2015 Bemidji Axemen season

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2015 Bemidji Axemen season
OwnerRoss Ladehoff
Head coachLee Patton (Interim)
Dixie Wooten (fired on May 13, 2-8 record)
General managerAdam Barnhardt
Home field Sanford Center
1111 Event Center Drive
Bemidji, Minnesota 56601
Results
Record2-12
Conference place5th
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 2015 Bemidji Axemen season was the team's second and final season as a professional indoor football franchise and second in the Indoor Football League (IFL). One of ten teams competing in the IFL for the 2015 season, the Bemidji, Minnesota-based Axemen are members of the United Conference.

Contents

Schedule

Key:   Win  Tie  Loss   Bye

Pre-season

WeekDayDateKickoffOpponentResultsLocation
ScoreRecord
1SundayFebruary 87:05pmMinnesota StingW 74-7 [1] 1–0 Sanford Center

Regular season

All start times are local time

WeekDayDateKickoffOpponentResultsLocation
ScoreRecord
1SaturdayFebruary 287:05pm Sioux Falls Storm L 42-66 [2] 0-1 Sanford Center
2 BYE
3FridayMarch 137:05pm Iowa Barnstormers L 26-38 [3] 0-2 Sanford Center
4SaturdayMarch 217:05pm Billings Wolves W 47-44 (OT) [4] 1-2 Sanford Center
5SundayMarch 293:00pmat Green Bay Blizzard W 55-54 [5] 2-2 Resch Center
6SaturdayApril 43:00pmat Wichita Falls Nighthawks L 27-58 [6] 2-3 Kay Yeager Coliseum
7FridayApril 107:05pm Tri-Cities Fever L 35-54 [7] 2-4 Sanford Center
8SaturdayApril 187:05pm Cedar Rapids Titans L 36-39 [8] 2-5 Sanford Center
9FridayApril 247:00pmat Nebraska Danger L 55-74 [9] 2-6 Eihusen Arena
10SaturdayMay 27:05pm Green Bay Blizzard L 28-55 [10] 2-7 Sanford Center
11SaturdayMay 97:00pmat Colorado Ice L 27-37 [11] 2-8 Budweiser Events Center
12SaturdayMay 167:15pmat Billings Wolves L 25-70 [12] 2-9 Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
13 BYE
14SundayMay 317:05pm Sioux Falls Storm L 20-90 [13] 2-10 Sanford Center
15SaturdayJune 67:05pmat Iowa Barnstormers L 26-76 [14] 2-11 Wells Fargo Arena
16SaturdayJune 137:05pmat Cedar Rapids Titans L 0-48 [15] 2-12 U.S. Cellular Center
17 BYE

Roster

2015 Bemidji Axemen roster
Quarterbacks
  •  1 Ryan Balentine
  •  8 Efi Eyo

Running backs

  •  5Mulku Kalokoh
  • 24 Avery Walker

Wide receivers

  •  9Derrick Foster
  •  3 Josh Jarboe
  • 24Joshua Lailson
  • 11 Rashad Rich
  • 15 Darnell Williams
Offensive linemen
  • 56 William Slade
  • 70Kasimili Uitalia
  • 55Neemia Vitale

Defensive linemen

  • 12Dalton Etimani
  • 16 Ayoub Hamidah
  • 18Paramore Tapa
  • 99Ino Vitale
Linebackers
  •  7 Clarence Bumpas

Defensive backs

  •  4Tony Grimes
  • 20Ben Kargbo
  •  8 Adam Lucas
  • 17Larry Miller Jr.
  •  6 Damien Payne
  •  2Antonie Tharpe

Special teams

  • --Kyle Fodness
Reserve lists
  • --Xavier Boyce WR (Exempt)
  • 28 Jory Johnson LB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 50Henry Orelus OL (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • --Tino Tuilata OL (Did Not Report)

Rookies in italics
Roster updated June 10, 2015
25 Active, 4 Inactive

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Standings

2015 United Conference
WLTPCTPFPAGBSTK
y-Sioux Falls Storm 14001.000884481--W14
x-Cedar Rapids Titans 950.6436424875.0L1
Green Bay Blizzard 680.4296207158.0L3
Iowa Barnstormers 680.4295286318.0W1
Bemidji Axemen 2120.14344980312.0L10

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