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Raiders Announce 2016 MSFL Schedule

Racine Raiders 2016 League ScheduleThe Racine Raiders and the Mid-States Football League (MSFL) announced the league schedule for the Raiders 2016 season. the sixth season for the Raiders in the MSFL. The MSFL has 12 member teams in 2016 and will be split into two conferences. The league schedule will consist of ten games, five home and five road games against each team in their conference. Unlike previous seasons in the MSFL, there will be no official league crossover games until the league championship game on October 1, 2016.

The Raiders will face familiar foes in the Muskego Hitmen, Racine Threat, Sheboygan County Rebels, and Door County Destroyers. New to the league this year are the Milwaukee County Chargers who the Raiders will face in their first league game of the season on June 18, at Historic Horlick Athletic Field. The Raiders then host the Muskego Hitmen on June 25 and the Door County Destroyers on July 9.

An oddity in the schedule then puts the Raiders on the road for five straight games. They play crosstown rivals, the Racine Threat, on July 16. They travel to the Sheboygan County Rebels on July 23, face the Milwaukee County Chargers on July 30, followed by the Muskego Hitmen on August 6, and concluding their long road stretch at the Door County Destroyers on August 13.

The Raiders then finish out the season at home hosting the Threat on August 20 and the Rebels on August 27.

The league is holding the Labor Day weekend as a makeup week before starting the playoffs on September 10. The top three teams from each conference will qualify for the playoffs with the top seed in each conference receiving a bye week in the first round. The conference championship games will then be played on September 17 before another week off in case one of those games needs to be played later due to weather or other reasons. The league championship game will be played on October 1.

The Raiders claimed their second consecutive MSFL league title last season beating the Lincoln Way Patriots, 34-26. They beat the Chicago Thunder, 45-28, in 2014 to capture the title. The Raiders have won three of the last four MSFL titles, also beating the Springfield Foxes, 49-44, in 2012. The Raiders have claimed national championships in 2012 and 2014, beating the Nashville (Tenn.) Storm in 2012 and the Detroit (Mich.) Seminoles in 2014. They were national runners-up in 2013, losing to the Albany (NY) Metro Mallers.

Prospective players can pre-register for one of two free tryouts at www.playfortheraiders.com.

Complete 2016 Schedule