Central. May 22, 2017. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/weekly-sports-league--franchise-report/n-5258652.
- "Another indoor football team bites the dust, Rage calls it quits after going 0-9". KRIS-TV. June 15, 2017. http://www.kristv.com/story/35678060/another-indoor-football-team-bites-the-dust-rage-calls-it-quits-after-going-0-9.
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