1991 London Monarchs season

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1991 London Monarchs season
Head coach Larry Kennan
General manager Billy Hicks
Home field Wembley Stadium
Results
Record 9–1
Division place 1st European Division
Playoff finish World Bowl '91 champions
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1992

The 1991 London Monarchs season was the inaugural season for the franchise in the newly created World League of American Football (WLAF). The team was led by head coach Larry Kennan and played its home games at Wembley Stadium in London, England. They finished the regular season in first place of the European Division with a record of nine wins and one loss. In the postseason, the Monarchs beat the New York/New Jersey Knights in the semifinals before capturing the first World League championship with a win over the Barcelona Dragons in World Bowl '91.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1991 London Monarchs staff
Front office
  • Chief Executive Officer – Jon Smith
  • General Manager – Billy Hicks
  • Director of Player Personnel – Mike Maccagnan

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line – George Warhop
  • Running Backs/Receivers – Hue Jackson
  • Offensive Assistant – Richard Davis
  Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs – Ray Willsey
  • Defensive Line – Jim Washburn
  • Linebackers – Dennis Danielson


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Roster[edit]

1991 London Monarchs roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

  • 81 Dana Brinson RS
  • 86 Jon Horton
  • 80 Andre Riley
  • 85 Tony Sargent

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen
  • 60 Theo Adams LT
  • 70 Paul Berardelli LG
  • 64 John Fruhmorgen C
  • 67 Steve Gabbard RT
  • 68 Larry Jones RG
  • 59 Doug Marrone C
  • 72 Todd Oberdorf T

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers
  • 53 Marlon Brown OLB
  • 52 Russel Foster
  • 94 Danny Lockett OLB
  • 55 Virgil Robertson ILB
  • 51 Ken Sale ILB
  • 54 James Singletary
  • 56 Rickey Williams ILB

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Operation Discovery


Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, March 23 8:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy W 24–11 1–0 Waldstadion 23,169
2 Sunday, March 31 7:00 p.m. New York/New Jersey Knights W 22–18 2–0 Wembley Stadium 46,952
3 Saturday, April 6 8:00 p.m. Orlando Thunder W 35–12 3–0 Wembley Stadium 35,327
4 Monday, April 15 7:00 p.m. at Birmingham Fire W 27–0 4–0 Legion Field 18,512
5 Saturday, April 20 7:00 p.m. Montreal Machine W 45–7 5–0 Wembley Stadium 35,294
6 Sunday, April 28 6:00 p.m. Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks W 35–10 6–0 Wembley Stadium 33,997
7 Monday, May 6 7:00 p.m. at San Antonio Riders W 38–15 7–0 Alamo Stadium 12,328
8 Saturday, May 11 8:00 p.m. at New York/New Jersey Knights W 22–7 8–0 Giants Stadium 41,219
9 Saturday, May 18 5:00 p.m. at Sacramento Surge W 45–21 9–0 Hughes Stadium 21,409
10 Monday, May 27 6:00 p.m. Barcelona Dragons L 17–20 9–1 Wembley Stadium 50,835
Postseason
Semifinal Sunday, June 2 1:00 p.m. at New York/New Jersey Knights W 42–26 10–1 Giants Stadium 23,149
World Bowl Sunday, June 9 5:30 p.m. Barcelona Dragons W 21–0 11–1 Wembley Stadium 61,108

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

Standings[edit]

European Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA DIV STK
London Monarchs 9 1 0 .900 310 121 1–1 L1
Barcelona Dragons 8 2 0 .800 206 126 1–1 W1
Frankfurt Galaxy 7 3 0 .700 155 139 1–1 L1

[15] [16]

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week One: London Monarchs at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 0 7 17 0 24
Frankfurt 2 3 0 6 11

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, March 23
  • Game time: 8:00 p.m. CET
  • Game attendance: 23,169
  • Referee: Stan Kemp
  • [3]

Week 2: vs New York/New Jersey Knights[edit]

Week Two: New York/New Jersey Knights at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
NY/NJ 7 0 0 11 18
London 0 3 19 0 22

at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, England

  • Date: Sunday, March 31
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 46,952
  • [4]

Week 3: vs Orlando Thunder[edit]

Week Three: Orlando Thunder at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Orlando 3 0 3 6 12
London 7 7 7 14 35

at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, England

  • Date: Saturday, April 6
  • Game time: 8:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 35,327
  • Referee: Larry Nemmers
  • [5]

Week 4: at Birmingham Fire[edit]

Week Four: London Monarchs at Birmingham Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 7 3 0 17 27
Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0

at Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama

  • Date: Monday, April 15
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 18,512
  • [6]

Week 5: vs Montreal Machine[edit]

Week Five: Montreal Machine at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Montreal 0 0 7 0 7
London 10 7 14 14 45

at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, England

  • Date: Saturday, April 20
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 35,294
  • [7]

Week 6: vs Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks[edit]

Week Six: Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raleigh-Durham 3 7 0 0 10
London 7 7 14 7 35

at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, England

  • Date: Sunday, April 28
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 33,997
  • [8]

Week 7: at San Antonio Riders[edit]

Week Seven: London Monarchs at San Antonio Riders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 0 21 17 0 38
San Antonio 9 0 0 6 15

at Alamo Stadium, San Antonio, Texas

  • Date: Monday, May 6
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 12,328
  • [9]

Week 8: at New York/New Jersey Knights[edit]

Week Eight: London Monarchs at New York/New Jersey Knights – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 3 0 6 13 22
NY/NJ 0 0 0 7 7

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: Saturday, May 11
  • Game time: 8:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 41,219
  • [10]

Week 9: at Sacramento Surge[edit]

Week Nine: London Monarchs at Sacramento Surge – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 14 17 7 7 45
Sacramento 0 7 7 7 21

at Hughes Stadium, Sacramento, California

  • Date: Saturday, May 18
  • Game time: 5:00 p.m. PDT
  • Game attendance: 21,409
  • [11]

Week 10: vs Barcelona Dragons[edit]

Week Ten: Barcelona Dragons at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Barcelona 10 0 7 3 20
London 0 3 0 14 17

at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, England

  • Date: Monday, May 27
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 50,835
  • [12]

Semifinal: at New York/New Jersey Knights[edit]

Semifinal: London Monarchs at New York/New Jersey Knights – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 0 14 14 14 42
NY/NJ 3 17 6 0 26

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: Sunday, June 2
  • Game time: 8:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 23,149
  • [13]

World Bowl '91: vs Barcelona Dragons[edit]

World Bowl '91: Barcelona Dragons vs London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0
London 7 14 0 0 21

at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, England

  • Date: Sunday, June 9
  • Game time: 5:30 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 61,108
  • [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "London Monarchs". The Official 1991 World League of American Football Media Guide. pp. 100–119. 
  2. ^ 1992 London Monarchs Media Guide. 
  3. ^ a b "American Football Kicks-Off In Germany". Deseret News. March 24, 1991. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Associated Press (April 1, 1991). "WLAF: 46,952 Watch Knights Lose". The New York Times. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Gay, Nancy (April 7, 1991). "Monarchs Rule Over Thunder". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Associated Press (April 16, 1991). "Monarchs 27, Fire 0". Associated Press News Archive. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Associated Press (April 20, 1991). "Monarchs 45, Machine 7". Associated Press News Archive. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Associated Press (April 28, 1991). "Monarchs 35, Skyhawks 10". Associated Press News Archive. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Associated Press (May 6, 1991). "London 38, San Antonio 15". Associated Press News Archive. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Smith, Timothy W. (May 12, 1991). "Unbeaten Monarchs Cool Red-Hot Knight Streak, 22–7". The New York Times. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Associated Press (May 19, 1991). "Monarchs 45, Surge 21". Associated Press News Archive. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b Associated Press (May 27, 1991). "Dragons 20, Monarchs 17". Associated Press News Archive. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Smith, Timothy W. (June 3, 1991). "Knights Guilty, Sentence Is Vacation". The New York Times. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b Associated Press (June 10, 1991). "London Monarchs Rule the WLAF With 21–0 Victory Over Barcelona". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  15. ^ Associated Press (May 28, 1991). "WLAF standings". The Item (Sumter, South Carolina). p. 4B. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  16. ^ "1991 WLAF Standings". The Football Database. Retrieved June 9, 2011.