2006 AF2 season

The 2006 AF2 season was the seventh season of the AF2, the Arena Football League's minor league. It was preceded by 2005 and succeeded by 2007. The league champions were the Spokane Shock who capped off an impressive inaugural season with a win over the Green Bay Blizzard in ArenaCup VII.

2006 AF2 season
LeagueAF2
SportArena football
Regular season
Season championsSpokane Shock
Playoffs
American championsGreen Bay Blizzard
  American runners-upFlorida Firecats
National championsSpokane Shock
  National runners-upArkansas Twisters
ArenaCup VII
ChampionsSpokane Shock
  Runners-upGreen Bay Blizzard
Finals MVPKyle Rowley (QB, SPO)
AF2 seasons

League infoEdit

New teams Everett Hawks, Spokane Shock, Stockton Lightning, Tennessee Valley Vipers
Renamed / Relocated teams None
Defunct teams San Diego Riptide
Total teams 23

StandingsEdit

Team Overall Division
Wins Losses Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
American Conference
Eastern Division
Green Bay Blizzard 10 6 0.625 6 4 0.600
Manchester Wolves 9 7 0.562 7 5 0.583
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers 9 7 0.562 7 5 0.583
Louisville Fire 9 7 0.562 5 5 0.500
Quad City Steamwheelers 7 9 0.437 4 6 0.400
Albany Conquest 5 11 0.312 4 8 0.333
Southern Division
Florida Firecats 13 3 0.812 9 1 0.900
Memphis Xplorers 11 5 0.687 6 4 0.600
Macon Knights 8 8 0.500 6 4 0.600
Birmingham Steeldogs 7 9 0.437 4 6 0.400
Tennessee Valley Vipers 3 13 0.187 3 7 0.300
South Georgia Wildcats 3 13 0.187 2 8 0.200
National Conference
Midwest Division
Tulsa Talons 11 5 0.687 7 4 0.634
Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz 11 5 0.687 7 4 0.634
Arkansas Twisters 10 6 0.625 6 4 0.600
Rio Grande Valley Dorados 7 9 0.437 5 5 0.500
Amarillo Dusters 4 12 0.250 4 6 0.400
Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings 3 13 0.187 2 8 0.200
Western Division
Spokane Shock 14 2 0.875 8 1 0.889
Central Valley Coyotes 12 4 0.750 8 3 0.728
Bakersfield Blitz 9 7 0.562 6 5 0.545
Stockton Lightning 5 11 0.312 2 9 0.189
Everett Hawks 4 12 0.250 3 9 0.250
  • Green indicates clinched playoff berth
  • Purple indicates division champion
  • Grey indicates best regular season record

PlayoffsEdit

Southaven, Mississippi Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin
6 Louisville 61
3 Memphis 50
3 Memphis 83 Estero, Florida
2 Green Bay 67
American Conference
Manchester, New Hampshire 2 Green Bay 60
Estero, Florida
1 Florida 47
5 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 47 American Conference Championship
4 Manchester 39
4 Manchester 55 San Juan, PR
1 Florida 40
Round 1
Conference Semifinals
Oklahoma City A2 Green Bay 34
Tulsa, Oklahoma
N1 Spokane 57
5 Arkansas 47 ArenaCup VII
5 Arkansas 53
4 Oklahoma City 43 Spokane, Washington
2 Tulsa 51
National Conference
Fresno, California 5 Arkansas 30
Spokane, Washington
1 Spokane 48
6 Bakersfield 45 National Conference Championship
6 Bakersfield 47
3 Central Valley 37
1 Spokane 50


ArenaCup VIIEdit

ArenaCup VII
1234 Total
Spokane 734610 57
Green Bay 77146 34
DateAugust 26, 2006
ArenaColiseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, San Juan, Puerto Rico
MVPKyle Rowley, QB-Spokane (Offensive)
Neil Purvis, OL/DL-Spokane (Defensive)
Kevin Beard, WR/DB-Spokane (Ironman)
Attendance5,658

ArenaCup VII was the 2006 edition of the AF2's championship game, pairing the Green Bay Blizzard of the American Conference with the Spokane Shock of the National Conference. The Shock rode the arm of Offensive Player of the Game Kyle Rowley and a stout defense to a decisive victory over the Blizzard 57-34. The win by the Shock capped a wildly successful inaugural season that saw them go 14-2 in the regular season and become the first-ever AF2 expansion team to advance to and win the ArenaCup in their first year of existence.

Game stats/notesEdit

  • Rowley completed 29-of-36 passes for 264 yards and six touchdowns, all of which were game-highs.
  • Shock DS Rob Keefe was awarded the Cutters Catch of the Game as a result of his one-handed interception off a James MacPherson pass attempt deep in Spokane territory.
  • Shock WR/DB Kevin Beard set game-highs in receiving with 13 receptions for 122 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Shock head coach Chris Siegfried earned his 57th win as an AF2 head coach with the ArenaCup victory, the most in league history at the time. His record was eventually tied in week 17 of the 2007 season, and broken in the first round of the 2007 playoffs by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers coach Rich Ingold.
  • The Shock capped off their inaugural season with a 17-2 overall record.
  • Green Bay finished the 2006 season with a 12-7 overall record and the team's first-ever American Conference Championship.

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