2013 PIFL season

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2013 Professional Indoor Football League season
League Professional Indoor Football League
Sport Indoor American football
Duration March 8, 2013 – July 8, 2013
Regular season
Season MVP Mico McSwain (ALA)
League Postseason
1 vs. 4 champions Alabama Hammers
  1 vs. 4 runners-up Albany Panthers
2 vs. 3 champions Richmond Raiders
  2 vs. 3 runners-up Lehigh Valley Steelhawks
PIFL Cup II
Champions Alabama Hammers
  Runners-up Richmond Raiders
PIFL Cup II MVP Russell Hill (ALA)[1]
PIFL seasons

The 2013 Professional Indoor Football League season was the second season of the Professional Indoor Football League. The regular season began March 8, 2013, and ended on June 22, 2013. Each team played a 12-game schedule. The top 4 teams in the regular season standings commenced the playoffs on July 1. The final was played July 8, with the Alabama Hammers defeating the Richmond Raiders to win their first league championship.[2]

Pre-season[edit]

The Lehigh Valley Steelhawks joined the league, after playing two seasons in the Indoor Football League.[3]

Regular season[edit]

2013 Professional Indoor Football League
Team W L T PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
y-Alabama Hammers 9 2 0 .818 631 454 57.4 41.3 W4
x-Lehigh Valley Steelhawks 7 5 0 .583 667 598 55.6 49.8 W1
x-Richmond Raiders 7 5 0 .583 603 605 50.3 50.4 W1
x-Albany Panthers 7 5 0 .583 574 518 47.8 43.2 W1
Louisiana Swashbucklers 5 6 0 .455 497 524 45.2 47.6 L1
Columbus Lions 4 8 0 .333 543 621 45.3 51.8 L2
Knoxville NightHawks 2 10 0 .167 421 616 35.1 51.3 L5

y - clinched home playoff game

x - clinched playoff spot [4]

The Alabama vs. Louisiana game scheduled for May 25 was cancelled after the Swashbucklers declared bankruptcy.[5] The Swashbucklers played their final three road games as scheduled,[6] however the Alabama game was not made up, as it did not have an effect on playoff seeding.[7]

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
1 Alabama Hammers 61
4 Albany Panthers 46
1 Alabama Hammers 70
3 Richmond Raiders 44
2 Lehigh Valley Steelhawks 40
3 Richmond Raiders 44

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Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alabama Hammers Capture 2013 PIFL Championship". Press release. Professional Indoor Football Leage. July 9, 2013. Archived from the original on July 13, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ McCarter, Mark (July 9, 2013). "Alabama Hammers roll impressively to PIFL championship by dismantling Richmond". The Huntsville Times. Archived from the original on July 13, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ Montoro, Kayla (August 8, 2012). "Lehigh Valley Steelhawks switch leagues to offer fans more variety". The Morning Call (Allentown, PA). Archived from the original on July 13, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ "PIFL - 2013 Regular Season - Standings/Schedules". The Stat Guys. Archived from the original on July 13, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ Gazzolo, Jim (May 24, 2013). "Swashbucklers folding after nine seasons; Saturday's game canceled". The American Press (Lake Charles, LA). Archived from the original on July 13, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Swashbucklers Finish Out Season". Press release. Professional Indoor Football League. May 30, 2013. Archived from the original on July 13, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ "PIFL Will Not Reschedule Alabama/Louisiana Match From May 25". Press release. Professional Indoor Football League. June 19, 2013. Archived from the original on July 13, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ "PIFL - 2013 Regular Season". The Stat Guys. Archived from the original on July 13, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013.