2013 Kane County Dawgs season
|2013 Kane County Dawgs season|
|Head coach||Matt Griebel|
|General manager||Mike Dortch|
|Owner||Mike Dortch & Macey Brooks|
|Home field||Seven Bridges Ice Arena|
|Playoff finish||Did Not Qualify|
The franchise was originally to be called the DeKalb Dawgs, and were to play in the American Professional Football League in 2013, before announcing that they would be joining the Continental Indoor Football League as its tenth member in October 2012. On October 10, 2012, the franchise announced that former National Football League and Arena Football League player Matt Griebel was named the team's first head coach. The team also announced that they would be playing their home games at the Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Illinois.
After having the first two weeks of the season off with a bye weeks, the Dawgs forfeit their first game, when the turf they purchased did not adequately fit the Seven Bridges Ice Arena. The following week, the Dawgs would lose their first ever played game in franchise history, with a 13-69 loss to the Erie Explosion.
The loss to the Explosion, would end up being the team's only game, as the following week the league announced on their website that the Dawgs franchise was "indefinitely suspending operations" to protect the integrity of the league. Players and coaches were all released and free to sign with other teams in the CIFL or elsewhere.
Kane County Dawgs roster
Rookies in italics
|Final score||Team record|
|3||February 23||7:00 P.M. CST||Marion Blue Racers||L 0-2 (forfeit)||0-1||Seven Bridges Ice Arena|
|4||March 3||2:00 P.M. EST||at Erie Explosion||L 13-69||0-2||Erie Insurance Arena|
|5||March 10||4:00 P.M. EST||at Detroit Thunder||L 0-2 (forfeit)||0-3||McMorran Arena|
|6||March 18||7:00 P.M. EST||at Saginaw Sting||L 0-2 (forfeit)||0-4||Dow Event Center|
|7||March 23||7:30 P.M. EST||at Port Huron Patriots||L 0-2 (forfeit)||0-5||McMorran Arena|
|8||March 30||7:00 p.m. CST||Port Huron Patriots||L 0-2 (forfeit)||0-6||Seven Bridges Ice Arena|
|9||April 6||7:00 P.M. CST||at Owensboro Rage||L 0-2 (forfeit)||0-7||The Next Level Sports Facility|
|10||April 13||7:00 P.M. CST||Owensboro Rage||L 0-2 (forfeit)||0-8||Seven Bridges Ice Arena|
|11||April 21||6:30 p.m. CST||Saginaw Sting||L 0-2 (forfeit)||0-9||Seven Bridges Ice Arena|
|12||April 28||4:00 p.m. CST||Kentucky Drillers||L 0-2 (forfeit)||0-10||Seven Bridges Ice Arena|
2013 Continental Indoor Football League
|Team||W||L||T||PCT||PF||PA||PF (Avg.)||PA (Avg.)||STK|
|Port Huron Patriots||4||6||0||.400||255||336||25.5||33.6||L1|
|Marion Blue Racers||2||8||0||.200||317||428||31.7||42.8||W1|
|Kane County Dawgs||0||10||0||.000||13||87||1.3||8.7||L10|
|2013 Kane County Dawgs staff|
- "Kane County Dawgs Hires Head Coach". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. October 10, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2012.
- John Dudley (March 4, 2013). "John Dudley: Explosion look good, but need a longer measuring stick". www.goerie.com. CyberInk LP and the Erie Times-News. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
- Mike Cooper (March 4, 2013). "Erie Explosion rout Kane County, improve to 3-0". www.goerie.com. CyberInk LP and the Erie Times-News. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
- "CIFL Suspends Kane County Dawgs Operations". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. March 10, 2013. Retrieved June 14, 2013.