1996 Scottish Claymores season

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1996 Scottish Claymores season
Head coach Jim Criner
General manager Mike Keller
Home field Murrayfield Stadium
Results
Record 7–3
Division place 1st
Playoff finish World Bowl '96 champions

The 1996 Scottish Claymores season was the second season for the franchise in the World League of American Football (WLAF). The team was led by head coach Jim Criner in his second year, and played its home games at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. They finished the regular season in first place with a record of seven wins and three losses. In World Bowl '96, Scotland defeated the Frankfurt Galaxy 32–27. The victory marked the franchise's first World Bowl championship, in its second active season.

The Claymores had gained the right to play as home team in the World Bowl in week 5. They beat the Galaxy 20–0 at the Waldstadion, taking the World Bowl berth as the midseason leaders.[1] This ended an eight-game winning streak from 1995–96 for the Galaxy.[1]

Offseason[edit]

World League draft[edit]

1996 Scottish Claymores World League draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 1 Ty Parten DT Arizona
2 7 Shannon Jones LB USC
3 18 Yo Murphy WR Idaho
4 19 John DeWitt DE Vanderbilt
5 30 Mazio Royster RB USC
6 31 Frank Robinson DB Boise State
7 42 Arnold Ale LB UCLA
8 43 Steve Shine LB Northwestern
9 54 Tyrone Johnson WR Western State
10 55 Chris Williams DT Hampton
11 66 Basil Proctor LB West Virginia
12 67 Ron Dickerson, Jr. WR Arkansas
12 73 Ken Grace WR USC
13 80 Kris Pollack G USC
14 81 Jessie Cox LB Texas Southern
15 92 Lee Gissendaner WR Northwestern
16 93 Brian White DB Dartmouth
17 104 Scott Tyner P/K Oklahoma State
18 105 Herman Carroll DE Mississippi State
19 116 Joe O'Brien DT Boise State
20 117 Mike Lee WR Utah State
21 126 Aaron Bennetts TE UC Davis
22 127 Jared Kaaiohelo RB Missouri Southern

[2]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1996 Scottish Claymores staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – Jim Sochor
  • National Coach/Running Backs – Mike Kenny
  • Receivers – Vince Alcalde
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs – Ray Willsey
  • Defensive Line – Bill Dutton
  • Linebackers – Larry Owens


[3]

Roster[edit]

1996 Scottish Claymores roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

  • 85 Willy Tate
Offensive linemen
  • 72 Randy Bierman T
  • 71 Tom Barndt G
  • 65 Chris Dausin C/G
  • 79 Purvis Hunt G
  • 68 Matt Storm G
  • 78 Keith Wagner T
  • 61 Lance Zeno C

Defensive linemen

Linebackers
  • 56 Arnold Ale OLB
  • 58 Shannon Jones OLB
  • 52 Karmeeleyah McGill OLB
  • 54 Mark Sander MLB

Defensive backs

  • 34 George Coghill S
  • 42 Forey Duckett CB
  • 30 James Fuller S
  • 46 Marvin Goodwin S
  • 43 Frank Robinson CB
  • 22 James Williams CB
  • 25 David Wilson S

Special teams

National players


Rookies in italics

[3]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Sunday, 14 April 3:00 p.m. at London Monarchs W 24–21 (OT) 1–0 White Hart Lane 16,258
2 Sunday, 21 April 3:00 p.m. Barcelona Dragons W 23–13 2–0 Murrayfield Stadium 12,928
3 Sunday, 28 April 3:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals W 21–14 3–0 Murrayfield Stadium 13,070
4 Saturday, 4 May 7:00 p.m. at Rhein Fire L 14–15 3–1 Rheinstadion 11,395
5 Saturday, 11 May 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy W 20–0 4–1 Waldstadion 32,126
6 Sunday, 19 May 3:00 p.m. Rhein Fire W 24–19 5–1 Murrayfield Stadium 12,419
7 Sunday, 26 May 3:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 20–17 6–1 Murrayfield Stadium 13,116
8 Saturday, 1 June 6:30 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals L 27–31 6–2 Olympisch Stadion 10,501
9 Sunday, 9 June 3:00 p.m. London Monarchs W 33–28 7–2 Murrayfield Stadium 15,461
10 Sunday, 16 June 6:00 p.m. at Barcelona Dragons L 27–32 7–3 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc 16,124
World Bowl '96
11 Sunday, 23 June 6:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 32–27 8–3 Murrayfield Stadium 38,982

[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

Standings[edit]

World League of American Football
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Scottish Claymores 7 3 0 .700 233 190 5–0 2–3 L1
Frankfurt Galaxy 6 4 0 .600 221 220 3–2 3–2 W2
Amsterdam Admirals 5 5 0 .500 250 210 4–1 1–4 L1
Barcelona Dragons 5 5 0 .500 192 230 4–1 1–4 W1
London Monarchs 4 6 0 .400 161 192 3–2 1–4 W1
Rhein Fire 3 7 0 .300 176 191 2–3 1–4 L2

[4] [13]

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at London Monarchs[edit]

Week One: Scottish Claymores at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Scotland 7 0 7 7 3 24
London 7 14 0 0 0 21

at White Hart Lane, London, England

  • Date: Sunday, 14 April
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 16,258
  • [5]

Week 2: vs Barcelona Dragons[edit]

Week Two: Barcelona Dragons at Scottish Claymores – Game summary
1 2 Total
Barcelona 0
Scotland 0

at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Date: Sunday, 21 April
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 12,928

Week 3: vs Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Three: Amsterdam Admirals at Scottish Claymores – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 7 0 7 0 14
Scotland 7 7 0 7 21

at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Date: Sunday, 28 April
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 13,070
  • [6]

Week 4: at Rhein Fire[edit]

Week Four: Scottish Claymores at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Scotland 7 0 0 7 14
Rhein 6 3 3 3 15

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, 4 May
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 11,395
  • [7]

Week 5: at Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Five: Scottish Claymores at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Scotland 3 0 3 14 20
Frankfurt 0 0 0 0 0

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, 11 May
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 32,126
  • [8]

Week 6: vs Rhein Fire[edit]

Week Six: Rhein Fire at Scottish Claymores – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 3 3 7 6 19
Scotland 13 11 0 0 24

at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Date: Sunday, 19 May
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 12,419
  • [9]

Week 7: vs Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Seven: Frankfurt Galaxy at Scottish Claymores – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 7 0 3 7 17
Scotland 0 3 14 3 20

at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Date: Sunday, 26 May
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 13,116
  • [10]

Week 8: at Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Eight: Scottish Claymores at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Scotland 0 0 21 6 27
Amsterdam 0 10 7 14 31

at Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, 1 June
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 10,501
  • [11]

Week 9: vs London Monarchs[edit]

Week Nine: London Monarchs at Scottish Claymores – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 7 0 7 14 28
Scotland 4 13 0 16 33

at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Date: Sunday, 9 June
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 15,461
  • [12]

Week 10: at Barcelona Dragons[edit]

Week Ten: Scottish Claymores at Barcelona Dragons – Game summary
1 2 Total
Scotland 0
Barcelona 0

at Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain

  • Date: Sunday, 16 June
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 16,124

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All times local to where the game was played.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Claymores to host World Bowl". The Independent. 12 May 1996. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "1996 Round by Round Draft". The Official 1996 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 146–147. 
  3. ^ a b c "Scottish Claymores". The Official 1996 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 52–59. 
  4. ^ a b "1996 Season In Review". The Official 1997 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 71–75. 
  5. ^ a b Associated Press (14 April 1996). "Claymores 24, Monarchs 21, OT". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Associated Press (28 April 1996). "Claymores 21, Admirals 14". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Associated Press (4 May 1996). "Rhein Fire 15, Claymores 14". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Associated Press (11 May 1996). "Claymores 20, Galaxy 0". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Associated Press (19 May 1996). "Claymores 24, Rhein Fire 19". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Associated Press (26 May 1996). "Claymores 20, Galaxy 17". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Associated Press (1 June 1996). "Admirals 31, Claymores 27". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  12. ^ a b Livingstone, Steve (10 June 1996). "Monarchs are cut down to size". The Herald. Glasgow, Scotland. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "1996 WLAF Standings". The Football Database. Retrieved 22 June 2013.