Wichita Wild



Years of Existence: 2013
Venue: Hartman Arena (Park City, KS)
Accomplishments
2013 CPIFL Champions
2014 - CPIFL Champions
Lifetime Record: 24-4
Home: 15-0
Away: 9-4
Playoffs: 4-0
Average Attendance: 2.956

The Wichita Wild left the IFL for the CPIFL in 2013. Veteran Wild player Rocky Hinds quarterbacked the team again, this year throwing for 1,939 yards, 49 touchdowns and 13 picks. Joe Kassanavoid caught 20 scores and 655 yards. Tim Simmons caught 66 balls for 517 yards and 13 scores. Tywon Hubbard netted 626 yards on the ground and 17 scores. The team went 10-2 on the regular season, outscoring the opposition by an average of 51-27. The Kansas City Renegades surprised the team with a 40-36 defeat mid-season. The Wild were the second seed for the playoffs and met the Omaha Beef for the first time all year, holding off a late rally for a 31-25 victory. The Wild hosted Salina for the first ever CPIFL title, as Salina upset top seeded Sioux City. The Wild got out to a 21-0 lead and never looked back en route to a 47-34 championship win. Rocky Hinds returned in 2014 to try and defend the Wild's title. This year, he threw for 1,960 yards, 47 touchdowns and seven picks, nearly identical to his 2013 stats. Joe Kassanavoid was again the leading receiver with 16 touchdowns and Jarrel Kelly became the other main target, hauling in 15 scores. Kendrick Harper picked eight passes off and returned one for a touchdown. The Wild defense also held opponents to a record low 5/32 on fourth down conversions. In four games the Wild held opponents to 14 points or less, losing a 13-11 decision at Salina in a near record low scoring game in all of indoor football history. Wichita took the top seed for the playoffs and was in line to defend their title. With seconds left in their game against Dodge City, the Law led 31-30 and were on the verge of an enormous upset for the new team. However, a 51 yard field goal for Erensto Lacayo went through the uprights, getting the Wild to the Champions Bowl for the second straight year as time expired. Wichita hosted Sioux City for the title game and took a 30-7 lead early in the second quarter. The Bandits did get back in the game, but Wichita's built up lead was too much and Wichita defended their title with a 46-41 win.