2013 Erie Explosion season

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2013 Erie Explosion season
Head coach Shawn Liotta
General manager Shawn Liotta
Owner Bill Stafford
Home field Erie Insurance Arena
Results
Record 10-0
Division place 1st
Playoff finish Won CIFL Championship Game (vs. Saginaw Sting) 37-36

The 2013 Erie Explosion season was the 7th season for the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) franchise.

The Explosion left the United Indoor Football League after the 2012 season. The team remained idle for about a month, while fielding offers to join four different leagues. Owner Bill Stafford ultimately decided to join the Continental Indoor Football League.[1]

The Explosion accrued a perfect season in their first year in the CIFL, winning all ten regular season games (one of which was played against the semi-pro Flint Fury after the Owensboro Rage failed toward the end of the season) and defeated the Saginaw Sting in the CIFL Championship Game.

Roster[edit]

2013 Erie Explosion roster
Quarterbacks
  •  3 Aaron Smetanka
  • 10 Darmel Whitfield

Running Backs

  • 13 Richard Stokes

Wide Receivers

  • -- DeAndre Green
  •  1 Alfonso Hoggard
  •  8 Terry Jackson
  • -- Michael Johnson
  •  6 Andre London
  • -- Javon Rowan
Offensive Linemen
  • -- Taofik Amokomowo
  • 75 George Frisch
  • 52 Marcus Gordon
  • 55 Dave McQuiston
  • -- Brannon Pate
  • 51 Skylar Trimble

Defensive Linemen

  • -- Chad Brooks
  • 99 Bob Hammer
  •  9 Andre Portis
  • -- Jackson Tolle
  • 12 Zach Williams

Linebackers

  • 24 Jon D'Angelo
  • -- Marquis Kirkland
Defensive Backs
  •  7 Brandon Clarke
  • -- Dustin Craig
  • -- Ashton Jones
  • 17 Ricardo Kemp
  • 11 Brandon McElwee
  • -- Jayson Nickson
  • 21 Kwaheem Smith
  • -- Maleek Toran
  •  2 Sean White
  • -- Jake Wickline

Kickers

  • 14 Shon Rowser
Injured reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt list

  • Currently vacant

Practice squad

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated February 19, 2013
32 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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Schedule[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site
Final score Team record
1 Bye
2 February 16 7:00 P.M. EST at Marion Blue Racers W 42-40 1-0 Veterans Memorial Coliseum
3 February 24 4:00 P.M. EST at Detroit Thunder W 64-27 2-0 Taylor Sportsplex
4 March 3 2:00 P.M. EST Kane County Dawgs W 69-13 3-0 Erie Insurance Arena
5 March 10 2:00 P.M. EST Marion Blue Racers W 45-13 4-0 Erie Insurance Arena
6 Bye
7 March 24 4:00 P.M. EST at Kentucky Drillers W 79-26 5-0 Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
8 March 29 7:30 p.m. EST at Saginaw Sting W 52-20 6-0 Dow Event Center
9 April 7 2:00 P.M. EST Kentucky Xtreme W 32-28 7-0 Erie Insurance Arena
10 April 14 2:00 P.M. EST Detroit Thunder W 61-37 8-0 Erie Insurance Arena
11 April 20 7:30 p.m. EST at Dayton Sharks W 21-14 9-0 Hara Arena
12 April 28 2:00 p.m. EST Flint Fury[2] W 95-0 10-0 Erie Insurance Arena

Standings[edit]

2013 Continental Indoor Football League
Team W L T PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
y-Erie Explosion 10 0 0 1.000 467 218 46.7 21.8 W10
x-Dayton Sharks 8 2 0 .800 478 303 47.8 30.3 L2
x-Saginaw Sting 8 2 0 .800 377 320 37.7 32.0 W3
x-Kentucky Xtreme 7 3 0 .700 497 328 49.7 32.8 W2
Detroit Thunder 4 6 0 .400 282 389 28.2 38.9 L1
Port Huron Patriots 4 6 0 .400 255 336 25.5 33.6 L1
Kentucky Drillers 2 8 0 .200 270 475 27.0 47.5 W1
Marion Blue Racers 2 8 0 .200 317 428 31.7 42.8 W1
Owensboro Rage 5 5 0 .500 195 267 19.5 26.7 L2
Kane County Dawgs 0 10 0 .000 13 87 1.3 8.7 L10

Postseason[edit]

Round Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site
Final score Team record
Semi-Finals May 5 2:00 P.M. EST Kentucky Xtreme W 55-6 1-0 Erie Insurance Arena
CIFL Championship Game May 12 2:00 P.M. EST Saginaw Sting W 37-36 2-0 Erie Insurance Arena

Coaching staff[edit]

2013 Erie Explosion staff
Front Office
  • Director of Operations – Bill Stafford
  • Marketing – Sarah Lander
  • Director of Sales - Shawn Struble

Director of Player Personnel- Jeremy Liotta

Head Coach

  • Head Coach – Shawn Liotta

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Shawn Liotta
 

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – Jeremy Liotta
  • Defensive Backs – Sam Reynolds

Defensive assistant - Kirk Rearick

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator - Ed Martin

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bob Jarzomski (August 31, 2012). "Erie Explosion join new indoor football league". Erie Times-News. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ The Fury was a semi-pro team that took the place of the Owensboro Rage after the Rage folded two weeks prior to the end of the season.