Jacksonville Dixie Blues

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Jacksonville Dixie Blues
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Founded 2001
League Women's Football Alliance
Team history WAFL (2001)
WFA (2002)
IWFL (2004-2005)
WFL (2006-2007)
WFA (2009-present)
Based in Jacksonville, Florida
Arena University Christian School
Colors Navy blue, dixie blue, white
Head coach Aaron Bass
Championships 3 (2002, 2006, 2007)
Division titles 8 (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

The Jacksonville Dixie Blues are a women's American football team based in Jacksonville, Florida. Founded in 2001, they are currently members of the Women's Football Alliance (WFA), playing their home games on the campus of University Christian School.

History[edit]

The Dixie Blues were a former member of the now disbanded Women's American Football League, where they were runner-ups in the first championship game in 2001 and won the title in 2002. After the league disbanded, they joined the Women's Football Association; they won the league championship in 2003.[1] The league folded after that single season and the team spent the next two seasons in the Independent Women's Football League. The Dixie Blues then moved to the Women's Football League, where they won the 2006 and 2007 titles.

They were planning to join the National Women's Football Association in 2009, but have instead become one of the charter franchises in the Women's Football Alliance. So far, the Dixie Blues' WFA tenure has been extremely successful, winning three straight division titles and being the only WFA charter member never to have lost a regular-season game in league play.

Season-by-season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Jacksonville Dixie Blues (WAFL)
2001 5 5 0 3rd South Atlantic Won Atlantic Conference Semifinal (Indianapolis)
Won Atlantic Conference Championship (Tampa Bay)
Lost WAFL Championship (California)
Jacksonville Dixie Blues (WFA (2002))
2002 9 1 0 -- Won WFA Championship (Indianapolis)
Jacksonville Dixie Blues (IWFL)
2004 5 1 0 X-Team --
2005 8 2 0 1st East South Atlantic Lost Eastern Conference Semifinal (Atlanta)
Jacksonville Dixie Blues (WFL)
2006 10 0 0 1st League Won WFL Semifinal (Mississippi)
Won WFL Championship (Tennessee)
2007 6 0 0 1st League Won WFL Championship (Clarksville)
2008 Did Not Play
Jacksonville Dixie Blues (WFA)
2009 8 0 0 1st American Southeast Won American Conference Semifinal (Austin)
Lost American Conference Championship (St. Louis)
2010 8 0 0 1st National South Central Won National Conference Quarterfinal (Central Florida)
Lost National Conference Semifinal (St. Louis)
2011 8 0 0 1st National South Atlantic Won National Conference Quarterfinal (Miami)
Lost National Conference Semifinal (Indy)
2012 8 0 0 1st WFA National 9 Won National Conference Quarterfinal (Atlanta)
Lost National Conference Semifinal (Chicago)
Totals 85 15 0 (including playoffs)

* = current standing

2009[edit]

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 18 Emerald Coast Barracudas Home Won 64-16
May 2 New Orleans Blaze Away Won 46-0
May 9 Memphis Belles Home Won 34-20
May 30 Gulf Coast Riptide Away Won 49-36
June 6 Emerald Coast Barracudas Home Won 1-0**
June 13 New Orleans Blaze Home Won 42-0
June 20 Memphis Belles Away Won 34-6
June 27 Gulf Coast Riptide Home Won 37-14
July 11 Austin Outlaws (American Conference Semifinal) Home Won 55-14
July 25 St. Louis Slam (American Conference Championship) Away Lost 32-40

** = Won by forfeit

2010[edit]

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 10 Central Florida Anarchy Away Won 41-13
April 17 Central Florida Anarchy Home Won 29-7
April 24 Tampa Bay Pirates Away Won 63-0
May 1 Carolina Raging Wolves Home Won 45-6
May 8 Carolina Raging Wolves Away Won 48-16
May 15 Central Florida Anarchy Home Won 47-13
June 5 Tampa Bay Pirates Home Won 42-5
June 12 Carolina Raging Wolves Away Won 48-6
June 26 Central Florida Anarchy (National Conference Quarterfinal) Home Won 47-13
July 10 St. Louis Slam (National Conference Semifinal) Home Lost 26-52

2011[edit]

Standings[edit]

2011 South Atlantic Division
W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y-Jacksonville Dixie Blues 8 0 0 1.000 328 70 4-0 --- W8
Orlando Anarchy 5 3 0 0.625 168 139 2-2 3.0 W3
Gulf Coast Riptide 3 5 0 0.375 174 216 0-4 5.0 W1

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 2 Savannah Sabers Away Won 52-6
April 9 Palm Beach Punishers Home Won 42-12
April 16 Orlando Anarchy Away Won 42-7
April 30 Gulf Coast Riptide Away Won 21-14
May 14 Orlando Anarchy Home Won 49-0
May 21 Gulf Coast Riptide Home Won 43-0
June 11 Miami Fury Home Won 45-24
June 18 Tampa Bay Pirates Away Won 34-7
June 25 Miami Fury (National Conference Quarterfinal) Home Won 20-18
July 9 Indy Crash (National Conference Semifinal) Home Lost 0-42

2012[edit]

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 14 Miami Fury Away
April 21 Orlando Anarchy Home
May 5 Tampa Bay Inferno Away
May 12 Atlanta Phoenix Home
May 19 Orlando Anarchy Away
June 2 Carolina Raging Wolves Away
June 9 Palm Beach Punishers Home
June 16 Miami Fury Home

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vipers fall in title game". Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN). January 21, 2003. 

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