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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.[1] The Lions play their home games at the Columbus Civic Center in Columbus, Georgia.

This team should not be confused with the Chattahoochee Valley Vipers, the former indoor team from Columbus, nor the Columbus Wardogs, who played four seasons in Columbus in the af2 league.

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.[2][3]

For the Lions' impressive inaugural season, Head Coach Jason Gibson won the league's inaugural Coach of the Year Award.[1]

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.

Season-by-season Edit

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
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)
Totals 42 17 0 (including playoffs)

2008 season scheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. SIFL welcomes Columbus and Carolina for 2010, southernifl.com; retrieved September 23, 2009
  2. Indoor football player dies after head-to-head hit, espn.com; retrieved February 27, 2007
  3. Daytona player dies, ledger-enquirer.com; retrieved February 27, 2007

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