Cape Fear Thunder

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Cape Fear Thunder
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Founded 2003
League Women's Spring Football League
Team history Women's Football League (2003)
WPFL (2005–2006)
IWFL (2007–2009)
WSFL (2011–2015)
Based in Fayetteville, North Carolina
Stadium John P. Daskyll Stadium, Reid Ross High School
Colors Black, Old Gold
Owner(s) Vern Pettaway
Head coach Vern Pettaway
General manager Jen Shank
Championships 2
Division titles 1

The Cape Fear Thunder is a football team in the Women's Spring Football League (WSFL) based in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Home games are played at John P. Daskyll Stadium on the campus of Reid Ross High School.

The Thunder began in 2003 as the Fayetteville Thunder in the Women's Football League. After a one-season hiatus, the team returned to action as the Cape Fear Thunder. In 2005 and 2006, the Thunder played in the Women's Professional Football League.

From 2007-2009, the Thunder competed in the Independent Women's Football League. 2011 saw the team moving to a new women's football league, the Women's Spring Football League. The Cape Fear Thunder captured the WSFL's 2011 8's Division National Championship after a 4-2-1 record for the season. In 2014, the Cape Fear Thunder defeated the West Virginia Wildfire 34-26 to capture their second WSFL 8s division championship.

In 2016, the Thunder moved to the Ladies American Football League.

Season-By-Season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Fayetteville Thunder (WFL)
2003 3 3 0 2nd League --
Cape Fear Thunder (WPFL)
2005 2 5 0 4th National East --
2006 1 1 0 X-Team --
Cape Fear Thunder (IWFL)
2007 1 7 0 3rd Eastern Mid-Atlantic --
2008 2 6 0 3rd Southern South Atlantic --
2009 1 7 0 19th League --
Cape Fear Thunder (WSFL)
2011 4 2 1 1st League Declared W8FL Champions (based on regular season record)
2012 3 8 0 2nd Eastern --
2013 1 4 0 3rd League --
2014 3 5 0 4th League Won League Semifinal (Nashville)
Won W8FL Championship (West Virginia)
2015 2 2 0 2nd League Lost WSFL Championship (New York)
Cape Fear Thunder (LAFL)
2016 1 4 0 4th League --
Totals 24 54 1

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2012 Season Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 14 Carolina Queens Home
April 21 Three Rivers Xplosion Home
April 28 Three Rivers Xplosion Away
May 5 West Virginia Wildfire Home
May 19 West Virginia Wildfire Away
May 26 Huntsville Tigers Away
June 9 Huntsville Tigers Home
June 16 West Virginia Wildfire Away
June 30 West Virginia Wildfire Home
July 21 Divisional Playoff TBD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rozendaal, Neal. The Women's Football Encyclopedia. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-9970637-0-7. 
  2. ^ Rozendaal, Neal. "The Women's Football Encyclopedia - 2016 Addendum" (PDF). nealrozendaal.com. Retrieved 27 November 2016.