2006 AF2 season

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2006 AF2 season
League AF2
Sport Arena football
Regular season
Season champions Spokane Shock
Playoffs
American champions Green Bay Blizzard
  American runners-up Florida Firecats
National champions Spokane Shock
  National runners-up Arkansas Twisters
ArenaCup VII
Champions Spokane Shock
  Runners-up Green Bay Blizzard
Finals MVP Kyle Rowley (QB, SPO)
AF2 seasons

The 2006 af2 season was the seventh season of the af2, the Arena Football League's minor league. It was preceded by 2005 and succeeded by 2007. The league champions were the Spokane Shock who capped off an impressive inaugural season with a win over the Green Bay Blizzard in ArenaCup VII.

League info

New teams Everett Hawks, Spokane Shock, Stockton Lightning, Tennessee Valley Vipers
Renamed / Relocated teams None
Defunct teams San Diego Riptide
Total teams 23

Standings

Team Overall Division
Wins Losses Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
American Conference
Eastern Division
Green Bay Blizzard 10 6 0.625 6 4 0.600
Manchester Wolves 9 7 0.562 7 5 0.583
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers 9 7 0.562 7 5 0.583
Louisville Fire 9 7 0.562 5 5 0.500
Quad City Steamwheelers 7 9 0.437 4 6 0.400
Albany Conquest 5 11 0.312 4 8 0.333
Southern Division
Florida Firecats 13 3 0.812 9 1 0.900
Memphis Xplorers 11 5 0.687 6 4 0.600
Macon Knights 8 8 0.500 6 4 0.600
Birmingham Steeldogs 7 9 0.437 4 6 0.400
Tennessee Valley Vipers 3 13 0.187 3 7 0.300
South Georgia Wildcats 3 13 0.187 2 8 0.200
National Conference
Midwestern Division
Tulsa Talons 11 5 0.687 7 4 0.634
Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz 11 5 0.687 7 4 0.634
Arkansas Twisters 10 6 0.625 6 4 0.600
Rio Grande Valley Dorados 7 9 0.437 5 5 0.500
Amarillo Dusters 4 12 0.250 4 6 0.400
Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings 3 13 0.187 2 8 0.200
Western Division
Spokane Shock 14 2 0.875 8 1 0.889
Central Valley Coyotes 12 4 0.750 8 3 0.728
Bakersfield Blitz 9 7 0.562 6 5 0.545
Stockton Lightning 5 11 0.312 2 9 0.189
Everett Hawks 4 12 0.250 3 9 0.250
  • Green indicates clinched playoff berth
  • Purple indicates division champion
  • Grey indicates best regular season record

Playoffs

                                   
Southaven, MS   Ashwaubenon, WI          
 6  Louisville  61
 3  Memphis  50
 3  Memphis  83     Estero, FL
 2  Green Bay  67  
American Conference
Manchester, NH  2  Green Bay  60
Estero, FL
   1  Florida  47  
 5  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton  47 American Conference Championship
 4  Manchester  39
 4  Manchester  55   San Juan, PR
 1  Florida  40  
Round 1  
Conference Semifinals
Oklahoma City, OK  A2  Green Bay  34
Tulsa, OK
   N1  Spokane  57
 5  Arkansas  47 ArenaCup VII
 5  Arkansas  53
 4  Oklahoma City  43     Spokane, WA
 2  Tulsa  51  
National Conference
Fresno, CA  5  Arkansas  30
Spokane, WA
   1  Spokane  48  
 6  Bakersfield  45 National Conference Championship
 6  Bakersfield  47
 3  Central Valley  37  
 1  Spokane  50  


ArenaCup VII

ArenaCup VII
1 2 3 4 Total
Spokane 7 34 6 10 57
Green Bay 7 7 14 6 34
Date August 26, 2006
Arena Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, San Juan, Puerto Rico
MVP Kyle Rowley, QB-Spokane (Offensive)
Neil Purvis, OL/DL-Spokane (Defensive)
Kevin Beard, WR/DB-Spokane (Ironman)
Attendance 5,658

ArenaCup VII was the 2006 edition of the af2's championship game, pairing the Green Bay Blizzard of the American Conference with the Spokane Shock of the National Conference. The Shock rode the arm of Offensive Player of the Game Kyle Rowley and a stout defense to a decisive victory over the Blizzard 57-34. The win by the Shock capped a wildly successful inaugural season that saw them go 14-2 in the regular season and become the first-ever af2 expansion team to advance to and win the ArenaCup in their first year of existence.

Game stats/notes

  • Rowley completed 29-of-36 passes for 264 yards and six touchdowns, all of which were game-highs.
  • Shock DS Rob Keefe was awarded the Cutters Catch of the Game as a result of his one-handed interception off a James MacPherson pass attempt deep in Spokane territory.
  • Shock WR/DB Kevin Beard set game-highs in receiving with 13 receptions for 122 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Shock head coach Chris Siegfried earned his 57th win as an af2 head coach with the ArenaCup victory, the most in league history at the time. His record was eventually tied in week 17 of the 2007 season, and broken in the first round of the 2007 playoffs by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers coach Rich Ingold.
  • The Shock capped off their inaugural season with a 17-2 overall record.
  • Green Bay finished the 2006 season with a 12-7 overall record and the team's first-ever American Conference Championship.

External links

  • 2006 af2 season
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