The Maryland Maniacs joined the new IFL from the CIFL. Formerly known as the Chesapeake Tide, the new Maniacs were blasted out of their first two IFL games by RiverCity and Fairbanks. Bryson Spinner led the team at quarterback, throwing just 29 touchdown passes. Terry Moss caught 16 of those scores, while Spinner and Darryl Overton combined for 27 rushing scores, 11 more than their opponents on the regular season. The team gave up seven kickoff returns for touchdowns. Despite scoring just 39 points per game, the Maniacs would go on a ten game winning streak after their opening two losses. Two of the wins came against former indoor football powerhouse Rochester, while the other eight came against much weaker competition in Saginaw, Alaska, and Muskegon. The team finished out the year with losses to Rochester and Bloomington. The Maniacs won their division but were forced to play their playoff game in St. Louis against the Rage due to an arena scheduling conflict. Spinner was picked off twice and the Rage went on a 42-8 run in the second and third quarters to dismantle the Maniacs 55-31. The team returned in 2010, but was a shadow of its former self. The team scored just 26.5 points per game, while giving up 48.5. Brian Harris was the only successful quarterback. He played six games, passing for 762 yards, 16 scores and six picks. Rodderick Bryant and Terry Moss caught 11 and ten touchdowns respectively. The team came close to defeating Rochester and Green Bay early in the year, losing by a combined six points. However, the team fell apart. The team's lone win came in the final week of the year against a rag-tag West Michigan team. In the IFL Toilet Bowl, the Maniacs won 25-13.