1997 Orlando Predators Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 10-4
Finishing 1st in the Arena League's South Division of the National Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lone Star Division
Coach: Perry Moss (10-4)
Location: Orlando, Florida
Attendance: 102,528, Avg. 14,647 in 7 home dates
1997 Orlando Predators Roster
The Orlando Predators 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 South Division of the National Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.
The defense proved to be a force, as the Predators yielded 505 points, fewest in the league. Orlando netted 678 points. Scott Semptimphelter threw for 1,859 yards, and Pat O'Hara threw the ball, too. Barry Wagner snagged 99 passes for 1,527 yards.
Paul McGowan carried the ball for a team-best 209 yards, and Mike McClenton also aided the ground game.
Chris Barber picked off 7 opponent throws. Paul McGowan sacked quarterbacks 6 times, leading the way for a team which created 32 sacks.
Perry Moss coached the team. The 1997 Orlando Predators Lone Star Division.
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Regular Season Points For: 678
Regular Season Points Against: 505
|May 5, 1997||Orlando Predators 50 at New York CityHawks 42||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0|
|May 9, 1997||Arizona Rattlers 32 at Orlando Predators 31||L||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0|
|May 17, 1997||Orlando Predators 43 at Tampa Bay Storm 17||W||0-1-0||2-0-0||2-1-0|
|May 23, 1997||Orlando Predators 40 at Portland Forest Dragons 9||W||0-1-0||3-0-0||3-1-0|
|May 30, 1997||Nashville Kats 46 at Orlando Predators 36||L||0-2-0||3-0-0||3-2-0|
|June 6, 1997||Texas Terror 34 at Orlando Predators 40||W||1-2-0||3-0-0||4-2-0||OT|
|June 14, 1997||Orlando Predators 62 at Florida Bobcats 39||W||1-2-0||4-0-0||5-2-0|
|June 20, 1997||Anaheim Piranhas 40 at Orlando Predators 41||W||2-2-0||4-0-0||6-2-0|
|June 27, 1997||Tampa Bay Storm 30 at Orlando Predators 54||W||3-2-0||4-0-0||7-2-0|
|July 6, 1997||Orlando Predators 45 at New Jersey Red Dogs 33||W||3-2-0||5-0-0||8-2-0|
|July 12, 1997||Orlando Predators 56 at Iowa Barnstormers 60||L||3-2-0||5-1-0||8-3-0|
|July 18, 1997||Portland Forest Dragons 14 at Orlando Predators 58||W||4-2-0||5-1-0||9-3-0|
|July 25, 1997||Orlando Predators 55 at Nashville Kats 74||L||4-2-0||5-2-0||9-4-0|
|August 1, 1997||Florida Bobcats 35 at Orlando Predators 67||W||5-2-0||5-2-0||10-4-0|
|August 8, 1997||New Jersey Red Dogs 37 at Orlando Predators 45||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||Playoff|
|August 16, 1997||Orlando Predators 34 at Iowa Barnstormers 52||L||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||Playoff|