Kansas City Renegades
|Kansas City Renegades|
|League||Champions Professional Indoor Football League|
|Team history||Kansas City Renegades (2013)|
|Based in||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Colors||Black, Navy, gold, white
|Head coach||Toderick Devoe|
|General Manager||Victor Mann|
The Renegades were the second arena/indoor team based in Kansas City, following the Kansas City Command (previously known as the Kansas City Brigade) which played in the Arena Football League from 2006 until 2008 and then again from 2011 until 2012. The franchise abruptly folded in 2013 with no explanation.
The Renegades came about when the team purchased the physical assests of the Command. The Renegades are owned by Jeremy Ploeger; founder of sports management firm J&M Management, vice chairman of the Jackson County Board of Planning & Zoning Adjustments, and a former candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives in the 51st District. In addition, general manager Reggie Harris was the Brigade's general manager for their inaugural season. On September 20, 2012, the franchise announced that it would be nicknamed the "Renegades," with spokesman, Darron Story stating, "The Renegades name comes from going against the grain and represents our effort to separate ourselves from the past unsuccessful franchises. You have to have a renegade attitude to come behind that and be excited and have energy."
Kansas City Renegades roster
The Renegades opened the season poorly with losses to Omaha and Sioux City to drop to 0-2, but bounced back in the following three weeks with wins over Oklahoma, Wichita and Kansas (Topeka). The first two wins over Oklahoma and Wichita came largely to the credit of both kick returner OJ Simpson (unrelated to the NFL running back) who earned CPIFL Special Teams player of the week honors after scoring two touchdowns on kick returns against Wichita, and wide receiver Clinton Solomon who scored 4 touchdowns against Oklahoma and was named CPIFL Offensive player of the week on that day. Solomon raised his season total to 6 against Wichita the following week. Xavier Lee also led the team to victory against Wichita despite setting foot in Kansas City for the first time only a few days before the game. The Renegades defeated the Kansas Koyotes in week 6 to jump to their first time over .500 in franchise history. They finished the season 8-4. The team is not playing in the 2014 season, the team has chosen to take the season off to "reorganize". No announcements about future play have been made.
|Final Score||Team Record|
|2||March 17 (Sun)||4:30pm||Omaha Beef||27-38||0-1|
|3||March 22 (Fri)||7:05pm||@Sioux City Bandits||26-38||0-2|
|4||March 30 (Sat)||7:30pm||Oklahoma Defenders||54-47||1-2|
|5||April 6 (Sat)||7:30pm||Wichita Wild||40-36||2-2|
|6||April 12 (Fri)||7:30pm||@Kansas Koyotes||56-28||3-2|
|7||April 20 (Sat)||7:30pm||@Mid-Missouri Outlaws||38-24||4-2|
|8||April 27 (Sat)||7:30pm||Salina Bombers||31-47||4-3|
|9||May 4 (Sat)||7:30pm||Sioux City Bandits||42-51||4-4|
|10||May 10 (Fri)||7:05pm||@Bloomington Edge||47-44||5-4|
|11||May 18 (Sat)||7:30pm||@Oklahoma Defenders||65-28||6-4|
|12||May 25 (Sat)||7:30pm||Kansas Koyotes||82-28||7-4|
|14||June 8 (Sat)||7:30pm||@Omaha Beef||42-27||8-4|
- Dornbrook, James (August 23, 2012). "Kansas City Command bows out; new team forms in new league". Kansas City Business Journal. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
- Autumn MorningSky (September 20, 2012). "New Kansas City indoor football team gets a name". Kansas City Business Journal. Retrieved September 21, 2012.