Lexington Horsemen

Years of Existence: 2005-2007
Venue: Rupp Arena (Lexington, KY)
2005 - South Division champions, semifinal appearance
2006 - East Division champions, championship game appearance
2007 - Championship game appearance
Lifetime Record: 36-16
Home: 20-6
Away: 16-10
Playoffs: 4-3
Average Attendance: 3,108

After winning an NIFL title in 2004, the Lexington Horsemen looked to continue their success in the new UIF. The team averaged 53 points per game, the best in the league. The team received the second seed in the playoffs and then defeated the Evansville Blue Cats. After splitting the season series with Sioux Falls, the Horsemen dropped a 62-58 decision to the Storm in the semifinals. The Horsemen would've gone undefeated in 2006, if not for the Raptors. Rock River was the only team to beat Lexington, and they did it twice. After earning the #2 seed in the playoffs and a first round bye, these two teams hooked up again. The third time proved to be the charm for Lexington, as they finally dispatched the Raptors. Lexington then traveled to Sioux Falls for United Bowl II. The two teams did not meet in the regular season and this game was much like last year's playoff contest. Sioux Falls defeated the Horsemen 72-64 in another high-scoring affair. In 2007, the Horsemen acquired Rayshawn Askew from the 2006 Port Huron Pirates. Askew averaged 47 yards per game and rushed for 29 touchdowns. However, despite adding this dangerous weapon, the team finished the regular season at 8-7, securing the number three seed in the East Division playoffs. After winning at River City and beating Bloomington at home, the Horsemen would meet Sioux Falls for a championship for the third time in four years. The Horsemen had a fourth quarter lead slip from their hands and the Storm won their 38th consecutive game and third UIF title in as many years, 62-59. Following the 2007 season, the Horsemen folded.