1998 Houston ThunderBears Game-by-Game Results

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 8-6
Finishing 1st in the Arena League's Central Division of the American Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Quarterfinal
Coach: Steve Thonn (8-6)
Location: Houston, Texas
Attendance: 32,883, Avg. 4,698 in 7 home dates
1998 Houston ThunderBears Statistics
1998 Houston ThunderBears Roster

The Houston ThunderBears of the Arena Football League ended the 1998 season with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses, finishing first in the Arena League's Central Division of the American Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The ThunderBears chalked up 734 points, and the shaky defensive squad allowed 732. Clint Dolezel directed the offense, throwing for 4,228 yards. Robert Hall led pass catchers, catching 95 balls for 1,208 yards.

Shawn Washington rushed for a team-high 81 yards for Houston.

Rodney Blackshear snatched 4 opponent throws. Junior Soli topped the defensive unit with 3 sacks.

Steve Thonn coached the team. The 1998 Houston ThunderBears lost in the Quarterfinal.

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Regular Season Points For: 734
Regular Season Points Against: 732

Date Game Res Home Road Record
May 1, 1998 Houston ThunderBears 40 at Nashville Kats 64 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
May 9, 1998 Florida Bobcats 35 at Houston ThunderBears 41 W 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0
May 16, 1998 Houston ThunderBears 25 at Tampa Bay Storm 56 L 1-0-0 0-2-0 1-2-0
May 22, 1998 Arizona Rattlers 58 at Houston ThunderBears 57 L 1-1-0 0-2-0 1-3-0
May 30, 1998 Iowa Barnstormers 21 at Houston ThunderBears 55 W 2-1-0 0-2-0 2-3-0
June 8, 1998 Houston ThunderBears 36 at Florida Bobcats 83 L 2-1-0 0-3-0 2-4-0
June 13, 1998 Houston ThunderBears 80 at Grand Rapids Rampage 36 W 2-1-0 1-3-0 3-4-0
June 20, 1998 Milwaukee Mustangs 55 at Houston ThunderBears 61 W 3-1-0 1-3-0 4-4-0
June 27, 1998 Houston ThunderBears 72 at Iowa Barnstormers 65 W 3-1-0 2-3-0 5-4-0
July 3, 1998 Tampa Bay Storm 62 at Houston ThunderBears 46 L 3-2-0 2-3-0 5-5-0
July 10, 1998 Grand Rapids Rampage 49 at Houston ThunderBears 63 W 4-2-0 2-3-0 6-5-0
July 18, 1998 Houston ThunderBears 39 at Milwaukee Mustangs 27 W 4-2-0 3-3-0 7-5-0
July 23, 1998 Houston ThunderBears 64 at Portland Forest Dragons 56 W 4-2-0 4-3-0 8-5-0
July 31, 1998 San Jose SaberCats 65 at Houston ThunderBears 55 L 4-3-0 4-3-0 8-6-0
August 7, 1998 Houston ThunderBears 36 at Arizona Rattlers 50 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 Playoff