2001 AF2 season

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The 2001 af2 season was the second season of the af2. It was preceded by 2000 and succeeded by 2002. The league champions were the Quad City Steamwheelers, who defended their title with a victory over the Richmond Speed in ArenaCup II. This is the first time that both conferences contained two divisions each, like the original AFL.

League info[edit]

New teams Baton Rouge Blaze, Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings, Columbus Wardogs, Florida Firecats, Iowa Barnstormers, Lafayette Roughnecks, Lincoln Lightning, Louisville Fire, Macon Knights, Memphis Xplorers, Peoria Pirates, Rochester Brigade, Wichita Stealth
Renamed / Relocated teams None
Defunct teams None
Total teams 28

Standings[edit]

Team Overall Division
Wins Losses Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
American Conference
Eastern Division
Richmond Speed 13 3 0.812 8 2 0.800
Carolina Rhinos 12 4 0.750 7 3 0.700
Norfolk Nighthawks 7 9 0.437 6 4 0.600
Roanoke Steam 7 9 0.437 5 5 0.500
Charleston Swamp Foxes 7 9 0.437 3 7 0.300
Greensboro Prowlers 5 11 0.312 4 6 0.400
Rochester Brigade 4 12 0.250 2 8 0.200
Southeastern Division
Tallahassee Thunder 11 5 0.687 7 3 0.700
Macon Knights 10 6 0.625 7 3 0.700
Jacksonville Tomcats 9 7 0.562 7 3 0.700
Augusta Stallions 9 7 0.562 7 3 0.700
Florida Firecats 7 9 0.437 3 7 0.300
Pensacola Barracudas 5 11 0.312 4 6 0.400
Columbus Wardogs 0 16 0.000 0 10 0.000
National Conference
South Central Division
Tennessee Valley Vipers 14 2 0.875 9 1 0.900
Birmingham Steeldogs 12 4 0.750 6 4 0.600
Baton Rouge Blaze 10 6 0.625 7 3 0.700
Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings 7 9 0.437 4 6 0.400
Arkansas Twisters 6 10 0.375 6 4 0.600
Lafayette Roughnecks 3 13 0.187 2 8 0.200
Memphis Xplorers 3 13 0.187 1 9 0.100
Midwestern Division
Quad City Steamwheelers 15 1 0.937 9 1 0.900
Tulsa Talons 13 3 0.812 8 2 0.800
Iowa Barnstormers 9 7 0.562 4 6 0.400
Peoria Pirates 7 9 0.437 4 6 0.400
Wichita Stealth 7 9 0.437 3 7 0.300
Louisville Fire 6 10 0.375 4 6 0.400
Lincoln Lightning 6 10 0.375 3 7 0.300
  • Green indicates clinched playoff berth
  • Purple indicates division champion
  • Grey indicates best regular season record

Playoffs[edit]

Round 1 Semifinals ArenaCup II
                 
8 Macon 55
1 Quad Cities 80
1 Quad Cities 35
6 Carolina 16
6 Carolina 69
3 Tulsa 35
1 Quad Cities 55
4 Richmond 51
7 Tallahassee 52
2 Tennessee Valley 70
2 Tennessee Valley 50
4 Richmond 51
5 Birmingham 60
4 Richmond 67

Awards and honors[edit]

Regular season awards[edit]

Award Winner Position Team
Offensive Player of the Year Jay McDonagh Quarterback Quad City Steamwheelers
Defensive Player of the Year Ernest Certain Defensive Lineman Tallahassee Thunder
Ironman of the Year Kevin Harvey Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Richmond Speed
Lineman of the Year Jamarr Ward Lineman Quad City Steamwheelers
Built Ford Tough Man of the Year Ronnie Washburn Lineman Carolina Rhinos
Rookie of the Year Matthew Sauk Quarterback Tennessee Valley Vipers
Coach of the Year Bret Munsey Head Coach Tennessee Valley Vipers
Executive of the Year Art Clarkson Owner Tennessee Valley Vipers
Expansion Team of the Year Macon Knights

ArenaCup II[edit]

II
Quarter 1 2 3 4 Tot
Richmond Speed' 51
Quad City Steamwheelers 55
Date August 10, 2001
Arena i wireless Center
City Moline, Illinois
Attendance
Offensive Player of the Game
Defensive Player of the Game
Ironman of the Game
Winning Coach Rich Ingold
Losing Coach

ArenaCup II was the 2001 edition of the af2's championship game, in which the National Conference Champions Richmond Speed were defeated by the American Conference Champions Quad City Steamwheelers in Moline, Illinois by a score of 55 to 51 .

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