Birmingham Wildfire

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This article is about the LCFL team, for the 2008 SFL champions, see Warrior Wildfire.
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The Birmingham Wildfire was a minor league professional football team that competed in the Southern Conference of the LaBelle Community Football League in 2009. The team president was former Warrior Wildfire owner Leslie Olive, who also served as director of the Southern Conference. The Wildfire played its home games at Legion Field, which began with an exhibition double-header on June 6. Patti LaBelle, who founded the league in 2003 with business manager Damascene Pierre Paul, was scheduled to perform the national anthem, but had to cancel because of illness. She previously had put on a free concert at Boutwell Auditorium on March 14 to promote the league.

In January 2010, an announcement was made on the Wildfire website saying the team would not be returning for a second season. Many of the players moved to two minor-league teams in northern Jefferson County, the Alabama Warriors in Warrior and the Central Alabama Devil Dawgs in Corner.

Mike Clements, who played collegiately at the University of Alabama, was the head coach. He was assisted by offensive consultant Dieter Brock, wide receivers coach Tyrone Prothro, offensive line coach Dennis Alexander, defensive backs coach Lewis Sanders and defensive coach Mark Melvin. The Birmingham Wildfire's dance team was called The Heat.

2009 Season Results

  • March 7 & 21: player tryouts at Legion Field
  • June 6: Wildfire 38 - Philadelphia Panthers 0 at Legion Field
  • June 27: Wildfire 6 - Georgia Tigers 0 at Columbus, Ga (forfeit win)
  • July 11: Wildfire 67 - Memphis Panthers 6 at Legion Field
  • July 18: Wildfire 69 - Georgia Crush 6 at Legion Field
  • July 25: Wildfire 45 - Louisiana Storm 7 at New Orleans, Louisiana
  • August 1: Wildfire 30 - Pensacola Lightning 3 at Legion Field
  • August 8: Wildfire 35 - Southern California Steelers 16 at Legion Field
  • August 22: Wildfire 6 - Port City Monarchs 0 at Mobile, Ala (forfeit win)
  • August 29: Wildfire 31 - Georgia Crush 0 at Macon, Ga
  • September 13: Wildfire 6 - Louisiana Storm 0 at Legion Field (forfeit win)
  • September 19: Pensacola Lightning 17 - Wildfire 14 at Pensacola, Florida
  • October 3: Pensacola Lightning 34 - Wildfire 31 (6 OT) Southern Conference Championship at Legion Field


Wildfire numerical roster is as follows, including position, stats, and collegiate experience:


  • Natta, André (February 26, 2009) "Birmingham Wildfire tryouts upcoming." The Terminal

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