Central States Football League


ARIZONA CHRISTIAN BACONE LANGSTON
"Firestorm" "Warriors" "Lions"
Phoenix, AZ Muskogee, OK Langston, OK
LYON OKLAHOMA
PANHANDLE STATE
SOUTHWESTERN
ASSEMBLIES OF GOD
"Scots" "Aggies" "Lions"
Batesville, AR Goodwell, OK Waxahachie, TX
TEXAS COLLEGE TEXAS WESLEYAN WAYLAND BAPTIST
"Steers" "Rams" "Pioneers"
Tyler, TX Fort Worth, TX Plainview, TX

Comments

Oklahoma Panhandle State has a new helmet design in 2017 (shown above); Lyon has used at least two new helmet designs in 2017 - one is shown above.

Texas Wesleyan is a new team which is playing its first season of football in 2017. The college last had a football team in 1940.


Historical Helmets

ARIZONA CHRISTIAN

2014 -

This team played its first season of football in 2014.


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.


LYON

2015 - 2017 - 2017 -

This team played its first season of football in 2015.


OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE STATE

? - 1999? 2000? - 2001 2002
2003 2004 2005
2006 2007 - 2010 2011
2012 -
October 5, 2013
October 12, 2013-
November 9, 2013
2014
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
2015 2016 2017 -

In 2005, OPSU used red helmets with the letters "OPSU" in white on the sides; I will need a copy of the helmet logo in order to draw this helmet and add it to the web site. Below is a photo of the 2005 OPSU helmet - the 2006 helmet was apparently similar, but lacked the white stripe (at least during the game vs. Pittsburg State).

*1 This design featured an asymmetrical stripe sequence - the white middle stripe is flanked by a red stripe on the left side, and by a blue stripe on the right side. It was used during the first six games of the 2013 season.

*2 First worn during the 2013 home game against Texas College, this design was used during the last five games in 2013.


SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

? - 1999 2000 only(?) 2001?
2002 2003 - 2005 2006 - 2012
2013 - 2014 2015 -
*see note 1 below

*1 This design features numerals on its left side only; the right side has the same "lion head" logo which was used in 2013 and 2014.


TEXAS COLLEGE

2003 2005 - 2010 2011 (early season)
*see note 1 below
2011 - 2012 2013 - 2014? 2015? -

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 - 2015 2016 -
*see note 1 below

Football was reinstated at WBU in 2012; the school had last had a football team in 1940.

*1 The logo is worn on the left side only of this design; uniform numerals are worn on the right side (as represented below).