Marion Mayhem
Founded 2006
Leagues CIFL
History Marion Mayhem (2006-2010)
Arena Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Based in File:Flag of Ohio.svg.png Marion, Ohio
Colors Navy & Green


Division Titles 1 (CIFL: 2009)
Playoffs 2007, 2008, 2009
Head coach
Official Dance Team The Dancing Divas
Mascot Hardy the Mayhem Maniac

Background: The Marion Mayhem is a charter member of the Great Lakes Indoor Football League (GLIFL), later renamed the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL). They play their home games at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Marion, Ohio. The Mayhem is the first pro football team to be based in the area since the NFL's Oorang Indians ceased operations in 1923. (The Indians technically represented nearby LaRue, Ohio, but tiny LaRue had no football field and so played nearly all their games on the road. Oorang's only "home" game was played in Marion, a 20-6 win over Columbus on October 8, 1922.)


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

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Marion Mayhem (CIFL)
2010 3 7 0 5th CIFL Forfeited remainder of season after starting 3-3
2009 9 4 0 1st East Lost East Division Finals (vs. Fort Wayne)
2008 7 6 0 3rd Atlantic West Lost Atlantic Division Semifinals (@ Saginaw)
2007 7 7 0 4th Great Lakes Won Great Lakes Division Quarterfinal (vs. Muskegon)
Lost Great Lakes Division Semifinal (@ Michigan)
Marion Mayhem (GLIFL)
2006 4 6 0 5th GLIFL DNQ
Totals 30 30 0 (including playoffs)

* = Current Standing

2010 CIFL Season ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 26 Cincinnati Commandos Away L 19-48
April 2 Chicago Cardinals Home W 60-20
April 10 Chicago Cardinals Away W 19-14
April 24 Wisconsin Wolfpack Away L 34-20
May 1 Miami Valley Silverbacks Home W 64-39
May 8 Cincinnati Commandos Home L 38-20
May 15 Fort Wayne Firehawks Home L Forfeit
May 28 Fort Wayne Firehawks Away L Forfeit
June 5 Wisconsin Wolfpack Home L Forfeit
June 12 Miami Valley Silverbacks Home L Forfeit

Season in Review - 2010: On Christmas Eve 2009, the Mayhem announced they would not be playing in Marion in 2010, citing the economic downturn. According to the ownership of the team, "if the situation in Marion improves they may entertain the idea of returning the Mayhem to Marion". As part of the disbanding of the Mayhem organization, all players, coaches, and staff were transferred to the new CIFL team starting play in 2010, the Columbus Aces. However in late January 2010 rumors of the potential folding of the Columbus Aces started circulating. Then a couple of weeks into February 2010 a new rumor began . . . the Mayhem would be returning to Marion. This was confirmed in the Marion Star when it was reported that the Marion Mayhem had been purchased by Cheyenne Sports Group and would return to Marion. On May 27, 2010 after starting the season 3-3 it was announced that the Marion Mayhem would forfeit the remaining games on their schedule due to finicial issues. The Marion Mayhem were the last remaining original GLIFL team left in the CIFL.

2009 CIFL Season ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 13 Wheeling Wildcats Home W 55-49
March 21 Fort Wayne Freedom Away L 23-46
March 27 Miami Valley Silverbacks Home W 55-0
April 4 Fort Wayne Freedom Home W 39-33 OT
April 11 Chicago Slaughter Away L 60-74
April 25 Wheeling Wildcats Away W 61-57
May 2 Miami Valley Silverbacks Home W 36-2
May 9 Wisconsin Wolfpack Away W 59-19
May 16 Wheeling Wildcats Home W 54-24
May 23 Fort Wayne Freedom Away W 62-47
June 6 Rock River Raptors Home L 40-43
June 13 Miami Valley Silverbacks Home W 53-20
June 20 Fort Wayne Freedom (East Finals) Home L 40-49

Season in Review - 2009: The Mayhem finished the regular season with a 9-3 record in 2009. This was good enough to earn them the 2009 CIFL East Division Regular Season Title and the opportunity to host the East Division Championship Game. This was the third season in a row the Mayhem made the playoffs. Their opponent in the East Division Championship Game was the Fort Wayne Freedom (6-5). Coming into the game the Freedom had been experiencing money problems and up until three days before the East Division Championship Game the Freedom still were not sure they were going to show up in Marion. But when game time came the Freedom, whom brought a smaller than usual roster that had not practiced regularly for a couple of weeks, played with more heart and determination then the Mayhem and won 49-40.

2008 CIFL Season ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 8 Muskegon Thunder Away W 34-33
March 21 Saginaw Sting Away L 48-54
March 29 Chesapeake Tide Home W 70-35
April 5 Rochester Raiders Home L 19-52
April 12 Milwaukee Bonecrushers Home W 43-19
April 19 Miami Valley Silverbacks Away W 61-33
April 26 Fort Wayne Freedom Away L 40-55
May 3 Lehigh Valley Outlawz Away L 33-44
May 9 Chicago Slaughter Home L 38-41
May 16 Lehigh Valley Outlawz Home W 36-23
May 24 Chesapeake Tide Away W 67-39
June 7 Miami Valley Silverbacks Home W 51-44
June 14 Saginaw Sting (Atl Semifinals) Away L 34-41

Season in Review - 2008: Finishing with a 7-5 record in 2008, the Mayhem were eliminated from the 2008 CIFL playoffs. The Mayhem players had already turned in their equipment for the year when it was announced that the defending CIFL champion Rochester Raiders (12-0) had been suspended by the league and had to forfeit their playoff spot. The Mayhem were invited to replace the former champs in the CIFL Atlantic Conference Western Division playoffs where they would face their conference foe Saginaw. The Mayhem gathered their players back together and headed to Saginaw to face the Sting. The playoff game went down to the wire where a goal-line stand by the Saginaw defense with only seconds left on the clock ended the Mayhem's season. The final score Sting 41 - Mayhem 34.

2007 CIFL Season ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 24 Kalamazoo Xplosion Home L 35-37
March 31 Muskegon Thunder Home W 48-20
April 14 Miami Valley Silverbacks Away L 48-51
April 21 Kalamazoo Xplosion Away L 31-39
April 28 Miami Valley Silverbacks Home W 42-34
May 5 Springfield Stallions Away W 51-26
May 12 Chicago Slaughter Home L 30-55
May 19 Lehigh Valley Outlawz Away L 25-48
May 26 Port Huron Pirates Away L 3-56
June 9 Summit County Rumble Home W 48-45
June 16 Springfield Stallions Home W Forfeit
June 23 Summit County Rumble Away W 77-63
June 29 Muskegon Thunder (GL Quarterfinals) Home W 68-57
July 7 Michigan Pirates (GL Semifinals) Away L 20-70

Season in Review - 2007: Marion finished 6-6 in 2007, good enough to make the CIFL playoffs. After knocking off the Muskegon Thunder in the first round of the CIFL playoffs, the Mayhem's season was ended by a loss to the Michigan (formally Port Huron) Pirates.

2006 GLIFL Season ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 8 Lehigh Valley Outlawz Home L 26-41
April 13 Battle Creek Crunch Away W 37-34
April 29 NY/NJ Revolution Home W 81-32
May 6 Battle Creek Crunch Home L 29-42
May 13 Port Huron Pirates Home L 27-43
May 20 Rochester Raiders Home W 42-38
June 2 Port Huron Pirates Away L 26-57
June 10 NY/NJ Revolution Home W 51-32
June 17 Lehigh Valley Outlawz Away L 38-41
June 24 Rochester Raiders Away L 38-51

Season in Review - 2006: The Mayhem suffered a losing inaugural season in 2006 (4-6), however the Mayhem were within one game of the 2006 GLIFL playoffs. The Mayhem missed the playoffs due to the Battle Creek Crunch holding the tie breaker between the two teams.

Head coachesEdit

1 does not include forfeit losses
Name Seasons as Head Coach Regular Season Record Playoff Record Overall Record Winning %
Tracy Smith 2006 4-6 0-0 4-6 0.400
Nathan Degasperis 2007 6-6 1-1 7-7 0.500
Pepe Pearson 2008 - 2009 16-8 0-2 16-10 0.615
Reginald Jones 2010 3-31 0-0 3-31 0.500

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