2008 Cleveland Gladiators season

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2008 Cleveland Gladiators season
Head coach Mike Wilpolt
Home field Quicken Loans Arena
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 3rd NC East
Playoff finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Predators) 69–66
Won Divisional Playoffs (Force) 73–70
Lost Conference Championship (Soul) 35–70

The 2008 Cleveland Gladiators season is the 12th season for the franchise, their first season in Cleveland. The Gladiators finished the regular season with a 9–7 record, and made the playoffs as the 4th seed in the National Conference. In the Wild Card round of the playoffs, they defeated the Orlando Predators, 69–66. For their Divisional round game, they defeated the Georgia Force 73–70. In the National Conference Championship however, they were defeated 70–35 by the top-seeded Philadelphia Soul.

Standings[edit]

Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
z-Philadelphia Soul 13 3 .813 922 810 7–1 9–2 7–1 6–2
x-Dallas Desperados 12 4 .750 861 798 6–2 9–2 6–2 6–2
x-Cleveland Gladiators 9 7 .563 901 895 4–4 5–6 6–2 3–5
x-New York Dragons 8 8 .500 822 819 2–6 4–7 5–3 3–5
Columbus Destroyers 3 13 .188 750 893 1–7 2–10 2–6 1–7

z - Clinched division and conference's best record
x - Clinched playoff berth

Regular season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Home/Away Result
1 March 3 New York Dragons Home W 61–49
2 March 9 Utah Blaze Home W 66–63
3 March 15 Columbus Destroyers Away W 59–57
4 March 21 New Orleans VooDoo Away L 24–63
5 Bye Week
6 April 5 Dallas Desperados Away L 51–58
7 April 11 Colorado Crush Home L 69–66
8 April 19 Los Angeles Avengers Away W 83–69
9 April 26 New York Dragons Away L 39–56
10 May 2 Philadelphia Soul Home W 67–55
11 May 9 Orlando Predators Home W 62–43
12 May 17 Colorado Crush Away W 50–46
13 May 23 Tampa Bay Storm Away L 48–58
14 May 31 Dallas Desperados Home L 52–68
15 June 7 Chicago Rush Home W 65–44
16 June 14 Philadelphia Soul Away L 61–62
17 June 21 Columbus Destroyers Home W 47–35

Playoff schedule[edit]

Round Date Opponent Home/Away Result
NC Wild Card June 30 Orlando Predators Home W 69–66
NC Divisional July 7 Georgia Force Away W 73–70
NC Championship July 12 Philadelphia Soul Away L 35–70

Coaching[edit]

  • Mike Wilpolt – Head Coach
  • Brian Partlow – Offensive Coordinator
  • Willie Wood Jr. – WR, DB and Special Teams Coach
  • Lee Johnson – Offensive/Defensive Line Coach
  • John Tsironis – Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Matt Carlson – Video Coordinator

Roster[edit]

Uniform # Player Position Height Weight (lb)
2 Robert Redd WR/DB 5–10 195
3 Alex Teems WR/DB 5–11 195
5 Jose Davis QB 6–1 200
7 Sean Scott (IR) WR/DB 6–2 200
9 Raymond Philyaw QB 5–10 180
10 Otis Amey WR/DB 5–10 192
11 Jason Ball K 5–8 190
17 Sakeen Wright WR/DB 6–3 225
18 Kendrick Mosley (IR) WR/DB 6–2 210
21 Christopher Royal (PS) WR/DB 5–10 190
22 Ryan Bowers WR/DB 6–1 210
23 Alphonso Hodge WR/DB 5–9 203
24 Brandon Hefflin WR/DB 6–1 185
25 Tony Scott WR/DB 5–10 190
32 Marlion Jackson FB/LB 6–1 255
42 Joshua Rue (IR) FB/LB 6–2 245
54 Kimani Jones OL/DL 6–4 310
55 Elex Reed (IR) OL/DL 6–5 270
65 Tango McCauley OL/DL 6–4 305
72 Antonio Narcisse OL/DL 6–2 307
73 Donovan Arp (IR) OL/DL 6–3 285
75 Craig Heimburger OL/DL 6–3 320
88 Cornelius Bonner WR/DB 6–0 190
90 Silas Demary OL/DL 6–3 285
91 Karon Riley OL/DL 6–2 265
92 Ramon Richardson OL/DL 6–2 295
97 Bryant Shaw OL/DL 6–3 287
98 Joe Minucci OL/DL 6–3 298

IR = injured reserve
PS = practice squad

Stats[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Week 1: vs. New York Dragons[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
NYD 0 21 14 14 49
CLE 14 16 10 21 61

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: March 3
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 17,391

Week 2: vs. Utah Blaze[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UTA 14 15 7 27 63
CLE 9 23 13 21 66

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: March 9
  • Game time: 12:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 14,765

Week 3: at Columbus Destroyers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 14 9 19 17 59
CLB 10 21 7 19 57

at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

  • Date: March 15
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: TBD

Week 4: at New Orleans VooDoo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 0 10 0 14 24
NO 21 14 7 21 63

at New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: March 21
  • Game time: 8:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,027

Week 5: Bye week[edit]

Week 6: at Dallas Desperados[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 7 17 10 17 51
DAL 7 21 20 10 58

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: April 5
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,497

Week 7: vs. Colorado Crush[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
COL 7 24 21 17 69
CLE 17 21 14 14 66

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: April 11
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 15,079

Week 8: at Los Angeles Avengers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 27 14 14 28 83
LA 13 21 14 21 69

at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: April 19
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,863

Week 9: at New York Dragons[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 13 7 13 6 39
NY 14 21 14 7 56

at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

  • Date: April 26
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 9,991

Week 10: vs. Philadelphia Soul[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 20 14 14 7 55
CLE 14 13 20 20 67

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: May 2
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,721

Week 11: vs. Orlando Predators[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
ORL 13 9 7 14 43
CLE 7 20 21 14 62

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: May 9
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,808

Week 12: at Colorado Crush[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 7 20 7 16 50
COL 7 17 7 15 46

at Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: May 17
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,214

Week 13: at Tampa Bay Storm[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 19 7 7 15 48
TB 14 14 6 24 58

at St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: May 23
  • Game time: 7:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 15,976

Week 14: vs. Dallas Desperados[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
DAL 7 27 14 20 68
CLE 10 21 14 7 52

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: May 31
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,717

Week 15: vs. Chicago Rush[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
CHI 7 10 7 20 44
CLE 21 17 7 20 65

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: June 7
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,377

Week 16: at Philadelphia Soul[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 14 21 13 13 61
PHI 20 21 7 14 62

at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: June 14
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 16,637

Week 17: vs. Columbus Destroyers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
CLB 7 14 7 7 35
CLE 7 21 3 16 47

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: June 21
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 14,397

Playoffs[edit]

National Conference Wild Card: vs. Orlando Predators[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
(5) ORL 20 13 20 13 66
(4) CLE 14 20 14 21 69

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: June 30
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 13,896

National Conference Divisional: at Georgia Force[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
(4) CLE 7 33 20 13 73
(2) GA 14 28 7 21 70

at The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Georgia

  • Date: July 7
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 10,173

National Conference Championship: at Philadelphia Soul[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
(4) CLE 7 14 14 0 35
(1) PHI 14 21 21 14 70

at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: July 12
  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 13,389

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