1997 Tampa Bay Storm Game-by-Game Results

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 8-6
Finishing 2nd in the Arena League's South Division of the National Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lone Star Division
Coach: Tim Marcum (8-6)
Location: Tampa, Florida
Attendance: 96,058, Avg. 12,007 in 8 home dates
1997 Tampa Bay Storm Statistics
1997 Tampa Bay Storm Roster

The Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses, finishing second in the Arena League's South Division of the National Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

Tampa Bay netted 548 points, while the rigid defensive squad allowed 521. Peter Willis threw for 2,846 yards. George LaFrance hauled in 93 balls for 1,131 yards.

Les Barley ran for a team-leading 183 yards for the Storm.

Tracey Perkins intercepted 12 opponent throws. Andre Bowden topped the defensive unit with 4 sacks.

Tim Marcum coached the team. The 1997 Tampa Bay Storm Lone Star Division.

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Regular Season Points For: 548
Regular Season Points Against: 521

Date Game Res Home Road Record
May 1, 1997 Tampa Bay Storm 42 at Arizona Rattlers 30 W 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0
May 10, 1997 Florida Bobcats 19 at Tampa Bay Storm 38 W 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
May 17, 1997 Orlando Predators 43 at Tampa Bay Storm 17 L 1-1-0 1-0-0 2-1-0
May 23, 1997 Tampa Bay Storm 42 at Nashville Kats 26 W 1-1-0 2-0-0 3-1-0
May 30, 1997 Milwaukee Mustangs 52 at Tampa Bay Storm 41 L 1-2-0 2-0-0 3-2-0
June 7, 1997 Tampa Bay Storm 31 at Albany Firebirds 53 L 1-2-0 2-1-0 3-3-0
June 14, 1997 New Jersey Red Dogs 44 at Tampa Bay Storm 28 L 1-3-0 2-1-0 3-4-0
June 21, 1997 New York CityHawks 9 at Tampa Bay Storm 27 W 2-3-0 2-1-0 4-4-0
June 27, 1997 Tampa Bay Storm 30 at Orlando Predators 54 L 2-3-0 2-2-0 4-5-0
July 5, 1997 Tampa Bay Storm 40 at Texas Terror 31 W 2-3-0 3-2-0 5-5-0
July 11, 1997 Anaheim Piranhas 43 at Tampa Bay Storm 68 W 3-3-0 3-2-0 6-5-0
July 19, 1997 Iowa Barnstormers 61 at Tampa Bay Storm 38 L 3-4-0 3-2-0 6-6-0
July 26, 1997 Florida Bobcats 22 at Tampa Bay Storm 48 W 4-4-0 3-2-0 7-6-0
August 2, 1997 Tampa Bay Storm 58 at San Jose SaberCats 34 W 4-4-0 4-2-0 8-6-0
August 10, 1997 Tampa Bay Storm 52 at Nashville Kats 49 W 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 Playoff
August 16, 1997 Tampa Bay Storm 46 at Arizona Rattlers 49 L 0-0-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 OT Playoff