CIFL Championship Game

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The CIFL Championship Game was the annual championship game of the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL). In 2006, it was the meeting of the two semifinal game winners. Following the 2007 and 2008 season, the game was between the Great Lakes Division champion and the Atlantic Division champion. In 2009 the league was divided into an East and West Division.

During its first year, it was called the Great Lakes Bowl.

Past CIFL Championships[edit]

Game Year Winning Team Losing Team Site Date MVP
Great Lakes Bowl I 2006 Port Huron Pirates 40 Rochester Raiders 34 McMorran Arena July 22, 2006 Rayshawn Askew
CIFL Indoor Championship Game 2007 Rochester Raiders 37 Michigan Pirates 27 Blue Cross Arena July 28, 2007 Mike Condello
CIFL Championship Game 2008 Saginaw Sting 41 Kalamazoo Xplosion 37 Wings Stadium June 29, 2008 Nick Body
CIFL Championship Game 2009 Chicago Slaughter 58 Fort Wayne Freedom 48 Sears Centre June 27, 2009 Donovan Morgan
CIFL Championship Game 2010 Cincinnati Commandos 54 Wisconsin Wolfpack 40 Cincinnati Gardens June 26, 2010 Ben Mauk
CIFL Championship Game 2011 Cincinnati Commandos 44 Marion Blue Racers 29 Cincinnati Gardens June 11, 2011 Tyler Sheehan
CIFL Championship Game 2012 Saginaw Sting 35 Dayton Silverbacks 7 Dow Event Center June 2, 2012 Jeff Austin
CIFL Championship Game 2013 Erie Explosion 37 Saginaw Sting 36 Erie Insurance Arena May 12, 2013 Richard Stokes
CIFL Championship Game 2014 Erie Explosion 38 Marion Blue Racers 26 Veterans Memorial Coliseum May 18, 2014

Number of appearances[edit]

Team Appearances Wins Losses
Kalamazoo Xplosion 1 0 1
Port Huron/Michigan Pirates 2 1 1
Rochester Raiders 2 1 1
Saginaw Sting 3 2 1
Chicago Slaughter 1 1 0
Fort Wayne Freedom 1 0 1
Cincinnati Commandos 2 2 0
Wisconsin Wolfpack 1 0 1
Marion Blue Racers 2 0 2
Dayton Silverbacks 1 0 1
Erie Explosion 2 2 0

Box Scores[edit]

Great Lakes Bowl I: Rochester Raiders vs. Port Huron Pirates[edit]

Great Lakes Bowl I: Rochester Raiders at Port Huron Pirates – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 14 7 0 13 34
Pirates 14 13 5 8 40

at McMorran Arena, Port Huron, Michigan

  • Date: July 22
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 2,575
  • Referee: Jack Butler
  • [1]
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2007 CIFL Championship Game: Michigan Pirates vs. Rochester Raiders[edit]

2007 CIFL Championship Game: Michigan Pirates at Rochester Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 7 3 7 10 27
Raiders 0 17 14 6 37

at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, New York

  • Date: July 28
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 5,236
  • Referee: Dave Scott
  • [2]
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2008 CIFL Championship Game: Saginaw Sting vs. Kalamazoo Xplosion[edit]

2008 CIFL Championship Game: Saginaw Sting at Kalamazoo Xplosion – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Sting 7 13 7 14 41
Xplosion 7 13 7 10 37

at Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan

  • Date: June 29
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 3,294
  • [3]
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2009 CIFL Championship Game: Fort Wayne Freedom vs. Chicago Slaughter[edit]

2009 CIFL Championship Game: Fort Wayne Freedom at Chicago Slaughter – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Freedom 7 21 7 13 48
Slaughter 0 31 13 14 58

at Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates, Illinois

  • Date: June 27
  • Game time: 7:15 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 3,861
  • Referee: Wojciekiewicz
  • [4]
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2010 CIFL Championship Game: Cincinnati Commandos vs. Wisconsin Wolfpack[edit]

2010 CIFL Championship Game: Wisconsin Wolfpack at Cincinnati Commandos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Wolfpack 7 7 12 14 40
Commandos 14 6 20 14 54

at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: June 26
  • Game time: 8:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 2,758
  • [5]
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2011 CIFL Championship Game: Cincinnati Commandos vs. Marion Blue Racers[edit]

2011 CIFL Championship Game: Marion Blue Racers at Cincinnati Commandos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Racers 0 13 3 13 29
Commandos 7 14 13 10 44

at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: June 11
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
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2012 CIFL Championship Game: Saginaw Sting vs. Dayton Silverbacks[edit]

2012 CIFL Championship Game: Dayton Silverbacks at Saginaw Sting – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Silverbacks 6 0 1 0 7
Sting 6 15 7 7 35

at Dow Event Center, Saginaw, Michigan

  • Date: June 2
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 3,850
  • [6]
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2013 CIFL Championship Game: Erie Explosion vs. Saginaw Sting[edit]

2013 CIFL Championship Game: Saginaw at Erie Explosion – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Sting 0 22 6 8 36
Explosion 7 10 13 7 37

at Erie Insurance Arena, Erie, Pennsylvania

  • Date: May 12
  • Game time: 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 1,844
  • [7]
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2014 CIFL Championship Game: Erie Explosion at Marion Blue Racers[edit]

2014 CIFL Championship Game: Erie Explosion at Marion Blue Racers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Explosion 12 7 7 12 38
Blue Racers 0 20 6 0 26

at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Marion, Ohio

  • Date: May 18
  • Game time: 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • John Dudley, Erie Times News
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