Florida Marine Raiders

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Florida Marine Raiders
Raiders Logo.jpg
Founded 2011
League UIFL (2012-2013)
XLIF (2014-present)
Conference South (2012)
Team history Lakeland Raiders (2012-2013)
Florida Marine Raiders (2014-present)
Based in Lakeland, Florida
Arena Lakeland Center (2012-present)
Colors Black, Carolina Blue, White, Gold
Owner(s) Michael Mink & Robert Tannenbaum
Championships (1) XIFL: 2014
Dancers Marinettes
Mascot Gunny
Website http://www.marineraiders.com/

The Florida Marine Raiders (formerly the Lakeland Raiders) are a professional indoor football team; though they began play in 2012 as a member of the Ultimate Indoor Football League, for 2014 they will be a charter member of the X-League Indoor Football (XLIF). The Raiders are based in Lakeland, Florida, with home games to be played at the Lakeland Center. The Lakeland Raiders were founded by Michael Mink in his mothers vision of helping players get a second chance. The Lakeland Team is from the founding team Gulf Coast Raiders of the SSFL in 2005.

The Raiders are the second indoor football team to play in Lakeland, after the Lakeland Thunderbolts which played in the National Indoor Football League for the 2005 and 2006 seasons, then joined the American Indoor Football Association for the 2007 season, winning the league championship before folding that offseason.

At the conclusion of the 2013 UIFL season, the Raiders announced that they would be joining the newly formed XLIF. On July 11, 2013, the franchise announced that they would be changing their name to the Florida Marine Raiders.[1]

2012 Season[edit]

Regular season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 10 Rome Rampage Home W 63-24
March 17 Mississippi Hound Dogs Home W 75-24
March 25 Florida Tarpons Away L 47-62
April 7 Mississippi Hound Dogs Away W 60-12
April 14 Florida Tarpons Home W 59-51
April 28 Rome Rampage Home W 106-6
May 6 Florida Tarpons Away L 24-55
May 14 Florida Tarpons Home L 42-57
May 21 Eastern Kentucky Drillers Away L 20-36
May 26 Eastern Kentucky Drillers Home W 51-44
June 2 Palm Beach Phantoms Home W 100-0
June 25 Florida Tarpons (UIFL Semifinals) Away L 29-60

Standings[edit]

2012 United Indoor Football League
Team Conference Overall
W L PCT W L PCT PF PA
Northern Conference
Cincinnati Commandos-y 8 2 .800 10 2 .833 709 465
Erie Explosion-x 8 3 .727 8 4 .667 788 423
Marion Blue Racers-x 6 4 .600 7 4 .636 602 467
Johnstown Generals 2 6 .250 2 6 .250 231 434
Western Pennsylvania Sting 0 5 .000 0 6 .000 125 464
Southern Conference
Florida Tarpons-y 11 0 1.000 12 1 .923 791 377
Eastern Kentucky Drillers 5 4 .556 6 4 .600 613 361
Lakeland Raiders-x 5 6 .455 6 6 .500 668 442
Rome Rampage 1 6 .143 1 6 .143 100 462
Mississippi Hound Dogs 1 8 .111 1 8 .111 243 471


2013 Season[edit]

Regular season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 4 Georgia Rampage Away Won 74-25
March 9 Sarasota Thunder Home Won 78-0
March 24 Florida Tarpons Away Lost 36-41
March 30 Florida Tarpons Home Won 52-40
April 12 Corpus Christi Fury Away Lost 58-64 (OT)
April 20 Sarasota Thunder Home Won 90-0
April 28 Chattahoochee Valley Vipers Home Won 96-6
May 4 Corpus Christi Fury Home Lost 48-56
May 18 Missouri Monsters Home Won 72-12

2014 Season[edit]

Regular season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Arena Time Result
Saturday March 29, 2014 Pennsylvania Steam Home Lakeland Center 7:00p W70-40
Saturday April 5, 2014 Georgia Rampage Away Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center 7:00p W55-27
Friday April 11, 2014 St. Louis Attack Away Family Arena 8:35p L59-42
Saturday April 19, 2014 Alabama Outlawz Home Lakeland Center 7:00p L44-38
Saturday April 26, 2014 St. Louis Attack Home Lakeland Center 7:00p L49-47
Saturday May 3, 2014 Savannah Steam Away Santander Arena 7:35p W55-25
Friday May 9, 2014 Alabama Outlawz Away Bill Harris Arena 8:00p W44-38
Saturday May 17, 2014 Georgia Rampage Home Lakeland Center 7:00p W75-23
Saturday May 24, 2014 Orlando Rage Home Lakeland Center 7:00p W57-31
X-Bowl I
Saturday June 14, 2014 St. Louis Attack Away Family Arena 8:05p W60-48

*All Game times are Eastern Standard Time

Standings[edit]

Team Wins Losses Percentage
z-St. Louis Attack 8 0 1.000
x-Florida Marine Raiders 5 3 .625
Alabama Outlawz 4 3 .563
Georgia Rampage 2 5 .313
Savannah Steam 0 8 .000
  • z-Indicates best regular season record
  • x-Indicates clinched playoff berth

Current roster[edit]

Florida Marine Raiders Roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Kickers

Injured Reserve

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics
Roster updated June 12, 2014
19 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

More rosters

Statistics and records[edit]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Note: The Finish, Wins, Losses, and Ties columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play.

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Wild Card Berth League Leader
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason Results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2012 2012 UIFL South 3rd 6 6 Lost South Conference Finals (Florida) 29-60
2013 2013 UIFL 3rd 6 3 Lost UIFL Semifinals (Corpus Christi) 58-68[2]
2014 2014 XLIF 2nd 5 3 Won X-Bowl I (St. Louis) 60-48[3]
Totals 17 12 All-time regular season record (2012-2014)
1 2 - All-time postseason record (2012-2014)
18 14 All-time regular season and postseason record (2012-2014)

* Season currently in progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brad Frederickson (July 11, 2013). "Name Change, Same Game: Lakeland Raiders Are Now Florida Marine Raiders". www.theledger.com. Ledger Media Group. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Bill Kemp (June 3, 2013). "Raiders' Year Comes to End, But Mink Says They'll Be Back". ww.theledger.com. Ledger Media Group. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ Brady Fredericksen (June 15, 2014). "Marine Raiders Top St. Louis, Win X-Bowl". ww.theledger.com. Ledger Media Group. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 

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