The Florida Football Alliance (FFA) opened its third tear of operation on January 16th, 2010 with 18 teams. Seven new arrivals for membership were ushered into the league, while an equal number of teams departed after the 2009 season.
The FFA said goodbye to the Florida Thunder, South Florida Broncos, Pompano Beach Yellowtails, Nature Coast Knights, Polk County War Eagles, Orlando Outlaws, and North Florida Rams. The seven new teams that were welcomed into the league were the Space Coast Predators, Miami Spartans, St Petersburg Sharks, Sarasota Millionaires, Orlando Rage, Central Florida Tigers, and Jacksonville Knights.
While the Predators, Spartans, Tigers and Knights were first year organizations, the Sharks, Rage and Millionaires were veterans of the now defunct Southern States Football League which ceased operations upon conclusion of the 2009 season. Orlando won the 2009 SSFL Championship prior to making their move to the FFA.
Of the seven new teams, four (Rage, Millionaires, Spartans and Knights) would qualify for the league's post-season playoffs. In fact, the Rage completed the regular season undefeated, then swept thru the post-season playoffs to advance and compete against the Miami Magic City Bulls in Alliance Bowl-III. For the Bulls, it would be their third consecutive trip to the league title game. When the final gun sounded, the Rage had pulled off a similar feat accomplished by Magic City before them in winning back-to-back league crowns in the SSFL and FFA, respectively, with a 40-34 victory over the Bulls.
Due to the conversion from natural grass to artificial turf at Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium, the FFA Championship Weekend took place in Jacksonville, Florida and Hodges Stadium, a 9,000 seat venue on the campus of the University of North Florida, became the site of the Alliance Bowl on May 2nd, 2010.
Posted below are the post-season results and page link to the regular season standings of 2010.
Wildcard Playoffs ... 04/10/10
Sarasota Millionaires 17, East Coast Reapers 8
St Lucie Bobcats 31, Florida Falcons 0
Divisional Playoffs ... 04/17/10
Jacksonville Knights 21, South Brevard Rams 19
Miami Spartans 22, Bradenton Gladiators 9
Miami Magic City Bulls 21, Sarasota Millionaires 0
Orlando Rage 41, St Lucie Bobcats 20
Conference Championships ... 04/24/10
Miami Magic City Bulls 36, Miami Spartans 0
Orlando Rage 27, Jacksonville Knights 6
Alliance Bowl-III Championship ... 05/01/10
Hodges Stadium (at University of North Florida)
Orlando Rage 40, Miami Magic City Bulls 34
2010 FFA Standings