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Corpus Christi Rage calls it quits

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The National Arena League suffered the loss of a team on Thursday before their season officially ended. The Corpus Christi Rage has ceased operations.

The team, which began play during the inaugural season of the NAL, played their games at the American Bank Center. The team was winless this season.

Corpus Christi Rage

Corpus Christi Rage

They finished their season with an 0-9 record. Their Friday night game with the High Country Grizzlies has been canceled.

According to KRIS-TV, the season “[was] filled with many downers, they were pretty much blown out in every game and attendance was dismal.” The TV station said the team averaged less than 500 fans per game.

The team only played in one close game on May 15, 2017. They lost 33-30 to the Monterrey Steel. The opponents were averaging 69.3 points, while the Rage were averaging 18.4 points.

The team was coached by Steven Fillmore. Leonard Harris was the GM and Eric Smith served as the owner and team president.

The team is the third indoor football team to call Corpus Christi home, before folding. The first was the Corpus Christi Hammerheads/Fury, who played in eight different leagues from 2004 through 2016.

Then, the Corpus Christi Sharks played in the af2 from 2007 to 2009.

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