Texas Revolution/Allen Wranglers/Arkansas Diamonds



Years of Existence: 2010-
Venues: Allen Events Center (Allen, TX), Alltel Arena (North Little Rock, AR)
Accomplishments
2010 Lone Star East Division champions, semifinal appearance
2011 - Lone Star Division champions, semifinal appearance
2012 - Playoff appearance
2013 -
2014 -
Lifetime Record: 42-36
Home: 22-16
Away: 20-20
Playoffs: 4-3
Average Attendance: 2,920

The Arkansas Diamonds joined the IFL after leaving the af2. Formerly, the Twisters, the Diamonds continued great success under the new name, going 11-3 in the regular season. The team consistently won low scoring games against teams in Texas and lost in its toughest challenge to Omaha, 71-33. The team averaged 37.5 points per game, while giving up 28.5 per game. The team only scored 41 touchdowns in the regular season. Willie Copeland was the leading quarterback among three players to play the position. He threw 14 touchdowns and 7 interceptions, while leading the team's ground game with six more scores. Steven Savoy caught ten touchdowns in the regular season. Brian Jones led the team in the playoffs, throwing for nine scores and three picks. Brett Smith caught six of the scores. In the first round of the postseason, the Diamonds hosted Corpus Christi, defeating them by a score of 44-29. The Diamonds then advanced to play in Amarillo, where they again won in big fashion, 46-31. The real test would come in Billings, against the defending champion Outlaws. The Outlaws led 34-20 at halftime and 53-26 after three quarters. A late Diamonds rally came up short, as Billings advanced to its second straight title game, 53-42. The Diamonds were sold and moved to Allen, Texas for the franchise's next year. Kewan Dewberry quarterbacked the team to a 10-4 regular season record and another division title. He threw for 1,894 yards, 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Robert Chase, James Jones, and Dedrick Poole led the wide receivers, catching 37 touchdowns and amassing 1,981 yards. Keithon Fleming led all rushers with seven scores. Joey Longoria picked ten of the team's thirty passes. The defense also recorded 30 sacks, with James Lancaster accounting for 14.5 of them. The Wranglers lost their home opener to West Texas, but would rebound for a 10-4 regular season finish. A pivotal game was a 52-51 victory over Amarillo, who played several close games all year. The Wranglers hosted the Wyoming Cavalry in round one of the playoffs, the two teams' first meeting all season. After Wyoming took an early 13-0 lead, the Wranglers clamped down for a 27-20 victory in a game that featured nine combined interceptions and a scoreless fourth quarter. The Wranglers then traveled to Fairbanks for a rematch with the Grizzlies. A 57-37 Grizzlies victory was avenged, as the Wranglers dropped 72 points on Fairbanks in a 72-54 victory. The Wranglers would then host the Intense Conference championship game against Tri-Cities. After winning the first quarter, 24-21, the Fever went on a 46-22 run to secure a spot in the United Bowl. With the score 50-39, Tri-Cities turned the ball over twice, but Allen could not capitalize. Four interceptions hindered Allen's game, but the Wranglers did make one of the best runs by a Texas-based franchise in the IFL. The team returned in 2012, led by several quarterbacks, including David Knighton and Casey Printers. The two combined for 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Darius Fudge rushed for 701 yards and 23 touchdowns. The team jumped out to a 5-1 start to the season, defeating Wichita twice. The team dropped a seven point decision to Sioux Falls and lost twice by a point to Wichita and Everett, the latter in overtime. The team qualified for the playoffs as the second seed, earning a home game against Wichita. The Wild kicked a last-second field goal to win 43-40. Following the 2012 season, the Allen Wranglers became the Texas Revolution. They remained in the same arena but with new ownership. In 2013, the team went 5-9 under their new moniker. The team was led by quarterback Marcus Jackson, who threw for 2,387 yards, 47 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Jackson also led the team in rushing with 18 scores. Keith Smith, Jordan Jolly, and Phillip Barnett caught twelve, eleven, and twelve touchdowns respectively. The team was held to 30 points or less in half of its games, but did put up 82 against Cedar Rapids in a ten point win. In 2014, the team took another unfortunate step back, winning just three games on the season. Offense was a problem again, as the team was held to 35 or fewer points in eight games. Jimmy Coy and Kewan Dewberry split time at quarterback, combining to throw for 1,973 yards, 39 touchdowns and ten picks. Indoor football veteran Clinton Solomon racked up 1,118 yards and 22 touchdowns on 90 catches. Frank Solomon Jr. picked eight passes on defense. Offensive line and quarterback play was a big problem, as opponents racked up 44 sacks on the Revolution. Five losses came by five points or less. The team did put a scare into Sioux Falls in the thirteenth game of the year, but the Storm pulled it out with 42 seconds left, 34-29.