Bloomington Edge

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Bloomington Edge
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Founded 2005
League UIF (2006–2008)
IFL (2009–2012)
CPIFL (2013–2014)
XLIF (2015)
CIF (2016–present)
Division Central (2006)
Eastern (2007–2009)
Central North (2010)
Great Lakes (2011)
Northern (2016–present)
Team history Bloomington Extreme (2006–2011)
Bloomington Edge (2012–present)
Based in Bloomington, Illinois
Arena U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Colors Navy Blue, Red, Silver, White
                   
Owner(s) Omar Khokhar
Head coach

John Johnson

Coaches = Ted Schmitz, Bryan Thomas, Lee McFarland, Wendell Covert, Frank West
Championships 0
Division titles 1: (2008)
Playoff berths 6: (UIF: 2007, 2008 IFL: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Dancers Lady Edge
Mascot Spike
Website www.bloomingtonedge.net

The Bloomington Edge are a professional indoor football team based in Bloomington, Illinois. They are currently a member of Champions Indoor Football (CIF). Originally named the Bloomington Extreme, the team was a member of United Indoor Football (UIF), and joined the Indoor Football League (IFL) in 2009 during the UIF and Intense Football League merger. They left the IFL for the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) in 2013, and in 2015 the CPIFL merged with the Lone Star Football League (LSFL) to create Champions Indoor Football (CIF), where Bloomington did not follow and joined X-League Indoor Football (X-League). Following the 2015 season the Edge joined the CIF. The Edge play their home games at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum.

Franchise history[edit]

2006-2008[edit]

The Extreme started out as an expansion team in United Indoor Football in 2006. They missed the playoffs in their first season, but rebounded to get a franchise best record of 8-7 in 2007, when they fell to the Lexington Horsemen in the Eastern Conference championship. In 2008, they went 7-7, which was good enough for 1st place in a weak Eastern Conference. They won their first conference title and went on to the United Bowl where they would fall to the Sioux Falls Storm. The UIF merged with the Intense Football League in the 2008 offseason, meaning that the Extreme would compete in the new Indoor Football League in 2009.

2009[edit]

In 2009, former Florida State and NFL wide receiver Peter Warrick signed a one-year contract.

2010[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
February 27 BYE WEEK
March 6 Richmond Revolution Home Lost 37-49
March 13 Green Bay Blizzard Home Won 24-20
March 21 Chicago Slaughter Away Won 27-26
March 26 Green Bay Blizzard Away Lost 21-35
April 3 BYE WEEK
April 10 Chicago Slaughter Home Lost 43-50
April 17 Maryland Maniacs Home Won 32-6
April 23 Rochester Raiders Away Lost 41-56
May 1 Omaha Beef Away Lost 25-66
May 8 La Crosse Spartans Home Won 54-18
May 14 Chicago Slaughter Home Won 33-30
May 21 La Crosse Spartans Away Won 40-37
May 29 BYE WEEK
June 5 West Michigan ThunderHawks Home Won 34-14
June 12 Maryland Maniacs Away Won 44-7
June 19 La Crosse Spartans Away Won 35-21
June 26 Wichita Wild (Playoffs) Away Lost 48-61

Divisional standings[edit]

2010 Central North Division
W L T PCT GB DIV PF PA STK
y-Green Bay Blizzard 10 4 0 0.714 --- 4-3 686 538 W3
x-Bloomington Extreme 9 5 0 0.643 1.0 6-2 497 435 W6
x-Chicago Slaughter 6 8 0 0.429 4.0 3-5 577 543 L3
La Crosse Spartans 3 11 0 0.214 7.0 2-5 355 565 L1

2011[edit]

In October 2010, team owner Ed Brady announced that he hired Mike Murray as the team's new head coach.[1] Murray had been the Extreme offensive coordinator in 2006.

2012[edit]

In November 2011, the team was purchased by Jim Morris, who had been a minority owner of the team.[2] The team agreed with change the name of the franchise to the Bloomington Edge as a tie-in to the Ford Edge.[2] Morris hired Kenton Carr as the Edge's head coach on January 11, 2012.[3] The Edge finished the regular season 10-4, earning the 3 seed in the United Conference playoffs. The Edge would end their season just as the Extreme had done the past 3 years, with a first round playoff loss. This time to the Green Bay Blizzard, 30-51.[4]

2013[edit]

For the 2013 season, the Edge were owned by Bloomington Blaze owner Sandra Hunnewell, and played in the Champions Professional Indoor Football League.[5][6]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
1 Bye
2 March 15 (Fri) 7:05pm Sioux City Bandits 56-62 0-1
3 March 22 (Fri) 7:05pm Mid-Missouri Outlaws 54-3 1-1
4 March 30 (Sat) 7:05pm @Wichita Wild 22-54 1-2
5 April 5 (Fri) 7:05pm Lincoln Haymakers 62-40 2-2
6 April 12 (Fri) 7:05pm Wichita Wild 35-49 2-3
7 April 20 (Sat) 7:30pm @Oklahoma Defenders 44-39 3-3
8 April 27 (Sat) 7:30pm @Kansas Koyotes 48-0 4-3
9 May 3 (Fri) 7:05pm @Lincoln Haymakers 39-48 4-4
10 May 10 (Fri) 7:05pm Kansas City Renegades 44-47 4-5
11 May 17 (Fri) 7:05pm Omaha Beef 33-51 4-6
12 May 25 (Sat) 7:05pm @Mid-Missouri Outlaws 46-6 5-6
13 Bye
14 June 8 (Sat) 7:05pm @Sioux City Bandits 36-48 5-7

2014[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
1 Bye
2 March 7 (Fri) 7:05pm @Salina Bombers 20-56 0-1
3 March 14 (Fri) 7:05pm @Lincoln Haymakers 50-54 0-2
4 March 29 (Sat) 7:05pm Omaha Beef 69-70 0-3
5 April 5 (Sat) 7:05pm Dodge City Law 47-57 0-4
6 April 12 (Sat) 7:05pm @Oklahoma Defenders 59-58 1-4
7 April 19 (Sat) 7:30pm Sioux City Bandits 52-43 2-4
8 April 26 (Sat) 7:30pm @Lincoln Haymakers 27-58 2-5
9 May 3 (Sat) 7:05pm Kansas Koyotes 43-42[7] 3-5
10 May 10 (Sat) 7:05pm Salina Bombers 58-50 4-5
11 May 17 (Sat) 7:05pm @Sioux City Bandits 39-63 4-6
12 May 24 (Sat) 7:05pm @Omaha Beef 69-80 4-7
13 May 31 (Sat) 7:05pm Lincoln Haymakers 53-36 5-7
14 Bye

2015[edit]

The Edge announced they would be joining X-League Indoor Football in October 2014.[8] The Edge were acquired by Omar Khokhar at the end of the 2015 season.[9] The team's season was abruptly ended and the league's X Bowl II championship game advanced to June 6 after the Cape Fear Heroes were suspended by the league.[10]

2016[edit]

On August 19, 2015, the Edge announced that they would be moving to Champions Indoor Football.[11]

Logos and uniforms[edit]

The Extreme in a game against the Alaska Wild in May 2009.

From the team's inception until 2011, the team was known as the Bloomington Extreme, with the having been derived from a naming rights deal with local auto dealer Extreme Motors. In the 2011-12 offseason, the team was sold to Jim Morris (owner of a local Sonic Drive-In franchise and of the Premier Basketball League's Central Illinois Drive), with a naming rights deal with another auto dealer; this time Heller Ford would acquire said rights, giving the team its new Edge nickname (derived from the Ford Edge automobile).

Current roster[edit]

Bloomington Edge roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Kickers

Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Transfer List

  • Currently vacant

Refuse to Report

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated April 1, 2015
25 Active, 0 Inactive

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Season-by-season results[edit]

Note: The Finish, Wins, Losses, and Ties columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play.

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Wild Card Berth League Leader
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason Results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2006 2006 UIF Central 2nd 5 10 0
2007 2007 UIF Eastern 4th 8 7 0 Won Round 1 (Rock River) 43-30
Lost Divisional Championship (Lexington) 49-67
2008 2008 UIF Eastern 1st 7 7 0 Won Divisional Finals (River City) 57-23
Lost United Bowl IV (Sioux Falls) 35-40
2009 2009 IFL United Central 2nd 10 4 0 Lost Divisionals Round 1 (Wichita) 37-46
2010 2010 IFL United Central North 2nd 9 5 0 Lost Round 1 (Wichita) 48-61
2011 2011 IFL United Great Lakes 3rd 8 6 0 Lost Round 1 (Omaha) 34-39
2012 2012 IFL United 3rd 10 4 Lost United Conference Semifinals (Green Bay) 30-51
2013 2013 CPIFL 6th 5 7 0
2014 2014 CPIFL 6th 5 7 0
2015 2015 X-League 5th 5 3 0
Totals 72 60 0 All-time regular season record (2006–2015)
2 6 - All-time postseason record (2006–2015)
74 66 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2006–2015)

* Season currently in progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deacon, Joe (October 21, 2010). "New Extreme coach Murray retains assistants". The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL: Lee Enterprises). Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Deacon, Joe (December 6, 2011). "Extreme sold, name changing to Edge". The Pantagraph. Bloomington, IL: Lee Enterprises. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ Deacon, Joe (January 11, 2012). "Edge enter new era with Carr hiring". The Pantagraph. Bloomington, IL: Lee Enterprises. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Edge season comes to an end in Green Bay". The Pantagraph. Bloomington, IL: Lee Enterprises. June 23, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Blaze Owner To Buy Edge, Team To Play In New League". CPIFL.org. Champions Professional Indoor Football League. October 12, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ Deacon, Joe (October 12, 2012). "Bloomington Edge sold to Blaze owner, changing to new league". The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL: Lee Enterprises). Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ Deacon, Joe (May 3, 2014). "Late stops, big drive lift Edge to victory". The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL: Lee Enterprises). Archived from the original on May 5, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ "X-League Gains Edge". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. October 15, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Bloomington doctor to own Edge". The Pantagraph. Bloomington, IL: Lee Enterprises. May 30, 2015. Retrieved June 5, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Edge season over as X-League skips to title game". The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL: Lee Enterprises). June 4, 2015. Retrieved June 5, 2015. 
  11. ^ Joe Deacon (August 19, 2015). "Edge moving to CIF for 2016 indoor football season". www.pantagraph.com. Bloomington Pantagraph. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 

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