2013 Indoor Football League season

Last updated
2013 IFL season
League Indoor Football League
Sport Indoor Football
DurationFebruary 15, 2013 – June 15, 2013
Number of teams9
Regular season
Season MVP Jameel Sewell
Playoffs
Intense champions Nebraska Danger
  Intense runners-up Colorado Ice
United champions Sioux Falls Storm
  United runners-up Cedar Rapids Titans
2013 United Bowl Championship
Champions Sioux Falls Storm
  Runners-up Nebraska Danger
Finals MVPTerrence Bryant
IFL seasons

The 2013 Indoor Football League season was the fifth season of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Playing with nine teams in two conferences spread across the United States, the league's regular season kicked off on February 15, 2013, when the Sioux Falls Storm beat the Green Bay Blizzard 64–41. The season ended on June 15, 2013, with the visiting Sioux Falls Storm defeating the Texas Revolution 52-38.

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Teams

For 2013, the IFL maintained its two-conference no-divisions format with each team scheduled to play 14 games during the 16-week regular season. The league contracted from 16 teams to just nine with the Bloomington Edge, Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, Omaha Beef, Reading Express, Everett Raptors, New Mexico Stars, and Wichita Wild either folding, hibernating, or moving to a different league. [1] A new team, the Cheyenne Warriors, were expected to join the league for 2013 until the death of the team's owner in late December 2012; the team subsequently became inactive. [2] [3] [4] The Texas-based Allen Wranglers changed ownership and became the Texas Revolution. [5]

United Conference

TeamLocationArena(Capacity)
Cedar Rapids Titans Cedar Rapids, Iowa Cedar Rapids Ice Arena (4,000)
Chicago Slaughter Hoffman Estates, Illinois Sears Centre (9,500)
Green Bay Blizzard Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin Resch Center (8,621)
Sioux Falls Storm Sioux Falls, South Dakota Sioux Falls Arena (4,700)
Texas Revolution Allen, Texas Allen Event Center (6,275)

Intense Conference

TeamLocationArena(Capacity)
Colorado Ice Loveland, Colorado Budweiser Events Center (7,200)
Nebraska Danger Grand Island, Nebraska Eihusen Arena (7,500)
Tri-Cities Fever Kennewick, Washington Toyota Center (5,970)
Wyoming Cavalry Casper, Wyoming Casper Events Center (8,395)

Personnel

Robert Loving served as interim commissioner of the IFL in 2012 after Tommy Benizio left mid-season to pursue other opportunities. Benizio became president of the Texas Revolution, an IFL franchise based in Allen, Texas. Loving was officially named as the IFL's commissioner by the league's board of directors during the 2012 annual league meetings. [6]

For 2013, Michael Allshouse was Director of Football Operations, Sean Whitmire was Director of Communications/Team Services, and Tom Falcinelli was the Director of Officiating. [6]

Standings

Playoffs

Conference Championships 2013 United Bowl
      
2 Colorado 50
1Nebraska55
I1 Nebraska 40
United Conference
U1Sioux Falls43
2 Cedar Rapids 20
1Sioux Falls44

Awards

Individual season awards

AwardWinnerPositionTeam
Most Valuable Player Jameel Sewell QuarterbackNebraska Danger
Offensive Player of the Year Jameel Sewell QuarterbackNebraska Danger
Defensive Player of the Year Tyler Knight LinebackerSioux Falls Storm
Special Teams Player of the YearB. J. HillKick returnerGreen Bay Blizzard
Rookie of the YearCody KirbyQuarterbackChicago Slaughter
Adam Pringle Award Lionell Singleton Defensive backTri-Cities Fever
Coach of the YearMark StouteHead CoachCedar Rapids Titans

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1st Team All-IFL

Offense
Quarterback Jameel Sewell, Nebraska
Running back LaRon Council, Cedar Rapids
Wide receiver Kayne Farquharson, Nebraska
Carl Sims, Cedar Rapids
Kyle Kaiser, Colorado
Offensive tackle Myniya Smith, Sioux Falls
Darius Savage, Nebraska
Center Charlie Sanders, Sioux Falls
Defense
Defensive line Xzavie Jackson, Cedar Rapids
Rachman Crable, Sioux Falls
Gabe Knapton, Colorado
Linebacker Tyler Knight, Sioux Falls
Ameer Ismail, Chicago
Defensive back Lionell Singleton, Tri-Cities
Rudell Crim, Tri-Cities
Frankie Solomon, Jr., Texas
Special teams
Kicker Parker Douglass, Sioux Falls
Kick returner B. J. Hill, Green Bay

2nd Team All-IFL

Offense
Quarterback Cody Kirby, Chicago
Running back Daniel DuFrene, Chicago
Wide receiver Ryan Balentine, Green Bay
Bryan Pray, Cedar Rapids
Troy Evans, Wyoming
Offensive tackle Jason Baksas, Chicago
Michael Trice, Colorado
Center Maurice Robinson, Cedar Rapids
Defense
Defensive end Jeremiah Price, Sioux Falls
P. J. South, Chicago
Michael Stover, Colorado
Linebacker Maurice Simpkins, Nebraska
Elijah Fields, Green Bay
Defensive back Roy Polite, Sioux Falls
Ricky Johnson, Cedar Rapids
Jovan Jackson, Colorado
Special teams
Kicker Joe Houston, Nebraska

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