Bloomington Edge



Years of Existence: 2013-
Venue: US Cellular Coliseum (Bloomington, IN)
Accomplishments
2013
2014 -
2016 - Semifinal appearance
2017 - Playoff appearance
Lifetime Record: 25-26
Home: 14-10
Away: 11-16
Playoffs: 1-2
Average Attendance: 1,100

The Bloomington Edge were a charter member of the CPIFL. The team began the year with a 4-3 record, but would drop four of their last five. All five season wins came against teams that would not make the playoffs. Andre Raymond led the team in rushing with 389 yards and 19 scores, while three players spent significant time at quarterback. Andre Brown, David Knighton, and Jim Dupage combined to throw for 1,871 yards, 36 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions. Marcus Lewis led all wide receivers with 611 yards and 16 scores. Josh Morris and Caleb Young each returned a pick for a score and combined to intercept 11 passes. The Edge returned in 2014 and posted an identical 5-7 regular season record. The team had consistency at quarterback, with Charles Dowdell taking all snaps for the year. He threw for 2,416 yards and 43 touchdowns to 16 interceptions. Andre Raymond was again the team's rushing leader with 540 yards and 27 scores. Marcus Lewis led all receivers with 17 scores and 839 yards on 64 receptions. After a season low 20 points in an opening week 56-20 loss at Salina, the team would lose its next three games by a combined 15 points to Lincoln, Omaha, and Dodge City. With twenty seconds left, Lincoln hit on a 15 yard touchdown pass to win 54-50. A two point conversion try with twelve seconds left would doom the Edge to a 70-69 loss to Omaha. The Edge did have some better luck at Oklahoma, where they successfully defended a two point conversion try with 58 seconds left to win 59-58. Unfortunately, a 5-7 record was again not good enough to make the CPIFL playoffs. Bloomington returned to the CIF in 2016. Caleb Holbrook quarterbacked the rebooted franchise, throwing for 2,359 yards, 43 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also scored eleven times on the ground. His top target was Orlandus Harris, who caught 18 scores on 70 receptions. At 3-5, the Edge seemed doomed to miss the playoffs again, but did put together a four game winning streak to end the regular season to qualify for the playoffs and even a home game. A missed extra point returned for two points would be the difference in a second round playoff loss at Wichita. The 2017 team was again led by Caleb Holbrook, who this season threw for 2,115 yards, 43 touchdowns and 13 picks, strikingly similar to the 2016 campaign. He did, however, fumble six times. J.J. Hayes and Marcus Lewis led all receivers, with 16 and 17 scores respectively. After winning four of its first five games (and only losing to Omaha by five points), the Edge dropped four of their final six to end with a road playoff berth at Omaha. In that stretch, the team won one point games against West Michigan and Bismarck. The defense registered 28 sacks, but gave up an average of 50 points per game.