Georgia Rampage

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Georgia Rampage
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Founded 2011
League UIFL (2012-2013)
XIFL (2014-present)
Team history Rome River Dogs (planning stages)
Rome Rampage (2012)
Georgia Rampage (2013-future)
Based in Dalton, Georgia
Arena Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center
Colors Red and Black
Owner(s) Amer W. Awad & Kacee Smith
Head coach Mark Bramblett
General Manager Kacee Smith

The Georgia Rampage is a professional indoor football team which is a member of the Xtreme Indoor Football League. Based in Dalton, Georgia, the Rampage plays its home games at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center.

Franchise history[edit]

The team was initially named the Rome River Dogs, but licensing issues forced the name change (which licensing issues are unknown, however, as the team would have been the first indoor/arena team named the River Dogs, while most notably the Arena Football League had the Grand Rapids Rampage.)[1]

The Rampage was originally based in Rome, Georgia and became Rome's second indoor football team; their first since the Rome Renegades which played in the National Indoor Football League for 2005 and later the American Indoor Football League for 2006 (In both leagues, they went to the championship game, losing both times). The Rampage is Dalton's first indoor football team.

The Rampage is owned by Amer W. Awad and Kacee Smith (who also owns the North Georgia Bulldogs semi-pro team).

2012[edit]

On June 7, 2011, Joe Micco was named the first head coach in Rampage history.[2] The Rampage were originally owned by Cecil Van Dyke with Kacee Smith as the general manager. However, a few weeks before the start of the season, Van Dyke was arrested for theft by taking putting the Rampage's season in doubt. After the arrest, Smith did all he could to save the season but was unable to find the funding to do so on a full scale, instead making the team a travel team in order to keep the Rampage name alive. While doing his personal taxes, Smith ran into Amer W. Awad who at the time was the office manager for Liberty Tax Service in Calhoun, Georgia. Awad inquired about potentially becoming a business partner stating he had always wanted to own a football team. After months of dialogue and attending the April 15, 2012 game versus the Eastern Kentucky Drillers, Awad and Smith came to an agreement and became business partners moving the team to Dalton. The partnership will officially begin with the 2013 season.

Regular season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 3 Mississippi Hound Dogs Away L 24-63
March 10 Lakeland Raiders Away W 35-30
March 23 Mississippi Hound Dogs Away L 6-53
April 6 Florida Tarpons Away L 7-60
April 15 Eastern Kentucky Drillers Away L 20-82
April 27 Lakeland Raiders Away L 6-106
May 21 Florida Tarpons Away L 2-68

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[edit]

With the new ownership of Kacee Smith and Amer Awad, the Rampage moved to Dalton, Georgia, where they changed their name to the Georgia Rampage.[3] During an October press conference, the team announced that Mark Bramblett as the franchise's second ever head coach.[3]

Regular season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 4 Lakeland Raiders Home L 25-74
March 17 Corpus Christi Fury Away L 47-58
March 25 Missouri Monsters Home W 25-18
March 30 Sarasota Thunder Home W 58-19
April 8 Corpus Christi Fury Home L 36-44
April 19 Florida Tarpons Away
April 27 Missouri Monsters Away

2014[edit]

For the 2014 season, the Rampage will be a charter member of the Xtreme Indoor Football League.[4]

Logos[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Georgia Rampage roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

  • Currently vacant
Defensive Backs

Kickers

  • Currently vacant
Injury Reserve

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
[1] updated October 29, 2012
13 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

More rosters

Season-By-Season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2012 1 6 0 4th Southern --

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rome indoor football team changes name to Rome Rampage". Rome Times-Tribune. May 24, 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ Rampage Introduce Coaches
  3. ^ a b Devin Golden (October 12, 2012). "Georgia Rampage coach: Team will shoot for the title". The Daily Citizen. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ Golden, Devin (2013-05-25). "Going Xtreme: Rampage will help form new indoor league". The Daily Citizen. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 

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