Welcome to the IFL! Can YOU handle the competition? It’s on
The Imperial Football League is gearing up for the 2014 season and has added new teams that will add to the quality competition. Focusing on quality and business is priority for the 2014 season with new League initiatives and implementation of opportunities for League players and post season play.
WV Lightning – “bolt” into the IFL
The WV Lightning have had a winning tradition since their inception. The Lightning made it to the 2013 Playoffs in the Heartland Football League. Look for the Lightning to make their mark in 2014!
2014 offers several new addition and will include the IFL Players Association. The PA is to help promote players by uniting necessary funding for All-Star game expenses. IFL PA is $10 per player and the responsibility of the team owner to collect and pay. The IFL will use the revenue to purchase All-Star game jerseys, awards, game video, and game expenses. Asking players to purchase All-Star jerseys can prove challenging and with the League keeping all fees to the lowest in the country, we look for way to offset expenses. All-Star players with receive All-Star jersey, award, game video, and the opportunity to represent their team in the 2014 All-Star game (for just $10).
A new addition for 2014 is the addition of IFL Bowl games. Bowl games teams will be selected based on team records. Top seeded teams host.
IFL to Play Spring & Summer Seasons
The league will give teams the opportunity to play spring or summer. Some spring teams may chose to play both and some new or established teams may elect to be summer teams. With having spring & summer seasons, it will open the opportunity for teams within a 60 mile radius. If a team plays spring and not summer, another team that falls within the 60 mile radius may be allowed to play in the IFL for summer. This is another opportunity for the IFL to give players the chance to continue playing and yet allowing teams to be competitive.
Tennessee Crusaders win the 2013 Imperial Bowl
In what turned out to be a defensive game on both teams part, the Crusaders scored on a 75 yard TD pass with 1:00 left in the game. The Wolves showed why their defense was the top defense and why they where undefeated. Fans enjoyed a great game and both teams showed why they were in the Championship game. Congratulations to both teams on a great season and to the Crusaders for winning the 2013 IFL Championship.