2011 Marion Blue Racers season

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2011 Marion Blue Racers season
Head coach Demetrius Ross (resigned April 7: 3-1 record)
Ryan Terry (interim)
General manager LaMonte Coleman
Owner LaMonte Coleman
Home field Veterans Memorial Coliseum
220 East Fairground Street
Marion, OH 43302
Results
Record 8-2
League place 2nd
Playoff finish Lost CIFL Championship Game 29-44 (Cincinnati Commandos)

The 2011 Marion Blue Racers season was the first season for the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) franchise. They took over to fill the void in Marion, Ohio after the Marion Mayhem folded the year before. The franchise couldn't have asked for a more exciting start than their first game on March 5, 2011. Marion entered the 4th quarter trailing 37-23 to the Port Huron Predators. They started their comeback by scoring a touchdown with 10:31 left in the game. Mike Tatum caught a nine-yard touchdown pass from Josh Harris and Tyler Lorenz added the extra point, cutting Port Huron’s lead was cut to 37-30. With 3:27 left in the game, Harris ran in from three yards out to tie the game. The game winning score came on an eight-yard run by Harris with 27 seconds to play. Port Huron quarterback Jim Roth was intercepted by Bryan Williams as time expired to secure the victory. On April 2, 2011, the Blue Racers set a CIFL record with 8 rushing touchdowns in a single game, against the Indianapolis Enforcers.[1] After the Blue Racers got off to a 3-1 start, Demetrius Ross stepped down from his Head Coaching position, citing personal reasons. His Defensive Coordinator, Ryan Terry took over as Head Coach, just 2 days before the Blue Racers played their first road game at the Dayton Silverbacks.[2] The Blue Racers went on to an 8-2 regular season record, losing twice to the Cincinnati Commandos. The team defeated the Dayton Silverbacks 53-18 in the league Semi-Finals, before being defeated by the Commandos again in the 2011 CIFL Championship Game 44-29.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Home/Away Result
1 Bye Week
2 March 5 Port Huron Predators Home Won 44-37
3 March 12 Cincinnati Commandos Home Lost 44-50
4 Bye Week
5 March 26 Dayton Silverbacks Home Won 34-13
6 April 2 Indianapolis Enforcers Home Won 78-0
7 April 9 Dayton Silverbacks Away Won 31-14
8 April 16 Port Huron Predators Away Won 47-15
9 Bye Week
10 April 30 Chicago Knights Home Won 31-3
11 Bye Week
12 May 14 Indianapolis Enforcers Home Won 73-12
13 May 21 Chicago Knights Away Won 53-24
14 May 28 Cincinnati Commandos Away Lost 20-50
15 Bye Week

Playoff Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Home/Away Result
Semifinals June 6 Dayton Silverbacks Home Won 53-18
CIFL Championship Game June 11 Cincinnati Commandos Away Lost 29-44

Standings[edit]

2011 Continental Indoor Football League
Team W L T PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
Cincinnati Commandos-y 10 0 0 1.000 484 158 53.77 17.55 W10
Marion Blue Racers-x 8 2 0 .800 455 218 45.5 21.8 L1
Dayton Silverbacks-x 5 5 0 .500 288 265 32 39.4 W3
Chicago Knights-x 4 6 0 .400 255 295 28.33 32.77 L5
Port Huron Predators 2 8 0 .200 238 226 39.6 37.6 L7
Indianapolis Enforcers 1 9 0 .100 71 621 7.88 69 L3

Final Roster[edit]

2011 Marion Blue Racers roster

Quarterbacks

Running backs

Receivers

  Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

 

Defensive backs

Kickers

 

Inactive

Injured Reserve Injury icon 2.svg

Updated 2011-05-07[3]

Rookies in italics
25 Active, 15 Inactive

More rosters

Regular Season[edit]

Week 2: vs Port Huron Predators[edit]

Week 2: Port Huron Predators at Marion Blue Racers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Predators 6 19 12 0 37
Blue Racers 7 13 3 21 44

at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Marion, Ohio

  • Date: March 5
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 1,200
  • Referee: Les Anderson
  • [1]
Game information

Week 3: vs Cincinnati Commandos[edit]

Week 3: Cincinnati Commandos at Marion Blue Racers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Commandos 6 24 7 13 50
Blue Racers 6 14 11 13 44

at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Marion, Ohio

  • Date: March 12
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Referee: Rick Jackson
  • [2]
Game information

Week 5: vs Dayton Silverbacks[edit]

Week 5: Dayton Silverbacks at Marion Blue Racers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Silverbacks 7 0 0 6 13
Blue Racers 13 18 3 0 34

at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Marion, Ohio

  • Date: March 26
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 1,300
  • Referee: Rick Jackson
  • [3]
Game information

Week 6: vs Indianapolis Enforcers[edit]

Week 6: Indianapolis Enforcers at Marion Blue Racers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Enforcers 0 0 0 0 0
Blue Racers 26 27 12 13 78

at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Marion, Ohio

  • Date: April 2
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 1,200
  • Referee: Les Anderson
  • [4]
Game information

Week 7: vs Dayton Silverbacks[edit]

Week 7: Marion Blue Racers at Dayton Silverbacks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Racers 9 6 10 6 31
Silverbacks 7 0 7 0 14

at Hara Arena, Trotwood, Ohio

  • Date: April 9
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Referee: Les Anderson
  • [5]
Game information

Week 8: vs Port Huron Predators[edit]

Week 8: Marion Blue Racers at Port Huron Predators – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Racers 8 3 7 29 47
Predators 0 9 0 6 15

at McMorran Arena, Port Huron, Michigan

  • Date: April 16
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 1,073
  • Referee: Les Anderson
  • [6]
Game information

Week 10: vs Chicago Knights[edit]

Week 10: Chicago Knights at Marion Blue Racers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Knights 3 0 0 0 3
Blue Racers 0 9 9 13 31

at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Marion, Ohio

  • Date: April 30
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 1,100
  • Referee: Dave Stein
  • [7]
Game information

Week 12: vs Indianapolis Enforcers[edit]

Week 12: Indianapolis Enforcers at Marion Blue Racers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Enforcers 6 6 0 0 12
Blue Racers 0 32 14 27 73

at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Marion, Ohio

  • Date: May 14
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 1,100
  • Referee: Tommy Tyks
  • [8]
Game information

Week 13: vs Chicago Knights[edit]

Week 13: Marion Blue Racers at Chicago Knights – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Racers 13 10 14 16 53
Knights 6 0 6 12 24

at Victory Sports Complex, Loves Park, Illinois

  • Date: May 22
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game attendance: 75
  • Referee: Jim Bernardi
  • [9]
Game information

Week 14: vs Cincinnati Commandos[edit]

Week 14: Marion Blue Racers at Cincinnati Commandos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Racers 0 7 6 7 20
Commandos 13 10 0 27 50

at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: May 28
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Referee: Tommy Tyks
  • [10]
Game information

Playoffs[edit]

2 vs 3 Semifinal vs Dayton Silverbacks[edit]

2 vs 3 Semifinal: Dayton Silverbacks at Marion Blue Racers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Silverbacks 0 0 6 12 18
Blue Racers 9 7 14 23 53

at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Marion, Ohio

  • Date: June 6
  • Game time: 7:35 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 1,300
  • Referee: Rick Jackson
  • [11]
Game information

2011 CIFL Championship Game: vs. Cincinnati Commandos[edit]

2011 CIFL Championship Game: Marion Blue Racers at Cincinnati Commandos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Racers 0 13 3 13 29
Commandos 7 14 13 10 44

at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: June 11
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
Game information

References[edit]