1997 Nashville Kats Game-by-Game Results

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 10-4
Finishing 1st in the Arena League's East Division of the National Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Quarterfinal
Coach: Ed Khayat (10-4)
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance: 85,984, Avg. 12,283 in 7 home dates
1997 Nashville Kats Statistics
1997 Nashville Kats Roster

The Nashville Kats of the Arena Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 10 wins and 4 losses, finishing first in the Arena League's East Division of the National Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Kats moved the ball well, scoring 740 points, and the defensive squad allowed 660. Andy Kelly led the charge, passing for 3,821 yards. Cory Fleming topped pass catchers, hauling in 89 balls for 1,104 yards.

Terry Samuels ran for a team-leading 94 yards for Nashville, while Joe Campbell also contributed to the rushing attack.

Mark Ricks picked off 5 opponent throws. James Baron blasted opposing passers 7 times.

Ed Khayat coached the team. The 1997 Nashville Kats lost in the Quarterfinal.

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Regular Season Points For: 740
Regular Season Points Against: 660

Date Game Res Home Road Record
May 2, 1997 San Jose SaberCats 21 at Nashville Kats 47 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
May 10, 1997 New York CityHawks 39 at Nashville Kats 42 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0
May 16, 1997 Nashville Kats 44 at Texas Terror 48 L 2-0-0 0-1-0 2-1-0
May 23, 1997 Tampa Bay Storm 42 at Nashville Kats 26 L 2-1-0 0-1-0 2-2-0
May 30, 1997 Nashville Kats 46 at Orlando Predators 36 W 2-1-0 1-1-0 3-2-0
June 6, 1997 New Jersey Red Dogs 59 at Nashville Kats 55 L 2-2-0 1-1-0 3-3-0
June 14, 1997 Nashville Kats 68 at Anaheim Piranhas 62 W 2-2-0 2-1-0 4-3-0
June 20, 1997 Albany Firebirds 51 at Nashville Kats 66 W 3-2-0 2-1-0 5-3-0
June 30, 1997 Nashville Kats 59 at New York CityHawks 58 W 3-2-0 3-1-0 6-3-0
July 6, 1997 Arizona Rattlers 49 at Nashville Kats 56 W 4-2-0 3-1-0 7-3-0
July 12, 1997 Nashville Kats 57 at Albany Firebirds 47 W 4-2-0 4-1-0 8-3-0
July 18, 1997 Nashville Kats 41 at Milwaukee Mustangs 48 L 4-2-0 4-2-0 8-4-0
July 25, 1997 Orlando Predators 55 at Nashville Kats 74 W 5-2-0 4-2-0 9-4-0
August 1, 1997 Nashville Kats 59 at New Jersey Red Dogs 45 W 5-2-0 5-2-0 10-4-0
August 10, 1997 Tampa Bay Storm 52 at Nashville Kats 49 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 Playoff