Tulsa has been a perennial bridesmaid in their time in the 4SFL. The Gators have come the closest to trying to knock the OKC Bears from their throne, but have come up just short every time.
The 2020 season saw the emergence of a prolific offense that scored a league-high 249 points over the Gators’ six games. This offensive arsenal was lead by 4SFL MVP wide receiver Danny Knighten, who could do it all for Tulsa.
The Gator defense was also one of the best in the 4SFL. Star corner Traivon Bryant was even good enough to sign a contract with the Omaha Beef of the Champions Indoor League this offseason.
The great season for both sides of the ball wouldn’t see the Gators get the trophy at the end of the season, falling to the OKC Bears 27-14 in the title game.
With the team’s runner-up effort the Gators were invited to be a part of the Minor League Football Championship Tournament alongside the OKC Bears. Tulsa would return victorious, winning the AA Minor League Football Championship.
For 2021, the Gators have unfinished business in “The Cinderella City,” as the road for the 4SFL Championship runs through the Bears. This season will tougher than in years previous due to many losses on both sides of the ball this offseason to the opposition. These losses might bring teams like the Crusaders, Stars, and Skyhawks closer and make the title race even more electric in 2021!
Record Since 2019: 22-8
|3/20||@ ArkLa Ravens||W, 39-18|
|3/27||@ OKC Bears||L, 24-18|
|4/10||Kansas City Legion||W, 13-0 Forfeit|
|4/17||Joplin Crusaders||W, 50-34|
|4/24||@ Muskogee Stars||L, 46-43|
|5/1||Wichita Skyhawks||W, 45-26|
|5/8||@ Tahlequah Vipers^||W, 42-6|
|5/15||NWA Generals||W, 42-0|
|5/22||Oklahoma Bison^||W, 13-0 Forfeit|
|6/5||4SFL Quarterfinals Joplin Crusaders||L, 22-19|
The Gators on SSN
|Most Points Scored in a Game (Team):||48 (vs. Wichita 6/27/20)|
|Most Total Yards in a Game (Team):||377 (vs. NWA 6/20/20)|
|First Downs in a Game (Team):||22 (vs. Wichita 6/27/20)|
|Turnovers Caused in a Game (Team):||6 (vs. NWA 6/20/20)|
|Most Points Scored in a Game (Individual):||12 Danny Knighten (vs. Wichita 6/27/20)|
|Most Total Yards in a Game (Individual):||216 Garrett Griffith (vs. Wichita 6/27/20)|
|Longest Rush:||21 yds Kortney Homes (vs. NWA 6/20/20)|
21 yds Scotty Patton (vs. NWA 6/20/20)
|Longest Pass:||50 yds Garrett Griffith (vs. NWA 6/20/20)|
|Most All-Purpose Yards (Season):||328 yds Danny Knighten (2020)|