Austin Outlaws

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Austin Outlaws
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Founded 2001
League Women's Football Alliance
Team history IWFL (2001-2002)
NWFA (2003-2008)
WFA (2009-present)
Based in Austin, Texas
Stadium Chaparral Stadium, Westlake High School
Colors Black, silver, red
President Lily Messina
Head coach Narlen Baker
Championships 1 (2001)
Division titles 3
Mascot Annie Outlaw

The Austin Outlaws are a women's football team in the Women's Football Alliance. They are based in Austin, Texas. Home games are played at Chaparral Stadium on the campus of Westlake High School.

Founded in 2001 as a charter member of the Independent Women's Football League, the Outlaws finished 5-1, good enough for the first IWFL championship (playoffs were not held that year).

The following year of 2002, the Outlaws finished 7-2 and made the IWFL playoffs. After defeating the Corvallis Pride in the qualifier, the Outlaws fell 24-4 to the New York Sharks in the championship game.

In 2003 the Outlaws moved to the National Women's Football Association, where they would spend their next six seasons. That inaugural season was only as an exhibition team, and the Outlaws finished with a 1-1 record.

For 2004, the Outlaws became a full-time member of the NWFA. Despite finishing with a 5-3 record (second place in the Southwest Division), the Outlaws missed the playoffs.

In 2005, the Outlaws again missed the playoffs, finishing at 4-4 and ninth place in the Southern Division.

2006 was the year the Outlaws returned to the postseason, finishing at 6-2 and second place in the South West Division. However, their playoff exit was quick, losing 23-6 to the Chattanooga Locomotion in the first round.

2007 showed the Outlaws with another second-place finish in the Southern Conference West Division at 5-3. Unfortunately, that was again not good enough for the postseason.

In 2008, again the Outlaws finished 5-3 (for third place in the South Central Division this time), and again missed the postseason. After the season, the Outlaws announced their move to the Women's Football Alliance.

The 2009 season brought a division championship back home to Austin. With a record of 7-1, the Outlaws traveled to Jacksonville to play against the Dixie Blues. Though the Outlaws were defeated, they remain proud that they beat the tough Lone Star Mustangs twice in order to earn that title.

Season-By-Season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Austin Outlaws (IWFL)
2001 5 1 0 1st League Declared IWFL Champions (based on regular season record)
2002 8 4 0 2nd Western Conference Won Western Conference Championship (Corvallis)
Lost IWFL Championship (New York)
Austin Outlaws (NWFA)
2003 1 1 0 X-Team --
2004 5 3 0 2nd Southern Southwest --
2005 4 4 0 9th Southern --
2006 6 3 0 2nd Southern Southwest Lost Southern Conference Quarterfinal (Chattanooga)
2007 5 3 0 2nd Southern West --
2008 5 3 0 3rd Southern Central --
Austin Outlaws (WFA)
2009 7 2 0 1st American Southwest Lost American Conference Semifinal (Jacksonville)
2010 6 4 0 2nd American Southwest Won American Conference Quarterfinal (Memphis)
Lost American Conference Semifinal (Las Vegas)
2011 3 5 0 3rd American South Central --
2012 1 7 0 4th American Southwest --
2013 7 3 0 2nd American Southwest Won American Conference Wild Card (Little Rock)
Lost American Conference Quarterfinal (Dallas)
2014 8 2 0 1st American Southwest Won American Conference Quarterfinal (Minnesota)
Lost American Conference Semifinal (Kansas City)
2015 2 6 0 4th American Southwest --
2016 1 7 0 2nd WFA3 American Midwest --
Totals 74 58 0

[1] [2]


2010[edit]

Season schedules[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 10 Houston Power Home Won 7-6
April 17 Monterrey Royal Eagles Home Won 54-0
May 1 Acadiana Zydeco Away Won 68-0
May 8 Lone Star Mustangs Home Lost 16-35
May 22 New Orleans Blaze Home Won 51-0
June 5 Houston Power Away Lost 13-34
June 12 Lone Star Mustangs Away Lost 7-38
June 19 Houston Power Home Won 48-15
June 26 Memphis Soul Away Won 35-0
July 10 Las Vegas Showgirlz Home Lost 21-27

2011[edit]

Standings[edit]

2011 South Central Division
W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y-Dallas Diamonds 8 0 0 1.000 279 53 4-0 --- W8
Lone Star Mustangs 5 3 0 0.625 161 60 2-2 3.0 L1
Austin Outlaws 3 5 0 0.375 156 160 0-4 5.0 L1

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 2 Lone Star Mustangs Home Lost 0-16
April 9 Tulsa Eagles Home Won 68-8
April 16 Lone Star Mustangs Away Lost 3-33
April 30 Houston Power Away Lost 6-16
May 7 Dallas Diamonds Away Lost 21-31
May 21 New Orleans Blaze Home Won 52-0
June 11 Acadiana Zydeco Away Won 1-0**
June 18 Dallas Diamonds Home Lost 0-56

** = Won by forfeit

2012[edit]

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 14 Tulsa Threat Home
April 28 Lone Star Mustangs Away
May 5 Houston Power Away
May 12 Dallas Diamonds Home
May 19 Lone Star Mustangs Home
June 2 Tulsa Threat Away
June 9 Dallas Diamonds Away
June 16 Houston Power Home

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rozendaal, Neal. The Women's Football Encyclopedia. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-9970637-0-7. 
  2. ^ Rozendaal, Neal. "The Women's Football Encyclopedia - 2016 Addendum" (PDF). nealrozendaal.com. Retrieved 27 November 2016.