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Rio Grande Valley Sol

Rio Grande Valley Sol
Founded 2014
League Lone Star Football League (2014)
X-League Indoor Football (2015–present)
Team history Rio Grande Valley Sol (2014–present)
Based in Hidalgo, Texas
Arena State Farm Arena
Colors

Blue, Orange, Tan, White

                   
Owner(s) Jennifer Andrews
Head coach Bennie King
Championships (0)
Division titles (0)
Playoff berths (0)
Dancers Sol Dancers

The Rio Valley Grande Sol are a professional indoor football team based in Hidalgo, Texas. They are members of the X-League Indoor Football (XLIF). The Sol play their home games at the State Farm Arena. They were founded in 2014 as members of the Lone Star Football League but withdrew their team from the league after being taken out of the championship game unfairly after their inaugural regular season.

The Sol are the third indoor football team to call Hidalgo home, following the Rio Grande Valley Dorados which played in af2 from 2004 to 2009. The second was the Rio Grande Valley Magic, which played in the Southern Indoor Football League in 2011 and in the Lone Star Football League from 2012 until their franchise charter was revoked in 2013.

History

The Sol finished the 2014 LSFL regular season with a 8-4 record, tied for the league lead in wins, but finishing second due to tiebreakers. The Sol were to host the 3rd-seeded New Mexico Stars in a playoff game to advance to the LSFL Championship Game, but failed to meet unspecified "obligations" and were suspended by the league.[1] The Sol finished the 2015 X-League Indoor Football season with a 5–2 record, good enough for second place and a slot in X-Bowl II.[2]

Roster

Head coaches

2015 X-League Indoor Football season.
Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Jamaine Blalock 2014 8 4 0 .667 0 0
Bennie King 2015–present 5 2 0 .714 0 0

Statistics and records

Season-by-season results

Note: The Finish, Wins, Losses, and Ties columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play.

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Wild Card Berth League Leader
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason Results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2014 2014 LSFL 2nd 8 4 0
2015 2015 X-League 2nd 5 2 0
Totals 13 6 0 All-time regular season record (2014-2015)
0 0 - All-time postseason record (2014-2015)
13 6 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2014-2015)

* Season currently in progress

References

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External links

  • Rio Grande Valley Sol official website
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