Port Huron Predators

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Port Huron Predators
Established 2010
Folded 2011
Played in McMorran Arena in Port Huron, Michigan
Port Huron Predators logo
League/conference affiliations
Continental Indoor Football League (2011)
Team colorsVegas Gold, Black, White
Owner(s)Rachael Brusate
Head coachJohn Forti
Team history
  • Port Huron Predators (2011)
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)

The Port Huron Predators were a professional Indoor Football team based in Port Huron, Michigan. The team was a member of the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL). The Predators joined the CIFL in 2011 as an expansion team. The Predators were the second indoor football team to be based in Port Huron, the first being CIFL charter members and inaugural champions the Port Huron Pirates (2006–2007). The Owner of the Predators was Rachel Brusate. The Predators played their home games at the McMorran Arena.

Franchise history[edit]

2011 season[edit]

On February 26, 2011, the Predators won their first game in franchise history, with a 69-12 victory over the visiting Indianapolis Enforcers. They got off to a quick start after a brief scare and never looked back. After the Enforcers brought back the opening kick-off to the Predators nine yard line, the Port Huron defense stepped up and picked off the first play from scrimmage. It was the first of seven interceptions by the Predators' defense. On the next play, Predators back-up quarterback Jim Roth, who was filling in for Damon Dowdell, found Robert Height for a 41-yard score to put the team ahead for good. The Predators carried the 7-0 into the second quarter and led 21-6 at the half. In the second half, the flood gates opened as the Enforcers, a first-year team travel team, showed their inexperience with several mistakes. After several interceptions and fumbles, Port Huron took a commanding 47-6 lead into the third quarter before going on to win by the lopsided score.[1] On March 28, the Predators fired their second coach of the season as well as their director of operations. Head Coach Jason Lovelock was let go after Brusate said, "The players wanted something different." As for Director of Operations, Julie Crankshaw, Brusate cited, "We had different ideas on what should be done. She was fired. She didn't live up to her contract; she didn't fulfill it. So there is no need to fulfill my end." Brusate appointed Offensive Coordinator, John Forti, as the Interim Head Coach.[2] On April 2, Forti lead the team into his first game as Head Coach, and lead the team to a 29-45 defeat to the Chicago Knights, who hadn't won a game in over 2 seasons.[3] The Predators announced on April 28, 2011 that they would be forfeiting the rest of the season.[4]

Final roster[edit]

Port Huron Predators roster


  • 10 Adam Hurst
  •  7 Jim Roth

Offensive backs

  •  5 Levi Raines


  •  6 Devon Daniels
  • 24 Daryl Frager
  •  4 Robert Height
  • 23 Jeremiah McLauren
  •  1 Terry Mitchell
  Offensive Linemen
  • 31 Quentin Celano
  • 55 Rodney Hamilton
  • 92 Eric Knott
  • 76 Antonio Martin

Defensive Linemen

  •  3 Jeff Dembowske
  • 44 Mike Matyniak
  • 91 Jim Strafford
  • 90 Antonio Young
  • 20 Anthony Calamita
  •  8 Roger Sippio

Defensive backs

  •  9 Ruben Gay
  • 17 Darnell Hood
  •  2 Ernie Smith


  • 22 Chris Tatti
  • -- Rasko Apostolovski K
  • -- Rondell Biggs DL
  • -- Damon Dowdell QB
  • -- Neal Duaul OL
  • -- Eze Ejelanu
  • -- Anthony Gay WR
  • -- Kenneth Hamilton OL
  • -- Justin McKinney DB
  • -- Evan McWhite WR
  • -- Gino Panza DL
  • 24 Andre Raines WR
  • 10 Calvin Toliver

Injured Reserve Injury icon 2.svg

  • Currently vacant'
  • Rookies in italics
  • Updated 2011-04-02[5]
  • 22 Active, 12 Inactive

Head coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2011 Continental Indoor Football League season.

Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Jason Lovelock 2011 2 1 0 .667 0 0
John Forti 2011 0 3 0 .000 0 0


Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Port Huron Predators (CIFL)
2011 2 8 0 5th --
Totals 2 8 0 (including playoffs)


  1. ^ "Port Huron Predators win big in home debut | The Times Herald". thetimesherald.com. 2011-02-27. Retrieved 2011-03-18.
  2. ^ http://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20110331/SPORTS/103310315/Firings-add-Predators-drama
  3. ^ http://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20110403/SPORTS/104030326/Football-Predators-fall-Chicago
  4. ^ http://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20110429/SPORTS/104290323/1006/sports/Football-Predators-season-over
  5. ^ "Port Huron Predators Arena Football | CIFL Arena Football League | Michigan Arena Football League". Phpredators.com. Retrieved 2011-03-18.

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