Warrior Wildfire

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The Warrior Wildfire (also called the Warrior City Wildfire and sometimes the Birmingham Wildfire) was a semi-professional football team based in Warrior which went undefeated in its sole season as a member of the American Division of the Atlanta, Georgia-based Southern Football League. The Wildfire won the league championship 3-0 against the National Division champion Forest Park Vikings from the Atlanta area.

The Wildfire was owned by Leslie Olive of Atlanta and coached by Todd Pelkey. The team played its home games at Warrior Elementary School. A portion of ticket sales was donated to the Warrior Youth Sports League.

For the 2009 season Olive will own the Birmingham Wildfire which will compete in the Southern Conference of the LaBelle Community Football League. The Alabama Warriors of the Premier Football League began play at Warrior in 2009.

2008 season (10-0), SFL Champions

  • July 12: Wildfire 31 - East Alabama Raiders 2 at Warrior
  • July 19: Wildfire 37 - North Georgia Bulldogs 7 at Warrior
  • July 26: Wildfire defeated Western Carolina Eagles by forfeit
  • August 9: Wildfire 33 - Alabama Avengers 6 at Warrior
  • August 16: Wildfire 44 - North Georgia 6 at Warrior
  • September 6: Wildfire 50 - Alabama 8 at Gadsden
  • September 13: Wildfire 23 - East Alabama 0 at Boaz
  • September 20: Wildfire defeated Western Carolina by forfeit
  • Playoff round 2 (October 4): Wildfire 41 - North Georgia 12 at Warrior
  • Championship (October 18): Wildfire 3 - Forest Park (Georgia) Vikings 0


  • Jaffe, Dana (July 11, 2008) "Warrior hopes to bring back youth program through hosting Birmingham Wildfire games." Birmingham News
  • Segrest, Doug (July 12, 2008) "Former high school, college players keep dreams of pro football career alive in semi-pro league." Birmingham News

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