2003 AF2 season

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The 2003 AF2 season was the fourth season of the AF2. It was preceded by 2002 and succeeded by 2004. The league champions were the Tulsa Talons, who defeated the Macon Knights in ArenaCup IV. For the first time ever, AF2 uses the six-division alignment (three divisions per conference).

2003 AF2 season
LeagueAF2
SportArena football
Regular season
Season championsQuad City Steamwheelers
Playoffs
American championsMacon Knights
  American runners-upTennessee Valley Vipers
National championsTulsa Talons
  National runners-upArkansas Twisters
ArenaCup IV
ChampionsTulsa Talons
  Runners-upMacon Knights
AF2 seasons

League infoEdit

New teams Cincinnati Swarm, Green Bay Blizzard
Renamed / Relocated teams None
Defunct teams Augusta Stallions, Carolina Rhinos, Fresno Frenzy, Jacksonville Tomcats, Mobile Wizards, New Haven Ninjas, Pensacola Barracudas, Roanoke Steam, Tallahassee Thunder
Total teams 27

StandingsEdit

Team Overall Division
Wins Losses Ties Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
American Conference
Atlantic Division
Cape Fear Wildcats 10 6 0 0.625 5 3 0.625
Greensboro Prowlers 9 7 0 0.562 6 2 0.750
Charleston Swamp Foxes 9 7 0 0.562 4 4 0.500
Norfolk Nighthawks 8 8 0 0.500 2 6 0.250
Richmond Speed 6 10 0 0.375 3 5 0.375
Northeast Division
Albany Conquest 13 3 0 0.812 7 2 0.778
Mohegan Wolves 10 6 0 0.625 6 3 0.667
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers 6 10 0 0.375 3 6 0.333
Rochester Brigade 3 13 0 0.187 2 7 0.222
Southern Division
Tennessee Valley Vipers 14 2 0 0.875 7 1 0.875
Florida Firecats 10 6 0 0.625 5 3 0.625
Macon Knights 10 6 0 0.625 4 4 0.500
Birmingham Steeldogs 7 9 0 0.437 3 5 0.375
Columbus Wardogs 4 12 0 0.250 1 7 0.125
National Conference
Central Division[1]
Tulsa Talons 13 3 0 0.812 5 1 0.833
Arkansas Twisters 9 7 0 0.562 5 1 0.833
Memphis Xplorers 6 10 0 0.375 2 4 0.333
Bossier City Battle Wings 3 13 0 0.187 0 6 0.000
Midwest Division
Quad City Steamwheelers 14 2 0 0.875 8 0 1.000
Cincinnati Swarm 7 9 0 0.437 4 4 0.500
Louisville Fire 5 11 0 0.312 4 4 0.500
Peoria Pirates 5 11 0 0.312 3 5 0.375
Green Bay Blizzard 2 14 0 0.125 1 7 0.125
Western Division
Hawaiian Islanders 10 6 0 0.625 5 3 0.625
Bakersfield Blitz 8 7 1 0.531 4 3 0.571
Wichita Stealth 8 7 1 0.531 2 3 0.400
San Diego Riptide 6 10 0 0.375 3 5 0.375
  • Green indicates clinched playoff berth
  • Purple indicates division champion
  • Grey indicates best regular season record

PlayoffsEdit

Macon, Georgia Albany, New York
5 Florida 35
4 Macon 59
4 Macon 42 Huntsville, Alabama
2 Albany 47
American Conference
Fayetteville, North Carolina 4 Macon 51
Huntsville, Alabama
1 Tennessee Valley 48
6 Mohegan 50 American Conference Championship
6 Mohegan 30
3 Cape Fear 47 Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 Tennessee Valley 47
Wild Card Round
Conference Semifinals
North Little Rock, Arkansas A4 Macon 40
Moline, Illinois
N2 Tulsa 58
5 Bakersfield 28 ArenaCup IV
4 Arkansas 63
4 Arkansas 36 Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 Quad Cities 61
National Conference
Honolulu 4 Arkansas 52
Tulsa, Oklahoma
2 Tulsa 63
6 Wichita 30 National Conference Championship
3 Hawaii 38
3 Hawaii 57
2 Tulsa 58


ArenaCup IVEdit

ArenaCup IV
Quarter 1 2 3 4 Tot
Tulsa Talons 14 21 3 20 58
Macon Knights 7 0 13 20 40
Date August 23, 2003
Arena Tulsa Convention Center
City Tulsa, Oklahoma
Attendance 7,184
Most Valuable Player Craig Strickland
Offensive Player of the Game
Defensive Player of the Game Larry Hollinquest
Ironman of the Game Mitch Allner
Winning Coach Skip Foster
Losing Coach Kevin Porter

ArenaCup IV was the 2003 edition of the AF2's championship game, in which the National Conference Champions Tulsa Talons defeated the American Conference Champions Macon Knights in Tulsa, Oklahoma by a score of 58 to 40.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.arenafan.com/history/?page=yearly&histleague=2&fpage=standings&year=2003
  2. ^ "Strickland, Talons Win ArenaCup, 58–40". www.August 21, 2017. OurSports Central. August 23, 2003.
  3. ^ "ArenaCup IV". www.AF2.com. AF2. August 23, 2003. Archived from the original on 2003-12-06. Retrieved August 21, 2017.

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