2015 Billings Wolves season

Last updated
2015 Billings Wolves season
Head coach Chris Dixon
General manager Marc Burr
Owner Ron Benzel
Home field Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
308 6th Avenue North
Billings Montana 59101
Results
Record 5-9
Conference place 4th
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 2015 Billings Wolves season was the team's first season as a professional indoor football franchise as an expansion team of the Indoor Football League (IFL). One of ten teams competing in the IFL for the 2015 season, the Billings, Montana-based Wolves were members of the Intense Conference.

Billings Wolves

The Billings Wolves were a professional indoor football team based in Billings, Montana and members of the Indoor Football League (IFL). The Wolves began play in 2015 as an expansion team of the IFL. The Wolves were owned by Ron Benzel and coached by Chris Dixon. The Wolves played their home games at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.

In an organized sports league, a typical season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session: for example, in Major League Baseball the season lasts approximately from April to October. In other team sports, like association football or basketball, it is generally from August or September to May although in some countries - such as Northern Europe or East Asia - the season starts in the spring and finishes in autumn, mainly due to weather conditions encountered during the winter.

Indoor American football sport

Indoor American football is a variation of American football played at ice hockey-sized indoor arenas. While varying in details from league to league, the rules of indoor football are designed to allow for play in a smaller arena. It is a distinct discipline and not be confused with traditional American football played in large domed stadiums, as is done by some teams at the college and professional levels.

Contents

Schedule

Key:   Win  Tie  Loss   Bye

Regular season

All start times are local time

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location
Score Record
1 Saturday February 28 7:05pm at Tri-Cities Fever L 17-30 [1] 0-1 Toyota Center
2 BYE
3 Sunday March 15 3:00pm Cedar Rapids Titans L 38-45 (2 OT) [2] 0-2 Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
4 Saturday March 21 7:05pm at Bemidji Axemen L 44-47 [3] 0-3 Sanford Center
5 Sunday March 29 3:00pm at Sioux Falls Storm L 41-56 [4] 0-4 Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
6 Friday April 3 7:15pm Colorado Ice L 34-69 [5] 0-5 Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
7 BYE
8 Saturday April 18 6:00pm at Green Bay Blizzard W 56-37 [6] 1-5 Resch Center
9 Sunday April 26 3:00pm Tri-Cities Fever L 30-58 [7] 1-6 Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
10 Saturday May 2 7:00pm at Nebraska Danger L 60-63 (OT) 1-7 Eihusen Arena
11 Friday May 8 7:00pm Iowa Barnstormers L 17-20 [8] 1-8 Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
12 Saturday May 16 7:15pm Bemidji Axemen W 70-25 [9] 2-8 Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
13 Saturday May 23 7:05pm at Tri-Cities Fever W 48-45 [10] 3-8 Toyota Center
14 Friday May 29 7:15pm Tri-Cities Fever W 61-50 [11] 4-8 Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
15 Saturday June 6 7:00pm at Colorado Ice L 62-67 [12] 4-9 Budweiser Events Center
16 Friday June 12 7:15pm Nebraska Danger W 60-50 [13] 5-9 Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
17 BYE

Standings

2015 Intense Conference
WLTPCTPFPAGBSTK
y-Nebraska Danger 10 4 0 .714 739 636 -- L1
x-Tri-Cities Fever 8 6 0 .571 648 655 2.0 W1
Colorado Ice 6 8 0 .429 658 666 4.0 W3
Billings Wolves 5 9 0 .357 638 663 5.0 W1
Wichita Falls Nighthawks 4 10 0 .286 546 615 6.0 L5

Roster

Omar Cook during the 2015 season Omar Cook Defensive Back (2015).jpg
Omar Cook during the 2015 season
2015 Billings Wolves roster
Quarterbacks
  •  1Darakatalib Britt

Running backs

  • 22 Charles Davidson

Wide receivers

  •  2 D. A. Allen
  •  9 Travis Browne
  •  6 Austin Coleman
  • 10 Reginald Lewis
  • 17Demarius Washington
Offensive linemen
  • 54 Nick Chartain
  • 55 Kameron Neal
  • 51 Nathaniel Ryan

Defensive linemen

  • -- Dion DuBose
  • 20 Marquaveus Jackson
  • 52 Cory Richardson
  • 99 Christopher Turner
Linebackers
  • 42 Arthur Smith
  • 33 Ricardo Thompson

Defensive Backs

  • 28 E. J. Frain
  • 26 Michael Green
  •  3 Norris Wrenn III

Kickers

  • 24 Thomas Chameraud
Injured Reserve
  • 44 Eric Banford DL (IR) Injury icon 2.svg

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Refused to report

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated June 4, 2015
22 Active, 1 Inactive

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