Central States Football League


ARIZONA CHRISTIAN BACONE LANGSTON
"Firestorm" "Warriors" "Lions"
Phoenix, AZ Muskogee, OK Langston, OK
LYON SOUTHWESTERN
ASSEMBLIES OF GOD
TEXAS COLLEGE
"Scots" "Lions" "Steers"
Batesville, AR Waxahachie, TX Tyler, TX
WAYLAND BAPTIST
"Pioneers"
Plainview, TX

Comments

There will be two new members of this conference in 2015: Lyon, which will be playing its first season of football, and Arizona Christian, which will be playing its second.


Historical Helmets

BACONE

2006 - 2007 2001 - 2005; 2008 - 2010? 2011? -

2001 was the first season for the Bacone team.


LANGSTON

1998 2002 2003
1997; 1999; ? - 2001;
2004 (some games)
2004? - ? ? - 2011
2012 2013 -
September 20, 2014
September 27, 2014
*see note 1 below
October 4, 2014(?) -
*see note 1 below

I have only very incomplete information for Langston and the dates of use for all but the most recent helmets are uncertain.

In 2002 and 2003 the team used navy blue helmets shells, with a different "LU" logo each year (the 2003 logo shown in the photograph below). The 2002 logo may not have been worn during all of the team's games - "plain" blue helmets may have been used occasionally.

Langston may have used plain orange helmets several additional times from about 2004 through 2012.

*1 Langston switched to blue helmets for game #4 of the 2014 season (at Hardin-Simmons), having used the 2013 helmet design for the first three games of 2014. During game #4 at least two different "LU" logos were in use by Langston, both of which may be seen in the photograph below. The one represented above appeared to be the more predominant one based on a limited number of available photographs. I was unable to locate photographs for all of the teams games in 2014, but the helmets were blue during at least games #4, 6, and 10, and the team had switched to a blue "LU" logo with orange outline by at least game #6.


SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

? - 1999 2000 only(?) 2001?
2002 2003 - 2005 2006 - 2012
2013 -

TEXAS COLLEGE

2003 2005 - 2010 2011 (early season)
*see note 1 below
2011 - 2012 2013 -

Texas College had a football team from at least 1950 through 1961, at which point the team was discontinued and not restored until 2003. The 2003 team may have been a club-level team rather than a varsity team.

*1 Helmet decals were absent during at least games #1 (August 27 at Belhaven), #2 (September 3 at Lamar), and #4 (September 17 at Texas Southern) of the 2011 season. The circular helmet logo was in use during the September 24, 2011 home game against Northwestern Oklahoma State.


WAYLAND BAPTIST

2012 -

2012 was the first season for this team.