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Central Football League (American football)
Sport American football
Founded 1999
No. of teams 8
Country(ies)  United States
Most recent champion(s) Joplin Crusaders
Official website Official CFL Website

The Central Football League is a Semi-Professional Minor League football organization based out of Oklahoma. The league started play in 1999 it currently has teams from Arkansas,Kansas,Oklahoma, and Missouri.





  • Arkansas Golden Eagles
  • Arkansas Lions
  • Arkansas Warriors
  • Enid Enforcers
  • Joplin Crusaders
  • Kansas Cougars
  • Springfeild Missouri Mustangs
  • Tulsa Knights

Season begins March 6, 2010.


North Division

  • Enid Enforcers (9-1)
  • Joplin Crusaders (9-1)
  • Kansas (Newton) Cougars (6-3)
  • Arkansas (Springdale) Warriors (3-5)

South Division

  • Lawton Rebels (5-4)
  • Southern Oklahoma (Healdton) Roughnecks (2-6)
  • Arkansas (Paris) Golden Eagles (1-7)
  • Arkansas (Fort Smith) Lions (0-8)

2009 Championship
The 2009 CFL Championship was held in Tulsa, OK may 30, 2009. The Joplin Crusaders defeated the Enid Enforcers 20-15 for their fifth CFL championship.


North Division

  • Joplin Crusaders (11-0)
  • Arkansas (Springdale) Warriors (7-3)
  • Oklahoma (Claremore) Knights (6-4)
  • Enid Enforcers (5-4)
  • Kansas (Newton) Cougars (4-5)

South Division

  • Oklahoma (Stratford) Outlawz (7-4)
  • Oklahoma (Lawton) Rebels (5-5)
  • Southern Oklahoma (Healdton) Roughnecks (2-8)
  • River Valley (Panama) Buccaneers (2-8)
  • Arkansas (Fort Smith) Lions (0-9)

2008 Championship
The 2008 CFL Championship was played on May 17, 2008 in Tulsa, OK. The team with the better record was the home team. The Joplin Crusaders defeated the Oklahoma Outlawz 18-6.

2008 All Star Game
The 2008 All-Star Game will be played in Tulsa (hosted by the Oklahoma Knights) on May 31, 2008.


The 2007 CFL Season had a total of 12 teams take the field. The league broke into two divisions the Elite 12 North and South.

Elite 12 North

  • Joplin Crusaders (13-0)
  • Arkansas (Springdale) Warriors (8-4)
  • Oklahoma (Tulsa) Rhinos (5-6)
  • Kansas (Newton) Cougars (4-7)
  • Arkansas Panthers (3-7)
  • River Valley (Panama) Buccaneers (1-9)

Elite 12 South

  • North Texas Falcons (10-3)
  • Oklahoma (Sratford) Outlawz (9-3)
  • Oklahoma (Lawton) Rebels (7-4)
  • Oklahoma City Gunners (4-7)
  • Midwest City Force (2-8)
  • Ada Firestorm (0-10)

2007 Championship
The Championship game was held April 19, in Panama, Oklahoma at the River Valley Buccaneers home field. Where the Joplin Crusaders (North) beat the North Texas Falcons (South) 38-21

2007 All Star Game
The 2007 season of the CFL-Elite 12 wrapped up Saturday, June 2, with the All-Star Game, hosted by the Midwest City Force. 50-55 players converged on the Midwest City Field and divided up into the Red and Blue Squads. The Red squad posted two scores in the 1st half, to lead at the break 16-0. The 2nd half saw the Blue squad battle back to cut the score to 6-18, and after the Red squad scored again to go up 24-6, the Blue squad responded with a defensive INT for a TD and tacked on a 2 point conversion to make to score 24-14. The clock ran out on the blue as they were moving in to score again and the CFL-Elite 12’s season came to an exciting close, with the Red All-Stars defeating the Blue All-Stars 24-14.

Teams Currently in the CFL

  • Arkansas Golden Eagles
  • Arkansas Lions
  • Arkansas Warriors
  • Enid Enforcers
  • Joplin Crusaders
  • Kansas Cougars
  • Springfield Missouri Mustangs
  • Tulsa Knights

Past Champions

Year Champion team Defeated team
1999 Tulsa Stampede Yukon Thunder
2000 Oklahoma Panthers Lawton Big Guns
2001 Southwest Oklahoma Rebels Wichita Aztecas
2002 McAlester Bulls Stigler Panthers
2003 Joplin Crusaders Wichita Aztecas
2004 Joplin Crusaders Northern Oklahoma Rampage
2005 Oklahoma Rebels Joplin Crusaders
2006 Oklahoma Rebels Joplin Crusaders
2007 Joplin Crusaders North Texas Falcons
2008 Joplin Crusaders Oklahoma Outlawz
2009 Joplin Crusaders Enid Enforcers

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