1997 Scottish Claymores season

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1997 Scottish Claymores season
Head coach Jim Criner
General manager Mike Keller
Home field Murrayfield Stadium
Results
Record 5–5
Division place 3rd
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1997 Scottish Claymores season was the third season for the franchise in the World League of American Football (WLAF). The team was led by head coach Jim Criner in his third year, and played its home games at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. They finished the regular season in third place with a record of five wins and five losses.

General manager Mike Keller resigned at the end of the season, wanting to pursue opportunities in the United States.[1]

Offseason[edit]

World League draft[edit]

1997 Scottish Claymores World League draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 6 Troy Bailey DE Oregon
2 12 Keith Powe DE UTEP
3 13 Jaime Fields LB Washington
4 24 Ervin Collier NT Florida A&M
5 25 Ron Childs LB Washington State
6 36 Rickey Brady TE Oklahoma
7 37 Sean Holcomb DE Texas A&M–Kingsville
8 48 Ahmani Johnson LB Oregon State
9 49 Kevin Scott CB Stanford
10 60 Jeff Cummins DE Oregon
11 61 Ron Moran LB Southern Illinois
12 72 Cedric Saunders TE Ohio State
13 73 Robert Bass LB Miami (Fla.)
14 84 Burnell Roques WR Claremont
15 85 Doug Terry S Kansas
16 96 Larry Williams DT Mississippi State
17 97 Demetrice Martin CB Michigan State
18 108 Mu Tagoai C Arizona
19 109 Steve Papin RB Penn State
20 120 Chris Dausin C Texas A&M

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1997 Scottish Claymores staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

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


Roster[edit]

1997 Scottish Claymores roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

  • 80 Allen DeGraffenreid
  • 83 Yo Murphy
  • 82 Eric Smith

Tight ends

Offensive linemen
  • 72 Randy Bierman T
  • 70 Ron Florine T
  • 79 Purvis Hunt G
  • 77 Matt Joyce G/T
  • 75 Leslie Ratliffe T
  • 63 Marco Rivera G
  • 71 Bill Schultz G
  • 76 Jeff Smith C

Defensive linemen

  • 94 Troy Bailey DE
  • 96 David Barnard DT
  • 94 Wilky Bazile DE
  • 92 Brad Keeney DT
  • 95 Jason Simmons DE
  • 98 Keith Powe DE
  • 99 Cornell Thomas DE
  • 90 Larry Williams DT
Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

  •  5 Wayne Lammle P/K
National players
  • 88 Nachi Abe TE Japan
  • 84 Steven Branscombe WR Scotland
  • 81 Scott Couper WR Scotland
  • 91 Robert Flickinger DE Scotland
  •  3 Kari Gronroos K Scotland
  • 11 Gary Parker K Scotland
  • 57 Mikhail Sloutsky LB Russia
  • 51 Emmett Waldron LB Republic of Ireland


Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, 12 April 7:00 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals W 16–3 1–0 Amsterdam ArenA 16,185
2 Sunday, 20 April 3:00 p.m. Barcelona Dragons L 7–20 1–1 Murrayfield Stadium 14,877
3 Sunday, 27 April 3:00 p.m. Rhein Fire L 10–23 1–2 Murrayfield Stadium 11,166
4 Saturday, 3 May 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy W 9–3 2–2 Waldstadion 32,690
5 Sunday, 11 May 3:00 p.m. at London Monarchs L 8–16 2–3 Stamford Bridge 11,210
6 Sunday, 18 May 3:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals W 10–6 3–3 Murrayfield Stadium 9,021
7 Sunday, 25 May 3:00 p.m. at Rhein Fire W 23–20 4–3 Rheinstadion 20,498
8 Sunday, 1 June 3:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 24–7 5–3 Murrayfield Stadium 11,618
9 Sunday, 8 June 3:00 p.m. London Monarchs L 9–10 5–4 Murrayfield Stadium 16,115
10 Saturday, 14 June 7:30 p.m. at Barcelona Dragons L 18–46 5–5 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc 10,523

[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: at Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week One: Scottish Claymores at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Scotland 0 6 0 10 16
Amsterdam 0 0 0 3 3

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, 12 April
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 16,185
  • [4]

Week 3: vs Rhein Fire[edit]

Week Three: Rhein Fire at Scottish Claymores – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 13 0 7 3 23
Scotland 0 0 3 7 10

at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Date: Sunday, 27 April
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 11,166

Week 4: at Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Four: Scottish Claymores at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Scotland 3 0 0 6 9
Frankfurt 0 3 0 0 3

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, 3 May
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 32,690
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • [5]

Week 6: vs Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Six: Amsterdam Admirals at Scottish Claymores – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 0 3 0 3 6
Scotland 3 0 0 7 10

at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Date: Sunday, 18 May
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 9,021

Week 7: at Rhein Fire[edit]

Week Seven: Scottish Claymores at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Scotland 7 0 0 16 23
Rhein 3 10 7 0 20

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, 25 May
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 20,498

Week 8: vs Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Eight: Frankfurt Galaxy at Scottish Claymores – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 0 0 0 7 7
Scotland 0 3 14 7 24

at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Date: Sunday, 1 June
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 11,618
  • [6]

Awards[edit]

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

Additionally, Simmons was selected defensive MVP by the six World League head coaches.[8]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keller resigns at Claymores". The Independent. 21 June 1997. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "1997 World League draft". WorldLeague.com. Archived from the original on 9 July 1997. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "1997 Season in Review". The Official 1998 NFL Europe League Fact Book. pp. 218–222. 
  4. ^ a b "Claymores 16, Admirals 3". European Stars and Stripes. Darmstadt, Germany. 14 April 1997. p. 27. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Associated Press (3 May 1997). "Claymores 9, Galaxy 3". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Associated Press (1 June 1997). "Claymores 24, Galaxy 7". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "1997 All-World League team". WorldLeague.com. 20 June 1997. Archived from the original on 9 July 1997. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Rubley and Simmons Honored". The New York Times. Manhattan, New York. 21 June 1997. Retrieved 30 June 2013.