2012 Evansville Rage season

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2012 Evansville Rage season
Head coach Mike Goodpaster
General manager Eddie Cronin
Home field Swonder Ice Arena
Results
Record 7-3
Division place 3rd
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 2012 Evansville Rage season is the first season for the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) franchise.

On November 16, 2011 the team announced its intentions to compete as full members of the CIFL for the 2013 season.[1] The Rage had also already named their head coach on the same day, naming Mike Goodpaster to the position. Goodpaster was most recently the Defensive Coordinator of the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Ultimate Indoor Football League.[2] On December 9, 2011 it was announced that the Rage were going become the final expansion team for the 2012 Continental Indoor Football League season. On March 6, 2012, owner and general manager, David Reed, resigned from the duties due to an illness in his family that requires his full attention. The same day, the Rage announced Eddie Cronin as the team's General Manager. Cronin had been a part of the organization from the start as the defensive coordinator. He continued to keep his position as defensive coordinator.[3]

Players[edit]

Signings[edit]

Position Player 2011 Team
OL Josh Cox Indianapolis Enforcers
DL Michael Cupp Indianapolis Enforcers
OL Trent Marlow Dayton Silverbacks
QB Nate Samas Bricktown Brawlers

FInal roster[edit]

2012 Evansville Rage roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Kickers

Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics
Roster updated April 30, 2012
25 Active, 0 Inactive, 3 PS

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Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site
Final score Team record
1 March 3 7:30 P.M. EDT Northern Kentucky Bulldogs W 52-13 1-0 Swonder Ice Arena
2 March 10 7:30 P.M. EDT Kentucky Xtreme W 56-26 2-0 Swonder Ice Arena

Regular Season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site
Final score Team record
1 Bye
2 March 17 7:30 P.M. EDT Indianapolis Enforcers W 63-35 1-0 Swonder Ice Arena
3 March 24 7:30 P.M. EDT at Port Huron Patriots W 44-34 2-0 McMorran Arena
4 March 30 7:30 P.M. EDT at Saginaw Sting L 29-72 2-1 Dow Event Center
5 April 7 7:30 P.M. EDT Dayton Silverbacks L 41-52 2-2 Swonder Ice Arena
6 April 15 7:30 P.M. EDT Chicago Pythons W 39-29 3-2 Swonder Ice Arena
7 April 21 7:30 P.M. EDT Indianapolis Enforcers W 65-21 4-2 Swonder Ice Arena
8 April 28 7:30 P.M. EDT at Dayton Silverbacks L 34-41 4-3 Hara Arena
9 May 5 7:30 P.M. EDT Port Huron Patriots W 28-7 5-3 Swonder Ice Arena
10 May 12 3:15 P.M. EDT at Indianapolis Enforcers W 41-18 6-3 The SportZone
11 May 19 7:30 P.M. EDT Chicago Pythons W 36-6 7-3 Swonder Ice Arena

Standings[edit]

2012 Continental Indoor Football League
Team W L T PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
x-Saginaw Sting 8 0 0 1.000 482 175 60.3 21.9 W 8
x-Dayton Silverbacks 8 1 0 .889 408 218 45.3 24.2 L 1
Evansville Rage 7 3 0 .700 392 308 39.2 30.8 W 3
Port Huron Patriots 4 6 0 .400 316 319 31.6 31.9 W 1
Indianapolis Enforcers 1 9 0 .100 162 565 16.2 56.5 L 6
Chicago Pythons 0 9 0 .000 207 383 23 42.5 L 9

Regular season results[edit]

Week 2: vs Indianapolis Enforcers[edit]

Week 2: Indianapolis Enforcers at Evansville Rage – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Enforcers 0 0 0 0 0
Rage 0 0 0 0 0

at Swonder Ice Arena, Evansville, Indiana

  • Date: March 17, 2012
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
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Game information

With the victory, the Rage collected their first ever franchise victory. The Rage were led by quarterback Nate Samas who put the first points on the board with a four-yard keeper under two minutes into the game. Samas also added five touchdowns through the air. Rage running back Joe Casey played a versatile role in the victory as well. Casey racked up two rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown. Wide receiver Dusten Dubose compiled three receiving touchdowns from quarterback Nate Samas and receiver Terrence Wright added one receiving touchdown. During the game, the Enforcers set a franchise record for points scored in a game, with 35. Their previous high had been 19.[4]

With the win, the Rage improved to 1-0.

Week 3: vs Port Huron Patriots[edit]

Week 3: Evansville Rage at Port Huron Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rage 10 21 13 0 44
Patriots 14 6 6 8 34

at McMorran Arena, Port Huron, Michigan

  • Date: March 24, 2012
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 923
  • Referee: Dave Stein
  • [1]
Game information

[5]

With the win, the Rage improved to 2-0.

Week 4: vs Saginaw Sting[edit]

Week 4: Evansville Rage at Saginaw Sting – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rage 14 7 0 8 29
Sting 16 22 18 16 72

at Dow Event Center, Saginaw, Michigan

  • Date: March 30, 2012
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • [2]
Game information

With the loss, the Rage fell to 2-1.

Coaching staff[edit]

Evansville Rage 2012 staff
Front Office
  • Owner – Melissa Logsdon
  • General Manager - Eddie Cronin
  • Assistant General Manager – Kory White
  • Director of Football Operations – Mike Goodpaster
  • Director of Ticket Sales – Erin White
  • Director of Media and Public Relations/Broadcaster - Jared Revlett
 

Head Coach

  • Head Coach – Mike Goodpaster

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Tom Johnston
  • Offensive Line – Kory White
  • Wide Receivers - Levron Williams

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – Eddie Cronin
  • Defensive Line – J.R. Bryant
  • Linebackers/Secondary - Brian Ware

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Evansville Rage still searching for regular season home". November 25, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ Jeffery Smith (November 24, 2011). "Indoor football returning to Evansville". Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Evansville Rage Make Front Office Change". OurSports Central. March 7, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ Steve Ford (March 17, 2012). "Samas sparks Evansville Rage to victory". Evansville Courier & Press. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ Joseph Hayes (March 25, 2012). "Port Huron Patritos critical at 0-2 mark". The Times Herald. Retrieved March 27, 2012.