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Abilene Ruff Riders
Abilene Bombers
Established 2006
Folded 2013
Played in Abilene, Texas
at the Taylor County Expo Center
www.bombers.biz
Abilene Bombers logo
League/conference affiliations
Intense Football League (2007-2008)

Indoor Football League (2009-2010)

  • Intense (2009-2010)
    • Lone Star (2009)
    • Lonestar West (2010)

Southern Indoor Football League (2011)

  • Western (2011)
    • Southwest (2011)
Lone Star Football League (2012-2013)
Team colorsNavy, Action Green, White
              
MascotBee-1
Personnel
Owner(s)BCPSA, LLC.
Head coachJoe Brannen
Team history
Katy Ruff Riders (2007-2008)
Abilene Ruff Riders (2009-2012)
Abilene Bombers (2013)
Championships
League championships (0)
0
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
0
Home arena(s)
Leonard E. Merrell Center (2007-2008)
Taylor County Expo Center (2009-2013)

The Abilene Bombers were a professional indoor football team. The Bombers played their home games at the Taylor County Expo Center, in Abilene, Texas.

Team history

The Bombers began play as the Katy Ruff Riders, a 2007 expansion team of the Intense Football League. They originally played their home games at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. The Bombers relocated to Abilene, Texas at the conclusion of their 2008 Intense Football League season.[1] From then on they were known as the Abilene Ruff Riders. On February 4, 2010, the Ruff Riders were purchased by a local ownership group.[2] After the conclusion of their 2010 season, the team joined the Southern Indoor Football League. After the conclusion of their 2011 season, the team joined the Lone Star Football League. On April 17, 2012, the team changed its name and logo to the Abilene Bombers. They were later owned by BCPSA, LLC. In 2012, they joined the Lone Star Football League. They barely clinched a playoff spot with a 6-7 record, only to fall to the Amarillo Venom in the playoffs 70-40.

Final roster

2008 season schedule

Date Opponent Location Result
Sunday, March 9 Frisco Thunder Frisco, Texas L 66-63
Saturday, March 15 Fairbanks Grizzlies Fairbanks, Alaska W 75-61
Saturday, March 29 Louisiana Swashbucklers Lake Charles, Louisiana L 89-26
Saturday, April 12 Louisiana Swashbucklers Katy, Texas L 80-45
Saturday, April 26 Louisiana Swashbucklers Lake Charles, Louisiana L 70-24
Sunday, May 4 CenTex Barracudas Katy, Texas L 79-62
Monday, May 12 San Angelo Stampede Express Katy, Texas W 42-20
Saturday, May 17 CenTex Barracudas Katy, Texas W 72-63
Saturday, May 24 Frisco Thunder Katy, Texas W 57-43
Saturday, May 31 CenTex Barracudas Belton, Texas L 63-61
Monday, June 9 Louisiana Swashbucklers Katy, Texas L 45-38
Saturday, June 14 Corpus Christi Hammerheads Katy, Texas W 48-41
Saturday, June 21 San Angelo Stampede Express San Angelo, Texas L 51-48
Saturday, June 28 Odessa Roughnecks Odessa, Texas L 74-61

2009 season schedule

Date Opponent Location Result
Monday, Mar 30 Odessa Roughnecks (exhibition game) Odessa, Texas W 36-33
Monday, April 6 Odessa Roughnecks Abilene, Texas W 39-24
Saturday, April 11 Omaha Beef Abilene, Texas L 52-46
Saturday, April 18 Corpus Christi Hammerheads Corpus Christi, Texas W 33-27
Saturday, April 25 San Angelo Stampede Express Abilene, Texas W 59-20
Saturday, May 2 Wichita Wild Park City, Kansas L 49-33
Saturday, May 9 El Paso Generals El Paso, Texas L 58-36
Saturday, May 16 Corpus Christi Hammerheads Abilene, Texas W 48-37
Saturday, May 23 El Paso Generals Abilene, Texas W 45-35
Saturday, May 30 Corpus Christi Hammerheads Abilene, Texas L 27-22
Saturday, June 13 Odessa Roughnecks Odessa, Texas W 40-27
Saturday, June 20 Corpus Christi Hammerheads Corpus Christi, Texas L 44-35
Saturday, June 27 San Angelo Stampede Express San Angelo, Texas L 56-32
Saturday, July 4 Odessa Roughnecks Abilene, Texas W 43-27
Saturday, July 11 Odessa Roughnecks Odessa, Texas W 40-32
Saturday, July 18 (playoffs) San Angelo Stampede Express Abilene, Texas L 37-34

Season-by-season

Season records
Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Katy Ruff Riders (Intense)
2007 7 7 0 5th League -
2008 5 9 0 7th League -
Abilene Ruff Riders (IFL)
2009 9 5 0 2nd Intense Lone Star Lost Round 1 (San Angelo)
2010 2 12 0 3rd Intense Lone Star -
Abilene Ruff Riders (SIFL)
2011 4 8 0 4th WC Southwest -
Abilene Ruff Riders (LSFL)
2012 4 8 0 7th LSFL -
2013 6 6 0 4th LSFL Lost LSFL Semifinals (Amarillo)
Totals 37 57 0 (including playoffs)

References

  1. ^ Doug Myers (September 26, 2008). "Indoor football a '99 percent' chance in Abilene". www.reporternews.com. bilene Reporter-News. Retrieved 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Sam Waller (February 4, 2010). "Local partnership group agrees to buy Ruff Riders". www.reporternews.com. Abilene Reporter-News. Retrieved 2010.[permanent dead link]

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