The 2017 LFA season was the second season of the Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional. This season saw two new franchises join the league: Dinos(short for "dinosaurios", the Spanish word for dinosaurs) and Fundidores(Spanish for smelters or founders) to bring the league to a total of 6 teams. The regular season began on February 18 and concluded on April 9. The Tazón México II was played on April 30 with the Mayas defeating the Raptors to win their second LFA championship.
|Dates||18 February 2017 – 9 April 2017|
|Start date||23 April 2017|
|Tazón México II|
|Date||30 April 2017|
|Site||Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo", Mexico City|
On September 28, 2016, the LFA announced its expansion for the 2017 season: the Monterrey Founders and the Saltillo Dinos.
Prior to the Mexico II Bowl, the visiting team, Dinos, was about to cancel the match since they had to travel by bus 10 hours from Saltillo to Mexico City, get to play and return immediately, with no opportunity to train or rest before the game, which put them at a notable disadvantage. The LFA had no budget to pay for airplanes and hotels for players and staff members.
Due to the increase in teams for the 2017 season, the LFA made some changes in the competition format, creating two divisions, the North and the center, although for sponsorship reasons these divisions were named after commercial products. The new format included divisional championships to be played in the postseason, the winners of which would go to the Tazón México.
The salary cap per franchise was 650,000 MXN (US$30,000 ).
Eagles: José Campuzano replaced Antonio Sandoval as head coach for the Eagles after a 3–3 season
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, PF = Points for, PA = Points against, Diff=Difference between pts. for and against
Teams in bold qualified for the playoffs
|Dinos||33-16||Fundidores||Olímpico Francisco I. Madero||February 18||15:00|
|Condors||10-13||Raptors||Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo"||February 19||11:00|
|Eagles||33-21||Mayas||Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo"||February 19||15:00|
|Condors||16-64||Mayas||Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo"||February 26||11:00|
|Fundidores||24-25||Eagles||Estadio Tecnológico||February 26||13:00|
|Raptors||34-27||Dinos||Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo"||February 26||15:00|
|Eagles||20-24||Condors||Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo"||March 5||11:00|
|Fundidores||22-21||Raptors||Estadio Tecnológico||March 5||13:00|
|Mayas||30-12||Dinos||Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo"||March 5||15:00|
|Raptors||31-34||Mayas||Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo"||March 12||11:00|
|Dinos||10-14||Eagles||Olímpico Francisco I. Madero||March 12||14:00|
|Condors||14-12||Fundidores||Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo"||March 12||15:00|
|Dinos||23-10||Condors||Olímpico Francisco I. Madero||March 19||15:30|
|Eagles||24-27||Mayas||Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo"||March 26||11:00|
|Raptors||14-10||Fundidores||Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo"||March 26||15:00|
|Mayas||47-20||Condors||Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo"||April 2||11:00|
|Fundidores||14-6||Dinos||Estadio Tecnológico||April 2||14:00|
|Eagles||12-28||Raptors||Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo"||April 2||15:00|
|Condors||16-31||Eagles||Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo"||April 2||15:00|
|Mayas||33-14||Fundidores||Estadio Tecnológico||April 9||14:00|
|Dinos||6-19||Raptors||Olímpico Francisco I. Madero||April 9||14:00|
|Division Finals||Tazón Mexico II|
- * Indicates overtime victory
Tazón México IIEdit
|Tazón México II|
|Date: 30, April 2017|
|Stadium: Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo"|
|Referee:Jorge Armando Rodríguez|
|← I • Tazón México • III →|
The Tazón México II (called Indian Motorcycle Tazón México II for sponsorship reasons) was the second edition of the LFA championship game. The Mayas obtained repeat championships by winning against Dinos at the Estadio Jesús Martínez "Palillo" in Mexico City, by a score of 24–18. The MVP of the game was QB Marco Garcia.
|1||4:27||11||78||5:37||DIN||Field goal, 20 yards from K Gallarado||3||0|
|2||13:30||3||75||1:30||DIN||Touchdown, 1-yard run from QB Alberto García; the extra point is good (K Gallarado))||10||0|
|2||9:31||7||80||3:53||MAY||Touchdown, 42-yard pass from QB Marco García to WR Josue Martinez; the extra point is good (K Mauricio Morales)||10||7|
|2||4:51||6||47||3:06||MAY||Touchdown, 10-yard run from QB Marco García; the extra point is good (K Mauricio Morales)||10||14|
|3||1:50||9||42||3:35||MAY||Field goal, 20 yards from K Gallarado||10||17|
|4||6:21||7||93||4:11||MAY||Touchdown, 10-yard run from RB Omar Cojolum; the extra point is good (K Mauricio Morales)||10||24|
|4||1:16||-||-||-||DIN||Safety of P Aceves (Mayas)||12||24|
|4||0:39||3||75||0:35||DIN||Touchdown, 5-yard pass from QB Alberto García to WR Gerardo Álvarez; the extra point is good (K Gallarado)||18||24|
Following the season, awards are shown the best of the 2017 season.
|MVP of the season||Bruno Márquez||QB||Raptors|
|Coach of the year||Ernesto Alfaro||HC||Mayas|
|Offensive player of the year||Josué Martínez||WR||Mayas|
|Defensive player of the year||Daniel Carrete||LB||Dinos|
|Best Offensive Lineman||Jonathan Segura||OL||Eagles|
|Best defensive lineman||Octavio Martínez||DL||Eagles|
|Best deep threat||Luis González||WR||Raptors|
|Best linebacker||Ángel Rosado||LB||Condors|
|Best runner||Omar Cojolum||RB||Mayas|
|Best receiver||Gerardo Álvarez||WR||Dinos|
- "Mayas, bicampeón de la LFA. Se impuso 18-24 ante los Dinos de Saltillo" (in Spanish).
- "Dinos y Fundidores se unen a la LFA" (in Spanish).
- "Dino a los maltratos" (in Spanish).
- "Capitán de los Dinos de Saltillo levanta la voz" (in Spanish). 28 April 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
- "Premia Liga de Futbol Americano a lo mejor de la temporada 2017" (in Spanish). 19 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2020.