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This page is for the Continental Indoor Football League team, for the National Premier Soccer League team also based in Rockford, see Rockford Raptors.

The Rock River Raptors are a professional indoor football team in the Continental Indoor Football League, USAmarker. The Raptors play at the Rockford MetroCentremarker. The franchise was established in 2000 as the Tennessee Valley Vipers, a charter member of af2. The franchise was based at the Von Braun Centermarker in Huntsville, Alabama. In 2005, the franchise moved to United Indoor Football as the Tennessee Valley Raptors. To accommodate the Vipers' af2 return to Huntsville, team owner Art Clarkson announced in August 2005 that the franchise would relocate to Rockford, Illinoismarker. Coincidentally, Rockford was the site of the first-ever Arena Football game in 1986.

On October 1, 2007, the Raptors announced they will not play in the UIF in 2008. Eighteen days later, they announced they would move to the CIFL to begin play there for the 2008 season.

The team is not to be confused with the Rockford Raptors, a soccer team also based in Rockford which is a member of the National Premier Soccer League.

Season-By-Season

Tennessee Valley Raptors (UIF)
2005 6 9 0 3rd South Won Round 1 (Fort Wayne)
Lost Semifinals (Sioux City)
Rock River Raptors (UIF)
2006 11 4 0 1st Central Won Round 1 (Sioux City)
Lost Semifinals (Lexington)
2007 10 5 0 1st East Lost Round 1 (Bloomington)
Rock River Raptors (CIFL)
2008 7 5 0 2nd Great Lakes West Won GLD West Finals (Chicago)
Lost GLD Championship (Kalamazoo)
2009 7 5 0 3rd Western --
Totals 41 28 0
(including playoffs)

100 px


2008 Season Schedule



2009 Season Schedule



References

  1. News from the Rock River Raptors


External links



Date
Opponent
Home/Away
Result
March 14
Kalamazoo Xplosion
Away
Lost 26-33 (OT)
March 21
Muskegon Thunder
Away
Lost 36-44
March 29
Chicago Slaughter
Home
Won 55-45
April 4
Fort Wayne Freedom
Home
Won 64-29
April 19
Fort Wayne Freedom
Away
Lost 54-55
April 26
Saginaw Sting
Home
Won 51-50
May 3
Chicago Slaughter
Away
Lost 59-67
May 10
Kalamazoo Xplosion
Home
Lost 28-36
May 17
Flint Phantoms
Home
Won 69-38
May 23
Milwaukee Bonecrushers
Away
Won 56-3
May 31
Flint Phantoms
Away
Won 49-6
June 7
Milwaukee Bonecrushers
Home
Won 53-29
June 13
Chicago Slaughter (Playoffs)
Away
Won 54-39
June 21
Kalamazoo Xplosion (Playoffs)
Away
Lost 42-56
Date
Opponent
Home/Away
Result
March 7
Wisconsin Wolfpack
Home
Lost 38 - 40
March 20
Milwaukee Bonecrushers
Home
Lost 40 - 53
March 27
Chicago Slaughter
Away
Lost 38 - 69
April 4
Wisconsin Wolfpack
Away
Lost 23 - 50
April 11
Miami Valley Silverbacks
Home
Won 41 - 14
April 18
Milwaukee Bonecrushers
Away
Won 41 - 31
April 25
Wisconsin Wolfpack
Home
Won 25 - 21
May 1
Fort Wayne Freedom
Away
Won 48 - 46
May 9
Chicago Slaughter
Home
Lost 47 - 77
May 16
Milwaukee Bonecrushers
Home
Won 32 - 12
May 23
Wheeling Wildcats
Away
Won 46-34
June 6
Marion Mayhem
Away
Won 43-40

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