2022 Indianapolis Knights Schedule Breakdown
Updated: Dec 7, 2021
The 2022 KFL - Kayak Fishing League schedule was released this past week and we have the full breakdown of the Indy Knights match-ups!
This season the KFL looks slightly different from 2021. The league is now comprised of 28 teams and is divided into two conferences with multiple divisions.
The Knights are in the Northern Conference and will play alongside the Motor City Ambassadors (DET), West Virginia Appalachian Anglers (WVAA), and the Nashville Shiners, all within the Northwestern Division. In addition to divisional play, teams will face off in cross-conference matchups.
Due to the growth of the league, the 2022 season has been extended to 9 weeks, with teams playing 8 regular season games and observing one bye week. Playoffs will also be amped up this season (full breakdown on that later).
That all being said, the stakes are definitely much higher this season!
REGULAR SEASON WEEKLY BREAKDOWN
WEEK 1 | JUN 04 | INDY @ NASHVILLE SHINERS
The 2022 Season kicks off in a big way as the Indy Knights head to Lake Chickamauga to face off against the Nashville Shiners!
This event will be held in conjunction with the Hobie Bass Open Series on June 4-5.
The Nashville team is without a doubt stacked with some of the best anglers in the country and some have gone as far to say this team has the potential to go undefeated, while the Knights have been dubbed the underdogs of the league by others, including the KFL Commissioner himself, Greg Nosar.
The Knights are ready though and they have some history of their own on Lake Chickamauga, so don't count out the Knights in this one. We could see a major upset in week one!
WEEK 2 | JUN 11 | INDY VS WV APPALACHIAN ANGLERS
There is no denying the rivalry that was formed during the 2021 season between the Knights and WVAA.
In week one of the inaugural KFL season, the Knights traveled to WVAA, only to ultimately and reluctantly forfeit the match due to a disagreement about safe water conditions.
That being said, the teams have since developed some angst for one another, but what's wrong with a good ol’ rivalry!?
We will get to see this rivalry play out in week 2 when the WVAA travels to the Hoosier state to face off against the Knights. The location for the event is still TBD, but we will have an update as soon as it is announced.
You can bet the Knights will look to challenge WVAA as they did in 2021 when they beat the 4 man wv squad 167.25 inches to 162.75 inches!
WEEK 3 | JUN 18 | BYE WEEK
After facing off against WVAA in week 2, the Knights get a 3 week break, starting with their bye in week 3, followed by two off weeks for the KFL as a whole.
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WEEK 4 | JUL 09 | INDY @ WVAA
Indy returns from a long break in week 4 to start a 2 week stretch on the road, beginning with once again, their rivals, WVAA. The exact location of this event is TBD but we can safely assume this grudge match will take place on a small river somewhere in the WV mountains.
With any luck, weather conditions will be variable this go around and we can really see what these two teams are made of. Plus, who doesn't love some river smallie action!
WEEK 5 | JUL 23 | INDY @ DET
From grudge matches, to fun matches. There is no rivalry here. The Indy Knights and The Motor City got nothing but love and respect for each other but don't let that fool you, these two teams will go hard at game time. Friends on and off the field yes, but these two teams are stacked with fierce competitors.
Indy almost stole one from the DET squad in 2021 on Fletchers Pond in northern Michigan last year, the upset was spoiled by some last minute heroics from DET Angler, Jeff Fadder. This loss still stings a little for the Knights and they will be looking to get redemption in 2022 as they travel back to Michigan to face off against DET in week 5. Location of this event is also TBD.
WEEK 6 | JULY 30 | INDY VS DET
The Knights return home in week 6 and once again, they face off with their divisional friends, The Ambassadors. After a long stretch of traveling, both in KFL and other National events, this is going to be a very welcomed homecoming for the Knights.
To celebrate the occasion, the Knights will be hosting the “Rally With The Knight” event in conjunction with the event. There will be food, music, games, and more for Rally guests. All fans, friends, & families are invited to join the Knights and the DET team.
This event will be an afternoon matchup with lines in at 12:00pm so come out and enjoy the festivities, see the Knights off as they launch for the event, and if all goes well, celebrate a Home Victory as the Knights come off the water at 7:00pm. More information about this event will be posted on https://www.indyknightsfishing.com/rally-with-the-knights as it becomes available.
This tournament is tentatively set to take place on Lake Manitou in Rochester, IN.
WEEK 7 | AUG 13 | INDY @ OKLAHOMA OUTLAWS
Indy goes back on the road in week 7 as they travel to their first out of conference match of the season against the Oklahoma Outlaws. The Outlaws are another new team to the KFL for 2022 and that means there are a lot of unknowns with this match up, including the location of this event.
By this point in the season, we should have a clear understanding of what both teams are capable of and this match up is likely to have major playoff implications for both teams. There is no doubt this will be a competitive event.
WEEK 8 | AUG 20 | INDY VS NASHVILLE SHINERS
With the season winding down, the Knights get to finish out the regular season with two home games, starting out in week 8 as the host to the Nashville Shiners. This week one rematch is sure to be a nail biter and possibly a nail in the coffin for one of these two teams, as it concludes the Indy Knights divisional play as well.
There is no doubt that these two squads will lay it all out on the water and that should make a great show for the KFL fans! The location for this match is still to be determined, but no matter where it is, it's going to be tight.
WEEK 9 | SEP 04 | INDY VS ARKANSAS HAWGS
The final match up of the 2022 Indy Knights KFL Season and this isn't going to be an easy one. The Knights will be facing the Arkansas Hawgs who have made some major additions to their roster over the last few months.
The Knights will really have to bring their A Game against the Hawgs in order to finish out the season with a W. The Hawgs will have to bring their A Game as well as the Knights are going to be well prepared for this match and it's going to be an absolute brawl. Again, the location for this event is still to be determined.
There you have it!
That's the full regular season breakdown for your Indianapolis Knights. We’ll take a look at the Playoff structure and the KFL Championship on Lake Chickamauga in another blog to come in the near future.
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