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The 2005 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers season was the team's fifth season as a member of the af2 and the second under head coach Les Moss. The team ended with a 9-7 record and qualified for the playoffs, but the Pioneers fell to the Florida Firecats for the second straight year. Following the season, Moss left the team to be an assistant coach with the Orlando Predators, leaving the team looking for its fifth head coach for its fifth season.

ScheduleEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site
1 April 1, 2005 Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz W 59-47 1-0 Wachovia Arena
2 April 10, 2005 Quad City Steamwheelers W 64-28 2-0 Wachovia Arena
3 April 15, 2005 Albany Conquest W 55-37 3-0 Times Union Center
4 April 22, 2005 Louisville Fire L 58-50 3-1 Wachovia Arena
5 April 30, 2005 Green Bay Blizzard L 48-40 3-2 Wachovia Arena
6 Bye
7 May 14, 2005 Quad City Steamwheelers W 57-55 4-2 i wireless Center
8 May 21, 2005 Rio Grande Valley Dorados L 52-49 4-3 Dodge Arena
9 May 27, 2005 Manchester Wolves L 46-33 4-4 Wachovia Arena
10 June 3, 2005 Green Bay Blizzard W 38-24 5-4 Resch Center
11 June 11, 2005 Albany Conquest W 43-34 6-4 Wachovia Arena
12 June 18, 2005 Macon Knights L 41-53 6-5 Macon Coliseum
13 June 25, 2005 South Georgia Wildcats W 65-46 7-5 Gray Civic Center
14 Bye
15 July 8, 2005 Manchester Wolves L 63-36 7-6 Verizon Wireless Arena
16 July 16, 2005 Florida Firecats L 48-47 (OT) 7-7 Germain Arena
17 July 23, 2005 Albany Conquest W 54-47 8-7 Wachovia Arena
18 July 30, 2005 Macon Knights W 53-52 9-7 Wachovia Arena

PostseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site
1 August 6, 2005 Green Bay Blizzard W 48-41 1-0 Wachovia Arena
2 August 13, 2005 Florida Firecats L 59-45 1-1 Germain Arena

Final standingsEdit

American Conference East Division
Team Overall Division
Wins Losses Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
Manchester Wolves 12 4 0.750 8 1 0.888
Louisville Fire 11 5 0.687 4 3 0.571
Green Bay Blizzard 9 7 0.562 4 4 0.500
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers 9 7 0.562 4 4 0.500
Albany Conquest 4 12 0.250 1 9 0.100

AttendanceEdit

Week Oppoenent Attendance
1 Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz 5,105
2 Quad City Steamwheelers 4,532
4 Louisville Fire 4,360
5 Green Bay Blizzard 4,846
9 Manchester Wolves 4,422
11 Albany Conquest 4,462
17 Albany Conquest 4,427
18 Macon Knights 4,053
 
Playoff Opponent Attendance
1 Green Bay Blizzard 3,102
 
Total 39,309
Average 4,368

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