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Miami Fury

Miami Fury
Founded 2000
League WPFL (2000-2001)
IWFL (2003-2010)
WFA (2011-present)
Team history Miami Fury (2000-present)
Based in Miami, Florida
Stadium North Miami Athletic Stadium
Colors Aqua, orange, white, black
Owner(s) Gayla Harrington
Head coach Thomas Fanakos
Championships 0
Division titles 3 (2001 WPFL, 2003 IWFL, 2011 WFA)

The Miami Fury is a football team in the Women's Football Alliance. Based in Miami, Florida, the Fury plays its home games at North Miami Athletic Stadium.

History

2000

The Fury was formed as a charter member of the Women's Professional Football League when it started full-league play in 2000 (previously, it had just been a barnstorming venture between the Lake Michigan Minx and the Minnesota Vixen). The Fury were placed in the National Conference South Division alongside their in-state rivals the Daytona Beach Barracudas and the Tampa Tempest. In their inaugural season, the Fury finished with a 3-4 record, in-between the undefeated Barracudas (6-0) and the winless Tempest (0-6).

2001

2001 was a much better year for the Fury, as the team started with a 3-1 record. However, due to the September 11 attacks, the remainder of the regular season was cancelled, and despite four forfeit wins in the Fury's favor, they did not get a chance to compete for the Championship. The official record books show 7-1 as the Fury's final record

2002

The Fury took the year off to reorganize and get ready for their move to the Independent Women's Football League.

2003

In their first season in the IWFL, the Fury finished with a 5-1 record which was good for the Eastern Conference South Atlantic Division title, finishing ahead of their rivals the Tampa Bay Terminators and Orlando Starz. However, for undetermined reasons, the Fury forfeited their first-round playoff game to the Bay State Warriors.

2004 & 2005: The X-Team Years

In 2004 and 2005, the Fury played as an IWFL exhibition team ("X-Team"). Not much is known about their time in the X-Team circuit.

2006

2006 marked the Fury's return to full-time seasonal play. They picked up right where they left off, finishing with a 7-1 record good for second place in the South Atlantic Division. Unfortunately, their playoff run would end soon after it began after a 14-8 loss to their old WPFL rivals the New York Sharks in the first round.

2007

The Fury finished third place in the South Atlantic Division with a 3-5 record.

2008

Once again, the Fury finished third place in the South Atlantic Division with a 3-5 record.

2009

Yet again, the Fury finished third place in the South Atlantic Division, only this time with a 6-2 record.

2010

For the fourth consecutive season, the Fury finished third place in the Southeast Division, with a 5-3 record this time around.

2011

For the 2011 season, the Fury joined the Women's Football Alliance, joining the Jacksonville Dixie Blues, Gulf Coast Riptide, Orlando Anarchy, and Tampa Bay Pirates as teams representing the Sunshine State. Also, longtime IWFL rival the Palm Beach Punishers made the move to the WFA.

That season proved to be a return to their dominant ways, winning the Coastal Division title with a 7-1 record (their first title since 2003) and reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2006. However, their playoff run was as short-lived as before, losing to the Jacksonville Dixie Blues in the first round by a score of 20-18.

Season-By-Season

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Miami Fury (WPFL)
2000 3 4 0 2nd NC South --
2001 7 1 0 1st NC South Playoffs Cancelled due to September 11 attacks
2002 Did Not Play
Miami Fury (IWFL)
2003 5 1 0 1st EC South Atlantic Forfeited Divisional Playoffs (Bay State)
2004 X-Team: Results Unknown/Not Counted
2005
2006 7 1 0 2nd EC South Atlantic Lost EC First Round (New York)
2007 3 5 0 3rd EC South Atlantic --
2008 3 5 0 3rd EC South Atlantic --
2009 6 2 0 3rd EC South Atlantic --
2010 5 3 0 3rd EC Southeast --
Miami Fury (WFA)
2011 7 1 0 1st NC Coastal Lost National Conference Quarterfinal (Jacksonville)
2012 0 8 0 5th National Division 9
Totals 46 34 0 (including playoffs, not including X-Team seasons)

Roster

2009

Season Schedule

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 11 Orlando Mayhem Away Won 21-0
April 25 Palm Beach Punishers Home Won 44-0
May 2 Houston Energy Away Won 21-0
May 16 Orlando Mayhem Home Won 27-6
May 23 Atlanta Xplosion Home Lost 12-16
May 30 Dallas Diamonds Away Lost 8-41
June 6 Orlando Mayhem Home Won 18-0
June 13 Palm Beach Punishers Away Won 53-0

2010

Season Schedule

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 3 Palm Beach Punishers Away Won 40-9
April 17 H-Town Texas Cyclones Home Won 2-0**
April 24 Atlanta Xplosion Away Lost 0-39
May 2 Palm Beach Punishers Home Won 41-0
May 8 Houston Energy Away Lost 0-1***
May 16 Palm Beach Punishers Home Won 55-0
May 30 Atlanta Xplosion Home Lost 0-1***
June 5 Palm Beach Punishers Away Won 14-6

** = Won by forfeit *** = Forfeited

2011

Standings

2011 Coastal Division
W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y-Miami Fury 7 1 0 0.875 302 89 4-0 --- W1
Palm Beach Punishers 5 3 0 0.625 164 96 2-2 2.0 L1
Tampa Bay Pirates 2 6 0 0.250 95 160 0-4 5.0 L6

Season Schedule

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 2 Carolina Raging Wolves Home Won 62-0
April 9 Gulf Coast Riptide Home Won 52-14
April 16 Atlanta Heartbreakers Away Won 72-0
April 30 Tampa Bay Pirates Away Won 32-0
May 14 Palm Beach Punishers Home Won 12-9
May 21 Tampa Bay Pirates Home Won 34-21
June 11 Jacksonville Dixie Blues Away Lost 24-45
June 18 Palm Beach Punishers Away Won 14-0
June 25 Jacksonville Dixie Blues (National Conference Quarterfinal) Away Lost 18-20

2012

Season schedule

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 14 Jacksonville Dixie Blues Home
April 21 Atlanta Phoenix Home
April 28 Orlando Anarchy Away
May 5 Palm Beach Punishers Home
May 19 Palm Beach Punishers Away
June 2 Tampa Bay Inferno Home
June 9 Gulf Coast Riptide Away
June 16 Jacksonville Dixie Blues Away

External links

  • Miami Fury
  • Miami Fury Football Fan Site
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