Bricktown Brawlers

The Bricktown Brawlers were a professional indoor football team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They were a member of the Lonestar Division of the Intense Conference in the Indoor Football League (IFL). The team was founded in 2010 as an expansion member of the IFL. The Brawlers played their home games at Cox Convention Center.

Bricktown Brawlers
Established 2010
Folded 2011
Played in Cox Convention Center
in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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League/conference affiliations
Indoor Football League (2011)
  • Intense Conference (2011)
    • Lonestar Division (2011)
Team colorsBrick red, black, white
     
CheerleadersThe Knockouts
Personnel
Owner(s)Jay Morris
Dale Morris
Jason White
Head coachWilliam McCarthy
Team history
  • Bricktown Brawlers (2011)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)

HistoryEdit

On October 25, 2010, it was announced that Jay and Dale Morris had been awarded an expansion franchise in the Indoor Football League.[1] On November 4, 2010, the team announced that Steve Perdue would be their inaugural head coach, as well as a name-the-team contest.[2] On November 22, 2010, it was announced that the franchise would be named the Bricktown Brawlers.[3] On December 16, 2010, the Brawlers announced that former University of Oklahoma quarterback Jason White was added as a co-owner of the team.[4] Assistant coach William McCarthy became the head coach prior to the start of the season.[5]

The Brawlers won their first game on March 13, 2011, with a 29–20 victory over the Amarillo Venom.[6]

After their tenth game of the 2011 season, the Bricktown Brawlers released most of their players and used local semiprofessional teams wearing the Brawlers' uniforms to play the final four games.[7] The Brawlers officially folded at the conclusion of the season and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection on July 27, 2011.[8]

StatisticsEdit

Season League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses
2011 IFL Intense Lonestar 4th 2 8 Did not qualify

PersonnelEdit

CoachesEdit

  • William McCarthy – Head coach
  • Mike Martinez – Assistant
  • Jahmal Fenner – Assistant
  • Lamar Baker – Assistant
  • Steve Perdue – Assistant

Final rosterEdit

Bricktown Brawlers roster
Quarterbacks
  • 21 Nate Samas

Running Backs

  •  4 Ben Birmingham

Wide Receivers

  • 15 Corey Hall
  • -- Anthony Harrison
  • 12 Josh Richey
  • 10 Poole Travis
  •  5 Landon Turner
Offensive Linemen
  • 78 Kevin Myers

Defensive Linemen

  • vacant
Linebackers
  • vacant

Defensive Backs

  •  1 Quentin Arnett
  • 16 Carlos Bates
  • 18 Dennis Havrilla
  •  6 Richard Meyers
  •  8 Edward Moore
  •  3 Kendale Rayford

Kickers

  • vacant
Injured Reserve
  • vacant

Exempt List

  • vacant

Practice Squad

  • vacant
  • Rookies in italics
  • IFL Transactions updated June 11, 2011
  • 14 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

More rosters

2011 seasonEdit

2011 Bricktown Brawlers season
OwnerJay Morris
Dale Morris
Jason White
Head coachWilliam McCarthy
Home fieldCox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Results
Record2–12
Division place4th Lonestar
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Week Date Opponent Home/Away Result Record
0* February 21 West Texas Roughnecks Away L 22–39 0–1
1 February 28 BYE
2 March 6 Allen Wranglers Home L 36–39 0–2
3 March 13 Amarillo Venom Home W 29–20 1–2
4 March 20 West Texas Roughnecks Home W 31–27 2–2
5 March 25 Allen Wranglers Away L 26–42 2–3
6 April 3 Colorado Ice Home L 26–38 2–4
7 April 8 Wyoming Cavalry Away L 25–63 2–5
8 April 15 BYE
9 April 23 Sioux Falls Storm Home L 30–84 2–6
10 April 30 BYE
11 May 7 Wichita Wild Home L 14–51 2–7
12 May 14 Amarillo Venom Away L 35–50 2–8
13 May 21 Arizona Adrenaline** Away L 6–54 2–9
14 May 28 West Texas Roughnecks** Home L 6–48 2–10
15 June 6 Amarillo Venom** Away L 0–77 2–11
16 June 11 Allen Wranglers** Away L 6–85 2–12

* = Kickoff Classic Weekend, before week 1 starts.
** = Played by local semi-pro replacement teams in place of the Brawlers

StandingsEdit

2011 Lonestar Division
W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y Allen Wranglers 10 4 0 0.714 664 510 7–2 W2
x West Texas Roughnecks 10 4 0 0.714 656 391 6–3 W3
Amarillo Venom 4 10 0 0.286 529 522 3–6 6.0 L1
Bricktown Brawlers[a] 2 12 0 0.143 292 717 2–7 8.0 L10
  1. ^ Last four games were losses played by replacements teams.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ryan Aber (October 25, 2010). "Yard Dawgz won't play in OKC this year, but IFL will". NewsOK.com. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  2. ^ Ryan Aber (November 4, 2010). "Oklahoma City's indoor football team introduces coach, releases schedule". NewsOK.com. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "New Oklahoma City IFL Organization Unveils Team Name & Logo". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. November 22, 2010. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  4. ^ Ryan Aber (December 16, 2010). "Former OU QB Jason White will co-own Bricktown Brawlers football team". NewsOK.com. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "Brawlers Camp Features Quarterback Battle". OurSports Central. February 16, 2011.
  6. ^ "Venom tumble on road". www.amarillo.com. Amarillo Globe-News. March 14, 2011. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  7. ^ Cheryl Hartz (May 25, 2011). "AZ Adrenaline trounce Brawlers". www.pvtrib.com. Prescott Valley Tribune. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  8. ^ "Oklahoma City's Bricktown Brawlers file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy". NewsOK.com. August 3, 2011. Retrieved March 25, 2015.

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