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New England Surge
Surge
Founded 2007
Folded 2008
History New England Surge
2007-2008
League CIFL
Arena DCU Center
Based in Worcester, Massachusetts
Colors Red, gold, black

              

Championships 0
Titles 1 (2008)
President Roy Lucas Jr.
Head Coach Roy Lucas Jr.
Dancers Power Surge
Mascot Surgeo the Leopard
New England Surge

View of DCU Center during initial home game on April 14, 2007

The New England Surge were an indoor football team that was a member of the Continental Indoor Football League in 2007 and 2008.[1]

The Surge played home games at the DCU Center in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts.[2]. On April 24, 2007, only four games into the team's first season, head coach Rick Buffington was fired, replaced by team president Roy Lucas Jr..[3]

The team shut down its operations after the 2008 season.[4]

Season-by-season Edit

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

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2007 8 4 0 2nd Atlantic Won AD Semifinal (Lehigh Valley)
Lost AD Championship (Rochester)
2008 8 3 0 1st Atlantic East Lost AD East Finals (Lehigh Valley)
Totals 17 9 0 (including playoffs)

2007 seasonEdit

The Surge started their inaugural season by losing their first two games before Defeating New York/New Jersey by a score of 61-6 in front of a home crowd of 4,724 fans. However following a 1-3 start, team owner Roy Lucas Jr. fired Rick Buffington and named himself as coach. [5] The team would dramatically improve under Lucas winning 7 of their final 8 games en route to a #2 seed in the playoffs. The Surge would defeat the Lehigh Valley Outlawz 58-34 in the Atlantic Division Semifinal game before losing 80-45 to the Rochester Raiders in the Championship game.

Notable players

2008 seasonEdit

The Surge would start the 2008 season with a 5-0 record, highlighted by a dramatic 49-41 victory over the Chesapeake Tide and a ferocious rally to defeat the Flint Phantoms 49-48, before losing a 62-20 game against Rochester. They would finish the season with an 8-3 record and won the Atlantic Division East regular season title. They would go into the playoffs as the #1 seed. On the eve of their semifinal playoff matchup with the Lehigh Valley Outlawz, Offensive Coordinator Jerry Snay abruptly resigned from the team, stating that he had not been paid in two years. The Surge would go on to lose the game by a score of 27-21. This would end up being the last game played by the Surge.


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