2016 LFA season

The 2016 LFA season was the inaugural season of the Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional, the top American football league in Mexico. The regular season began on February 21 and concluded on April 3. The Tazón México I was played on April 10 with the Mayas defeating the Raptors to win the first LFA championship.[1]

2016 LFA season
Regular season
Dates21 February 2016 – 3 April 2016
Tazón México I
Date10 April 2016
SiteEstadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo", Mexico City
ChampionsMayas
2017 →

NewsEdit

The Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional (Professional American Football League) was officially presented on January 12th, 2016, by Miguel Ángel Mancera, Head of Government of the Federal District from 2012 to 2018.[2]

Four teams would take part in the first season, all of them, newly created clubs: Condors, Eagles, Mayas and Raptors.[3]

All the games would be played at the Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo" of the Magdalena Mixhuca Sports City, including the championship game, the Tazón México I.[4]

Regular seasonEdit

StructureEdit

Teams played all the opponents twice. At the end of the season, the top two classified teams qualify to the championship game, the Tazón México.

StandingsEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, PF = Points for, PA = Points against

Teams in bold qualified to the championship game.

Team GP W L PF PA Stk
Mayas 6 4 2 158 99 L1
Raptors 6 4 2 139 124 W4
Eagles 6 3 3 136 139 W1
Condors 6 1 5 102 173 L5

ResultsEdit

Week 1
Away Score Home Venue Date Kickoff (UTC-6)
Mayas 34–6 Raptors Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo" February 21 11:00
Eagles 28–30 Condors Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo" February 21 15:30
Week 2
Away Score Home Venue Date Kickoff (UTC-6)
Condors 14–45 Mayas Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo" February 28 11:00
Raptors 27–29 Eagles Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo" February 28 15:30
Week 3
Away Score Home Venue Date Kickoff (UTC-6)
Eagles 26–33 Mayas Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo" March 6 11:00
Raptors 40–34 Condors Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo" March 6 15:30
Week 4
Away Score Home Venue Date Kickoff (UTC-6)
Raptors 13–9 Mayas Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo" March 13 11:00
Condors 0–19 Eagles Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo" March 13 15:30
Week 5
Away Score Home Venue Date Kickoff (UTC-6)
Eagles 12–33 Raptors Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo" March 20 11:00
Mayas 21–18 Condors Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo" March 20 15:00
Week 6
Away Score Home Venue Date Kickoff (UTC-5)
Condors 6–20 Raptors Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo" April 3 11:00
Mayas 16–22 Eagles Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo" April 3 15:00

Tazón México IEdit

Tazón México I
Raptors vs Mayas
(4-2) (4-2)
13 29
Teams 1C 2C 3C 4C
  Raptors 0 6 0 7
  Mayas 10 7 12 0
Date: 10, April 2016 14:00
Stadium: Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo"
Spectators:3,000
Referee:Jorge Armando Rodríguez
TV:    
• Tazón México • II →

The first edition of the Tazón México was held at the Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo" of the Magdalena Mixhuca Sports City. The match was contested by Raptors, who finished second in the league with a 4–2 regular season record, and Mayas, who finished first with the same regular season record as their rivals.[5]

With three receptions for 53 yards, including two touchdowns, Mayas wide receiver Josué Martínez was selected as the most valuable player of the game.[6]

Box scoreEdit

Raptors vs. Mayas – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Raptors 0 6 0713
Mayas 10 7 12029

at Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo", Mexico City

  • Date: April 10, 2016
  • Game time: 14:00 UTC-5
  • Game weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 3,000
  • Referee: Jorge Armando Rodríguez
  • Report
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP RAP MAY
1 7:25 2 4 1:15 MAY Omar Cojolum 1-yard touchdown run, Mauricio Morales kick good 0 7
1 2:35 8 79 4:26 MAY 26-yard field goal by Morales 0 10
2 1:54 10 77 5:15 MAY Josué Martínez 5-yard touchdown reception from Marco García, Morales kick good 0 17
2 0:00 8 50 1:54 RAP Enrique Barraza 2-yard touchdown reception from Víctor Martínez, Enrique Barraza kick no good 6 17
3 14:10 2 75 0:50 MAY Cojolum 72-yard touchdown run, Morales kick no good 6 23
3 7:11 1 33 0:06 MAY Martínez 33-yard touchdown reception from García, Morales kick no good 6 29
4 10:04 1 12 0:07 RAP Sergio Flores 12-yard touchdown run, Barraza kick good 13 29
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 13 29

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mayas 1er campeón del Tazón México". LFA.mx (in Spanish). 11 April 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Mancera presenta la Liga de Futbol Americano Profesional". Excélsior (in Spanish). 12 January 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Presentaron la Liga de Futbol Americano Profesional en México". ADN Deportivo (in Spanish). 12 January 2016. Archived from the original on 27 November 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  4. ^ "LFA anuncia su calendario de temporada regular". Máximo Avance (in Spanish). 19 January 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Presentan trofeo del 1er Tazón México – LFA". LFA.mx (in Spanish). LFA. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Mayas es el rey de la primera temporada de la LFA". Excélsior (in Spanish). 10 April 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2019.