Frisco Fighters 2021 Schedule Nov 17, 2020 21:16:14 GMT -8 via mobile
Post by Monika on Nov 17, 2020 21:16:14 GMT -8
The following is the 2021 schedule for the Frisco Fighters. This updated schedule replaces the previous schedule which was released in the middle of November, 2020. The updates are basically a postponement of the season due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine roll out in regards to the virus.
This season will be the 13th of the Indoor Football League. Several significant and profound adjustments have taken place over the off-season as the 2020 season was postponed, and eventually cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Just two games were played during prior to the postponement. In those two games, the San Diego Strike Force defeated the Bismarck Bucks, 50-36. In the other match up, the Quad City Steamwheelers downed the Cedar Rapids River Kings 54-39.
The cancellation of the season led not only the speculation of the 2021 season, but how the league slate would look. It turned out to be a tremendous expansion era, though there were some setbacks. Three teams came in, but one folded. That leaves the league at 12 teams; up from the 10 teams which competed in 2019. There are new teams in Arizona, Massachusetts and Kentucky. The season also will feature the debuts of the Fighters, Duke City Gladiators, and Spokane Shock. All three teams were set for the 2020 season, but did not play a game due to the cancellation. Four teams which were set to play opted out due to concerns and state regulations due to the pandemic. Each team and its arena will determine whether fans will be permitted in the arenas, and how many. Those in attendance will be required to undergo strict protocols prior to entering the arenas.
The base schedule has each team playing 14 games over 15 weeks, with each having a bye. Additionally, the Bismarck Bucks, Green Bay Blizzard, Louisville Xtreme and Massachusetts Pirates have opted to play an additional two games each. The extra games will count against those teams' standings. All teams will have equal games at home versus on the road regardless of the total number of games they play.
The expansion franchise in Frisco, Texas is coached by ex-Philadelphia Soul (Arena Football League) head coach Clint Dolezel. The team is family owned; Steve and Kim Germain and their children Jessica, Austin and Zach will helm the new franchise. The Texas Revolution, which shut down midway through the 2019 Champions Indoor Football season, formerly called Frisco home. The Fighters will play their home games at the Comerica Center, which was home to the Revolution in 2018, as well as the Frisco Thunder of the Intense Football League from 2007-2008. The Fighters were all set to play in 2020 prior to the pandemic's cancellation of the season.
Frisco will take the field for the first time as they visit the expansion Shock on May 15. The Fighters play All seven of their home games over a span of 11 games from June 5 to August 14. They have a pair of two-game home stands and one two-game road trip. The Fighters finish off their first IFL regular season with a trip to Phoenix to meet the Arizona Rattlers on August 21. Frisco's lone bye comes in week 3.
UPDATE: This schedule updated on June 14 to reflect the termination of the Louisville Xtreme after seven weeks into the 2021 IFL Season.
Click for the entire IFL 2021 Schedule.
All games will be broadcast locally on the radio and will be available for streaming through those stations. Each IFL game will be broadcast live on the league's official YouTube Channel. SCtoC will provide previews each game, as well as recaps of each IFL game upon its conclusion. In the schedule below. Home games are noted in bold navy blue. Times and dates are subject to change. All times are pacific. Where applicable, click on the final score for the boxscore and recap for SCtoC's original recap of the game.
Overview prepared by @Nevadanut
Week 1 -- BYE
Week 2 -- BYE
Week 3 -- BYE
Week 4 -- Sat., May 15 - at Spokane Shock (W 36-33) - Recap
Week 5 -- Sat., May 22 - at Louisville Xtreme (W 34-26)
Week 6 -- BYE
Week 7 -- Sat., June 5 - Duke City Gladiators (W 58-57) - Recap
Week 8 -- Sat., June 12 - at Massachusetts Pirates (W 40-33) - Recap
Week 9 -- Sat., June 19 -
Week 10 -- Sat., June 26 - at Duke City Gladiators (W 53-48)
Week 11 -- Fri., July 2 - Massachusetts Prates (L 37-38) - Recap
Week 12 -- Fri., July 9 - Iowa Barnstormers (W 42-35) - Recap
Week 13 -- Fri., July 16 - at Bismarck Bucks (L 42-43) - Recap
Week 14 -- Sat., July 24 - Northern Arizona Wranglers (W 33-30)
Week 15 -- Sat., July 31 - at Sioux Falls Storm (W 37-33) - Recap
Week 16 -- Sat., August 7 - Spokane Shock (W 45-34)
Week 17 -- Sun., August 14 - Green Bay Blizzard (W 38-20) - Recap
Week 18 -- Sat., August 21 - at Arizona Rattlers (L 38-55) - Recap
First Round -- Sat., August 28 - Spokane Shock (W 44-33) - Recap
Semifinal -- Sat., September 4 - at Massachusetts Pirates (L 22-43) - Recap
IFL Team Venues
Arizona Rattlers - Footprint Center; Phoenix, Arizona
Bismarck Bucks - Bismarck Event Center; Bismarck, North Dakota
Duke City Gladiators - Rio Rancho Events Center; Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Frisco Fighters - Comerica Center; Frisco, Texas
Green Bay Blizzard - Resch Center; Green Bay, Wisconsin
Iowa Barnstormers- Wells Fargo Arena; Des Moines, Iowa
Louisville Xtreme - KFC Yum! Center; Louisville, Kentucky
Massachusetts Pirates - DCU Center; Worcester, Massachusetts
Northern Arizona Wranglers - Findlay Toyota Center; Prescott Valley, Arizona
Sioux Falls Storm - Denny Sanford Premier Center; Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Spokane Shock - Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena; Spokane, Washington
Tucson Sugar Skulls - Tucson Convention Center; Tucson, Arizona
IFL Geographical Team Map
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