1997–98 British Collegiate American Football League

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The 1997–98 British Collegiate American Football League season was the 13th full season of the BCAFL, organised by the British Students American Football Association (BSAFA, now the BAFA).

No new teams were added in the 1997–98 season. The Paisley Panthers and Sheffield Zulus withdrew after eight seasons, while Aston Rhinos and Cambridge Pythons withdrew after seven seasons, reducing the BCAFL to 27 teams. Hull Sharks moved within the Northern Conference from Central to Eastern Division.

Regular season[edit]

1997–98 British Collegiate American Football League is located in Scotland
Clansmen
Clansmen
Hawks
Hawks
Tigers
Tigers
Locations of Scottish teams in BCAFL 1997–98
1997–98 British Collegiate American Football League is located in England
Aces
Aces
Bombers
Bombers
Braves
Braves
Bullets
Bullets
Cavaliers
Cavaliers
Celtics
Celtics
Cobras
Cobras
Demons
Demons
Falcons
Falcons
Hurricanes
Hurricanes
Killer Bees
Killer Bees
Knights
Knights
Lemmings
Lemmings
Lions
Lions
Mariners
Mariners
Outlaws
Outlaws
Pirates
Pirates
Sharks
Sharks
Stags
Stags
Stallions
Stallions
Stingers
Stingers
Tarannau
Tarannau
Wearwolves
Wearwolves
Wolves
Wolves
Locations of English and Welsh teams in BCAFL 1997–98

Northern Conference, Scottish Division[edit]

Team Pld Won Lst Drw PF PA Win%
Glasgow Tigers 8 5 2 1 274 125 0.688 Qualified for Playoffs
Strathclyde Hawks 8 3 4 1 108 212 0.438
Stirling Clansmen 8 1 5 2 100 241 0.250

Northern Conference, Eastern Division[edit]

Team Pld Won Lst Drw PF PA Win%
Leeds Celtics 8 8 0 0 393 79 1.000 Qualified for Playoffs
Hull Sharks 8 6 2 0 144 116 0.750 Qualified for Playoffs
Newcastle Mariners 8 6 2 0 278 122 0.750
Teesside Demons 8 4 4 0 120 160 0.500
Lancaster Bombers 8 2 6 0 50 267 0.250
Sunderland Wearwolves 8 0 8 0 64 253 0.000

Northern Conference, Central Division[edit]

Team Pld Won Lst Drw PF PA Win%
Loughborough Aces 8 7 1 0 272 48 0.875 Qualified for Playoffs
Derby Braves 8 5 3 0 104 73 0.625
Nottingham Outlaws 8 4 4 0 138 81 0.500
Staffordshire Stallions 8 2 6 0 68 185 0.250
Leicester Lemmings 8 0 8 0 13 230 0.000

Southern Conference, Eastern Division[edit]

Team Pld Won Lst Drw PF PA Win%
Hertfordshire Hurricanes 8 8 0 0 300 8 1.000 Qualified for Playoffs
UEA Pirates 8 4 4 0 106 133 0.500
Surrey Stingers 8 3 5 0 116 165 0.375
Kent Falcons 8 2 6 0 96 220 0.250

Southern Conference, Central Division[edit]

Team Pld Won Lst Drw PF PA Win%
Tarannau Aberystwyth 8 7 1 0 134 37 0.875 Qualified for Playoffs
Warwick Wolves 8 5 3 0 130 92 0.625
Birmingham Lions 8 4 4 0 85 92 0.500
Oxford Cavaliers 8 1 7 0 36 147 0.125

Southern Conference, Western Division[edit]

Team Pld Won Lst Drw PF PA Win%
Cardiff Cobras 8 5 1 2 110 44 0.750 Qualified for Playoffs
Southampton Stags 8 5 1 2 181 29 0.750 Qualified for Playoffs
Bath Killer Bees 8 4 3 1 205 58 0.562
Reading Knights 8 2 6 0 94 241 0.250
Bristol Bullets 8 0 7 1 10 299 0.062

Playoffs[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals College Bowl XII
                 
S.E1 Hertfordshire Hurricanes 21
S.W2 Southampton Stags 0
Hertfordshire Hurricanes 29
Tarannau Aberystwyth 6
S.W1 Cardiff Cobras 18
S.C1 Tarannau Aberystwyth 20
Hertfordshire Hurricanes 16
Leeds Celtics 7
N.S1 Glasgow Tigers 48
N.C1 Loughborough Aces 33
Glasgow Tigers 14
Leeds Celtics 45
N.E2 Hull Sharks 0
N.E1 Leeds Celtics 20
  • Note – the table does not indicate who played home or away in each fixture.

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