Kansas Koyotes

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Kansas Koyotes
KansasKoyotes.jpg
Founded2003
LeagueAPFL (2003-2012)
CPIFL (2013-present)
Team historyKansas Koyotes (2003-present)
ArenaLandon Arena
Based inTopeka, Kansas
ColorsBlue, Silver, White
              
Owner(s)Nick Baumgartner
Championships6 (APFL: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Division titles6 (APFL: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Websitekansaskoyotes.com
 
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Kansas Koyotes
KansasKoyotes.jpg
Founded2003
LeagueAPFL (2003-2012)
CPIFL (2013-present)
Team historyKansas Koyotes (2003-present)
ArenaLandon Arena
Based inTopeka, Kansas
ColorsBlue, Silver, White
              
Owner(s)Nick Baumgartner
Championships6 (APFL: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Division titles6 (APFL: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Websitekansaskoyotes.com

The Kansas Koyotes are a professional indoor football which is a charter member of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League. Based in Topeka, Kansas, the Koyotes play their home games at Landon Arena.

The Koyotes began play in 2003 as a professional football team. Before joining the CPIFL, the Koyotes were a charter member of the American Professional Football League, where they won the league's first six championships. Brian Hebert the Running Back coach dominated with five great Running Backs, led by Donnell Smith, propelled the team to its first Championship 2003. This opened the door for future Koyotes teams.

History[edit]

In their first four years of existence, the Koyotes dominated the APFL. They went undefeated in the 2003 and 2004 seasons, beating the Missouri Minutemen in the championship game both times. [1] [2] In the 2005 season, they went undefeated again, albeit being in many close games, winning their third championship over the Iowa Blackhawks by a field goal kicked as time expired. [3]. The winning streak lasted 31 games, including exhibition games and post-season games.

2006 is when the Koyotes finally met their Waterloo in Wichita, losing to the Wichita Aviators in the season opener.[1] They would lose to the Aviators again, and finish second in the regular-season standings to the Aves. The two teams were going to play for the APFL Championship at the Wichita Ice Arena, for reasons that may never be clear, the league moved the game to Landon Arena. There was never a true explanation offered for this decision, and the game never took place.[2]

In 2007, the Koyotes continued their domination by winning all their regular season home games and losing only two road games. They proceeded to win the championship game against Iowa Blackhawks. During the season the Koyotes signed Abby Vestal as their kicker. On April 23, Vestal kicks three PATs becoming the first woman to score points in a professional men's football game. Vestal, who signed a soccer scholarship for 2007 with Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, would kick 6-9 PATs and go 0-2 in FGs.

Starting with the 2013 season, the Koyotes joined the Champions Professional Indoor Football League.[3][4]

Logos and uniforms[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Kansas Koyotes roster
Quarterbacks
  •  2 Damien Dunning

Running Backs

  •  6 Elijah James
  •  5 James Walker, Jr.

Wide Receivers

  •  7 Cortney Caraway
  • 88 Sembe Ndebo
  • -- Adrian Perez
  •  9 Wayne Shepheard
  • 11 Mike Williams
Offensive Linemen
  • Currently vacant

Defensive Linemen

  • 99 Ben Pister
Linebackers
  • 58 Darrius Boyce
  • 10 Miller Kaito
  • 42 Jerald Marshall
  • 54 Antonio Clay


Defensive Backs

  •  1 Darius Chapman
  •  3 Jeff Colter
  • 24 Henry Talley

Kickers

  • Currently vacant

Multiple Positions

  • Currently vacant
Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

  • Currently vacant


Rookies in italics
Roster updated January 6, 2014
15 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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Season-by-season[edit]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

SeasonWLTFinishPlayoff results
Kansas Koyotes (APFL)
20038001st LeagueWon APFL Championship (Missouri)
20048001st LeagueWon APFL Championship (Missouri)
20058001st LeagueWon APFL Championship (Iowa)
20068202nd LeagueWon Semifinals (Iowa)
Won APFL Championship (Wichita) (Forfeit)
20078201st LeagueWon APFL Championship (Iowa)
20089101st NorthernWon Semifinals (Iowa)
Won APFL Championship (Beaumont)
20098201st LeagueLost APFL Championship (Iowa)
20104404th LeagueWon APFL Qualifier (Junction City)
Lost APFL Semifinal (Iowa)
20115604th LeagueLost APFL Semifinal (Sioux City)
20127505th League--
Kansas Koyotes (CPIFL)
2013*11109th League--
Totals79360(including playoffs)

* = Current Standing

2013[edit]

Season Schedule[edit]

WeekDateKickoffOpponentResults
Final ScoreTeam Record
1Bye
2March 16 (Sat)7:30pmOklahoma Defenders40-620-1
3March 23 (Sat)7:05pm@Wichita Wild20-390-2
4March 30 (Sat)7:30pm@Omaha Beef27-540-3
5April 6 (Sat)7:30pm@Mid-Missouri Outlaws49-181-3
6April 12 (Fri)7:30pmKansas City Renegades28-561-4
7Bye
8April 27 (Sat)7:30pmBloomington Edge0-481-5
9May 4 (Sat)7:30pmSalina Bombers31-551-6
10May 11 (Sat)7:30pm@Oklahoma Defenders20-481-7
11May 18 (Sat)7:30pm@Salina Bombers20-371-8
12May 25 (Sat)7:30pm@Kansas City Renegades28-821-9
13June 1 (Sat)7:30pmSioux City Bandits23-481-10
14June 8 (Sat)7:30pmLincoln Haymakers16-451-11

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