2009 AF2 season

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The 2009 af2 season was the af2's 10th and final season. It was preceded by 2008. The regular season began on Friday, March 20 and finished on Saturday, July 25. The league champion was the Spokane Shock, who defeated the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers 74-27 in ArenaCup X.

League info[edit]

New teams Milwaukee Iron
Renamed / Relocated teams Albany Conquest → Albany Firebirds, Lexington Horsemen → Kentucky Horsemen
Defunct teams Austin Wranglers, Daytona Beach ThunderBirds, Louisville Fire, Lubbock Renegades, Texas Copperheads
Total teams 25

Standings[edit]

Through Week 18

Team Overall Division
Wins Losses Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
American Conference
East Division
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers 13 3 .812 10 0 1.000
Albany Firebirds 7 9 .438 4 6 .400
Manchester Wolves 7 9 .438 4 7 .364
Mahoning Valley Thunder 2 14 .125 2 7 .222
Midwest Division
Iowa Barnstormers 12 4 .750 7 2 .778
Green Bay Blizzard 10 6 .625 8 2 .800
Quad City Steamwheelers 5 11 .312 4 7 .364
Peoria Pirates 5 11 .312 3 6 .333
Milwaukee Iron 5 11 .312 2 7 .222
South Division
Tennessee Valley Vipers 11 5 .688 6 3 .667
South Georgia Wildcats 11 5 .688 6 4 .600
Kentucky Horsemen 10 6 .625 3 4 .429
Florida Firecats 7 9 .438 3 7 .300
National Conference
Central Division
Tulsa Talons 13 3 .812 4 0 1.000
Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz 7 9 .438 2 2 .500
Amarillo Dusters 3 13 .188 0 4 .000
Southwest Division
Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings 11 5 .688 7 2 .778
Arkansas Twisters 11 5 .688 5 2 .714
Rio Grande Valley Dorados 9 7 .562 5 4 .556
Corpus Christi Sharks 2 14 .125 0 9 .000
West Division
Spokane Shock 15 1 .938 11 0 1.000
Boise Burn 12 4 .750 10 3 .769
Stockton Lightning 6 10 .375 4 9 .308
Central Valley Coyotes 3 13 .188 3 9 .250
Tri-Cities Fever 3 13 .188 3 10 .231
  • Green indicates clinched playoff berth
  • Purple indicates division champion
  • Gray indicates best conference record

Playoffs[edit]

First Round Conference Semifinals Conference Championships ArenaCup X
                       
6 Green Bay 60
3 Tennessee Valley 56
6 Green Bay 51
2 Iowa 46
7 Manchester 53
2 Iowa 70
6 Green Bay 67
American Conference
1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 72
5 Kentucky 66
4 South Georgia 63
5 Kentucky 49
1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 82
8 Albany 21
1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 78
A1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 27
N1 Spokane 74
6 Rio Grande Valley 46
3 Bossier-Shreveport 56
3 Bossier-Shreveport 34
2 Tulsa 59
7 Oklahoma City 75
2 Tulsa 90
2 Tulsa 44
National Conference
1 Spokane 51
5 Arkansas 36
4 Boise 77
4 Boise 35
1 Spokane 59
8 Stockton 21
1 Spokane 62

ArenaCup X[edit]

ArenaCup X
1 2 3 4 Total
Spokane 14 6 20 34 74
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 7 14 0 6 27
Date Saturday, August 22, 2009
Arena Orleans Arena, Paradise, Nevada

ArenaCup X was the tenth and final edition of arenafootball2's championship game in which the National Conference Champions Spokane Shock defeated the American Conference Champions Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers, 74–27. The game was held on Saturday, August 22, 2009. As part of the league's tenth anniversary celebrations, the game was held at the neutral-site Orleans Arena (within the Orleans Resort & Casino) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Because of legal issues regarding the ownership of arenafootball2 (the original Arena Football League had owned a controlling stake), the league legally disbanded two weeks after the game was played because of the parent's bankruptcy. af2's Board of Directors formed a new entity, Arena Football One, that assumed the Arena Football League identity after winning a bankruptcy court sale in late 2009. Future championships for that league which, while "new", consists of af2's Board of Directors, use the ArenaBowl as its championship, leading to the retirement of the ArenaCup.

The "new" Arena Football League began in 2010 with the defending champion Shock moving up. They went on to defeat the Tampa Bay Storm in ArenaBowl XXIII, thus winning consecutive titles in the premier level in consecutive years, with different league identities.

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