Upstate Dragons

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Upstate Dragons
Established 2017
Play in Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center
in Anderson, South Carolina
dragonsfootball17.com
Upstate Dragons helmet
Upstate Dragons logo
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League/conference affiliations

Supreme Indoor Football (2017)

American Arena League (2018–)
Personnel
Head coach Kent Merideth
Team history
  • Upstate Dragons (2017–present)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)

The Upstate Dragons are a professional indoor football team based out of Anderson, South Carolina, and play their home games at Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center. They are members of the American Arena League, the originated in Supreme Indoor Football as a travel team in 2017.

History[edit]

The team was originally based out of Greenville, South Carolina, and called the Greenville Dragons as a member of Supreme Indoor Football (SIF) for the 2017 season. However, the started using "Upstate" when they became a traveling team, the SIF recorded the Dragons had played six games, all losses, and finished last in the four-team league.[1]

After their first traveling season, the Dragons moved to Anderson when they got an arena lease for the 2018 season, at that time, the Dragons left the SIF and joined the new American Arena League (AAL) for its inaugural season.[2] The team had their first home game on March 31, 2018, against the Austin Wild, and AAL affiliated traveling team that had also come from the SIF where it had been known as the Cap City Bulls,[3] the Dragons lost 51–50.[4] The Dragons would get their first win against another AAL traveling team, the Peach State Cats, on April 7, the AAL had many canceled games during the season, leading to several reschedules, but when the Florida Tarpons decided to end their season early by not traveling for anymore away games, the Dragons also backed out of playing in the Tarpons' last home game for May 26.[5] The following week, the Dragons canceled their own home game, again against the Wild, citing injuries to its roster. By June 2, the organization announced they would also cancel their final game of the season.[4]

Season-by-season results[edit]

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff berth League leader
Season League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2017 SIF 4th