Lafayette Wildcatters

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Lafayette Wildcatters
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Founded 2008
League SIFL (2009-10)
Team history Acadiana Mudbugs (2009)
Lafayette Wildcatters (2010)
Based in Lafayette, Louisiana
Arena Cajundome
Colors Red, Gold, Black, White
                   
President Ray Ronquillo
Head coach Skip Foster
Dancers Oil Drops
Mascot Hard Hat, Boudin, Coush Coush

The Lafayette Wildcatters were a professional indoor football team based in Lafayette, Louisiana and a charter member of the Southern Indoor Football League (SIFL). They played their home games at the Cajundome, the Wildcatters are Lafayette's second attempt at an indoor/arena football team following the af2's Lafayette Roughnecks, the Roughnecks folded after their single season of 2001.

In their inaugural season, the Wildcatters were known as the Acadiana Mudbugs, they were the only team to start out 3–0 and locked up the #3 seed for the SIFL's first ever playoffs. On July 18, 2009 the Mudbugs lost 56–49 to the Austin Turfcats in the playoff semifinals in the SIFL's first overtime game.

The Wildcatters began their 2010 season with a 44–28 loss to the Greenville Force. Four days later, head coach John Fourcade was let go and the team signed former AFL coach Skip Foster to lead the team.

The Wildcatters canceled their 2011 season due to the lack of having sufficient Workers Compensation Insurance. By the time their announced return of 2012 had come, the SIFL had broken up.[1]

Season-by-season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Acadiana Mudbugs (SIFL)
2009 6 5 0 3rd League Lost Semifinals (Austin)
Lafayette Wildcatters (SIFL)
2010 6 5 0 3rd League Lost Semifinals (Columbus)
2011 Did Not Play
2012 -- -- -- -- --
Totals 12 12 0 (including playoffs)

2009 Schedule/Results[edit]

Schedule
Week Date Opponent Place Score Result Record
1 4/18 Austin Turfcats Away 37-29 W 1-0
2 4/25 Houston Pirates Home 38-12 W 2-0
3 5/9 Houma Conquerors Home 31-23 W 3-0
4 5/16 Louisiana Swashbucklers Away 56-35 L 3-1
5 6/1 Louisiana Swashbucklers Away 56-35 L 3-2
6 6/6 Louisiana Swashbucklers Home 27-21 L 3-3
7 6/13 Houma Conquerors Home 35-33 W 4-3
8 6/20 North Texas Crunch Home 45-6 W 5-3
9 6/29 Austin Turfcats Home 50-40 L 5-4
10 7/5 Texas Hurricanes Away 36-12 W 6-4
11 7/11 Houma Conquerors Away 40-28 L 6-5
12 7/18 Austin Turfcats Away 56-49 L 6-6

2010 Schedule/Results[edit]

Schedule
Week Date Opponent Place Score Result Record
1 3/21 Greenville Force Away 28-44 L 0-1
2 4/5 BYE
3 4/17 Albany Panthers Away 64-70 L 0-2
4 4/24 Columbus Lions Away 26-54 L 0-3
5 5/1 Louisiana Swashbucklers Home 59-52 W 1-3
6 5/8 Albany Panthers Away 26-42 L 1-4
7 5/16 North Texas Crunch Home 81-17 W 2-4
8 5/24 Greenville Force Home 90-19 W 3-4
9 5/31 BYE
10 6/5 Louisiana Swashbucklers Home 63-47 W 4-4
11 6/12 Albany Panthers Home 48-46 W 5-4
12 6/19 Columbus Lions Home 55-58 L 5-5
13 6/26 Louisiana Swashbucklers Away 31-30 W 6-5
Play1 7/1 Columbus Lions Away 22-54 L 6-6

Head coaches[edit]

Coach Coaching timeline Record Playoff record
John Fourcade December 2008 – March 2010 6–7 0–1
Skip Foster March 2010 – September 2010 6–6 0–1
Rich Ingold November 2010 – present 0–0 0–0

Roster[edit]

  • 2009 All-league performer ( * )
  • 2010 All-league performer ( # )
Offense
# Player Pos. Height Weight Hometown College Yrs. Pro
17 *Omar Haugabook QB/WR 6'2" 220 Belle Glade, Florida Troy 3
18 #Sean Comiskey K 5'9" 170 LaPlace, Louisiana UL-Lafayette 2
5 Bo Bartik QB 6'0" 190 Birmingham, Alabama West Georgia 6
7 Juan Joseph QB/WR 6'2" 195 Jefferson, Louisiana Millsaps 2
3 Clarence Cotten WR/DB 5'10" 190 D'lberville, Mississippi Mississippi Valley State R
9 Antoine Burks WR 6'5" 220 Gulfport, Mississippi Mississippi State R
4 #Clyde Edwards WR 5'10" 180 Houston, Texas Grambling State 2
12 #Steven Korte FB 6'1" 230 Mandeville, Louisiana LSU 2
John Henry OL 6'7 350 Memphis, Tennessee Middle Tennessee State R
78 Damien Jones OL 6'5" 305 Tylertown, Mississippi UL-Lafayette 2
77 *Adam Durham OL 6'5" 292 Montgomery, Alabama Jacksonville State 3
15 Ryan Scott WR 6'4" 215 Jackson, Tennessee Memphis 2
Jamaal Young OL 6'2" 315 Los Angeles, California Alcorn State R
Defense
# Player Pos. Height Weight Hometown College Yrs. Pro
1 *Rudy Johnson DE/LB 6'2" 250 Kentwood, Louisiana SE Louisiana 4
21 Jasper O'Quinn DB/WR 5'10" 175 Mississippi Mississippi State 2
11 Terrell Sutton DB 6'0" 190 Jackson, Mississippi East Texas State 10
2 #Clarence Pendleton DB 5'10" 175 Wesson, Mississippi Tennessee-Martin R
22 Nate Banks DB 5'11" 190 Mississippi Ole Miss R
42 *#Mitch Craft LB/DE 6'2" 256 Cape Girardeau, Missouri Southern Miss 2
23 Chris McNair DE/LB 6'4" 245 Gulfport, Mississippi Tuskegee R
44 Byron Santiago LB 6'1" 245 New Orleans,LA Louisiana Tech 4
33 Steven Barrett LB/S 6'2" 220 Carencro, LA McNeese State 3
92 #Eric Phillips DL 6'7" 290 Birmingham, Alabama Southern Miss R
94 Lanier Coleman DL 6'4" 295 New Orleans, Louisiana UL-Lafayette 2

Coaching Staff

Title Name Experience
Head Coach Skip Foster AFL, AF2
Line Coach Ron Estay CFL, USFL
Asst. Coach C.J. Maiden IPFL, IFL

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