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Bloomington Edge
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Founded 2005
League UIF (2006–2008)
IFL (2009–2012)
CPIFL (2013–2014)
CIF (2015–)
Team history Bloomington Extreme (2006-2011)
Bloomington Edge (2012-present)
Based in Bloomington, Illinois
Arena U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Colors Blue, Silver, Red, White
                   
Owner(s) Sandra Hunnewell
Head coach Kenton Carr
Championships 0
Division titles 1: (2008)
Playoff berths 6: (UIF: 2007, 2008 IFL: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Dancers None
Mascot Spike
Website www.bloomingtonedge.com

The Bloomington Edge are a professional indoor football team based in Bloomington, Illinois. They are members of the Champions Indoor Football (CIF). Originally named the Bloomington Extreme, the team was a member of United Indoor Football (UIF), and joined the Indoor Football League (IFL) in 2009 during the UIF and Intense Football League merger. They left the IFL for the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) in 2013, and in 2015 the CPIFL merged with the Lone Star Football League (LSFL) to create the CIF. The Edge play their home games at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum.

Franchise history[edit]

2006-2008[edit]

The Extreme started out as an expansion team in United Indoor Football in 2006. They missed the playoffs in their first season, but rebounded to get a franchise best record of 8-7 in 2007, when they fell to the Lexington Horsemen in the Eastern Conference championship. In 2008, they went 7-7, which was good enough for 1st place in a weak Eastern Conference. They won their first conference title and went on to the United Bowl where they would fall to the Sioux Falls Storm. The UIF merged with the Intense Football League in the 2008 offseason, meaning that the Extreme would compete in the new Indoor Football League in 2009.

2009[edit]

In 2009, former Florida State and NFL wide receiver Peter Warrick signed a one-year contract.

2010[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
February 27 BYE WEEK
March 6 Richmond Revolution Home Lost 37-49
March 13 Green Bay Blizzard Home Won 24-20
March 21 Chicago Slaughter Away Won 27-26
March 26 Green Bay Blizzard Away Lost 21-35
April 3 BYE WEEK
April 10 Chicago Slaughter Home Lost 43-50
April 17 Maryland Maniacs Home Won 32-6
April 23 Rochester Raiders Away Lost 41-56
May 1 Omaha Beef Away Lost 25-66
May 8 La Crosse Spartans Home Won 54-18
May 14 Chicago Slaughter Home Won 33-30
May 21 La Crosse Spartans Away Won 40-37
May 29 BYE WEEK
June 5 West Michigan ThunderHawks Home Won 34-14
June 12 Maryland Maniacs Away Won 44-7
June 19 La Crosse Spartans Away Won 35-21
June 26 Wichita Wild (Playoffs) Away Lost 48-61

Divisional Standings[edit]

2010 Central North Division
W L T PCT GB DIV PF PA STK
y-Green Bay Blizzard 10 4 0 0.714 --- 4-3 686 538 W3
x-Bloomington Extreme 9 5 0 0.643 1.0 6-2 497 435 W6
x-Chicago Slaughter 6 8 0 0.429 4.0 3-5 577 543 L3
La Crosse Spartans 3 11 0 0.214 7.0 2-5 355 565 L1

2011[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
February 20 (Sun) Cincinnati Commandos ---

Regular Season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
1 February 27 (Sun) 3:05pm Richmond Revolution W 44-6 1-0
2 March 5 (Sat) 7:05pm Green Bay Blizzard W 42-26 2-0
3 March 11 (Fri) 7:30pm
(6:30 Central)
@Reading Express W 44-14 3-0
4 March 18 (Fri) 7:30pm @Green Bay Blizzard L 51-61 3-1
5 Bye
6 April 1 (Fri) 7:05pm Chicago Slaughter W 52-44 4-1
7 April 9 (Sat) 7:05pm
(6:05 Central)
@Lehigh Valley Steelhawks W 30-16 5-1
8 April 16 (Sat) 7:07pm Richmond Revolution W 53-40 6-1
9 April 22 (Fri) 7:00pm @La Crosse Spartans W 71-26 7-1
10 April 29 (Fri) 7:07pm Wichita Wild L 18-20 7-2
11 May 7 (Sat) 7:05pm @Sioux Falls Storm L 28-60 7-3
12 May 14 (Sat) 7:05pm @Chicago Slaughter L 16-42 7-4
13 May 21 (Sat) 7:07pm Nebraska Danger W 45-27 8-4
14 Bye
15 June 3 (Fri) 7:07pm La Crosse Spartans W 45-29 9-4
16 June 11 (Sat) 7:05pm @Wichita Wild L 22-62 9-5
Playoffs
1 June 18 (Sat) 7:00pm @Omaha Beef L 34-39 9-6

Division Standings[edit]

2011 Great Lakes Division
W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y Green Bay Blizzard 11 3 0 0.786 764 508 4-2 --- W4
x Bloomington Extreme 9 5 0 0.643 561 473 4-2 2.0 L1
x Chicago Slaughter 8 6 0 0.571 624 627 4-2 3.0 L3
La Crosse Spartans 5 9 0 0.357 495 633 0-6 6.0 W1

2012[edit]

Prior to the 2012 season, the team was purchased by Jim Morris, and the name changed to the current Bloomington Edge moniker.

Season Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
1 February 19 (Sun) 2:08pm @Chicago Slaughter L 34-50 0-1
2 February 26 (Sun) 3:05pm Reading Express W 54-40 1-1
3 March 3 (Sat) 7:05pm Chicago Slaughter W 55-44 2-1
4 March 11 (Sun) 4:00pm
(3:00 Central)
@Lehigh Valley Steelhawks W 57-39 3-1
5 Bye
6 March 24 (Sat) 7:35pm Lehigh Valley Steelhawks W 36-34 4-1
7 March 31 (Sat) 7:05pm @Chicago Slaughter W 70-65 5-1
8 Bye
9 April 14 (Sat) 7:00pm
(6:00 Central)
@Reading Express W 41-31 6-1
10 April 21 (Sat) 7:05pm Reading Express W 46-39 7-1
11 April 28 (Sat) 7:00pm @Green Bay Blizzard L 56-59 7-2
12 May 5 (Sat) 7:05pm Green Bay Blizzard L 21-34 7-3
13 Bye
14 May 18 (Fri) 7:05pm @Cedar Rapids Titans W 29-13 8-3
15 May 25 (Fri) 7:05pm Chicago Slaughter W 62-43 9-3
16 June 2 (Sat) 7:05pm @Wichita Wild L 38-39 9-4
17 June 8 (Fri) 7:05pm Cedar Rapids Titans W 74-64 10-4
Playoffs
1 June 23 (Sat) 7:00pm @Green Bay Blizzard L 30-51 10-5

Division Standings[edit]

2012 United Conference
W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y Sioux Falls Storm 14 0 0 1.000 941 563 7-0 --- W14
x Green Bay Blizzard 11 3 0 0.786 787 586 10-3 3.0 W3
x Bloomington Edge 10 4 0 0.714 673 604 10-3 4.0 W1
x Lehigh Valley Steelhawks 6 8 0 0.429 605 615 6-8 8.0 W1
Omaha Beef 6 8 0 0.429 635 696 3-3 4.0 L2
Chicago Slaughter 6 8 0 0.429 657 714 6-8 4.0 L1
Cedar Rapids Titans 4 10 0 0.286 509 631 4-0 10.0 W1
Reading Express 2 12 0 0.143 534 773 7-1 12.0 L5

2013[edit]

For the 2013 season, the Edge is now owned by Bloomington Blaze owner Sandra Hunnewell, and plays in the Champions Professional Indoor Football League.[1][2]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
1 Bye
2 March 15 (Fri) 7:05pm Sioux City Bandits 56-62 0-1
3 March 22 (Fri) 7:05pm Mid-Missouri Outlaws 54-3 1-1
4 March 30 (Sat) 7:05pm @Wichita Wild 22-54 1-2
5 April 5 (Fri) 7:05pm Lincoln Haymakers 62-40 2-2
6 April 12 (Fri) 7:05pm Wichita Wild 35-49 2-3
7 April 20 (Sat) 7:30pm @Oklahoma Defenders 44-39 3-3
8 April 27 (Sat) 7:30pm @Kansas Koyotes 48-0 4-3
9 May 3 (Fri) 7:05pm @Lincoln Haymakers 39-48 4-4
10 May 10 (Fri) 7:05pm Kansas City Renegades 44-47 4-5
11 May 17 (Fri) 7:05pm Omaha Beef 33-51 4-6
12 May 25 (Sat) 7:05pm @Mid-Missouri Outlaws 46-6 5-6
13 Bye
14 June 8 (Sat) 7:05pm @Sioux City Bandits 36-48 5-7

2014[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
1 Bye
2 March 7 (Fri) 7:05pm @Salina Bombers 20–56 0–1
3 March 14 (Fri) 7:05pm @Lincoln Haymakers 50–54 0–2
4 March 29 (Sat) 7:05pm Omaha Beef 69–70 0–3
5 April 5 (Sat) 7:05pm Dodge City Law 47–57 0–4
6 April 12 (Sat) 7:05pm @Oklahoma Defenders 59–58 1–4
7 April 19 (Sat) 7:30pm Sioux City Bandits 52–43 2–4
8 April 26 (Sat) 7:30pm @Lincoln Haymakers 27–58 2–5
9 May 3 (Sat) 7:05pm Kansas Koyotes 43–42 [3] 3–5
10 May 10 (Sat) 7:05pm Salina Bombers
11 May 17 (Sat) 7:05pm @Sioux City Bandits
12 May 24 (Sat) 7:05pm @Omaha Beef
13 May 31 (Sat) 7:05pm Lincoln Haymakers
14 Bye

Logos and uniforms[edit]

The Extreme in a game against the Alaska Wild in May 2009.

From the team's inception until 2011, the team was known as the Bloomington Extreme, with the having been derived from a naming rights deal with local auto dealer Extreme Motors. In the 2011-12 offseason, the team was sold to Jim Morris (owner of a local Sonic Drive-In franchise and of the Premier Basketball League's Central Illinois Drive), with a naming rights deal with another auto dealer; this time Heller Ford would acquire said rights, giving the team its new Edge nickname (derived from the Ford Edge automobile).

Current Roster[edit]

Bloomington Edge roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Multiple positions

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Kickers

Injured Reserve

Transfer List

  • Currently vacant

Refuse to Report


Roster updated May 22, 2014
Transactions
28 Active, 3 Inactive


More CPIFL rosters

Season-By-Season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Bloomington Extreme (UIF)
2006 5 10 0 2nd Central --
2007 8 7 0 4th East Won Round 1 (Rock River)
Lost Eastern Championship (Lexington)
2008 7 7 0 1st East Won Eastern Championship (River City)
Lost United Bowl IV (Sioux Falls)
Bloomington Extreme (IFL)
2009 10 4 0 2nd United Central Lost Divisionals I (Wichita)
2010 9 5 0 2nd Central North Lost Round 1 (Wichita)
2011 9 5 0 2nd Great Lakes Lost Round 1 (Omaha)
Bloomington Edge (IFL)
2012 10 5 0 3rd United Lost Round 1 (Green Bay)
Bloomington Edge (CPIFL)
2013 5 7 0 6th League --
2014 5 7 0 6th League --
Totals 70 63 0 (including playoffs)

* = Current Standing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blaze Owner To Buy Edge, Team To Play In New League". CPIFL.org. Champions Professional Indoor Football League. October 12, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ Deacon, Joe (October 12, 2012). "Bloomington Edge sold to Blaze owner, changing to new league". The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL). Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ Deacon, Joe (May 3, 2014). "Late stops, big drive lift Edge to victory". The Pantagraph. Archived from the original on May 5, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 

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