1997 London Monarchs season

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1997 London Monarchs season
Head coach Lionel Taylor
General manager Alton Byrd
Home field Stamford Bridge
Results
Record 4–6
Division place 6th
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1997 London Monarchs season was the fifth season for the franchise in the World League of American Football (WLAF). The team was led by head coach Lionel Taylor in his second year, and played its home games at Stamford Bridge in London, England. They finished the regular season in sixth place with a record of four wins and six losses.

Offseason[edit]

World League draft[edit]

1997 London Monarchs World League draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 2 Ben Williams DT Minnesota
2 8 Avrom Smith RB New Hampshire
3 17 George Harris S Kentucky
4 20 Andre Bowden LB Fayetteville State
5 29 Tony Hargain WR Oregon
6 32 Joe King CB Oklahoma State
7 41 Ryan McCoy LB Houston
8 44 Brandon Moore T Duke
9 53 John Stonehouse P USC
10 56 Tommy Fagan DE Northeast Louisiana
11 65 Brian Collins TE Texas Christian
12 68 Reggie Holt S Wisconsin
13 77 Ed Hobbs RB Albany State
14 80 Jason Stinson C Louisville
15 89 Mario Bradley CB USC
16 92 Barry Rose WR Wisconsin–Stevens Point
17 101 Johnnie Williams S Miami (Ohio)
18 104 Linzy Collins WR Missouri
19 113 Fritz Fequiere G Iowa
20 116 Malcolm Showell DE Delaware State
21 124 Greg Smith WR Western Colorado
22 125 Brian Greenfield P Pittsburgh

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1997 London Monarchs staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Run Coordinator/Offensive Line – Bob Mischak
  • National Coach/Running Backs – Tony Allen
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Dan Radakovich
  • Defensive Line – Dennis Danielson
  • Defensive Backs – Sam Jenkins

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Bob Gates


Roster[edit]

1997 London Monarchs roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

  • 10 Alan Allen
  • 88 Terrence Davis
  • 84 Toderick Malone
  • 19 Larry Stallworth
  • 26 Ronnie West

Tight ends

  • 87 Steve Brooks
  • 82 Michael Titley
Offensive linemen
  • 74 Seth Dittman T
  • 67 Fritz Fequiere G
  • 79 Marc Lamb C
  • 71 Chris Luneburg T
  • 73 Pat Walsh T
  • 68 Terrence Wisdom G

Defensive linemen

Linebackers
  • 59 Ed Burman OLB
  • 55 Ryan McCoy OLB
  • 94 Richard Newbill MLB
  • 54 John Solomon OLB

Defensive backs

Special teams

National players


Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Sunday, April 13 3:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 14–7 1–0 Stamford Bridge 10,718
2 Sunday, April 20 3:00 p.m. at Rhein Fire L 6–28 1–1 Rheinstadion 14,876
3 Saturday, April 26 7:00 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals L 6–34 1–2 Amsterdam ArenA 13,767
4 Sunday, May 4 3:00 p.m. Barcelona Dragons L 32–37 1–3 Stamford Bridge 10,110
5 Sunday, May 11 3:00 p.m. Scottish Claymores W 16–8 2–3 Stamford Bridge 11,210
6 Saturday, May 17 7:30 p.m. at Barcelona Dragons W 9–7 3–3 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc 13,514
7 Saturday, May 24 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy L 7–31 3–4 Waldstadion 30,723
8 Sunday, June 1 3:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals L 9–13 3–5 Stamford Bridge 9,150
9 Sunday, June 8 3:00 p.m. at Scottish Claymores W 10–9 4–5 Murrayfield Stadium 16,115
10 Sunday, June 15 3:00 p.m. Rhein Fire L 7–10 4–6 Stamford Bridge 10,462

[2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Standings[edit]

World League of American Football
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Rhein Fire 7 3 0 .700 206 146 3–2 4–1 W3
Barcelona Dragons 5 5 0 .500 236 209 2–3 3–2 W1
Scottish Claymores 5 5 0 .500 134 154 2–3 3–2 L2
Amsterdam Admirals 5 5 0 .500 156 160 4–1 1–4 W1
Frankfurt Galaxy 4 6 0 .400 147 142 3–2 1–4 L1
London Monarchs 4 6 0 .400 116 184 2–3 2–3 L1

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week One: Frankfurt Galaxy at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 7 0 0 0 7
London 0 6 6 2 14

at Stamford Bridge, London, England

  • Date: Sunday, April 13
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 10,718
  • Referee: Bill Carollo
  • [3]

Week 2: at Rhein Fire[edit]

Week Two: London Monarchs at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 0 0 0 6 6
Rhein 0 0 14 14 28

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, April 20
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 14,876
  • [4]

Week 3: at Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Three: London Monarchs at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 0 6 0 0 6
Amsterdam 7 13 0 14 34

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, April 26
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 13,767
  • Referee: Walt Coleman

Week 7: at Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Seven: London Monarchs at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 0 7 0 0 7
Frankfurt 6 11 0 14 31

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 24
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 30,723
  • [5]

Week 8: vs Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Eight: Amsterdam Admirals at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 7 0 0 6 13
London 0 0 3 6 9

at Stamford Bridge, London, England

  • Date: Sunday, June 1
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 9,150

Week 10: vs Rhein Fire[edit]

Week Ten: Rhein Fire at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 0 3 7 0 10
London 0 7 0 0 7

at Stamford Bridge, London, England

  • Date: Sunday, June 15
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 10,462
  • Referee: Phil Luckett
  • [6]

Awards[edit]

After the completion of the regular season, the All-World League team was selected by members of the media.[7] Overall, London had two players selected.[7] The selections were:

  • Richard Newbill, linebacker
  • Malcolm Showell, defensive end

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1997 World League draft". WorldLeague.com. Archived from the original on July 9, 1997. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "1997 Season in Review". The Official 1998 NFL Europe League Fact Book. pp. 218–222. 
  3. ^ a b Halling, Nick (April 14, 1997). "Monarchs make winning start". The Independent (London, England). Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Associated Press (April 20, 1997). "Fire 28, Monarchs 6". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Associated Press (May 24, 1997). "Galaxy 31, Monarchs 7". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Associated Press (June 15, 1997). "Fire 10, Monarchs 7". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "1997 All-World League team". WorldLeague.com. June 20, 1997. Archived from the original on July 9, 1997. Retrieved June 30, 2013.