Wichita Force Information

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Wichita Force
Current season
Established 2014
Play in Intrust Bank Arena
in Wichita, Kansas
WichitaForce.com
Wichita Force logo
League/conference affiliations
Champions Indoor Football ( 2015–present)
  • Northern Division (2016)
  • South Conference (2017–2018)
  • North Conference (2019–)
Team colorsBlack, yellow, white
              
Personnel
General managerBrian Turner
Head coachRick Lee
Jerry Taylor
Team history
  • Wichita Force (2015–present)
Championships
League championships (1)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (1)
Playoff appearances (3)
Home arena(s)

The Wichita Force are a professional indoor football team based in Wichita, Kansas. They are members of the Champions Indoor Football league. The team was founded in 2014 as an expansion franchise. [1] The Force's home games are played at Intrust Bank Arena.

History

For the inaugural 2015 season, the Force hired former Wichita Wild head coach Paco Martinez. [2] The Force opened the season with a home loss to the Salina Bombers, [3] then regrouped to win four consecutive games in a five-week span. [4] [5] After that stretch, results have been mixed with road losses to the two teams that would end up playing in the Champions Bowl— Texas Revolution and Sioux City Bandits—then, a home win over the Salina Bombers, and a road win over the Dodge City Law. [6] [7]

In 2017, the Force underwent an ownership change and head coach Martinez was fired after three seasons with the team. [8] He was replaced by Morris Lolar as the head coach and Stuart Schake was named general manager for the 2018 season. [9] Brian Turner was named general manager for the 2019 season, [10] but head coach Lolar left for a position with Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League and Rick Lee and Jerry Taylor were named co-coaches in March 2019.

Season-by-season results

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff berth League leader
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2015 2015 CIF 3rd [a] 8 4 0 Lost Semifinal 27–39 ( Texas)
2016 2016 CIF Northern 1st 10 2 0 Won Divisional Championship 52–51 ( Bloomington)
Won Champions Bowl II 48–45 ( Amarillo)
2017 2017 CIF South 6th 7 5 0
2018 2018 CIF South 4th 4 8 0 Lost Conference Semifinal ( Duke City) 39–50
2019 2019 CIF North 4th 2 10 0
Totals 31 29 0 All-time regular season record (2015–2019)
2 2 All-time postseason record (2015–2019)
33 31 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2015–2019)
  1. ^ During the 2015 season, the CIF did not have divisions. Listed finish is each team's position in the overall league standings.

Roster

Wichita Force roster
Quarterbacks
  •  8 Joe Hubener
  •  12 Daren Ross Jr.

Running backs

  •  2 Dontaye Rivera
  •  6 Mikhail Lindsay

Wide receivers

  •  5 Jack Tomlinson
  • 10 Montero Dubose
  •  13 Gary Jolivet Jr.
  •  7 Adrian Palmore
  •  9 Torrey Gill
Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

  • 22 Michael Bell
  • 11 Francis Tusa
  • 51 David Powell
  • 3 Chaquil Reed
  • 29 Ian Knight


Linebackers
  • 1 Marcus Carter


Defensive backs

  • 20 Zach Miller
  •  4 Kionce Roberts
  • 24 Sean Kelley
  • 21 Evan Ray
  • 19 Hunter Jameson
  • 43 John DePalma

Special teams

  • 23 Jordan Drake


Reserve lists


Rookies in italics
Roster updated May 21, 2018
25 Active, 2 Inactive

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References

  1. ^ Suellentrop, Paul (August 21, 2014). "Indoor football to return with same players, coach – but with new name, owner, league". The Wichita Eagle. Wichita, KS: The McClatchy Company. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Heck, Josh (March 2, 2015). "Wichita Force launch new era of indoor football". Wichita Business Journal. Wichita, KS: Advance Publications. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
  3. ^ Lutz, Jeffrey (February 28, 2015). "Salina rallies past Force football team in inaugural game". The Wichita Eagle. Wichita, KS: The McClatchy Company. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  4. ^ "Beef come up short against Wichita". Omaha World-Herald. Omaha, NE: Berkshire Hathaway. April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  5. ^ Adame, Tpny (April 3, 2015). "Wichita Force grabs fourth straight win". The Wichita Eagle. Wichita, KS: The McClatchy Company. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  6. ^ Seminoff, Kirk (May 8, 2015). "Force knocks off league-leading Dodge City 52-49". The Wichita Eagle. Wichita, KS: The McClatchy Company. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  7. ^ Curtis, John (May 9, 2015). "Law early miscues lose to Force". Dodge City Daily Globe. Dodge City, KS: GateHouse Media. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  8. ^ "Paco Martinez out as head coach of the Force". KWCH. August 11, 2017.
  9. ^ "Stuart Schake named General Manager of Force". Wichita Force. September 11, 2017.
  10. ^ "Contact Wichita Force Football". Wichita Force Football. October 23, 2018.

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