2011 Allen Wranglers season

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2011 Allen Wranglers season
Allen Wranglers IFL team logo.png
Head coach Chris MacKeown
General manager Drew Pearson
Home field Allen Event Center
Results
Record 10-4 (regular season)
Division place 1st, Lonestar Division
Conference place 2nd, Intense Conference
Playoff finish Won Intense Conference Wild Card 27-20 (Cavalry)
Won Intense Conference Semi-Finals 72-54 (Grizzlies)
Lost Intense Conference Championship 46-67 (Fever)

The 2011 Allen Wranglers season was the team's twelfth season as a professional indoor football franchise, second in the Indoor Football League (IFL), and the first as the "Allen Wranglers". The team played their home games at the Allen Event Center in the Dallas suburb of Allen, Texas.[1]

The team finished with a 10-4 regular season and first place in the Lonestar Division. They advanced through two rounds of the IFL playoffs before losing the Intense Conference Championship to the Tri-Cities Fever.[2][3]

Off-field moves[edit]

In October 2010, the team announced that Chris MacKeown would be the Wranglers' head coach for the 2011 season.[4] MacKeown had most recently served as the offensive coordinator for the Arena Football League's Colorado Crush after a stint as head coach and director of football operations for the Amarillo Dusters of af2.[5] During the 2011 season, MacKeown was suspended for one game due to a "verbal incident" with opposing coaches after a game in Amarillo on April 2, 2011.[6][7]

Logo presented when the Allen franchise was first announced.

Former Dallas Cowboys player Drew Pearson was named general manager of the franchise in early December 2010.[8][9] John Harris, Vice President of Operations, organized a publicity stunt in February 2011, reporting the team's mascot "Hoss" had been kidnapped and asking fans and the Chick fil-a Cow to help solve the mystery by following clues on the team's Facebook page. The Allen Police Department cooperated by assigning Officer Garrett Courtney, who was also the team's kicker, as lead investigator.[10][11]

In May 2011, with just over a month remaining in the regular season, the team announced a change in ownership groups.[12]

Roster moves[edit]

Former West Texas A&M Buffaloes running back Keithon Flemming joined the Wranglers on May 25, 2011.[13]

After the season, in late July 2011, Wranglers defensive end Keenan Mace signed with the Dallas Cowboys.[14]

Schedule[edit]

  Win   Tie   Loss   Bye

Preseason[edit]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location
Score Record
1 Sunday February 20 3:05pm at Amarillo Venom W 26-25[7] 1-- Amarillo Civic Center

Regular season[edit]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location
Score Record
1 Monday February 28 7:05pm West Texas Roughnecks L 46-60[15] 0-1 Allen Event Center
2 Sunday March 6 3:00pm at Bricktown Brawlers W 39-36[16] 1-1 Cox Convention Center
3 BYE
4 Friday March 18 7:05pm (AKDT) at Fairbanks Grizzlies L 37-57[17] 1-2 Carlson Center
5 Friday March 25 7:00pm Bricktown Brawlers W 42-26[18] 2-2 Allen Event Center
6 Saturday April 2 7:00pm at Amarillo Venom W 52-51[19] 3-2 Amarillo Civic Center
7 Friday April 8 7:05pm West Texas Roughnecks W 33-28[20] 4-2 Allen Event Center
8 Saturday April 16 7:05pm at Nebraska Danger L 37-60[21] 4-3 Eihusen Arena
9 Saturday April 23 7:05pm Wichita Wild W 56-44[22] 5-3 Allen Event Center
10 Saturday April 30 7:05pm at Amarillo Venom W 44-20[23] 6-3 Amarillo Civic Center
11 Saturday May 7 7:05pm Nebraska Danger W 49-23[24] 7-3 Allen Event Center
12 Saturday May 14 7:11pm at West Texas Roughnecks W 54-26 8-3 Ector County Coliseum
13 Saturday May 21 7:05pm Amarillo Venom L 33-36[25] 8-4 Allen Event Center
14 BYE
15 Saturday June 4 7:05pm (MDT) at Colorado Ice W 57-37[26] 9-4 Budweiser Events Center
16 Saturday June 11 7:00pm Bricktown Brawlers**
North Texas Crunch (IIFA)
W 85-6 10-4 Allen Event Center

** The IFL's Bricktown Brawlers based in Oklahoma City had collapsed financially and released all of their players late in the 2011 season. The North Texas Crunch of the Independent Indoor Football Alliance played as a replacement team to fill out the Brawlers' remaining scheduled games.

Playoffs[edit]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location
Score Record
1 Sunday June 19 5:05pm Wyoming Cavalry W 27-20[27] --- Allen Event Center
2 Friday June 24 7:05pm (AKDT) at Fairbanks Grizzlies W 72-54[28] --- Carlson Center
3 Saturday July 9 7:00pm Tri-Cities Fever L 46-67[2] --- Allen Event Center

Standings[edit]

2011 Lonestar Division
W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y Allen Wranglers 10 4 0 0.714 664 510 7-2 --- W2
x West Texas Roughnecks 10 4 0 0.714 656 391 6-3 --- W3
Amarillo Venom 4 10 0 0.286 529 522 3-6 6.0 L1
Bricktown Brawlers 2 12 0 0.143 292 717 2-7 8.0 L10

Final roster[edit]

2011 Allen Wranglers roster
Quarterbacks
  • 14 Kewan Dewberry
  • 16 Anthony Fisher

Running Backs

  • 11 Keithon Fleming

Wide Receivers

  • 80 Robert Chase
  • 24 Jason Jones
  • 10 Dedrick Poole
  • 17 Jackie Robinson
Offensive Linemen
  • 62 Prince Hickman
  • 55 Wondell Rutledge
  • 91 Mike Ward

Defensive Linemen

  • 21 TaVoris Horton
  •  9 Fra'Shon McGee
Linebackers
  • 12 Brett Bowers
  •  4 James Lancaster

Defensive Backs

  • 13 Wonseleh Brewer
  •  1 Nick Fellows
  •  3 Joey Longoria
  • 15 Frankie Solomon Jr.

Kickers

  •  6 Garrett Courtney
Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated July 9, 2011
19 Active, 0 Inactive

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Carlisle, Candace (November 1, 2010). "Cowboys disappointing? Check out Wranglers". Dallas Business Journal. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Fever a team of big believers". Tri-City Herald. July 12, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2012. That 70th victory came last Saturday, when his Fever beat the host Allen Wranglers 67-46 for the Intense Conference title. 
  3. ^ "Fever Wins Intense Conference Championship". KVEW-TV. July 10, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Allen Wranglers, new arena football team, hires head coach". Pegasus News. October 23, 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Wranglers Announce Head Coach" (Press release). Allen Event Center. November 5, 2010. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved November 30, 2010. 
  6. ^ Henry, Dave (April 8, 2011). "IFL investigates Venom incident". Amarillo Globe-News. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Henry, Dave (May 21, 2011). "Amarillo Venom at Allen Wranglers". Amarillo Globe-News. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  8. ^ Carlisle, Candace (December 7, 2010). "Allen Wranglers name Drew Pearson GM". Dallas Business Journal. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  9. ^ Heinz, Frank (December 7, 2010). "Drew Pearson Named GM of IFL's Allen Wranglers". Blue Star. KXAS-TV. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ Felps, Bruce (February 17, 2011). "Hoss Rustled; Allen Wranglers mascot held hostage". KXAS-TV. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  11. ^ Riba, George (January 21, 2011). "Allen police officer revives career as field goal kicker". WFAA-TV. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  12. ^ Carlisle, Candace (May 3, 2011). "Allen Wranglers to announce new ownership". Dallas Business Journal. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  13. ^ Henry, Dave (May 27, 2011). "Ex-WT star Flemming activated by Allen". Amarillo Globe-News. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  14. ^ Jones, Todd E. (July 28, 2011). "Former Wrangler signs with Dallas Cowboys". DFWFootball.net. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  15. ^ Buehler, Kevin (February 28, 2011). "Indoor Football League: Roughnecks score comeback win over Allen". Odessa American. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  16. ^ Staff Reports (March 6, 2011). "Former PC North QB Kewan Dewberry sinks Bricktown Brawlers". NewsOK. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  17. ^ Martin, Danny (March 18, 2011). "Fairbanks Grizzlies make happy return to Carlson Center". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  18. ^ Jones, Todd E. (March 26, 2011). "Allen Wranglers beat down Bricktown Brawlers". DFWFootball.net. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  19. ^ Jones, Todd E. (April 5, 2011). "Allen Wranglers Sneak by Venom". DFWFootball.net. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  20. ^ Schede, Lee (April 8, 2011). "Indoor Football League: Roughnecks fall to Wranglers". Odessa American. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  21. ^ Jones, Todd E. (April 18, 2011). "Plagued by injuries Allen Wranglers fall to Nebraska Danger". DFWFootball.net. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  22. ^ Schnabel, Mark (April 25, 2011). "Wild drops road game at Allen". The Newton Kansan. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2012. The Wichita Wild gave up too many defensive and special teams scores, falling to the Allen Wranglers 56-44 Saturday. 
  23. ^ Henry, Dave (May 1, 2011). "Wranglers take down Venom". Amarillo Globe-News. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  24. ^ Jones, Todd E. (May 7, 2011). "Revenge is sweet: Allen Wranglers defeat Nebraska Danger". DFWFootball.net. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  25. ^ Jones, Todd E. (May 22, 2011). "Allen Wranglers fall to Amarillo Venom". DFWFootball.net. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  26. ^ Jones, Todd E. (June 7, 2011). "Allen Wranglers defeat Colorado Ice on the road". DFWFootball.net. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  27. ^ Jones, Todd E. (June 19, 2011). "Allen Wranglers advance in the playoffs defeat Wyoming Cavalry". DFWFootball.net. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  28. ^ Thony, Renee (June 25, 2011). "Wranglers capture playoff win on Grizzlies' home field". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 

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