Cincinnati Commandos

Years of Existence: 2010-
Venue: Cincinnati Gardens (Cincinnati, OH)
2010 - CIFL Champions
2011 - CIFL Champions
Lifetime Record: 22-1
Home: 16-0
Away: 6-1
Playoffs: 4-0
Average Attendance: 3,180

The Cincinnati Commandos were an expansion team for 2010. The team's first home game was delayed 30 minutes, not due to some turf issue or a team not showing up, but because the arena needed to make room for more fans. 5,490 saw the team's debut win over Miami Valley 53-26. Ben Mauk quarterbacked the team, throwing for over 1,600 yards, 52 touchdowns, and just 14 picks. Dominick Goodman caught 18 of the scores, while Brandon Boehm grabbed ten more. Robert Redd also caught 14 scores. The team outscored opponentsi n the first quarter 138-31. At 9-1, the Commandos qualified as the top seed in the playoffs. The first rond game came against road-only team Miami Valley due to Marion folding. The Commandos won 48-24 and advanced to the title game against Wisconsin. The Commandos took the CIFL title in their first year, 54-40. Mauk returned at quarterback, but only for two games. Tyler Sheehan and George Murray took over, combining for 1,348 yards, 32 touchdowns and nine picks. Brandon Boehm again led the receiving corps with 335 yards and seven scores. George Murray also spent time at wide receiver, catching six scores. Sheehan, Greg Moore, and Derrick Moss combined for 18 of the team's 21 rushing scores. The Commandos only allowed 5 rushing touchdowns through their first nine regular season games. Four of the team's seven fumble recoveries were returned for touchdowns. In the semifinal round of the playoffs, Cincinnati reamed Chicago before defeating Marion for the third time on the year, 44-29, to clinch a second consecutive title.