Jacksonville Dixie Blues

The Jacksonville Dixie Blues are a women's American football team based in Jacksonville, Florida. Founded in 2001, they are currently members of the Women's Football Alliance (WFA), playing their home games on the campus of University Christian School.

Jacksonville Dixie Blues
SportWomen's Professional Tackle Football
Founded2001
LeagueWomen's Football Alliance
Team historyWAFL (2001)
WFA (2002)
IWFL (2004-2005)
WFL (2006-2007)
WFA (2009-present)
Based inJacksonville, Florida
StadiumUniversity Christian School
ColorsRoyal Blue, White, Neon Green
PresidentBrandi Bass
Head coachDarin Damron
Championships3 (2002, 2006, 2007)
Division titles9 (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015)

History

The Dixie Blues were a former member of the now disbanded Women's American Football League, where they were runners-up in the first championship game in 2001 and won the title in 2002. After the league disbanded, they joined the Women's Football Association; they won the league championship in 2003.[1] The league folded after that single season and the team spent the next two seasons in the Independent Women's Football League. The Dixie Blues then moved to the Women's Football League, where they won the 2006 and 2007 titles.

They were planning to join the National Women's Football Association in 2009, but have instead become one of the charter franchises in the Women's Football Alliance. So far, the Dixie Blues' WFA tenure has been extremely successful, winning three straight division titles. Until 2013, the Dixie Blues were the only WFA charter member never to have lost a regular-season game in league play. As of the end of the 2017 regular season, their current record stands at 136-24. The Dixie Blues begin their 18th season in April 2018.

Season-by-season

SeasonWLTFinishPlayoff results
Jacksonville Dixie Blues (WAFL)
20015503rd South AtlanticWon Atlantic Conference Semifinal (Indianapolis)
Won Atlantic Conference Championship (Tampa Bay)
Lost WAFL Championship (California)
Jacksonville Dixie Blues (WFA (2002))
2002910--Won Southern Conference Final (Orlando Fire)[2]
Won WFA Championship (Indianapolis)
Jacksonville Dixie Blues (IWFL)
2004510X-Team--
20058201st East South AtlanticLost Eastern Conference Semifinal (Atlanta)
Jacksonville Dixie Blues (WFL)
200610001st LeagueWon WFL Semifinal (Mississippi)
Won WFL Championship (Tennessee)
20076001st LeagueWon WFL Championship (Clarksville)
2008Did Not Play
Jacksonville Dixie Blues (WFA)
20098001st American SoutheastWon American Conference Semifinal (Austin)
Lost American Conference Championship (St. Louis)
20108001st National South CentralWon National Conference Quarterfinal (Central Florida)
Lost National Conference Semifinal (St. Louis)
20118001st National South AtlanticWon National Conference Quarterfinal (Miami)
Lost National Conference Semifinal (Indy)
20128001st WFA National 9Won National Conference Quarterfinal (Atlanta)
Lost National Conference Semifinal (Chicago)
Totals86150 (including playoffs)

* = current standing

2009

Season schedule

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 18 Emerald Coast Barracudas Home Won 64-16
May 2 New Orleans Blaze Away Won 46-0
May 9 Memphis Belles Home Won 34-20
May 30 Gulf Coast Riptide Away Won 49-36
June 6 Emerald Coast Barracudas Home Won 1-0**
June 13 New Orleans Blaze Home Won 42-0
June 20 Memphis Belles Away Won 34-6
June 27 Gulf Coast Riptide Home Won 37-14
July 11 Austin Outlaws (American Conference Semifinal) Home Won 55-14
July 25 St. Louis Slam (American Conference Championship) Away Lost 32-40

** = Won by forfeit

2010

Season schedule

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 10 Central Florida Anarchy Away Won 41-13
April 17 Central Florida Anarchy Home Won 29-7
April 24 Tampa Bay Pirates Away Won 63-0
May 1 Carolina Raging Wolves Home Won 45-6
May 8 Carolina Raging Wolves Away Won 48-16
May 15 Central Florida Anarchy Home Won 47-13
June 5 Tampa Bay Pirates Home Won 42-5
June 12 Carolina Raging Wolves Away Won 48-6
June 26 Central Florida Anarchy (National Conference Quarterfinal) Home Won 47-13
July 10 St. Louis Slam (National Conference Semifinal) Home Lost 26-52

2011

Standings

2011 South Atlantic Division
W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y-Jacksonville Dixie Blues8001.000328704-0---W8
Orlando Anarchy5300.6251681392-23.0W3
Gulf Coast Riptide3500.3751742160-45.0W1

Season schedule

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 2 Savannah Sabers Away Won 52-6
April 9 Palm Beach Punishers Home Won 42-12
April 16 Orlando Anarchy Away Won 42-7
April 30 Gulf Coast Riptide Away Won 21-14
May 14 Orlando Anarchy Home Won 49-0
May 21 Gulf Coast Riptide Home Won 43-0
June 11 Miami Fury Home Won 45-24
June 18 Tampa Bay Pirates Away Won 34-7
June 25 Miami Fury (National Conference Quarterfinal) Home Won 20-18
July 9 Indy Crash (National Conference Semifinal) Home Lost 0-42

2012

Season schedule

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 14 Miami Fury Away Won 20-0
April 21 Orlando Anarchy Home Won 31-3
April 28 Gulf Coast Riptide Home Won 49-6
May 5 Tampa Bay Inferno Away Won 35-6
May 19 Orlando Anarchy Away Won 33-6
June 2 Carolina Raging Wolves Away Won 46-0
June 9 Palm Beach Punishers Home Won 1-0**
June 16 Miami Fury Home Won 1-0**
June 30 Atlanta Phoenix (National Conference Quarterfinal) Home Won 49-41
July 7 Chicago Force (National Conference Semifinal) Away Lost 67-14

References

  1. "Vipers fall in title game". Indianapolis Star. Indianapolis, IN. January 21, 2003.
  2. Stellino, Vito (9 Feb 2003). "Dixie Champs". The Florida Times Union. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
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