Last Updated: February 27, 2015
2015 National Champions Charlotte Colts final Tryouts
The 2015 National Champions Charlotte Colts will be having there final tryouts on March 7th at BreakAway Sports. The address is 3917 Trailer Drive Charlotte, NC 28269. Registration will start promptly at 9 am. Tryouts will be from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm.The fee is $25.
Charlotte Colts Open Tryouts for 2015
February 21, 2015
The Charlotte Colts will be holding their first open tryouts of 2015 at Breakaway Sports 3917 Trailer Dr Charlotte, NC 28269 on February 21st at 11 am. Registration is $25 and starts at 10 am. Bring workouts clothes and cleats.
Player meeting set for Saturday
January 29, 2015
The Charlotte Colts will begin the 2015 season with a player meeting this Saturday January 31, 2015 at Beauregard Restaurant. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. The team will go over information with new and current players for the upcoming season. The address to the restaurant is 3030 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208.
The Charlotte Colts Football Club is a non-profit organization. It was created to provide a football and mentoring program for men after high school and college studies. The team is based in Charlotte, NC and members of the Central Carolinas Football League (CCFL).
Colts crowned National Champions
January 17, 2015
The Charlotte Colts came out victorious against the Key West Sun Devils with a 20-12 win and become the 2015 Sunshine Bowl Spring Summer National Champions in Miami Gardens, FL. The Colts struck first with a 40 yard interception return for a touchdown by DE Gene Proctor. later in the game QB Darius Thomas, the game Most Valuable Player, hit WR Al Bryant in the back of the end zone for the score. Running back Davon Gardner had 12 carries for 72 yards and a touchdown to seal the win. Safety Davion Smith had an interception.
Going back to Miami
December 10, 2014
The Charlotte Colts will travel back to Miami to face the Key West Sun Devils at the Sunshine Bowl Spring/Fall National Championship on Saturday January 17, 2015. The Colts lost in the championship game last year against the Knights of Miami. The game will be played at the Betty T Ferguson Park in Miami Gardens, FL. Kickoff is at 12 p.m.
The first annual Battle of the Border Bowl was dominated by the Charlotte Colts with a 42-6 win over the Greer Vikings. Running Back Davon Gardner rushed for a 26 yard touchdown to open the game. Quarterback Darius Thomas connected with RaShawn Singleton in the back of the end zone. He also hit Jay Shelton for a score. DL Mario Harrison picked up a blocked punt for a touchdown and LB Desmond Gray returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown. QB Torrie Walker connected to Erroll Williamson on a 23 yard strike for a touchdown. The Colts are preparing to face the Key West Sun Devils in the Sunshine Bowl Spring/Fall National Championship in Miami, FL January 17th.
Colts lost in title game
The CCFL title game ended with 7:43 left in the fourth quarter to give the Carolina Thundering Heard the win over the Charlotte Colts 28-13. The Colts struck quick with a 50 yard strike from QB Darius Thomas to Kelvin Robinson in the first quarter. Thomas also threw another touchdown early in the fourth quarter to Jay Shelton from 20 yards out. The Colts are playing the Battle of the Border Bowl game on December 6th against the Greer Vikings.
CCFL Final Four is set
October 22, 2014
The second round of the CCFL playoffs will get underway this Saturday October 25th where the #2 seed Charlotte Colts are hosting the #3 Carolina Renegades at Fran Kids Boys and Girls Club. The address is 2600 West Trade St. Charlotte, NC 28208. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. The #1 seed Carolina Thundering Herd is hosting the Asheville Grizzlies at Kannapolis Middle School at 6:00 p.m. The address is 1445 Oakwood Ave. Kannapolis, NC 28081.
The Charlotte Colts won big over the Carolina Renegades 40-7 in the second round of the CCFL playoffs Saturday at Frans Boys and Girls Club. QB Darius Thomas threw for three touchdowns to lead the offense air attack. RB Davon Gardner rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown on the ground. The Colts are traveling to Concord to face the Carolina Thundering Herd for the CCFL Championship.
Team Stampede bounce back with win over Hornets
October 11, 2014
After taking a loss last week, the Charlotte Colts got back in their winning ways by defeating the Catawba Hornets 17-14 at Cheshire Field in Charlotte, NC tonight. Running back Davon Gardner scored on a 12 yard run. Then in the second half LB Desmond Gray recovered a fumble in the end zone for the second score. Kicker Charles Powell booted a 35 yard field goal to seal the win. The Colts finished second in the regular season and have a first round playoff bye. They will host the second round playoffs on Saturday October 25th.
Colts winning streak ended in the mountains
October 4, 2014
The Colts seven game winning streak ended today when the Asheville Grizzlies came away with a big win 26-6 in Asheville. The only Colts score came from Davon Gardner with a 47 yard run. The Colts are back home October 11th when they face the Catawba Hornets.
Colts take first place with win
September 27, 2014
The colts had a huge test Saturday and came out with a win over the Carolina Renegades in High Point, NC. The 8-2 Colts are sitting on the top of the CCFL standings with the win. Quarterback Darius Thomas connected with Raeshaun Stinson on a 31 yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. Running back Davon Gardner rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown while Jeremiah Walker also had a rushing touchdown. The game closed out with an interception from defensive end Gene Proctor for 25 yards. The Colts are traveling to Asheville, NC to face the Asheville Grizzlies on Saturday October 4th.
Colts win big in Greer, SC
September 20, 2014
The Charlotte Colts wins another game on the road over the Upstate Jayhawks 48-18 in Greer, SC. QB Darius Thomas threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns. His touchdown passes were to wide receivers Travis Walker, Al Bryant, Jay Shelton and Rashad Fletcher. Running back Davon Gardner rushed for 117 yards including a 65 yard touchdown run.
Charlotte Colts teaming with NFL Play 60
September 18, 2014
The Charlotte Colts coaches and players will be helping out along with the Carolina Panthers with the NFL Play 60 Character Camp this Saturday September 20th at the Simmons YMCA. They will serve as camp coaches. The camp will consist of teaching football skills, emphasizing exercise and reinforcing the importance of character in athletics and in life. The Camp will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If any kids ages 7-13 would like to participate, come to the Simmons YMCA this Saturday. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. This is a free camp.
Colts tamed the Thundering Herd 41-2
September 6, 2014
The Colts came running, and passing on all cylinders Saturday night when they destroyed the Carolina Thundering Herd 41-6 at the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex in Matthews. Quarterback Darius Thomas was 12-18, 304 yards and two touchdowns and he had a rushing touchdown in the opening drive for 21 yards. He connected with wide receivers Al Bryant for 27 yards and Kelvin Robinson for 38 yards. Running Back Davon Gardner rushed for 74 yards on eight rushes, including a 34 yard touchdown run.
The defense were stingy where they gave up no points. They were led by linebacker Daryl Grier and Chris McNair. Grier had an interception and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown. NG Jerobi Gray forced a fumble where the Colts had the short field and capitalize it with a TD pass to Bryant. At the closing of the first half, Antonio Mayes returned a punt for 40 yards for a touchdown. Cornerback Raquan Wooden also had an interception. The Colts will host the defending league champions Catawba Hornets at The Stable on September 13th.
Colts edge the Rams 12-6
August 23, 2014
The Charlotte Colts welcomed the new CCFL member East Carolina Rams by defeating them 12-6 at Cheshire Field in Charlotte, NC. QB Darius Thomas threw a five yard touchdown pass to Jay Shelton and running back Davon Gardner scored on a 20 yard run for the Colts. The Colts will take the Labor day weekend off and continue play on September 6th when they host the Carolina Thundering Herd. The Herd beat the Colts 8-6 in the first meeting on July 12th.
Hawks no contest against Colts
August 17, 2014
The Charlotte Colts went down to Fayetteville and blanked the hosting Carolina Hawks 35-0 at Reid Ross Classical School. DB Brandon Beam sacked the QB in the Hawks end zone to get the safety for a 2-0 lead. Quarterback Darius Thomas, the 2007 North Carolina Prep Player of the Year, was 15 of 20 completions for 322 yards with 4 touchdown passes and a rushing TDs. His first TD pass was to WR Jay Shelton from 5 yards outs. His second was to TE Jon Hankin for 20 yards and his third was to Al Bryant for 50 yards, all in the first half.
The beginning of the second half, Thomas marched the offense down the field in four plays where he finished the one minute and seventeen seconds drive with a one yard TD run. In the fourth quarter he threw another TD pass to Rashad "Cheetah" Fletcher for 28 yards. The defense recorded seven sacks in the game. Linebacker Raphael King led the defense in tackles with eight While LB Daryl Grier recorded seven tackles. Safety Terrell Partlow had an interception and defensive end Ramon Azular had a fumble recovery.
The Colts will be at home next Saturday August 23rd when they host the new CCFL member East Carolina Rams.
Colts trampled the Grizzlies
August 10, 2014
At halftime Colts head coach Shawn Wood told the team he didn't want to just make a statement he wanted a whole paragraph. The team did just that by pulling away with a 39-14 win over the visiting Asheville Grizzlies last night. QB Darius Thomas had 5 of 9 passes for over 200 yards and four touchdowns. His first TD came with Kelvin Robinson from 40 yards in the first quarter. His second was a 95 yard strike to RayShawn Stinson. He threw two more in the second half to Rashad "Cheetah" Fletcher for 45 yards and to Kien Windley from 33 yards in the fourth quarter. RB Davon Gardner rushed 13 times for 125 yards and RB Jeremiah Walker rushed for 60 yards on seven carries.
The defense forced three fumbles where one was returned for a touchdown by safety Michael Cunningham. There were also six interceptions from Antonio Mays, Davion Smith, Torrie Conley, Xavier Smith, Daryll Grier and Raphael King where he returned his for a 35 yard touchdown. The Colts (3-2) will be traveling to Fayetteville, NC this Saturday to play the Carolina Hawks (0-3).
Hall of Fame Game
August 8, 2014
This Saturday's game when the Charlotte Colts host the Asheville Grizzlies, both head coaches are leading their teams as a Hall of Famer. Colts head coach Shawn Wood (top picture) was inducted into the American Football News Today Hall of Fame in 2013 and Asheville Grizzlies head coach Phil Lytle (bottom picture) was inducted in 2004.
Admission for this classic is $7.00 adults $5.00 seniors, military and children ages 7-17, and children 6 and under free. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. at the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex. The address is 1505 Tank Town Road Charlotte, NC 28105.
Colts win opener
The Charlotte Colts came away with a win over the Carolina Renegades 14-7 at the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex in Matthews. QB Darius Thomas fired a 39 yard touchdown pass to Al Bryant for the first score. The extra point was blocked. The Renegades only touchdown came from a fumble in the Colts own end zone to take the lead 7-6. At the end of the half the Renegades attempted a field goal but came short and Terrell Partlow returned the field goal attempt 109 yards for the touchdown. RB Davon Gardner made the two point conversion for a two yard run.
The Colts are hosting the Asheville Grizzlies next Saturday at the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.
Colts playing at new home
July 29, 2014
After a long month on the road, the Charlotte Colts (1-2, 0-2 CCFL) will be at their new home field, Mecklenburg County Sportsplex, this Saturday August 2nd when they host the Carolina Renegades (1-1, 1-1 CCFL). The address to the complex is 1505 Tank Town Road, Matthews, NC 28105. Admission is $7.00 adults, $5 senior/military, children 6 and under free. Kickoff is at 6:00 p.m.
Colts dropped a close one in the opener
July 12, 2014
The Charlotte Colts lost their CCFL opener to the Carolina Thundering Herd 8-6 in Concord, NC. The Colts (1-1, 0-1 CCFL) only score came from running back Davon Gardner when he galloped 40 yards for a third quarter touchdown. The Colts had a chance to win the game late in the fourth quarter but the 40 yard field goal attempted by kicker Charles Powell was blocked.
The Colts will travel to Newton, NC on July 19th to play last year CCFL champions Catawba Hornets, who they lost to in the championship game. Kickoff is at 8 p.m.
Colts open on the road
July 10, 2014
The Charlotte Colts opens the CCFL season this Saturday against the Carolina Thundering Herd. The Colts (1-0) will travel to J.N. Fries Middle School for a 4pm kickoff. the address to the school is 133 Stonecrest Cir SW, Concord, NC 28027. The Colts open up their 2014 season with a win over the Palmetto Havoc of the GDFL 18-14.
Colts, Sportspine reach agreement
June 17, 2014
The Charlotte Colts and Sportspine have reached an agreement to become the official physical therapy provider for the team during the 2014 season. Their staff will be on the sidelines during the Colts home games assisting with any injuries occur on the field. They will also handle any sports injuries and therapy during the player's recovery. For any physical therapy need contact Corey May at Sportspine at (704) 394-6677. Their office is located at 3627 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte NC 28216. For more information got to their website www.sportspine.com.
Last chance to become a part of Team Stampede
June 5, 2014
The Charlotte Colts will hold their last open tryout for new players on Saturday June 7th at Devonshire Elementary School. The address is 6500 Barrington Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215. Registration will start at 8 a.m. and tryouts will start at 9 a.m. Players will be tested in the 40 yard dash, 3 cone shuttle and standing long jump. They will also go through position drills and one on one drills. The cost of the tryout is $20.00 cash or credit card. You can register by going to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charlotte-colts-tryouts-tickets-11842524309 or for more information contact the head coach at (704) 287-1697 or email@example.com
Jamboree set for this Saturday
May 28, 2014
The CCFL Jamboree will be held Saturday May 31st at Walter M Safrit Park. The address is 1415 Bethpage Road Kannapolis, NC 28081. The jamboree will begin at 9 a.m. Come and check out the 2014 Charlotte Colts, Carolina Thundering Herd, Carolina Hurricanes and the 2013 CCFL champions Catawba Hornets.
Colts calmed the Havoc 18-14
May 18, 2014
The Charlotte Colts went to Myrtle Beach and left with a 18-14 win over the Palmetto Havoc from the Gridiron Development Football League (GDFL). The Colts scored on the opening drive with a 25 yard touchdown run from Mark Dixon, one of his two scores. Dixon finished the night with 9 rushes for 103 yards. The Havoc tied the game behind the arm of former Penn State QB Daryll Clark.
The second score came in the 3rd quarter where safety Lamar Boyd picked off Clark's pass in the end zone and returned it 103 yards for a touchdown. The next series LB Raphael King made a couple of big hits to stop the Havoc drive. Then LB Desmond Gray blocked a Havoc punt and returned it to the Havoc 9 yard line. On the very next play, Dixon scored his second touchdown of the night. QB Darius Thomas also had an interception in the game. "I was very pleased with the offensive line tonight. They kept grinding it out." said Colts head coach Shawn Wood. The Colts will be playing in the CCFL Jamboree in Kannapolis on Saturday May 31st.
New look Colts have test on the road
May 13, 2014
The 2014 Charlotte Colts are traveling to Myrtle Beach, SC this Saturday to face the Palmetto Havoc from the Gridiron Development Football League (GDFL). The Havoc came off a 26-20 win over the Triangle Nighthawks last week. The game will be played at Ashley Booth Field right behind the Pepper Gedding Rec Department. The address is 3205 Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Admission is $10.00 and kickoff will be at 7 p.m.
CCFL releases 2014 schedule
The Central Carolina Football League released the 2014 schedule today. The Colts will be on the road the first two games when they begin play with last year UNFL Champions Carolina Thundering Herd on July 12th and last year CCFL Champions Catawba Hornets on July 19th. Their home opener will be against the Carolina Renegades august 2nd. The rest of the 2014 schedule can be found on the schedule tab.
Global Sports becomes new partner
March 13, 2014
The Charlotte Colts are pleased to announce the new partnership with Global Sports Indoor Soccer Arena. They will make their indoor facilities available for the Colts football team this season. They are located at 5001-G South Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28217
Colts lost title game in final seconds
January 19, 2014
The Charlotte Colts came close to end their 2013-2014 season in high fashion. They came up short to the Miami Knights in the American Football News Today AA National Championship 14-6 in Miami last night. The Colts marched 92 yards in one minute and thirty four seconds with the arm of QB Darius Dobson. With 18 seconds left and no time outs on the Knights three yard line, the Colts went right up the gut of the Knights defense and created a pileup on the goal line. “I saw one side judge signaled touchdown” said head coach Shawn Wood, “Then I saw a discussion on the field with the refs on what they saw and the clock was running out.”
Dobson was the offensive MVP with his performance throwing 12 of 23 for 237 yards including a 73 yard touchdown pass to Dennis Rorie. WR Ray Ray Munford also had 5 catches for 128 yards. The defense play a great game denied the Knights offense in the end zones after several attempts. They got pressure from DLs Ramon Azular and Big Country. The Colts ended the season with a 13-4 record.
Three players taking talents to next level
December 2, 2013
Three Colts players will be taking their talents to the next level. DL Ramon Azular is currently in Paris France playing for the USA Eagles in the Christmas Bowl December 7th.
RB Otis Moore will take his talents to Serbia in February where he signed with the Mladenovac Forestlanders.
DE Osmund Brown signed with the Bloomington Edge out of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL)
Colts are Florida bound
November 2, 2013
The Charlotte Colts received an at-large bid to play in the American Football News Today AA National Championship game Saturday January 18, 2014 at Harris Field in Homestead, FL. They will be facing the Crossroad Amateur Football League Champions the Victoria Texans. For more information about the Sunshine Bowl, click on the link below.
Eleven players named league All Stars
October 27, 2013
Eleven Colts players were named on the CCFL All Star team where the game will be played on Saturday November 16th. Theey are:
RB Otis Moore
WR Rashad fletcher
CB Antonio Mayes
CB Davion Smith
TE Osmund Brown
DE D'Angelo Crueton
Specialist Rashawn Singleton
LB Raphael King
DL Ramon Azular
DL Jerobi Gray
OL James Forte
Colts lost in title game
October 26, 2013
The Charlotte Colts suffered another loss to the Catawba Hornets in the CCFL championship 26-6 Saturday night. The Colts played the Hornets close from the beginning of the game. WR Rashad Fletcher caught a 30 yard touchdown strike to tie the game at 6 at halftime. The Hornet striked back late in the third quarter to give them a 12-6 lead. Then in the fourth quarter when the Colts were inside the 10 yard line, there was a costly fumbled snap where the Hornets took over with six minutes left in the game. The Hornets drove for another score and had an interception retruned for a touchdown when time expired.
The wait is over
September 5, 2013
After forty two days the game everyone in North Carolina waited for will now happen this Saturday. The Charlotte Colts (9-0), ranked #5 in the American Football News AA polls, are hosting the #7 Catawba County Hornets (7-0). The Colts offense is being led by a stable of running backs Otis Moore, Qua’Darrick Robinson and Maurice Johnson as well as the air attack from receivers O’Bryan Potts and Rashad Fletcher.
The defense has recorded seven shutouts led by defensive linemen Ramon Azular, Bryson Dunmeyer and De’Angelo “Stretch” Cureton along with linebackers Raphael King and Lemarris Agurs. Defensive backs Antonio Mayes and Davion Smith have nine interceptions collectively. Colts head coach Shawn Wood knows it will come down to who will break first. “The Hornets are a solid football team, so we have to play our best game.” he said, “We have to eliminate mistakes and take advantage of the opportunities they gives us to win.” The game will be at HawthorneHigh School September 7th. Kickoff is at 4:00 p.m.
August 22, 2013
The Charlotte Colts football players are working along side with the ACC Network and former Duke QB Zack Asack to film an intro video that will be featured accross the nation throughout the college football season. The Charlotte Colts are part of the Central Carolina Football League (CCFL).
Team Stampede nationally ranked
July 22, 2013
The Charlotte Colts were recognized in two national ranking polls today. They are ranked #18 in the American Football Power Rankings and #7 in the American Football News Today AA polls. Their next opponent July 27th, Catawba County Hornets, are ranked #7 in the AFPR and #11 in the AFNT polls.