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Kansas Koyotes

Kansas Koyotes
Founded 2003
League APFL (2003-2012)
CPIFL (2013-2014)
Independent (2015-)
Team history Kansas Koyotes (2003-present)
Based in Topeka, Kansas
Arena Landon Arena
Colors Blue, Silver, White
              
Owner(s) Nick Baumgartner
Championships 6 (APFL: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Division titles 6 (APFL: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Playoff berths 9 (APFL: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Website kansaskoyotes.com

The Kansas Koyotes are a professional indoor football which is a charter member of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League. Based in Topeka, Kansas, the Koyotes play their home games at Landon Arena.

The Koyotes began play in 2003 as a professional football team. Before joining the CPIFL, the Koyotes were a charter member of the American Professional Football League, where they won the league's first six championships. Brian Hebert the Running Back coach dominated with five great Running Backs, led by Donnell Smith, propelled the team to its first Championship 2003. This opened the door for future Koyotes teams.

History

In their first four years of existence, the Koyotes dominated the APFL. They went undefeated in the 2003 and 2004 seasons, beating the Missouri Minutemen in the championship game both times. [1] [2] In the 2005 season, they went undefeated again, albeit being in many close games, winning their third championship over the Iowa Blackhawks by a field goal kicked as time expired. [3]. The winning streak lasted 31 games, including exhibition games and post-season games.

2006 is when the Koyotes finally met their Waterloo in Wichita, losing to the Wichita Aviators in the season opener.[1] They would lose to the Aviators again, and finish second in the regular-season standings to the Aves. The two teams were going to play for the APFL Championship at the Wichita Ice Arena, for reasons that may never be clear, the league moved the game to Landon Arena. There was never a true explanation offered for this decision, and the game never took place.[2]

In 2007, the Koyotes continued their domination by winning all their regular season home games and losing only two road games. They proceeded to win the championship game against Iowa Blackhawks. During the season the Koyotes signed Abby Vestal as their kicker. On April 23, Vestal kicks three PATs becoming the first woman to score points in a professional men's football game. Vestal, who signed a soccer scholarship for 2007 with Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, would kick 6-9 PATs and go 0-2 in FGs.

Starting with the 2013 season, the Koyotes joined the Champions Professional Indoor Football League for two years.[3][4]

Focusing on bringing a total entertainment venue to northeast Kansas, the Koyotes announced after the 2014 Season ended that they would leave the CPIFL and play 2015 as an independent, increasing to 8 home games.

Logos and uniforms

Current roster

Season-by-season

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Kansas Koyotes (APFL)
2003 8 0 0 1st League Won APFL Championship (Missouri)
2004 8 0 0 1st League Won APFL Championship (Missouri)
2005 8 0 0 1st League Won APFL Championship (Iowa)
2006 8 2 0 2nd League Won Semifinals (Iowa)
Won APFL Championship (Wichita) (Forfeit)
2007 8 2 0 1st League Won APFL Championship (Iowa)
2008 9 1 0 1st Northern Won Semifinals (Iowa)
Won APFL Championship (Beaumont)
2009 8 2 0 1st League Lost APFL Championship (Iowa)
2010 4 4 0 4th League Won APFL Qualifier (Junction City)
Lost APFL Semifinal (Iowa)
2011 5 6 0 4th League Lost APFL Semifinal (Sioux City)
2012 7 5 0 5th League --
Kansas Koyotes (CPIFL)
2013 1 11 0 9th League[5] --
2014* 1 11 0 9th League [6] --
Totals 84 47 0 (including playoffs)

* = Current Standing

2014

Season Schedule

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
Pre-season February 22 (Sat) 7:05pm @Salina Bombers 8–75 [7]
1 March 1 (Sat) 7:05pm @Oklahoma Defenders 6–72 [8] 0–1
2 March 9 (Sun) 3:00pm @Omaha Beef 27–55 [8] 0–2
3 Bye
4 March 23 (Sun) 3:00pm Salina Bombers 27–51 [9] 0–3
5 Bye
6 April 5 (Sat) 7:05pm Omaha Beef 30–52 [10] 0–4
7 Bye
8 April 19 (Sat) 7:05pm Oklahoma Defenders 55–64 [11] 0–5
9 April 26 (Sat) 7:05pm Dodge City Law 12–33 [12] 0–6
10 May 3 (Sat) 7:05pm @Bloomington Edge 42–43 [13] 0–7
11 May 9 (Fri) 7:05pm @Lincoln Haymakers 17–54 0–8
12 May 17 (Sat) 7:05pm @Wichita Wild 14–52 0–9
13 May 24 (Sat) 7:05pm Sioux City Bandits 40–72 [14] 0–10
14 May 31 (Sat) 7:05pm Oklahoma Defenders 75–63 [15] 1–10
15 June 7 (Sat) 7:05pm @Dodge City Law 26–62 [16] 1–11

2013

Season Schedule

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
1 Bye
2 March 16 (Sat) 7:30pm Oklahoma Defenders 40-62 0-1
3 March 23 (Sat) 7:05pm @Wichita Wild 20-39 0-2
4 March 30 (Sat) 7:30pm @Omaha Beef 27-54 0-3
5 April 6 (Sat) 7:30pm @Mid-Missouri Outlaws 49-18 1-3
6 April 12 (Fri) 7:30pm Kansas City Renegades 28-56 1-4
7 Bye
8 April 27 (Sat) 7:30pm Bloomington Edge 0-48 1-5
9 May 4 (Sat) 7:30pm Salina Bombers 31-55 1-6
10 May 11 (Sat) 7:30pm @Oklahoma Defenders 20-48 1-7
11 May 18 (Sat) 7:30pm @Salina Bombers 20-37 1-8
12 May 25 (Sat) 7:30pm @Kansas City Renegades 28-82 1-9
13 June 1 (Sat) 7:30pm Sioux City Bandits 23-48 1-10
14 June 8 (Sat) 7:30pm Lincoln Haymakers 16-45 1-11

References

  1. ^ http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4179/is_20060409/ai_n16161474
  2. ^ http://www.cjonline.com/stories/080406/koy_champs.shtml
  3. ^ http://cpifl.org/newsDetail.cfm?id=17
  4. ^ "Koyotes Moving to CPIFL". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. October 8, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2013 Kansas Koyotes game results".  
  6. ^ "2014 Kansas Koyotes game results".  
  7. ^ Green, Arne (February 23, 2014). "Frey plenty pleased after another Bombers exhibtion blowout".  
  8. ^ a b Peterson, Jr., Rick (March 22, 2014). "Koyotes set for home opener against Salina".  
  9. ^ Peterson, Jr., Rick (March 23, 2014). "Koyotes drop home opener to Salina, 51–27".  
  10. ^ Peterson, Jr., Rick (April 6, 2014). "Koyotes drop to 0–4 with loss to Omaha Beef".  
  11. ^ Peterson, Jr., Rick (April 19, 2014). "Koyotes' comeback falls short against Oklahoma".  
  12. ^ Peterson, Jr., Rick (April 26, 2014). "Banged-up Kansas Koyotes fall to 0–6".  
  13. ^ Deacon, Joe (May 3, 2014). "Late stops, big drive lift Edge to victory".  
  14. ^ Peterson, Jr., Rick (May 24, 2014). "Kansas Koyotes drop to 0–10 with 72–40 loss against Sioux City".  
  15. ^ Peterson, Jr., Rick (May 31, 2014). "Koyotes hold off Defenders for first win of season".  
  16. ^ "2014 Game Results". Kansas Koyotes. Archived from the original on August 29, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 

External links

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