Written by Chris Mabry
In 2021 after being out of indoor football for seven years the Louisville Xtreme entered the Indoor Football League as an expansion team. Now after almost 2 months of playing in the IFL the team has been removed from the league.
In a article posted on the IFL website, they said the team was removed failure to meet and maintain league obligations.
“This is a regrettable situation, but as our league continues to generate positive momentum this became a necessary action,” said IFL Commissioner Todd Tryon. “We have tremendous respect for Victor Cole and his partners in Louisville and the hard work they put into developing Louisville as a viable IFL franchise. However, as we position the IFL for long-term success, it is imperative that we maintain the high standards we have set as a league.”
Louisville will be removed from the league’s remaining schedule, starting with this weekend’s IFL games. This Saturday’s IFL Game of the Week on Stadium, which was to feature the Xtreme taking on the Frisco Fighters, will now emanate from Tucson and feature a matchup between the Tucson Sugar Skulls and the Massachusetts Pirates.
Written by Chris Mabry
Last Night, the Frisco Fighters opened the Comerica Center to nearly a full house as they hosted the Duke City Gladiators. Frisco was entering 2-0 after winning on the road against the Spokane Shock and Louisville Xtreme.
As the game was going on the crowd was engaged and energetic cheering on the team in their home opener. For fans like myself in North Texas were waiting to see the Frisco Fighters as it has been over two years since the team was announced.
As for the game it was a nail biter. In the first half touchdowns and kickoff recoveries put the Fighters down 20-7. At halftime, the score was tied at 13 all. In the second half, both teams traded scores that is until the last minute of the game. Frisco quarterback Jonathan Bane began the following series with two incompletions, then completed four frantic passes to bring the Fighters into field goal range.
Crawford played the role of the hero, splitting the uprights as time ran out. The Frisco Fighters came back from being down 13 points to win the game. Now they are 3-0 with a road trip to Massachusetts to face the Pirates.
Photo curtesy of Frisco Fighters/IFL