Quentin Sims scores 300,000th point in AFL history
The Arena Football League is known for its scoring, and on Saturday night, the league hit another big scoring milestone. Quentin Sims was the history-making man, as he scored a touchdown in the corner of the end zone for the Cleveland Gladiators in the 3rd quarter against the Orlando Predators.
The AFL Has progressively gotten higher scoring as the years have gone bye. The league began play in 1987, and in the 13 games played over the course of the season, there were 1,095 points scored. In the 2007 season alone, there were five individual weeks with at least 1,000 points scored.
It took the AFL over five seasons to reach its first milestone of 10,000 points scored. Now, the league has had 17 consecutive seasons with at least 10,000 points scored, though that streak will almost certainly come to an end this year with the slightly shortened season to 16 games and the eight-team setup.
The mark of 100,000 points was hit at the end of the 2001 season. R-Kal Truluck notched the 100,000th point as a member of the Detroit Fury.
The period of time from 100,000 to 200,000 points took just seven years. In the 2008 season, Peter Martinez booted the 200,000th point in the history of our quirky 50-yard indoor war with a point after as a member of the Kansas City Brigade.
Since the relaunch of the league, the AFL has had 92,884 points scored and counting. Each year has featured an average of at least 100 points per game since that point, a far cry from the 84.2 points per game the AFL averaged in 1987. In fact, the league didn't have its first season averaging 100 points per game until 2001. Since the 2005 campaign, every single season has featured an average of 100 or more points per game.
Heading into Week 11, the average league game was at 102.1 points per game.