Amarillo Venom

Years of Existence: 2012-
Venue: Cal Farley Coliseum (Amarillo, TX)
2012 - LSFL Champions
2013 - LSFL Champions
2014 -
Lifetime Record: 27-14
Home: 17-4
Away: 9-10
Neutral: 1-0
Playoffs: 4-0
Average Attendance: 3,500

After leaving the IFL, the Amarillo Venom joined the LSFL for the 2012 season. Nate Davis led the team at quarterback. He threw for 2,409 yards, 53 touchdowns and 13 picks. DuVaughn Flagler led all receivers with 91 catches, 1,228 yards, and 30 touchdowns. Darius Battles led a defense that picked 38 passes with nine of his own. The defense also held teams to a 32% third down conversion rate and 34% on fourth down. With the Houston Stallions folding, Amarillo became the top seed in the playoffs after winning their final six regular season games. In the semifinal playoff game against West Texas, Nate Davis threw three picks, but his five touchdowns were enough for a 56-42 victory. The team advanced to the LSFL championship game at a neutral site in San Angelo against Rio Grande Valley. After going 1-2 against the Magic in the regular season, the Venom blasted Rio Grande Valley 62-40. The two teams played a scoreless first quarter. Davis threw for seven touchdowns Raymon Johnson was on the receiving end of three of these. The Venom closed out the Magic with a 40-20 second half. Nate Davis returned for the 2013 season with a new cast of players around him. He threw for 1,721 yards, 44 touchdowns and just four interceptions in the regular season. Raymond Johnson caught 17 scores, while Doug Johnson got 18. Davis was Mr. Do Everything for the team, as he also ran for six touchdowns and even made two interceptions. The defense remained stout, allowing opponents to convert just 37 of 77 third downs. The offense allowed only ten sacks all year long. The team compiled a 10-2 regular season and was again the top seed for the playoffs. Amarillo dropped 35 points on Abilene in the first quarter of their semifinal match and never looked back from a 35-6 lead. The 70-42 win put Amarillo back in the title game, this time against Laredo. Laredo led 21-7 after a quarter, but Amarillo battled back to win the second quarter 28-6. Davis ran for four touchdowns and passed for three more in a thrilling 70-69 repeat title victory for the Venom. The Venom returned for the 2014 season and went 5-7 in the regular season. The team defeated West Texas and New Mexico twice, along with Rio Grande Valley once. Statistics for the season were incomplete.