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Rock River Raptors
RockRiverRaptors
Founded 2005
Leagues UIF 2005-2007
CIFL 2008-2011
History Tennessee Valley Raptors 2005
Rock River Raptors 2006-present
Arena Rockford MetroCentre
Based in Rockford, Illinois
Colors Green, Black, & White

              

Division Titles 2 (2006 UIF Central, 2007 UIF East)
Championships 0
Head coach Dave Jones
President Bob Lowe
Official Dance Team Dynomites
Mascot Vinnie

The Rock River Raptors are a professional indoor football team in the Continental Indoor Football League, USA. The Raptors play at the Rockford MetroCentre. The franchise was established in 2000 as the Tennessee Valley Vipers, a charter member of af2. The franchise was based at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In 2005, the franchise moved to United Indoor Football as the Tennessee Valley Raptors. To accommodate the Vipers' af2 return to Huntsville, team owner Art Clarkson announced in August 2005 that the franchise would relocate to Rockford, Illinois. Coincidentally, Rockford was the site of the first-ever Arena Football game in 1986.

On October 1, 2007, the Raptors announced they will not play in the UIF in 2008. Eighteen days later, they announced they would move to the CIFL to begin play there for the 2008 season. [1]

The team is not to be confused with the Rockford Raptors, a soccer team also based in Rockford which is a member of the National Premier Soccer League.

Season-By-Season Edit

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

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Tennessee Valley Raptors (UIF)
2005 6 9 0 3rd South Won Round 1 (Fort Wayne)
Lost Semifinals (Sioux City)
Rock River Raptors (UIF)
2006 11 4 0 1st Central Won Round 1 (Sioux City)
Lost Semifinals (Lexington)
2007 10 5 0 1st East Lost Round 1 (Bloomington)
Rock River Raptors (CIFL)
2008 7 5 0 2nd Great Lakes West Won GLD West Finals (Chicago)
Lost GLD Championship (Kalamazoo)
2009 7 5 0 3rd Western --
Totals 41 28 (including playoffs)
Raptors

Original Rock River Raptors logo

2008 Season ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 14 Kalamazoo Xplosion Away Lost 26-33 (OT)[2][3]
March 21 Muskegon Thunder Away Lost 36-44
March 29 Chicago Slaughter Home Won 55-45
April 4 Fort Wayne Freedom Home Won 64-29
April 19 Fort Wayne Freedom Away Lost 54-55
April 26 Saginaw Sting Home Won 51-50[4]
May 3 Chicago Slaughter Away Lost 59-67
May 10 Kalamazoo Xplosion Home Lost 28-36[5]
May 17 Flint Phantoms Home Won 69-38[6]
May 23 Milwaukee Bonecrushers Away Won 56-3
May 31 Flint Phantoms Away Won 49-6[7]
June 7 Milwaukee Bonecrushers Home Won 53-29
June 13 Chicago Slaughter (Playoffs) Away Won 54-39
June 21 Kalamazoo Xplosion (Playoffs) Away Lost 42-56

2009 Season ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 7 Wisconsin Wolfpack Home Lost 38 - 40
March 20 Milwaukee Bonecrushers Home Lost 40 - 53
March 27 Chicago Slaughter Away Lost 38 - 69
April 4 Wisconsin Wolfpack Away Lost 23 - 50
April 11 Miami Valley Silverbacks Home Won 41 - 14
April 18 Milwaukee Bonecrushers Away Won 41 - 31
April 25 Wisconsin Wolfpack Home Won 25 - 21
May 1 Fort Wayne Freedom Away Won 48 - 46
May 9 Chicago Slaughter Home Lost 47 - 77
May 16 Milwaukee Bonecrushers Home Won 32 - 12
May 23 Wheeling Wildcats Away Won 46-34
June 6 Marion Mayhem Away Won 43-40

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