Richmond Revolution



Years of Existence: 2010-2011
Venue: Ashe Center (Richmond, VA)
Accomplishments
2010 Atlantic East division champions, playoff appearance
2011 -
Lifetime Record: 16-13
Home: 9-6
Away: 7-7
Playoffs: 0-1
Average Attendance: 3,055

The Richmond Revolution was a brand new IFL team in 2010. The league headquarters was also in Richmond. The team was quarterbacked by Bryan Randall. He threw for 2,195 yards, 61 scores, and 16 picks. He also led the running game with 12 rushing scores. Damon Thompson was the leading wide receiver with 20 scores. The team won 13 of its 14 regular season games, with the only loss coming on the road to Rochester. The team qualified as the first overall seed in the playoffs and hosted Rochester in the first round. The two teams played in their final regular season games, as well, with Richmond winning 46-33. However, Rochester was able to win a 26-24 playoff contest. The Revolution scored just three points in the second half of the game. The Revolution returned in 2011, but many of the players and coaches left the team to go to the SIFL Richmond Raiders. The Revolution were also forced to play outdoors for all of their home games, as the Ashe Center was under construction until 2012. The Revolution were quarterbacked in large part by Monte Purvis, who threw for 1,000 yards, 17 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Purvis also led the team on the ground, racing for 400 yards and eight touchdowns. Wide receivers Scorpio Brown and Josh Crawford combined to score 18 times and amass 884 yards. Daninelle Derricott led the defense with five interceptions. The Revolution defense only managed ten sacks. Five of the team's eleven losses came by eight or fewer points. However, the most interesting game of 2011 for the struggling franchise was the final game of the regular season played at home against Reading. The game was played in a driving rainstorm, in which lightning struck and shorted out the scoreboard before a kickoff that was delayed by approximately 75 minutes. Torrential downpours also took out live stats and kept the America One camera crew from covering the game. Richmond returned a missed field goal for a touchdown in the first half and ultimately won the game 21-14 after losing in Reading 46-7 just seven days prior. The team folded following the 2011 season.