Mississippi Fire Dogs

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The Mississippi Fire Dogs are a now-defunct indoor football team from Biloxi, Mississippi. They played their home games at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. They were a charter member of the Indoor Professional Football League. They Played from in the 1999-2000 IPFL seasons before joining the National Indoor Football League in 2001. Their final season was in 2002.


History[edit]

During their first two years, the Fire Dogs went 9-7 and third in the league, yet it was their second season that proved to be a glorious year by winning the IPFL championship title. When the IPFL folded, the Fire Dogs joined the new National Indoor Football League as a charter member and won the inaugural Indoor Bowl against the Wyoming Cavalry. However, they couldn't repeat the same success in 2002. Afterwards, the franchise folded.

During the 1999 & 2000 IPFL seasons, the most notable member for the Fire Dogs was head coach/general manager/player(QB) John Fourcade, formerly of the NFL New Orleans Saints. Fourcade was followed as head coach in 2001 & 2002 by Irvin Favre, the late father of legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre. Irvin Favre, who also was minority owner of the Fire Dogs, died of a heart attack while driving in December 2003.


2000 IPFL Season[edit]

Week 1 - Mobile Seagulls 33, at Mississippi Fire Dogs 57

Week 2 – Portland Prowlers 42, Mississippi Fire Dogs 41

Week 3 - Idaho Stallions 35, at Mississippi Fire Dogs 22

Week 4 - Mississippi Fire Dogs 23, at Mobile Seagulls 30

Week 5 - Mississippi Fire Dogs 37, at Louisiana Rangers 50

Week 6 - bye

Week 7 - Shreveport-Bossier 17 at Mississippi Fire Dogs 57

Week 8 - bye

Week 9 - Mississippi Fire Dogs 51, at Idaho Stallions 28

Week 10 - Mississippi Fire Dogs 56, at Louisiana Rangers 44

Week 11 - Mobile Seagulls 40, at Mississippi Fire Dogs 30

Week 12 - Mississippi Fire Dogs 30, at Mobile Seagulls 16

Week 13 - Mississippi Fire Dogs 49, Omaha Beef 46

Week 14 - Louisiana Rangers 34, at Mississippi Fire Dogs 53

Week 15 – Mississippi Fire Dogs 39, Portland Prowlers 36

Week 16 - bye

Week 17 - Shreveport-Bossier 34 at Mississippi Fire Dogs 49

Week 18- Mississippi Fire Dogs 37 at Shreveport-Bossier 41

Week 19 - Omaha Beef 44, Mississippi Fire Dogs 38

Semifinals - Mississippi Fire Dogs 43, Omaha Beef 40

IPFL Championship – Mississippi Fire Dogs 53, Portland Prowlers 48


Season-By-Season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Mississippi Fire Dogs (IPFL)
1999 9 7 0 3rd League --
2000 11 5 0 2nd League Won Semifinals (Omaha)
Won IPFL Championship (Portland)
Mississippi Fire Dogs (NIFL)
2001 13 1 0 1st Southern Division Won Round 1 (Johnstown)
Won Semifinals (Ohio Valley)
Won Indoor Bowl I (Wyoming)
2002 3 9 0 2nd Eastern Division --
Totals 36 22 0

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