Are you ready for some “women’s” football? It’s not September but some women’s teams have taken the field to kick off their spring seasons and it isn’t a fashion statement or for the faint-of-heart.
The local Music City Mizfits defeated the Knoxville Lightning, 36-14, on Saturday. The Mizfits, members of the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) played an interleague battle against the Lightning of the International Women’s Football League (IWFL) in Nashville. The WFA consists of 65 teams and one of the largest women’s tackle football leagues in the United States. The Mizfits are now 2-1 on the season and will play against the Tennessee Train this week in Harrison, Tennessee. The DC Divas (Division 1), St. Louis Slam (Division II) and Acadiana Zydeco (Division III) are the defending champions from last season. The IWFL lists 16 active teams in four divisions.
Indoor Football League (IFL) scores from April 14 & 15:
- Wichita Falls 81, Cedar Rapids 52
- Arizona 73, Salt Lake 60
- Spokane 36, Colorado 24
- Iowa 48, Nebraska 14
- Sioux Falls 55, Green Bay 33
The defending Arena Football League (AFL) champion, Philadelphia Soul and the expansion, Washington Valor, are the only undefeated teams after their first games. Washington defeated Baltimore 51-38 and Philadelphia edged Tampa Bay 56-52.
Here are the current standings in the National Arena League (NAL):
- Jacksonville Sharks (4-0)
- Monterrey Steel (3-0)
- Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (4-1)
- Columbus Lions (2-2)
- High Country Grizzlies (2-2)
- Georgia Firebirds (1-4)
- Corpus Christi Rage (0-4)
- Dayton Wolfpack (0-3)
Quarterback Nate Davis of the Amarillo Venom was named the Champions Indoor Football League (CIFL) Offensive Player of the Week. He had seven touchdowns and 188 total yards passing in Amarillo’s 70-63 win over the Texas Revolution.
Arena Pro Football (APF) – The Richmond Roughriders played their first home game of the season last weekend as they crushed the Birmingham Outlawz, 84-8. It was the first indoor game after a tw0-year absence in Richmond.
National Lacrosse League (NLL) – The Georgia Swarm clinched the East Division title with a 17-16 win over the Buffalo Bandits. The Saskatchewan Rush and Colorado Mammoths have clinched playoff spots in the West.
American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) – In the only games played last weekend: Atlanta Hustle 37, Nashville Nightwatch 27; Raleigh Flyers 25, Jacksonville Cannons 18.
USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) – Abar Gordon (Mesa, AZ) is the current men’s leading player. Natalie Aaron (Casa Grande, AZ) is the top-ranked player on the women’s rankings. This weekend’s tournaments will be the USAPA West Regional Tournament in St. George, Utah and the Low Country Pickleball Classic in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Pickleball combines the skills of tennis, badminton and ping pong. It is played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes.
USA Shuffleboard Association (USASA) – The team of Chuck Crouse and Robert Brooks finished first in the tournament held in Hemet, California on April 6th.
Alliance Football League (AFL) – Here at the current standings of the league:
- Knoxville Knights (5-1)
- Kentucky Patriots (5-1)
- Cleveland Storm (3-3)
- Appalachian Outlaws (3-3)
- Tri-State Wolves (2-4)
- Tennessee Warriors (0-6)