Philippine–American Football League

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Philippine–American Football League
PAFL-SHIELD.png
SportAmerican Football
Founded2016
Inaugural season2016–17
CEODemosthenes Juanatas Jr.
No. of teams6
CountryPhilippines
Most recent
champion(s)
Wolves (1st title)
Most titlesRough Riders
Wolves (1 title each)
Sponsor(s)ESPN 5
Official websitewww.pafl.ph
Current sports event 2018 Philippine–American Football League

The Philippine–American Football League (PAFL) is an American Football league in the Philippines. Organized in 2016, it succeeded the now-defunct Philippine Tackle Football League.[1]

First season[edit]

The inaugural season saw the participation of five teams namely the Olongapo Warriors, Manila Rough Riders, Manila Datus, Manila Wolfpack,[1] and the Manila Outlaws.[2] Yaboye Dennis Graves of the Warriors was Season 1 MVP.

Regular season[edit]

The top four teams advance to the semifinal.[1]

Team W L Notes
Rough Riders 4 0 Advance to semifinals
Datus 3 1
Wolfpack 2 2
Warriors 1 3
Outlaws 0 4

Semifinal[edit]

Date Team 1 Result Team 2 Venue Ref.
December 4, 2016 Datus 24-28 Wolfpack Marikina Sports Complex [1][3]
Rough Riders 22-20 Warriors

Final[edit]

Team 1 Result Team 2 Venue Ref.
Wolfpack 20-22 Rough Riders - [4]

Second season[edit]

The second season saw the participation of five teams namely the Olongapo Warriors, Cavemen, Datu, Juggernauts and Wolves the former Wolfpack from PAFL Season 1 now returning with their previous name when they were 2 time champions back in ABP Season 5 and Season 6.

Regular season[edit]

The top four teams advance to the semifinal.

Team W L
Wolves 4 0
Cavemen 3 1
Datu 2 2
Warriors 1 3
Juggernauts 0 4

Semifinal[edit]

Date Team 1 Result Team 2 Venue
October 15, 2017 Wolves 48-8 Warriors Blue Pitch Circuit Makati
Cavemen 6-0 Datu

Final[edit]

Team 1 Result Team 2 Venue Ref.
Wolves 24-16 Cavemen - [5]

Third season[edit]

The third season of the PAFL commenced on September 1, 2018. Six teams entered the season namely: the Cavemen, Datu, Juggernauts, Rebels, Warriors, and the Wolves. ESPN 5 became the official media partner in this season and games will be broadcast through the media outfit's YouTube channel. The league will follow a single round robin format with the top four teams advancing to the knockout stage. The four teams will play against each other in the semifinals for a berth in the championship game. The Wolves, the #1 seed defeated the Olongapo Warriors in the semi-finals 63-6. The Wolves beat the Cavemen 37-20 in the championship game. The Wolves now have back to back undefeated championships with a 13 game winning streak [6]

League winners and runners-up[edit]

Team Champions Years won Runners-up Years lost
Wolves 2 2018 1 2016–17
Rough Raiders 1 2016–17 0 None
Cavemen 0 None 1 2017

Current Teams[edit]

Team Year joined
Cavemen 2017
Datus 2016
Juggernauts 2017
Rebels 2018
Warriors 2016
Wolves 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Philippine American Football League Reaches Semifinals". American Football International. 3 December 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Here are the Official Teams this season:". Facebook. Philippine-American Football League. 12 October 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  3. ^ "PAFL Weekly Update". Facebook. Philippine-American Football League. 4 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  4. ^ Kelly, Roger (1 March 2017). "Manila Rough Riders Capture 1st Philippine American Football League Crown". AFI Review. American Football International. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  5. ^ Reyes, Meg (29 November 2017). "PAFL Game Recap: The Undefeated Wolves Emerged As Champs". Philippine American Football League.
  6. ^ Lopez, Chip (29 August 2018). "PAFL 2018: Cocked, Locked, and Ready to Rock". PAFL. Retrieved 5 September 2018.

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