2014 PIFL season

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2014 Professional Indoor Football League season
League Professional Indoor Football League
Sport Indoor American football
Duration March 29, 2013 – July 12, 2013
Season MVP Warren Smith (Trenton)
Playoffs
American Conference champions Nashville Venom
  American Conference runners-up Columbus Lions
National Conference champions Lehigh Valley Steelhawks
  National Conference runners-up Trenton Freedom
PIFL Cup III
Champions Nashville Venom
  Runners-up Lehigh Valley Steelhawks
PIFL Cup III MVP Charles McCullum (Nashville)
PIFL seasons
2015 →

The 2014 Professional Indoor Football League season was the third season of the Professional Indoor Football League. The regular season began March 29, 2014, and ended on June 28, 2014. Each team played a 12-game schedule. The top 2 teams in each conference advanced to the playoffs that began on July 5. The final was played July 12, with the Nashville Venom defeating the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks to win their first league championship.[1]

Pre-season[edit]

The Harrisburg Stampede joined the league, after playing two seasons in American Indoor Football.[2] The Nashville Venom and the Trenton Freedom joined the league as expansion members.[3][4] With complications surrounding the Albany Panthers franchise for the 2014 season, the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) introduced the Fire to replace the Panthers for the 2014 season. With the league running the team, PIFL Executive Director, Jeff Ganos was named the franchise's general manager and Cosmo DeMatteo was named the team's innaurgal head coach on February 27, 2014.[5]

Regular season[edit]

Team Overall Conference
Wins Losses Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
American Conference
Nashville Venom 10 2 .833 6 2 .750
Columbus Lions 7 5 .583 5 3 .625
Georgia Fire 4 8 .375 3 5 .375
Alabama Hammers 4 8 .333 2 6 .250
National Conference
Trenton Freedom 8 4 .667 6 2 .750
Lehigh Valley Steelhawks 6 6 .500 5 3 .625
Richmond Raiders 5 7 .417 3 5 .375
Harrisburg Stampede 4 8 .333 2 6 .250
  • Green indicates clinched playoff berth
  • Purple indicates division champion
  • Grey indicates clinched best league record

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
AC1 Nashville Venom 43
AC2 Columbus Lions 39
AC1 Nashville Venom 64
NC2 Lehigh Valley Steelhawks 43
NC1 Trenton Freedom 38
NC2 Lehigh Valley Steelhawks 49

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Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lauren Moore (July 13, 2014). "Nashville Venom win first indoor football title". www.tennessean.com. The Tennessean. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Harrisburg Stampedes into the PIFL". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. September 25, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ J. R. Lind (November 9, 2013). "Indoor football set to return to Nashville". www.nashvillepost.com. SouthComm Inc. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Trenton Freedom join PIFL". www.nj.com. New Jersey On-Line LLC. September 20, 2013. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "DeMatteo and Gonos to Lead Fire". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. February 27, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ Matthew Hester (July 12, 2014). "Venom Sink Their Fangs Into First Ever Championship". www.proifl.com. Professional Indoor Football League. Retrieved July 15, 2014.