Florence Phantoms

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Florence Phantoms
LeagueAmerican Indoor Football Association
Team historyFlorence Phantoms
Based inFlorence, South Carolina
ArenaFlorence Civic Center
ColorsPurple, Black, Grey, White                    
PresidentBennie King
Head coachTavares Bowens
Championships1 (2008)
Division titles1 (2008)
DancersSpirit Dancers

The Florence Phantoms were a professional indoor football team based out of Florence, South Carolina, in the United States. They were an expansion member of the American Indoor Football Association (AIFA) in 2006, and were the AIFA Champions of the 2008 season. They played their home games at Florence Civic Center.

On Saturday, April 8, 2006, after losing their first four games, the Phantoms got their very first-ever win in a 54–30 home upset against the Raleigh Rebels.

On Friday, June 23, 2006, the Phantoms announced that they would return for the 2007 season.

2008 was the Phantoms' best season by far: after winning the Eastern Division Championship with a 10–4 record, the Phantoms went on to defeat the Huntington Heroes in the first round of the playoffs, followed by the Reading Express in the Eastern Conference championship, and finally defeating the Wyoming Cavalry 48–12 to win the AIFA Championship Bowl on their home turf.

The Phantoms did not return after the 2009 season.


Season records
Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Florence Phantoms (AIFL)
2006 4 10 0 7th Southern --
Florence Phantoms (AIFA)
2007 4 9 0 6th Southern --
2008 10 4 0 1st EC Eastern Won ECE Round 1 (Huntington)
Won EC Championship (Reading)
Won AIFA Championship Bowl II (Wyoming)
2009 6 8 0 5th Southern --
Totals 27 31 0 (including playoffs)

Game Results[edit]


Date Opponent Home/Away Result
February 17 Carolina Speed Home Won 64-36
February 25 Lakeland Thunderbolts Away Lost 25-69
March 3 Huntington Heroes Home Lost 40-43
March 17 Mississippi Mudcats Away Lost 14-63
March 23 Lakeland Thunderbolts Home Lost 18-54
March 31 Tallahassee Titans Away Lost 36-41
April 7 Montgomery Bears Away Won 46-40
April 14 Pittsburgh RiverRats Away Lost 60-66
April 21 Baltimore Blackbirds Home Won 65-33
April 28 Tallahassee Titans Home Lost 33-69
May 5 Montgomery Bears Home Lost 40-48
May 12 Carolina Speed Away Lost 22-32
May 19 Mississippi Mudcats Home Won 45-44


Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 15 Baltimore Mariners Home Lost 32-35
March 21 Huntington Heroes Away Lost 32-47
March 29 Canton Legends Home Won 55-39
April 13 Fayetteville Guard Away Won 39-38
April 19 Reading Express Away Lost 30-66
April 25 Huntington Heroes Home Won 66-12
May 3 Mississippi Mudcats Away Lost 39-40
May 10 Florida Stingrays Away Won 61-30
May 17 Florida Stingrays Home Won 58-13
May 23 Erie RiverRats Home Won 57-27
May 30 Fayetteville Guard Home Won 50-6
June 6 Columbus Lions Away Won 40-35
June 14 Augusta Colts Home Won 56-22
June 21 Carolina Speed Away Won 53-35
July 7 Huntington Heroes (Div. Playoffs) Home Won 55-9
July 12 Reading Express (EC Championship) Away Won 52-37
July 25 Wyoming Cavalry (Championship Bowl II) Home Won 48-12


Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 7 Carolina Speed Home Lost 29-37
March 13 Harrisburg Stampede Home Won 19-12
March 28 Columbus Lions Home Won 55-36
April 4 Fayetteville Guard Home Won 50-49
April 11 South Carolina Force Away Won 63-59
April 18 Carolina Speed Away
April 24 Baltimore Mariners Away
May 2 Reading Express Home
May 16 Carolina Speed Home
May 30 Columbus Lions Away
June 6 Fayetteville Guard Away
June 13 South Carolina Force Home
June 19 Columbus Lions Away
June 27 Erie RiverRats Away

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