Abilene Bombers

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Abilene Bombers
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Founded 2006
Folded 2013
League Intense (2007–2008)
IFL (2009–2010)
SIFL (2011)
LSFL (2012–2013)
Conference Intense (2009-2010)
Western (2011)
Division Lone Star (2009)
Lonestar West (2010)
Southwest (2011)
Team history Katy Ruff Riders (2007–2008)
Abilene Ruff Riders (2009–2012)
Abilene Bombers (2013)
Based in Katy, Texas (2007-2008)
Abilene, Texas (2009-2013)
Arena Leonard E. Merrell Center (2007-2008)
Taylor County Expo Center (2009-2013)
Colors Navy, Action Green, White
              
Owner(s) BCPSA, LLC.
Head coach Joe Brannen
Mascot Bee-1
Website www.bombers.biz

The Abilene Bombers were a professional indoor football team. The Bombers were a member of the Lone Star Football League. The Bombers played their home games at the Taylor County Expo Center, in Abilene, Texas.

Team history[edit]

The Bombers began play as the Katy Ruff Riders, a 2007 expansion team of the Intense Football League. They originally played their home games at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. The Bombers relocated to Abilene, Texas at the conclusion of their 2008 Intense Football League season.[1] From then on they were known as the Abilene Ruff Riders. On February 4, 2010, the Ruff Riders were purchased by a local ownership group.[2] After the conclusion of their 2010 season, the team joined the Southern Indoor Football League. After the conclusion of their 2011 season, the team joined the Lone Star Football League. On April 17, 2012, the team changed its name and logo to the Abilene Bombers. They were later owned by BCPSA, LLC. In 2012 they joined the Lone Star Football League. They barely clinched a playoff spot with a 6-7 record, only to fall to the Amarillo Venom in the playoffs 70-40.

Roster[edit]

Abilene Bombers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

  • Currently vacant

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Kickers

  • Currently vacant
Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated July 6, 2013
18 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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2008 season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result
Sunday, March 9 Frisco Thunder Frisco, Texas L 66–63
Saturday, March 15 Fairbanks Grizzlies Fairbanks, Alaska W 75–61
Saturday, March 29 Louisiana Swashbucklers Lake Charles, Louisiana L 89–26
Saturday, April 12 Louisiana Swashbucklers Katy, Texas L 80–45
Saturday, April 26 Louisiana Swashbucklers Lake Charles, Louisiana L 70–24
Sunday, May 4 CenTex Barracudas Katy, Texas L 79–62
Monday, May 12 San Angelo Stampede Express Katy, Texas W 42–20
Saturday, May 17 CenTex Barracudas Katy, Texas W 72–63
Saturday, May 24 Frisco Thunder Katy, Texas W 57–43
Saturday, May 31 CenTex Barracudas Belton, Texas L 63–61
Monday, June 9 Louisiana Swashbucklers Katy, Texas L 45–38
Saturday, June 14 Corpus Christi Hammerheads Katy, Texas W 48–41
Saturday, June 21 San Angelo Stampede Express San Angelo, Texas L 51–48
Saturday, June 28 Odessa Roughnecks Odessa, Texas L 74–61

2009 season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result
Monday, Mar 30 Odessa Roughnecks (exhibition game) Odessa, Texas W 36–33
Monday, April 6 Odessa Roughnecks Abilene, Texas W 39–24
Saturday, April 11 Omaha Beef Abilene, Texas L 52–46
Saturday, April 18 Corpus Christi Hammerheads Corpus Christi, Texas W 33–27
Saturday, April 25 San Angelo Stampede Express Abilene, Texas W 59–20
Saturday, May 2 Wichita Wild Park City, Kansas L 49–33
Saturday, May 9 El Paso Generals El Paso, Texas L 58–36
Saturday, May 16 Corpus Christi Hammerheads Abilene, Texas W 48–37
Saturday, May 23 El Paso Generals Abilene, Texas W 45–35
Saturday, May 30 Corpus Christi Hammerheads Abilene, Texas L 27–22
Saturday, June 13 Odessa Roughnecks Odessa, Texas W 40–27
Saturday, June 20 Corpus Christi Hammerheads Corpus Christi, Texas L 44–35
Saturday, June 27 San Angelo Stampede Express San Angelo, Texas L 56–32
Saturday, July 4 Odessa Roughnecks Abilene, Texas W 43–27
Saturday, July 11 Odessa Roughnecks Odessa, Texas W 40–32
Saturday, July 18 (playoffs) San Angelo Stampede Express Abilene, Texas L 37–34

Season-by-season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Katy Ruff Riders (Intense)
2007 7 7 0 5th League
2008 5 9 0 7th League
Abilene Ruff Riders (IFL)
2009 9 5 0 2nd Intense Lone Star Lost Round 1 (San Angelo)
2010 2 12 0 3rd Intense Lone Star
Abilene Ruff Riders (SIFL)
2011 4 8 0 4th WC Southwest
Abilene Ruff Riders (LSFL)
2012 4 8 0 7th LSFL
2013 6 6 0 4th LSFL Lost LSFL Semifinals (Amarillo)
Totals 37 57 0 (including playoffs)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doug Myers (September 26, 2008). "Indoor football a '99 percent' chance in Abilene". www.reporternews.com. bilene Reporter-News. Retrieved October 6, 2010. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Sam Waller (February 4, 2010). "Local partnership group agrees to buy Ruff Riders". www.reporternews.com. Abilene Reporter-News. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 

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