Bowl Games

UPDATE: All of the bowl game match-ups below have been updated with the games’ final scores.
The Dubuque Independent Football League (DIFL) are pleased to invite all Eagle Bluff Conference teams in Division 1 and Division 2 to a post-season series of “bowl games.” DIFL (Dubuque teams) are providing nice venues for these games, printed programs, awards, and more. We expect this weekend of bowl games to be a fantastic event that all participants will enjoy.
 

Saturday,
October 29

Dalzell Field
  • 12:00 p.m. – Division 2
    Spahn and Rose Lumber Bowl
    Rams Red 24, W. Dubuque White 12
  • 2:00 p.m. – Division 1
    Shot Tower Pizza Bowl
    W. Dubuque White 35, Mustangs Gold 0
  • 4:00 p.m. – Division 2
    Dubuque Bank & Trust Bowl
    Mustangs Gold 53, Eagles 12
  • 6:00 p.m. – Division 1
    Betty Jane’s Caramel Bowl
    Cascade 33, Panthers 7

Sunday,
October 30

Dalzell Field
  • 10:00 a.m. – Division 2
    Big A Auto Bowl
    Rams Gray 7, W. Dubuque Red 6
  • 12:00 p.m. – Division 1
    Great Sounds Audio/Video Bowl
    Rams Blue 20, Badgers Red 8
  • 2:00 p.m. – Division 2
    Dick’s Sporting Goods Bowl
    W. Dubuque Black 31, Bellevue 7
  • 4:00 p.m. – Division 1
    Steve’s Ace Hardware Bowl
    Galena 32, Badgers Black 6
UD Chalmers Field
  • 10:00 a.m. – Division 2
    Fried Green Tomatoes Bowl
    Panthers 12, Cascade 6
  • 12:00 p.m. – Division 2
    Dubuque Mattress Bowl
    Mustangs White 12, Rams Blue 7
  • 2:00 p.m. – Division 1
    US Bank Bowl
    Mustangs White 33, W. Dubuque Red 13
  • 4:00 p.m. – Division 1
    Univ. of Dubuque Spartan Bowl
    Rams Red 42, Mustangs Green 0
Loras College Rock Bowl
  • 10:00 a.m. – Division 2
    Los Aztecas Bowl
    Mustangs Green 25, Badgers 18
  • 12:00 p.m. – Division 1
    Smith Home Gallery Bowl
    Bellevue 32, Rams Gray 0
  • 2:00 p.m. – Division 1
    Loras College Duhawk Bowl
    Eagles 26, W. Dubuque Black 6

IMPORTANT: Home team is listed first for each matchup in the schedule above. Home teams are responsible for supplying the chain gang for their games. In the event of a tie score at the end of the 4th quarter, teams will follow IAHSAA overtime procedures. (Each team will get the ball, 1st and 10, at the 10-yard line.)

Purpose of Bowl Games

The purpose of the bowl games is to serve in lieu of playoffs for the Eagle Bluff Conference. As you may know, Youth Sports Foundation (YSF), our governing body, does not involve itself in post-season play of any kind, nor tournaments, and that includes playoffs. It is up to all of us to organize post-season play if we are interested in doing so. When DIFL transitioned to YSF, we worked out a transition plan so that, for 2016, DIFL will invite all Eagle Bluff Conference teams to a bowl game weekend in lieu of playoffs. In the future, this may evolve into a tradition that is coordinated by all Eagle Bluff Conference teams. Until then, DIFL (Dubuque teams) are happy to host this event for FREE. Instead of multiple levels of playoff games like in the past, each team in the Eagle Bluff Conference can play just one post-season “bowl game” against a team of similar capability if they choose to participate. This will shorten the post-season play to avoid burn-out, but still provide kids with a meaningful post-season experience. And who wouldn’t want to play in a “bowl game” at a great facility? We are confident this will be a great event for all involved.

Cost

There is no charge to individual teams who participate in the post-season bowl games for Eagle Bluff Conference Teams. The event is FREE.

T-shirts

Every participating player and coach will receive a special bowl game t-shirt FREE. These t-shirts will also be made available for purchase by family members.

How It Works

As soon as the last regular-season game has been played, planners will match up participating teams and schedule them in the tentative time slots listed above. Match-ups will be determined based on multiple criteria, including performance during the regular season, matching teams of similar capability, as well as *trying* to insure that each team plays a team they have not played before (if possible).

Where

All bowl games will be played at Loras College, University of Dubuque, and Dalzell Field.

When

Bowl games are scheduled for the weekend following the final week of regular season play. See schedule above for details.
  • Saturday, October 29
  • Sunday, October 30

No Carry-ins

Food, drink, and other concessions, will be available for sale on the premises. Carry-ins are not allowed.

Smoke-free and Alcohol-free

Smoking is not allowed on the premises. This includes the parking lot, with the exception of private vehicles with closed doors/windows. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the premises.

Participating Teams

The following list of Eagle Bluff Conference teams have committed to participating in the Bowl Games.

Division 1

  • Badgers Black
  • Badgers Red
  • Bellevue
  • Cascade
  • Eagles
  • Galena
  • Mustangs Gold
  • Mustangs Green
  • Mustangs White
  • Panthers
  • Rams Blue
  • Rams Gray
  • Rams Red
  • W. Dubuque Black
  • W. Dubuque Red
  • W. Dubuque White

Division 2

  • Badgers
  • Bellevue
  • Cascade
  • Eagles
  • Mustangs Gold
  • Mustangs Green
  • Mustangs White
  • Panthers
  • Rams Blue
  • Rams Gray
  • Rams Red
  • W. Dubuque Black
  • W. Dubuque Red
  • W. Dubuque White

Questions? Comments?

Please feel free to send email to Contact@TheDIFL.com.