2006 Miami Valley Silverbacks season

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2006 Miami Valley Silverbacks season
Head coach Matt King
Home field Hobart Arena
Results
Record 5-9
Division place 6th
Playoff finish DNQ
Timeline
Previous season Next season
N/A 2007

The team began play in 2006 as the Miami Valley Silverbacks, an expansion member of the American Indoor Football League. On Saturday, March 25, 2006, WR/DB Maurice Lee managed to set five AIFL wide receiver records, en route to his team's 57–54 Week 5 road victory over the Steubenville Stampede. He set the records for most catches (16), most reception yards (191), most receiving touchdowns (7), most points (42), and total touchdowns (7).[1] The team finished 5-9 in their expansion season, earning a birth in the AIFL playoffs before losing in the first round. After the season four Silverbacks were named to the AIFL ProStar Team.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 6 Syracuse Soldiers Away Won 54-30
March 11 Huntington Heroes Away Lost 13-62
March 25 Steubenville Stampede Away Won 57-54
April 1 Reading Express Home Lost 44-61
April 8 Canton Legends Home Won 44-28
April 15 Erie Freeze Home Lost 28-58
April 22 Johnstown Riverhawks Away Lost 20-38
April 29 Steubenville Stampede Home Won 73-28
May 6 Johnstown Riverhawks Home Lost 26-33
May 13 Huntington Heroes Home Lost 45-53
May 20 Steubenville Stampede Home Won 40-21
May 27 Erie Freeze Away Lost 29-54
June 3 Reading Express Away Lost 14-73
June 8 Canton Legends Away Lost 28-50

Standings[edit]

Team Overall
Wins Losses Percentage
Northern Conference
Reading Express 12 2 0.857
Canton Legends 10 4 0.714
Erie Freeze 10 4 0.857
Huntington Heroes 9 5 0.642
Johnstown Riverhawks 8 6 0.571
Miami Valley Silverbacks 5 9 0.357
Steubenville Stampede 2 14 0.142
Syracuse Soldiers 1 10 0.090
*Columbus Blackhawks 0 1 0.000
*Philadelphia Scorpions 0 1 0.000
*Cumberland Valley Cardinals 0 2 0.000
Southern Conference
Rome Renegades 12 2 0.857
Richmond Bandits 12 2 0.857
Raleigh Rebels 8 6 0.571
Chattahoochee Valley Vipers 8 6 0.571
Daytona Beach Thunder 6 8 0.428
Augusta Spartans 6 8 0.571
Florence Phantoms 4 10 0.285
**AIFL Ghostchasers 0 5 0.000
Carolina Ghostriders 0 11 0.000
  • Green indicates clinched playoff berth
  • Purple indicates division champion
  • Grey indicates best league record
  • During regular season, all teams played within their conference.
  • * = Filled in for games, due to Syracuse folding during the season. All three of these teams were outdoor amateur teams in the North American Football League.
  • ** = Played remainder of Ghostriders road games, due to team folding during season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Silverbacks' Lee Rewrites AIFL Record Book -- Five Marks Set In Win Over Stampede". March 26, 2006. Archived from the original on 2012-02-23. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Four Silverbacks Chosen for AIFL ProStar Team". June 19, 2006. Retrieved February 2012.