TEAM HISTORY

The Inglewood Blackhawks are a Professional Developmental Football team in the beautiful city of Inglewood and are members of the La Belle Developmental Football League.  The Blackhawks are here to provide a professional caliber of live action, hard-hitting football for our fans.  We are a community-based organization that would like to provide a very comfortable atmosphere for our fans and to also show our appreciation by giving back to our community. The Blackhawks are here to provide a higher level of football for players to fine-tune their skills and get their needed game film as they make an attempt to get to the next level of paid professional football. The Blackhawks are looking to put together a rich tradition that will attract scouts, sponsors, and media coverage. The Blackhawks will be going into their 19th year of operations in 2020. With a great reputation and fan base, the Blackhawks have been noticed and featured on several media outlets which include ESPN, Spike TV, The KTLA Morning News, Direct TV, KCAL9, CBS2, and the USA Network.

 

Owner, Tony Reid has set a great standard for Minor League Football in Southern California. In 2005, Reid was inducted into the Minor League Football Hall of Fame where he was honored as one of the top Executives on the West Coast. He has two Executive of the Year honors and a Far West Commissioner of the Year Award while being chosen as League Owner of the Year in 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016. In 2019, Reid won his 9th Coach of the Year Award as well.

 

The Blackhawks will continue to build one of the finest Developmental Professional Football teams in the nation. The Blackhawk management and their staff will work long hard hours to make the Spring 2020 season and beyond a memorable one. Together with our community, we will definitely be a winning combination.

 

2001 - 11-3 - Advanced to the CFA Championship Game against the Orange County Makos - Lost 16-13

Team MVP - (WR) Delfino Hernandez

 

2002 - 14-2 - Advanced to the CFA Championship Game against the West Coast Sharks - Lost 25-15 -

Team MVP - Ty Evans

 

2003 - 14-3 - Advanced to the CFA Championship Game against the San Gabriel Valley Rhinos - Won 26-20 (OT)

Team MVP - (WR) Brian Carter

 

2004 - 11-4 - Advanced to the CFA Championship Game against the San Gabriel Valley Rhinos - Lost 28-0

Team MVP - (LB) John Cousins

 

2005 - 12-5 - Advanced to the LCFL West Semi-Finals against the Long Beach Lions - Lost 21-15

Team MVP - (WR) Brian Carter

 

2006 - 19-3 - Advanced to the LCFL West Championship Game against the California Raiders - Won 47-6

Advanced to the FWFA Southern California Championship against the San Diego Thunder - Won 12-7

Advanced to the FWFA California State Championship Game against the Central Coast Barnstormers - Won 48-28

Advanced to the FWFA National Championship Game against the New Mexico Crush - Lost 31-24

Advanced to the LCFL National Championship Game against the Philadelphia Panthers - Won 20-14

Team MVP - (WR) Sirr Parker

 

2007 - 13-2 - Advanced to LCFL West Championship Game against the Foothill Firehawks - Lost 32-14

Team MVP - (QB) Damion Ward

 

2008 - 13-2 - Advanced to the LCFL West Championship Game against the San Diego Thunder - Lost 34-14

Team MVP - (QB) Damion Ward

 

2009 - 12-5 - Advanced to the LCFL West Championship Game against the North County Cobras - Lost 25-23 on last second field goal.

Team MVP - (ATH ) Rodney Connor

 

2010 - 17-1 - Advanced to the LCFL West Championship game against the Vegas Kings - Won 25-6.  Finished the season ranked as the #3 team in the United States.

Team MVP - (WR) Solomon Jones

 

2011 – 13-0 – Advanced to the LCFL West Championship game against the North County Cobras – Won 6-3.  Went on to play the New York Predators in the USFA/MLFN National Championship game in Deland, Florida and won 34-31 in a thriller. The Blackhawks became the first West Coast team to win the National Championship and have the #1 ranking in the nation since the 1994 Fresno Bandits.  The Blackhawks were also the first team in LCFL history to win back to back championships.

Team MVP - (LB) Roy Otis

 

2012 - 17-0 - Advanced to the LCFL Championship game against the Southern California Steelers - Won 27-24. Went on to play the California Raiders in the National Football Events/Western Football News National Championship game and won 44-24. The Blackhawks became the first West Coast team to win back to back National Championships.  The Blackhawks finish the season with a 39 game winning streak dating back to October 2, 2010, and the first team in Southern California to win 3 straight league championships.

Team MVP - (LB) Leon Friend

 

2013 - 16-2 - Advanced to the LCFL Championship for the 12th time in 13 years against the North County Cobras - Won 23-21 on a last-second field goal. The Blackhawks went on to defeat the Hollywood Stars in the Southern California Championship to finish the 2013 season as the #2 ranked team in the nation according to the United States Football Association Polls. The Blackhawks also had one of the longest winning streaks in the nation when it reached 47 games.

Team MVP - (LB) Roy Otis

 

2014 – 17-1 – Advanced to the LCFL Championship game against the So Cal Coyotes – Won 30-23. Went on to play the Connecticut Panthers in the USFA National Championship game in Deland, Florida and lost by the score of 32-15 to finish off the 2014 season.

Team MVP – (QB) Brandon Brooks

 

2015 - 14-3 - Advanced to the LCFL Championship game against the So Cal Coyotes - Lost 31-14. Finished the season ranked #11 in the nation.

Team MVP - (DB) Donyae Coleman

 

2016 – 7-3 – Advanced to the SCFL Championship game against the Vegas Trojans – Lost 28-23. Finished the season ranked #29 in the nation and #4 in the Western Region.

Team MVP – (DB) Brandon Smith

 

2017 (Spring) - 11-2 - Advanced to the Pac West Championship game against the Vegas Trojans - Lost 24-6 - Finished season as #2 ranked team in Southern California.

Team MVP - (ATH) - Brian Flowers

 

2017 (Fall) - 12-1 - The Blackhawks recorded an undefeated regular season with a 12-0 record before losing in the Semi-Finals to the So Cal Apaches 22-9. Finished ranked as the #4 team in the nation according to National Football Events. 

Team MVP - (QB) Nic Stephens

 

2019 - 14-0 - After taking the 2018 season off, the Blackhawks returned in major fashion and finished the season undefeated and won the LDFL Championship over the West Coast Lions by the score of 48-14. The Blackhawks finished the season as the #1 team in the Spring Polls.

Team MVP - (QB) Robert Fuller

 

Inglewood Blackhawks All-Time Record (As of June 5, 2019) - 263-43-0

 

 

 

Other Championship Accomplishments

9 Time L.A. Avengers Minor League Arena Football Champions - 31-3 - 2003 - Present

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