Kansas Koyotes

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Kansas Koyotes
Kansas Koyotes logo.png
Founded2003
LeagueAPFL (2003-2012)
CPIFL (2013-2014)
Independent (2015-)
Team historyKansas Koyotes (2003-present)
Based inTopeka, Kansas
ArenaLandon Arena
ColorsBlue, Silver, White
              
Owner(s)Nick Baumgartner
Championships6 (APFL: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Division titles6 (APFL: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Playoff berths9 (APFL: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Websitekansaskoyotes.com
 
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Kansas Koyotes
Kansas Koyotes logo.png
Founded2003
LeagueAPFL (2003-2012)
CPIFL (2013-2014)
Independent (2015-)
Team historyKansas Koyotes (2003-present)
Based inTopeka, Kansas
ArenaLandon Arena
ColorsBlue, Silver, White
              
Owner(s)Nick Baumgartner
Championships6 (APFL: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Division titles6 (APFL: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Playoff berths9 (APFL: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
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 for two years.[3][4]

Focusing on bringing a total entertainment venue to northeast Kansas, the Koyotes announced after the 2014 Season ended that they would leave the CPIFL and play 2015 as an independent, increasing to 8 home games.

Logos and uniforms[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Kansas Koyotes roster
Quarterbacks
  •  4 Carlos Cavanagh
  •  8 Stanley Jennings

Running Backs

  • 44 Ruston Phillips
  •  6 Elijah James
  • 11 Larry Wall

Wide Receivers

  •  1 Chris Davis
  • 81 Terrance Dennis
  • 10 Terrell Downey
  •  9 Wayne Shepheard
Offensive Linemen
  • 56 Kenny Ellison
  •  — Patrick Harrington
  • 53 John Kimble
  • 50 Kameron Neal
  • 55 Tony Vaka

Defensive Linemen

  • 18 Furu Ambam
  • 99 Marcus Bolden
  •  — Cameron Jackson
  • 86 Austin Hamm
  •  3 Ben Pister

Multiple Positions

  •  7 Kaito Miller LB/RB
Linebackers
  • 34 Jerald Marshall

Defensive Backs

  • 14 Jeff Colter
  • 12 Ryan Downey
  • 12 James Epps
  • 21 William Griffin
  • 30 Daniel King
  •  2 Jeremy Weston
  • 20 Willie Williams

Kickers

  • 16 Derek Doerfler
Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Transfer List

  • Currently vacant

Refuse to Report

  •  5 James Walker, Jr. RB
  • 68 Porter Hill OL


Roster updated May 22, 2014
Transactions
29 Active, 2 Inactive


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Season-by-season[edit]

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)
201311109th League[5]--
2014*11109th League [6]--
Totals84470(including playoffs)

* = Current Standing

2014[edit]

Season Schedule[edit]

WeekDateKickoffOpponentResults
Final ScoreTeam Record
Pre-seasonFebruary 22 (Sat)7:05pm@Salina Bombers8–75 [7]
1March 1 (Sat)7:05pm@Oklahoma Defenders6–72 [8]0–1
2March 9 (Sun)3:00pm@Omaha Beef27–55 [8]0–2
3Bye
4March 23 (Sun)3:00pmSalina Bombers27–51 [9]0–3
5Bye
6April 5 (Sat)7:05pmOmaha Beef30–52 [10]0–4
7Bye
8April 19 (Sat)7:05pmOklahoma Defenders55–64 [11]0–5
9April 26 (Sat)7:05pmDodge City Law12–33 [12]0–6
10May 3 (Sat)7:05pm@Bloomington Edge42–43 [13]0–7
11May 9 (Fri)7:05pm@Lincoln Haymakers17–540–8
12May 17 (Sat)7:05pm@Wichita Wild14–520–9
13May 24 (Sat)7:05pmSioux City Bandits40–72 [14]0–10
14May 31 (Sat)7:05pmOklahoma Defenders75–63 [15]1–10
15June 7 (Sat)7:05pm@Dodge City Law26–62 [16]1–11

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4179/is_20060409/ai_n16161474
  2. ^ http://www.cjonline.com/stories/080406/koy_champs.shtml
  3. ^ http://cpifl.org/newsDetail.cfm?id=17
  4. ^ "Koyotes Moving to CPIFL". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. October 8, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2013 Kansas Koyotes game results". Champions Professional Indoor Football League. Archived from the original on April 28, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ "2014 Kansas Koyotes game results". Champions Professional Indoor Football League. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ Green, Arne (February 23, 2014). "Frey plenty pleased after another Bombers exhibtion blowout". The Salina Journal. Archived from the original on April 28, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Peterson, Jr., Rick (March 22, 2014). "Koyotes set for home opener against Salina". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Archived from the original on April 28, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ Peterson, Jr., Rick (March 23, 2014). "Koyotes drop home opener to Salina, 51–27". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Archived from the original on April 28, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ Peterson, Jr., Rick (April 6, 2014). "Koyotes drop to 0–4 with loss to Omaha Beef". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Archived from the original on April 28, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  11. ^ Peterson, Jr., Rick (April 19, 2014). "Koyotes' comeback falls short against Oklahoma". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Archived from the original on April 28, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  12. ^ Peterson, Jr., Rick (April 26, 2014). "Banged-up Kansas Koyotes fall to 0–6". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Archived from the original on April 28, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  13. ^ Deacon, Joe (May 3, 2014). "Late stops, big drive lift Edge to victory". The Pantagraph. Archived from the original on May 5, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  14. ^ Peterson, Jr., Rick (May 24, 2014). "Kansas Koyotes drop to 0–10 with 72–40 loss against Sioux City". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Archived from the original on May 27, 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  15. ^ Peterson, Jr., Rick (May 31, 2014). "Koyotes hold off Defenders for first win of season". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Archived from the original on June 3, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  16. ^ "2014 Game Results". Kansas Koyotes. Archived from the original on August 29, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 

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