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AIF Championship Game Cape Fear Heroes and Harrisburg Stampede
AIF Championship between Harrisburg Stampede and Cape Fear Heroes this Saturday June 8th live at 7:30pm on your Regional Sports Network HerbFM Sports Radio 14 weeks of the 2013 AIF Football Season will finish with the two best teams playing for the 4th time this season - Harrisburg Stampede and…in AIF League News
Harrisburg Stampede and York Capitals – Winner Plays in AIF Championship
Harrisburg Stampede and York Capitals – Winner Plays in AIF Championship Central PA’s Finest Professional Sports Teams Faceoff One Last Time for the Rights to Bring Home the AIF Championship Ring The Harrisburg Stampede and York Capitals will face-off this Saturday, June 1st at the PA Farm Show & Expo…in AIF League News
American Indoor Football Game of the Week Doubleheader
Capitals and Eagles home finales will be broadcast live on HerbFM Sports Radio May 24th to May 25th for the American Indoor Football Game of the Week Doubleheader York Capitals and Washington Eagles home finales of their 2013 season will be broadcast live on your Regional Sports Network, HerbFM Sports…in AIF League News
Follow AIF Playoffs on HerbFM Sports Radio and MHE Sports Network
Follow the AIF through the playoffs on HerbFM Sports Radio and the MHE Sports Network Fans of the AIF will be able to follow their favorite teams through the playoffs. On June 1st the Harrisburg Stampede take on York Capitals in a divisional playoff game, the game will be carried…in AIF League News
Heroes win AIF Regular Season Title Advance to Championship Game
The Cape Fear Heroes with an exciting 52-37 win this past Saturday over the visiting Harrisburg Stampede have captured the American Indoor Football regular season title. Both the Heroes and the Stampede entered the game with 6-1 records and tied for first place in the AIF. By winning the Heroes…in AIF League News
AIF Championship between Harrisburg Stampede and Cape Fear Heroes this Saturday June 8th live at 7:30pm on your Regional Sports Network HerbFM Sports Radio
14 weeks of the 2013 AIF Football Season will finish with the two best teams playing for the 4th time this season - Harrisburg Stampede and the Cape Fear Heroes but this time it is for 2013 AIF Championship.
It’s a classic #1 vs #2 matchup between the league's top offense in Cape Fear Heroes against the league's top defense in Harrisburg Stampede. This is the fourth match-up between the leagues top two teams and the Heroes lead the series 4-1 dating back to 2012. The Heroes only loss was to the Stampede in their first meeting of 2013 when they beat them by a score of 39-30.
HerbFM Sports Radio coverage will start Saturday June 8th at 6:30pm live from Fayetteville North Carolina at Crown Coliseum with Chris Heidel and Euan McCreath with a thirty minute pregame show and Kickoff is schedule for 7:30pm.
You can listen to us at HerbFM.com or www.live365.com Keyword: HerbFM.com/AIFChampionship
Follow the AIF through the playoffs on HerbFM Sports Radio and the MHE Sports Network
Fans of the AIF will be able to follow their favorite teams through the playoffs.
On June 1st the Harrisburg Stampede take on York Capitals in a divisional playoff game, the game will be carried live on HerbFM Sports Radio. 2013 American Indoor Football divisional playoff has two teams who are only 25 minutes away from each other Harrisburg Stampede and York Capitals. The last time these two teams played was on April 27th at York City Ice Arena in a hard hitting game.
This game is for the trip to Fayetteville North Carolina on June 8th to play for AIF Championship. HerbFM Sports Radio coverage will start at 4pm with pregame show follow by kickoff at 5pm. You can listen to divisional playoff game on www.herbfm.com or www.live365.com keyword: HerbFM.com/AIF Playoffs
Saturday June 8th the AIF Championship Game from Fayetteville NC will air live on the MHE Sports Network. MHE is an internet based sports network from Durham North Carolina that video streams live sporting events, Mike Wood will be the play by play announcer for this game, Mike is the host of the MHE Sports Network signature show the Overtime Sports Show that airs Monday thru Friday in the 1:30 to 2:30 pm time
The game will feature the AIF regular season champion the Cape Fear Heroes against the winner of the Harrisburg Stampede vs. the York Capitals playoff game. The pregame show starts at 7:15 pm you can view the game by going to
This week the Stampede try to get back on track with a tough road game at Washington Eagles next Saturday at 7pm on AIF game of the week on HerbFM Sports Radio.
Harrisburg Stampede will be traveling down to the Baltimore/ Washington area on May 18th to see if they can get back on winning track after losing a tough game at home last weekend to the Cape Fear Heroes by two points. They take on the Washington Eagles that can beat a team that is above .500 but they are just not getting the breaks at the end of the game to pull out the victory.
The Eagles are coming into this game without a win this season, but this team looks like they are improving each week with offense that can get this team in shootouts with top teams in American Indoor Football.
You can listen to the game from Garden Ice House in Laurel Maryland, Saturday May 18th with our live pregame show starting at 6:45pm and Kickoff starts at 7pm
What started out as a trip for the Cape Fear players after a great inaugural season has turned into a humanitarian endeavor.
Cape Fear Heroes owner and CEO Barbara Spigner announced Wednesday in a news conference that the team has formed a relationship with the Bahamas American Football Federation (BAFF) and will travel to Grand Bahama in November to hold football clinics.
The Heroes, who went undefeated and won the AIFA championship last season, will also hold open tryouts in Grand Bahama during that time for Bahamian players. Those who show promise may have the opportunity to play for Cape Fear in 2014.
The Heroes plan on making and keeping strong connections with the BAFF.
"We are doing this as a means to give promise to a nation," Spigner said. "We wanted to help out and increase diversity between both areas."
"At first, I didn't think it was real," Anthony said. "I've had offers before but what struck me was that the Heroes weren't trying to make this a one-time thing, which is why we agreed to do this."
The players were ecstatic about the news - perhaps no one more than wide receiver Jay Jackson.
"When I found out about the opportunity, the first thing I said is 'let me get my passport' because I am definitely ready," Jackson said. "I coach anyway, so this is in my field."
Jackson is one of six players from last year's squad signed for the 2013 season. The other five are wide receiver Tymere Zimmerman, offensive lineman Troy Bennett, defensive back JeRome Mann, and defensive linemen Dontre Brown and Quincy Malloy.
The Heroes also have signed two new players - quarterback Aries Nelson and wide receiver Tim Jones.
Cape Fear Heroes football team partners with Bahamian federation
By Junious Smith III
The AIF was recently informed that due to a serious illness to the owner of the Roc City Thunder, the team will not be able to move forward in 2013.
Jeff Teed, the principle owner has worked hard at keeping things going but unfortunately will be unable to proceed forward. After discussions with Mr. Teed, the AIF decided it was best to remove Rochester from the schedule for 2013 season and re-evaluate the situation in the future.
During the summer of 2012 Mr. Teed was diagnosed with a serious illness and in October he started treatment.
This past January, Mr. Teed’s heath started to fade again and he decided at this time he must devote all his efforts to his health and recovery. Other options were explored including bringing on additional investors to the team but the time frame was too short for a full evaluation. The AIF and the Roc City Thunder have decided the best option is to remove the Roc City Thunder from the 2013 league schedule and the AIF has revised the 2013 schedule.
The AIF and their member teams wish Mr. Teed the best and a speedy recovery in the battle against his illness.
The AIF, American Indoor Football held their annual league meetings this past December 6th at the Historic Yorktowne Hotel in York Pa. Ownership groups from all 2013 AIF teams where represented at the meeting, the Harrisburg Stampede, Roc City Thunder, Washington Eagles, West Virginia Badgers, York Capitals and last year’s AIF Champion the Cape Fear Heroes Also in attendance was the ownership group from the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Pa. market who has committed to play in the 2014 season.
The first order of business announced was the six AIF team members that will be playing in 2013 as well as the under contract expansion markets of Wiles-Barre/ Scranton Pa. and Baltimore Maryland with the return of the AIF to 1st Mariner Arena in 2014. In addition the AIF announced it was in discussions with two ownership groups about securing teams in the State of South Carolina for the 2014 season
In a long day of meetings league officials and team owners covered a wide variety of topics from team budgets, team revenue streams, vendor products, a weekly AIF radio podcast as well as the radio broadcasts of team games. In addition a league executive and standards committee was formed featuring the owners of three AIF teams as well as members of the AIF ownership and management team to steer the direction and vision of the league. The final order of business was the 2013 AIF Schedule which was completed and will be released to the public in the next several days.
“Official League Championship Ring Supplier”
American Indoor Football is pleased to announce that Signature Style Jewelry has been chosen as the “Official Championship Ring Supplier of the AIF”. After discussions with four leading ring manufacturers Signature Style Jewelry was chosen for its high level of product quality and customer service. Chad Beeman Vice President of Signature Style has been a pleasure to work with says AIF President John Morris, along with his staff they have worked countless hours to design the 2012 AIF Championship ring for this year’s AIF winner the Cape Fear Heroes.
Founded in 1969, Signature Style Jewelry has come to the forefront of the industry in custom jewelry. Signature Style Jewelry is a leading online retailer of championship rings, class rings, corporate rings, military rings, and fashion jewelry. The company’s rapid growth over the years has come from their innovative and numerous options when it comes to customizing jewelry. Their aspirations to continually improve customer options are what make them different from the rest of the industry.
Chad Beeman of Signature Style Jewelry says Signature Style is excited about the opportunity to serve the AIF organization and be named the Official Provider for Championship Rings and Pendants. Signature looks forward to a long lasting relationship, and rewarding your Champions with the finest quality championship rings in the industry!
The Cape Fear Heroes scored early and often in the AIF Championship Game, dismantling the California Eagles 79-27.The undefeated Heroes (9-0) won their first AIF Championship this season becoming the second indoor football team in the region to win a national title. The Fayetteville Guard won its title in 2007.
The Heroes got off to a quick start offensively scoring 25 unanswered points and scoring on four of their six drives in the first half to take a 34-7 lead into halftime. Both quarterbacks Patrick Pickney and Garrett Sutphen had impressive games leading the Heroes offensive up and down the field at will most of the night.
The defense also got into the scoring action too with touchdowns from Clenton Cochran and J.R. Hair. The Heroes defense also sacked California's quarterbacks eight times, recording four safeties, and forcing three turnovers.
Charles Gunnings the head coach of the Heroes says the Heroes set many goals before the season started and players and coaches alike stayed on track and worked hard to achieve those goals by putting in countless hours of preparation on the practice field, in the weight room and in the film room. That dedication has paid off for the Heroes I could not be happier for these guys.
In a town known for its sports the Cape Fear Heroes now join a list of notable athletes and sporting accomplishments from the area. From Babe Ruth hitting his first home run in professional baseball in Fayetteville to being a hotbed for professional athletes including NFL players like Brad Edwards (Washington Redskins), Marvin Powell (New York Jets), Doug Wilkerson (San Diego Chargers), Joe Harris (Rams), Joe Horn (Atlanta Falcons), Donnell Wolford (Chicago Bears) as well as NFL owner Jerry Richardson and PGA golfer Raymond Floyd
Fayetteville’s North Carolina’s current and past professional championships.
American Indoor Football National Champions
(9 wins – 0 losses)
2007 Fayetteville Fireantz (Hockey Team)
Southern Professional Hockey League
2007 Fayetteville Guard (Arena Football Team)
Indoor Football Championship Bowl
1956 Fayetteville Highlanders (Baseball)
Carolina League Baseball Title
For Immediate Release
Effective May 17, 2012, the AIF indefinitely suspended the Ontario Warriors franchise from all AIF play, to include the final 2 games of the regular season as well as any playoff and All Star Classic participation.
This suspension is a result of numerous violations of the Membership Agreement and the AIF Operating Manual.
AIF National Director
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"Warriors Have The Best Defense"
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Ontario Warriors 101
Virginia Badgers 77
California Eagles 68
Maryland Reapers 50
Carolina Force 39
Cape Fear Heroes 39
Harrisburg Stampede 28
Macon Steel 14
Nevada Lynx 8
Tri-State Redhawks 6
North Alameda Knights 2
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