The Columbus Lions are an indoor football team, and were a charter member of the World Indoor Football League. They moved to the American Indoor Football Association for the 2008 and 2009 season. On September 23, 2009 it was announced they have joined the Southern Indoor Football League for the 2010 season. The Lions play their home games at the Columbus Civic Center in Columbus, Georgia.
The Lions' inaugural game on February 26, 2007 was marred by tragedy when opposing defensive back Javon Camon of the Daytona Beach Thunder was killed after a hard but clean hit by Columbus fullback Cedric Ware during the fourth quarter.
For the Lions' impressive inaugural season, Head Coach Jason Gibson won the league's inaugural Coach of the Year Award.
The Columbus Lions also have a dance team, the Lady Lions. This group is made up of seven to fifteen young women who perform jazz, hip hop, and sideline cheering during all home games.
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties
|Columbus Lions (WIFL)|
|2007||10||4||0||1st League||Lost World Indoor Bowl I (Augusta)|
|Columbus Lions (AIFA)|
|2008||10||4||0||2nd WC Southern||Lost WCS Round 1 (Mississippi)|
|2009||11||3||0||1st Southern|| Won Divisional (Fayetteville)|
Lost Semifinal (Reading)
|Columbus Lions (SIFL)|
|2010||8||3||0||2nd League|| Won Semifinal (Lafayette)|
Won SIFL Championship (Louisiana)
2008 season scheduleEdit
|March 13||Augusta Colts||Away||Won 54-44|
|March 22||Erie RiverRats||Home||Lost 48-54|
|March 28||Baltimore Mariners||Away||Won 67-39|
|April 5||Carolina Speed||Away||Lost 44-59|
|April 12||Reading Express||Home||Won 50-25|
|April 19||Fayetteville Guard||Home||Won 75-16|
|April 26||Florida Stingrays||Away||Won 56-25|
|May 3||Augusta Colts||Home||Won 51-48|
|May 10||Mississippi Mudcats||Home||Lost 61-70|
|May 17||Mississippi Mudcats||Away||Won 53-48|
|May 24||Florida Stingrays||Away||Won 52-45|
|June 6||Florence Phantoms||Home||Lost 35-40|
|June 15||Huntington Heroes||Home||Won 57-54|
|June 21||Fayetteville Guard||Away||Won 59-58|
- ↑ SIFL welcomes Columbus and Carolina for 2010, southernifl.com; retrieved September 23, 2009
- ↑ Indoor football player dies after head-to-head hit, espn.com; retrieved February 27, 2007
- ↑ Daytona player dies, ledger-enquirer.com; retrieved February 27, 2007