2012 Evansville Rage season
|2012 Evansville Rage season|
|Head coach||Mike Goodpaster|
|General manager||Eddie Cronin|
|Home field||Swonder Ice Arena|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
On November 16, 2011 the team announced its intentions to compete as full members of the CIFL for the 2013 season. The Rage had also already named their head coach on the same day, naming Mike Goodpaster to the position. Goodpaster was most recently the Defensive Coordinator of the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. On December 9, 2011 it was announced that the Rage were going become the final expansion team for the 2012 Continental Indoor Football League season. On March 6, 2012, owner and general manager, David Reed, resigned from the duties due to an illness in his family that requires his full attention. The same day, the Rage announced Eddie Cronin as the team's General Manager. Cronin had been a part of the organization from the start as the defensive coordinator. He continued to keep his position as defensive coordinator.
|OL||Josh Cox||Indianapolis Enforcers|
|DL||Michael Cupp||Indianapolis Enforcers|
|OL||Trent Marlow||Dayton Silverbacks|
|QB||Nate Samas||Bricktown Brawlers|
Evansville Rage roster
Rookies in italics
|Final score||Team record|
|1||March 3||7:30 P.M. EDT||Northern Kentucky Bulldogs||W 52-13||1-0||Swonder Ice Arena|
|2||March 10||7:30 P.M. EDT||Kentucky Xtreme||W 56-26||2-0||Swonder Ice Arena|
|Final score||Team record|
|2||March 17||7:30 P.M. EDT||Indianapolis Enforcers||W 63-35||1-0||Swonder Ice Arena|
|3||March 24||7:30 P.M. EDT||at Port Huron Patriots||W 44-34||2-0||McMorran Arena|
|4||March 30||7:30 P.M. EDT||at Saginaw Sting||L 29-72||2-1||Dow Event Center|
|5||April 7||7:30 P.M. EDT||Dayton Silverbacks||L 41-52||2-2||Swonder Ice Arena|
|6||April 15||7:30 P.M. EDT||Chicago Pythons||W 39-29||3-2||Swonder Ice Arena|
|7||April 21||7:30 P.M. EDT||Indianapolis Enforcers||W 65-21||4-2||Swonder Ice Arena|
|8||April 28||7:30 P.M. EDT||at Dayton Silverbacks||L 34-41||4-3||Hara Arena|
|9||May 5||7:30 P.M. EDT||Port Huron Patriots||W 28-7||5-3||Swonder Ice Arena|
|10||May 12||3:15 P.M. EDT||at Indianapolis Enforcers||W 41-18||6-3||The SportZone|
|11||May 19||7:30 P.M. EDT||Chicago Pythons||W 36-6||7-3||Swonder Ice Arena|
2012 Continental Indoor Football League
|Team||W||L||T||PCT||PF||PA||PF (Avg.)||PA (Avg.)||STK|
|x-Saginaw Sting||8||0||0||1.000||482||175||60.3||21.9||W 8|
|x-Dayton Silverbacks||8||1||0||.889||408||218||45.3||24.2||L 1|
|Evansville Rage||7||3||0||.700||392||308||39.2||30.8||W 3|
|Port Huron Patriots||4||6||0||.400||316||319||31.6||31.9||W 1|
|Indianapolis Enforcers||1||9||0||.100||162||565||16.2||56.5||L 6|
|Chicago Pythons||0||9||0||.000||207||383||23||42.5||L 9|
Regular season results
Week 2: vs Indianapolis Enforcers
With the victory, the Rage collected their first ever franchise victory. The Rage were led by quarterback Nate Samas who put the first points on the board with a four-yard keeper under two minutes into the game. Samas also added five touchdowns through the air. Rage running back Joe Casey played a versatile role in the victory as well. Casey racked up two rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown. Wide receiver Dusten Dubose compiled three receiving touchdowns from quarterback Nate Samas and receiver Terrence Wright added one receiving touchdown. During the game, the Enforcers set a franchise record for points scored in a game, with 35. Their previous high had been 19.
With the win, the Rage improved to 1-0.
Week 3: vs Port Huron Patriots
With the win, the Rage improved to 2-0.
Week 4: vs Saginaw Sting
With the loss, the Rage fell to 2-1.
|Evansville Rage 2012 staff|
- "Evansville Rage still searching for regular season home". November 25, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
- Jeffery Smith (November 24, 2011). "Indoor football returning to Evansville". Retrieved 2011-11-18.
- "Evansville Rage Make Front Office Change". OurSports Central. March 7, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
- Steve Ford (March 17, 2012). "Samas sparks Evansville Rage to victory". Evansville Courier & Press. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
- Joseph Hayes (March 25, 2012). "Port Huron Patritos critical at 0-2 mark". The Times Herald. Retrieved March 27, 2012.