Detroit Demolition

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Detroit Demolition
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Founded 2002
Team history Detroit Danger (NWFL) (2002)
Detroit Demolition (NWFA) (2003-2005)
Detroit Demolition (IWFL) (2006-2009)
Colors orange, black, white
Championships 5 (4 NWFA: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
(1 IWFL: 2007)
Division titles 6 (4 NWFA: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
(2 IWFL: 2006, 2007)

The Detroit Demolition was a women's American football team based in the Detroit, Michigan area. During their most recent season, home games were played at Franklin High School in Livonia. They joined the National Women's Football Association (NWFA) in 2002 as the Detroit Danger, winning a national championship. Their only loss that year was in the regular season to the Cleveland Fusion by a score of 14–3.

History[edit]

After an ownership change, and a name change to the Detroit Demolition, the team coached by Tony Blankenship won three more national titles, going undefeated in each of those three seasons and accumulating 52 consecutive wins. The Demolition sought membership into the Independent Women's Football League (IWFL) in 2006 and was subsequently accepted in the league. In 2005, the team played a special Mother's Day game at Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions. The Demolition play their home games at Livonia Franklin High School. Detroit was upset in the 2006 IWFL Championship Game by the Atlanta Xplosion by a score of 21–14. It was only the Demolition's second loss in the franchise's five-year history.

Former Demolition logo.

The Detroit Demolition returned to the IWFL for the 2007 season and won the IWFL World Championship Game and took the title back from Atlanta Xplosion.

Season-By-Season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Detroit Danger (NWFL)
2002 10 1 0 1st Great Lakes Won League Quarterfinal (Nashville)
Won League Semifinal (Pensacola)
Won NWFL Championship (Massachusetts)
Detroit Demolition (NWFA)
2003 11 0 0 1st Northern Great Lakes Won Northern Conference Semifinal (Cleveland)
Won Northern Conference Championship (Philadelphia)
Won NWFA Championship (Pensacola)
2004 11 0 0 1st Northern Great Lakes Won Northern Conference Semifinal (Columbus)
Won Northern Conference Championship (D.C.)
Won NWFA Championship (Oklahoma City)
2005 11 0 0 1st Northern Won Northern Conference Semifinal (Southwest Michigan)
Won Northern Conference Championship (D.C.)
Won NWFA Championship (Pensacola)
Detroit Demolition (IWFL)
2006 10 1 0 1st Western Midwest Won Western Conference Semifinal (Chicago)
Won Western Conference Championship (Sacramento)
Lost IWFL Championship (Atlanta)
2007 10 1 0 1st Western Midwest Won Western Conference Semifinal (Kansas City)
Won Western Conference Championship (Sacramento)
Won IWFL Championship (Atlanta)
2008 7 2 0 2nd Eastern Midwest Lost Eastern Conference Semifinal (Chicago)
2009 4 4 0 3rd Eastern Mid-Atlantic --
Totals 74 9 0 (including playoffs)

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Season schedules[edit]

2009[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 11 Wisconsin Warriors Home Won 34-6
April 18 Pittsburgh Passion Away Lost 6-29
April 25 D.C. Divas Home Lost 0-35
May 2 Baltimore Nighthawks Away Won 13-0
May 16 Chicago Force Home Won 21-19
May 23 Pittsburgh Passion Home Lost 12-34
June 6 Erie Illusion Away Won 33-7
June 13 Chicago Force Away Lost 6-26

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