Fairbanks Grizzlies

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Fairbanks Grizzlies
Fairbanks Grizzlies logo.png
Founded 2007
League Intense (2008)
IFL (2009-2011)
Team history Fairbanks Grizzlies (2008-2011)
Arena Carlson Center
Based in Fairbanks, Alaska
Colors Blue, Orange, White
              
President Chad Dittman, Ricky Bertz, Michael Taylor
Head coach Sean Ponder
Championships 0
Division titles 1 (2011)
Dancers Lady Grizzlies
Mascot Tundra

The Fairbanks Grizzlies were a professional indoor football team in the Indoor Football League. The team played their home games at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. The team's former rival the Alaska Wild, folded midway through the 2010 season due to team issues.

The Grizzlies were notable for being the northernmost professional gridiron football team in history; the Alaska Wild held the previous record, and before that, the Edmonton Eskimos. Grizzlies games were broadcast live on KCBF. (The northernmost gridiron football team of any sort is the high school football team of Barrow High School.)

The Grizzlies suspended operations in October 2011 in the face of lawsuits against the team.[1]

Season-by-season[edit]

The Grizzlies in a game against the Alaska Wild in July 2009.

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Fairbanks Grizzlies (Intense Football League)
2008 3 11 0 9th League --
Fairbanks Grizzlies (Indoor Football League)
2009 7 7 0 2nd Intense Pacific Won Divisionals I (Colorado)
Lost Divisionals II (Billings)
2010 9 5 0 2nd Pacific North Lost First Round (Billings)
2011 10 4 0 1st Pacific Lost Conference Semi-Final (Allen)
Totals 28 28 0 (including playoffs)

2011 season schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final score Team record
February 21 (Mon) Alaska Football League All Stars W 62-10

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final score Team record
1 February 27 (Sun) 4:05pm Wenatchee Valley Venom L 37-45 0-1
2 March 6 (Sun) 3:05pm
(2:05 Alaska)
@Kent Predators
(later changed name to Seattle Timberwolves)
L 41-56 0-2
3 March 12 (Sat) 7:05pm
(6:05 Alaska)
@Tri-Cities Fever L 35-50 0-3
4 March 18 (Fri) 7:05pm Allen Wranglers W 57-37 1-3
5 March 26 (Sat) 7:05pm
(6:05 Alaska)
@Wenatchee Valley Venom W 50-43 2-3
6 April 1 (Fri) 7:05pm
(6:05 Alaska)
@Kent Predators
(later changed name to Seattle Timberwolves)
W 31-30 3-3
7 April 8 (Fri) 7:05pm Arizona Adrenaline W 92-32 4-3
8 Bye
9 April 22 (Fri) 7:05pm Chicago Slaughter W 40-35 5-3
10 April 29 (Fri) 7:05pm Wenatchee Valley Venom W 78-33 6-3
11 May 7 (Sat) 7:05pm Tri-Cities Fever W 58-20 7-3
12 May 15 (Sun) 4:30pm
(12:30 Alaska)
@Reading Express W 60-45 8-3
13 May 21 (Sat) 7:05pm
(3:05 Alaska)
@Lehigh Valley Steelhawks L 28-37 8-4
14 May 28 (Sat) 7:05pm
(6:05 Alaska)
@Tri-Cities Fever W 31-28 9-4
15 June 3 (Fri) 7:05pm Seattle Timberwolves W 85-54 10-4
16 Bye
Playoffs
1 Bye
2 June 24 (Fri) 7:05pm Allen Wranglers L 54-72 ---

Division standings[edit]

2011 Pacific Division
W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y Fairbanks Grizzlies 10 4 0 0.714 723 545 6-3 --- W2
x Tri-Cities Fever 10 4 0 0.714 816 575 6-3 --- W2
Seattle Timberwolves 5 9 0 0.357 678 796 4-5 5.0 L2
Wenatchee Valley Venom 3 11 0 0.214 508 845 2-7 7.0 L4

Roster[edit]

Fairbanks Grizzlies roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Kickers

Multiple Positions

  • Currently vacant
Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

  • Currently vacant


Rookies in italics
Roster updated March 25, 2011
29 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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Past seasons[edit]

2010 final standings[edit]

2010 Pacific North Division
W L T PCT GB DIV PF PA STK
y-Billings Outlaws 12 2 0 0.857 --- 9-1 740 521 W3
x-Fairbanks Grizzlies 9 5 0 0.643 3.0 7-5 582 599 W3
x-Tri-Cities Fever 7 7 0 0.500 5.0 7-6 670 646 L1
Kent Predators 5 9 0 0.357 7.0 5-8 555 678 W1
Alaska Wild 2 12 0 0.143 10.0 2-10 377 457 L11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fairbanks Daily News-Miner". Newsminer.com. 2011-11-06. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 

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