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Kansas Koyotes
KansasKoyotes
Founded 2003
Arena Landon Arena
Based in Topeka, Kansas
Colors Burgundy, gold, tan, white
League American Professional Football League
Head coach Jim Green
President of Football Operations Ralph Adams

The Kansas Koyotes are a professional indoor football team based out of Topeka, Kansas. The Koyotes compete in the American Professional Football League (APFL). They began play in 2003.

In their first four years of existence, the Koyotes have dominated the APFL. They went undefeated in the 2003 and 2004 seasons, beating the Missouri Minutemen in the championship game both times. [1] [2] In the 2005 season, they went undefeated again, albeit being in many close games, winning their third championship over the Iowa Blackhawks by a field goal kicked as time expired. [3]. The winning streak lasted 31 games, including exhibition games and post-season games.

2006 is when the Koyotes finally met their Waterloo in Wichita, losing to the Wichita Aviators in the season opener. [4] They would lose to the Aviators again, and finish second in the regular-season standings to the Aves. The two teams were going to play for the APFL Championship at the Wichita Ice Arena, for reasons that may never be clear, the league moved the game to Landon Arena. There was never a true explanation offered for this decision, and the game never took place.[5]

In 2007, the Koyotes continued their domination by winning all their regular season home games and losing only two road games. They proceeded to win the championship game against Iowa Blackhawks. During the season the Koyotes signed Abby Vestal as their kicker. On April 23, Vestal kicks three PATs becoming the first woman to score points in a professional men's football game. Vestal, who signed a soccer scholarship for 2007 with Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, would kick 6-9 PATs and go 0-2 in FGs.

Many of the Kansas players played collegiate football for Washburn University.

The Koyotes, as well as the APFL, are owned by Ralph Adams. Their home arena is Landon Arena.

Season-By-SeasonEdit

2003 8 0 0 1st League Won APFL Championship (Missouri)
2004 8 0 0 1st League Won APFL Championship (Missouri)
2005 9 0 0 1st League Won APFL Championship (Iowa)
2006 10 2 0 2nd League Won Semifinals (Iowa)
Won APFL Championship (Wichita) (Forfeit)
2007 8 2 0 1st League Won APFL Championship (Iowa)
2008 11 1 0 1st Northern Won Semifinals (Iowa) Won APFL Championship (Beaumont)
2009 8 2 0 1st League Lost APFL Championship (Iowa)
2010
2011
Totals 62 8 0 (including playoffs)

* = Current Standing

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