Women's Spring Football League

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Women's Spring Football League
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Sport Women's American football
Founded 2009
No. of teams WSFL 10, W8FL 4
Country USA
Most recent champion(s) Keystone Assault (WSFL),
New York Knockout (W8FL)

The Women's Spring Football League (WSFL) is a full-contact women's American football league that opened with exhibition play in 2010 and subsequently played its first regular season in 2011. It is the newest of three full-contact, 11-on-11 football leagues for women, along with the Independent Women's Football League and the Women's Football Alliance.

The WSFL played with 11-player and 8-player divisions from 2011 through 2013. In 2014, the league split into two leagues, with the 11-woman division retaining the WSFL name and the 8-woman division taking the name the Women's Eights Football League (W8FL). The W8FL remains affiliated with the WSFL.

History[edit]

Women's Spring Football League (WSFL)[edit]

The Women's Spring Football League was founded in 2009. A few teams played an exhibition season under the WSFL banner in 2010, with the Kansas City Storm going undefeated in the regular season but no playoffs or league championship game were played resulting in no league champion being crowned.

In 2011, the WSFL played what it regards as its first official regular season. The Baltimore Burn finished the season with a 6-0 record against non-league foes and claimed the 2011 WSFL championship on the basis of regular season record.

In 2012, the WSFL staged its first playoffs and held its first league championship game at Endless Mountains Stadium in Towanda, Pennsylvania. The New Jersey Titans defeated the DFW Xtreme, 67-6, to claim the 2012 WSFL championship.

In 2013, the WSFL staged its second playoffs and held its second league championship game in Memphis, Tennessee. The Memphis Dynasty defeated the Arkansas Banshees, 32-12, to claim the title.

In 2014, the WSFL staged its third playoffs and held its third league championship game in Erie, Pennsylvania. The Memphis Dynasty defeated the Arkansas Banshees, 34-12, to claim their second straight WSFL championship.
In 2015, the WSFL staged its fourth playoffs and held its fourth league championship game in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. The Keystone Assault defeated the Tennessee Legacy, 9-7, to claim their first WSFL championship.

Women's Eights Football League (W8FL)[edit]

The WSFL started an eight-woman division in 2011. The Cape Fear Thunder claimed the WSFL's first eight-player division championship with a 4-2-1 regular season record.

In 2012, the West Virginia Wildfire captured the WSFL title in the 8-player division with a 5-2 record.

In 2013, the WSFL held its first championship game in the eight-player division. The West Virginia Wildfire defeated the Binghamton Tiger Cats, 44-8, to claim their second straight championship in the eight-player division.

In 2014, the eight-player division spun off into its own league, taking the name the Women's Eights Football League (W8FL). The Cape Fear Thunder won their second eight-player championship by defeating the West Virginia Wildfire, 34-26, in the W8FL title game.
In 2015, the New York Knockout defeated the Cape Fear Thunder, 28-0, to win their first W8FL championship title, with the game having been played in Schenectady, New York.

Teams[edit]

Women's Spring Football League (WSFL)[edit]

Northern Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Baltimore Burn Baltimore,Maryland Patterson Park
Buffalo Bullets Buffalo, New York
Cincinnati Sizzle Cincinnati, Ohio Walnut Hills High School
Keystone Assault Hummelstown, Pennsylvania Lower Dauphin Middle School
New England Nightmare Windsor, Connecticut Windsor High School
West Virginia Wildfire Cedar Grove,West Virginia Cedar Grove Middle School

Southern Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Arkansas Xassassins Little Rock, Arkansas Central High School
Atlanta Heartbreakers Atlanta,Georgia Henry W. Grady High School
Dallas/Fort Worth Xtreme Carrollton,Texas Josey Ranch Athletic Complex
Tennessee Legacy Memphis,Tennessee Latimer Lake Park, Horn Lake, Mississippi
Tri-Cities Thunder Bristol & Piney Flats,Tennessee Bristol Municipal Stadium

Women's Eights Football League (W8FL)[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Cape Fear Thunder Fayetteville, North Carolina Reid Ross High School
New York Knockout Schenectady, New York Schenectady High School
Southern Valkyrie Clarksville & Nashville, Tennessee
Three Rivers Xplosion Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Quarry Field

WSFL 11s Championship Game Results[edit]

Year Winner Loser Score
2011 Baltimore Burn Baltimore declared league champion with 6-0 record no game played
2012 New Jersey Titans Dallas/FortWorth Xtreme 67-6
2013 Memphis Dynasty Arkansas Banshees 32-12
2014 Memphis Dynasty Arkansas Banshees 34-12
2015 Keystone Assault Tennessee Legacy 9-7

WSFL 8s Championship Game Results[edit]

Year Winner Loser Score
2011 Cape Fear Thunder Cape Fear declared league champion with 4-2-1 record no game played
2012 West Virginia Wildfire West Virginia declared league champion with 5-2 record no game played
2013 West Virginia Wildfire Binghamton Tiger Cats 44-8
2014 Cape Fear Thunder West Virginia Wildfire 34-26
2015 New York Knockout Cape Fear Thunder 28-0

WSFL Freedom Bowl Results[edit]

Year Winner Loser Score
2015 Cincinnati Sizzle West Virginia Wildfire 26-20


Former WSFL and W8FL teams playing elsewhere[edit]

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