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Summit County Rumble
SummitCountyRumble
Founded 2006
Folded 2007
Arena Summit County Fairgrounds Arena Complex
Based in Tallmadge, Ohio
Colors cardinal, white, & black
League Continental Indoor Football League
Head coach Moe Cooper
General manager Ramone Davenport

The Summit County Rumble were a Continental Indoor Football League team located in Tallmadge, Ohio (near Akron) and that began play in 2007. The team played their home games at the Summit County Fairgrounds Arena Complex. The team was originally scheduled to play as the Toledo Rumble in the Toledo Sports Arena, but the city of Toledo, which is seeking a new arena, balked on the deal. Later on, they were going to play as the Wayne County Rumble at the Alice Noble Ice Arena in Wooster, Ohio, but a deal fell through.[1] Finally, they were going to play at the Gault Recreation and Fitness Center, also in Wooster, but a deal fell through there as well. With that they decided to move to Summit County and became the Summit County Rumble.[2]

The team held the dubious distinction of being the first team to lose to the New York/New Jersey Revolution (a 48-47 loss on May 5, 2007 at the Rumble's home opener). Later in the season, on June 16, the Rumble defeated the Revolution in Morristown by a score of 38-27, thus earning the Rumble their first (and only) win in franchise history.

On June 28, 2007 the CIFL announced that it had suspended operations of the team.[3]

Season-By-SeasonEdit

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

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2007 1 11 0 7th Great Lakes --

2007 Season ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 24 Muskegon Thunder Neutral (Steubenville) Lost 21-42
April 5 Steubenville Stampede Away Lost 6-42
April 13 Muskegon Thunder Away Lost 12-54
April 20 Steubenville Stampede Away Lost 32-89
April 28 Port Huron Pirates Away Lost 34-70
May 5 New York/New Jersey Revolution Home Lost 47-48
May 19 Port Huron Pirates Home Lost 0-63
May 26 Kalamazoo Xplosion Away Lost 20-75
June 2 Chesapeake Tide Home Lost 53-58
June 9 Marion Mayhem Away Lost 45-48
June 16 New York/New Jersey Revolution Away Won 38-27
June 24 Marion Mayhem Home Lost 63-77

ReferencesEdit

  1. All-Star games just aren't the same, the-daily-record.com, February 18, 2007
  2. waynecorumble.com (site no longer in operation)
  3. CIFL suspends operations of Steubenville, Summit County, oursportscentral.com, June 28, 2007

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