At the end of a disastrous 2014-15 season where the Huntsville Havoc endured a franchise-worst 11-38-7 record, team owner Keith Jefferies gave coach Glenn Detulleo a vote of confidence rather than a pink slip. Four years later, Jefferies’ decision has never looked better.
That’s because the Havoc claimed the Southern Pro League title for the second year in a row, sweeping their Alabama rivals down the I-65, the Birmingham Bulls, in front of a sellout crowd of 6,100 at Huntsville’s Von Braun Center.
During the regular season, the Havoc had a franchise-best 36-17-3 record but flew under the radar due to the record-setting campaign by the Peoria Rivermen (40-7-9) and the turnaround sophomore season of the Bulls (39-15-2).
After the Rivermen were swept in two games in the challenge round of...
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