2015 Wichita Falls Nighthawks season

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2015 Wichita Falls Nighthawks season
OwnerDrew Carnes
Head coachJames Kerwin
Home field Kay Yeager Coliseum
1000 5th Street
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
Results
Record4-10
Conference place5th
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 2015 Wichita Falls Nighthawks 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 Wichita Falls, Texas-based Nighthawks are members of the Intense Conference.

Contents

Schedule

Key:   Win  Tie  Loss   Bye

Regular season

All start times are local time

WeekDayDateKickoffOpponentResultsLocation
ScoreRecord
1SundayMarch 13:00pmat Colorado Ice L 13-37 [1] 0-1 Budweiser Events Center
2SaturdayMarch 77:00pmat Nebraska Danger L 30-45 [2] 0-2 Eihusen Arena
3SaturdayMarch 147:00pm Nebraska Danger L 26-36 [3] 0-3 Kay Yeager Coliseum
4 BYE
5SaturdayMarch 287:00pm Tri-Cities Fever L 48-58 [4] 0-4 Kay Yeager Coliseum
6SaturdayApril 47:00pm Bemidji Axemen W 58-27 [5] 1-4 Kay Yeager Coliseum
7 BYE
8SaturdayApril 187:00pmat Colorado Ice W 66-54 [6] 2-4 Budweiser Events Center
9SaturdayApril 257:00pm Colorado Ice W 51-44 [7] 3-4 Kay Yeager Coliseum
10SaturdayMay 27:00pm Cedar Rapids Titans L 40-63 [8] 3-5 Kay Yeager Coliseum
11SaturdayMay 98:05pmat Cedar Rapids Titans W 38-34 [9] 4-5 U.S. Cellular Center
12SaturdayMay 166:00pmat Green Bay Blizzard L 36-37 [10] 4-6 Resch Center
13SaturdayMay 237:00pm Green Bay Blizzard L 31-41 [11] 4-7 Kay Yeager Coliseum
14SaturdayMay 307:05pmat Iowa Barnstormers L 25-29 [12] 4-8 Wells Fargo Arena
15SaturdayJune 67:00pmat Nebraska Danger L 34-50 [13] 4-9 Eihusen Arena
16SaturdayJune 137:00pm Colorado Ice L 50-60 [14] 4-10 Kay Yeager Coliseum
17 BYE

Roster

2015 Wichita Falls Nighthawks roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

  • 18 Preston Brown

Wide Receivers

  •  1 Jerome McGee
  • 88 Jimmy Pipkin
  • 44 Jo-Jo Sawyer
Offensive Linemen
  • 78 Larry Banks
  • 69 Clint Marsh
  • -- Zion Pyatt
  • -- Shadow Stokes

Defensive Linemen

  • -- Mack Lafeale
  • 95 Terrance Lloyd
  • 99 Rickey Simpson
  • 97 Tino Tuilata
Linebackers
  • 47 Solomon Randle

Defensive Backs

  • 24 James Ackel
  • 38 Neiko Conway
  • 21 Danny Jackson
  • 23 Jestin Love
  • 33 Deanté Purvis
  •  5 DeMarkus Washington
  • 17 Mark Watley

Kickers

  • 40Ali Mourtada
Injury Reserve
  • 55 Billy Harrison DL (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 28 Ed Wesley RB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 89 Lenard Williams DL (IR) Injury icon 2.svg

Transfer

  • -- Josh Francis LB (Exempt)

Refused to Report

  • -- Donovan Bonner LB (Did Not Report)
  • 12 J. J. Hayes WR (Did Not Report)
  • 23 Elisha Olabode DB (Did Not Report)
  • -- Rolandis Woodland WR (Did Not Report)

Rookies in italics
Roster updated June 4, 2015
22 Active, 8 Inactive

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Standings

2015 Intense Conference
WLTPCTPFPAGBSTK
y-Nebraska Danger 1040.714739636--L1
x-Tri-Cities Fever 860.5716486552.0W1
Colorado Ice 680.4296586664.0W3
Billings Wolves 590.3576386635.0W1
Wichita Falls Nighthawks 4100.2865466156.0L5

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