List of SFC Championship winners

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The SFC Championship Game is the annual American football game that determines the champion of the Southern Football Conference (SFC). The contest is held in the city of the home team, which is determined by the Regular Season Record. The top team in SFC receives the home-field advantage.

The Norfolk Seawolves appeared in the first two SFC championship games. The Tijuana Luchadores (12–6) have twelve wins and The Myrtle Beach Buccaneers (5–2) have five wins (won twice as the Palm Beach Solar Bears), the San Antonio Marshals (3–9) had three SFC Championship wins before leaving the conference and rebranding as the Minnesota Grey Ducks. The Norfolk Seawolves (2-4) have won twice. The Portland Pythons (1-0) won their only appearance. Tijuana currently (from 2022 to 2026) holds the record with 5 consecutive championships.

SFC Championship Game (2018–present)

Numbers in parentheses in the table are ASFC Championship Game appearances as of the date of that SFC Championship Game and are used as follows:

  • #1 SFC team and #2 SFC team columns indicate the number of times that team has appeared in a SFC Championship Game as well as each respective teams' SFC Championship Game record to date.
  • Venue column indicates number of times that stadium has hosted a SFC Championship Game.
  • City column indicates number of times that metropolitan area has hosted a SFC Championship Game.
Season Date #1 SFC team Score #2 SFC team Venue City Attendance
2018 2019-01-13 Chicago Blues
(1, 0–1)
14-24 Norfolk Seawolves
(1, 1–0)
The Blues Arena Chicago, Illnois 30,000
2019 2020-01-12 Portland Pythons
(1, 1–0)
31-0 Norfolk Seawolves
(2, 1–1)
The Snake Pit Portland, Oregon 20,323
2020 2021-01-10 Palm Beach Solar Bears
(1, 1–0)
27-3 Tijuana Luchadores
(1, 0–1)
Solar Stadium Palm Beach, Florida 35,666
2021 2022-01-09 San Antonio Marshals
(1, 1–0)
31-11 Tijuana Luchadores
(2, 0–2)
Marshal Stadium San Antonio, Texas 64,000
2022 2023-01-15 Tijuana Luchadores
(3, 1–2)
22-10 San Antonio Marshals
(2, 1-1)
El Santo Coliseo Tijuana, Mexico 29,333
2023 2024-01-14 San Antonio Marshals
(3, 1–2)
13-14 Tijuana Luchadores
(4, 2–2)
Marshal Stadium (2) San Antonio, Texas (2) 64,000
2024 2025-01-12 Tijuana Luchadores
(5, 3–2)
24-19 San Antonio Marshals
(4, 1–3)
El Santo Coliseo (2) Tijuana, Mexico (2) 29,333
2025 2026-01-11 Tijuana Luchadores
(6, 4–2)
34-3 San Antonio Marshals
(5, 1–4)
El Santo Coliseo (3) Tijuana, Mexico (3) 29,333
2026 2027-01-10 San Antonio Marshals
(6, 1–5)
20-31 Tijuana Luchadores
(7, 5–2)
Marshal Stadium (3) San Antonio, Texas (3) 64,000
2027 2028-01-09 Tijuana Luchadores
(8, 5–3)
7-13 San Antonio Marshals
(7, 2–5)
El Santo Coliseo (4) Tijuana, Mexico (4) 29,333
2028 2029-01-14 San Antonio Marshals
(8, 2–6)
10-37 Tijuana Luchadores
(9, 6–3)
Marshal Stadium (4) San Antonio, Texas (4) 64,000
2029 2030-01-13 San Antonio Marshals
(9, 2–7)
21-30 Tijuana Luchadores
(10, 7–3)
Marshal Stadium (5) San Antonio, Texas (5) 64,000
2030 2031-01-12 Tijuana Luchadores
(11, 7-4)
23-34 Palm Beach Solar Bears
(2, 2–0)
El Santo Coliseo (5) Tijuana, Mexico (5) 29,333
2031 2032-01-11 Tijuana Luchadores
(12, 8-4)
24-13 San Antonio Marshals
(10, 2–8)
El Santo Coliseo (6) Tijuana, Mexico (6) 29,333
2032 2033-01-09 Tijuana Luchadores
(13, 9-4)
24-16 San Antonio Marshals
(11, 2–9)
El Santo Coliseo (7) Tijuana, Mexico (7) 29,333
2033 2034-01-15 Tijuana Luchadores
(14, 9–5)
10-17 San Antonio Marshals
(12, 3–9)
El Santo Coliseo (8) Tijuana, Mexico (8) 29,333
2034 2035-01-14 Tijuana Luchadores
(15, 10–5)
27-17 Myrtle Beach Buccaneers
(3, 2–1)
El Santo Coliseo (9) Tijuana, Mexico (9) 29,333
2035 2036-01-13 Myrtle Beach Buccaneers
(4, 3-1)
43-10 Norfolk Seawolves
(3, 1–2)
Saber Stadium Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 35,556
2036 2037-01-11 Myrtle Beach Buccaneers
(5, 4–1)
17-0 Norfolk Seawolves
(4, 1–3)
Saber Stadium (2) Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (2) 35,556
2037 2038-01-10 Tijuana Luchadores
(16, 11–5)
16-3 Norfolk Seawolves
(5, 1–4)
El Santo Coliseo (10) Tijuana, Mexico (10) 29,933
2038 2039-01-23 Norfolk Seawolves
(6, 2–4)
19-17 Dallas Birddogs
(1, 0-1)
Doug Norfolkdome Norfolk, Virginia 50,000
2039 2040-01-29 Tijuana Luchadores
(17, 11–6)
17-20 Norfolk Seawolves
(7, 3–4)
El Santo Coliseo (11) Tijuana, Mexico (11) 29,933
2040 2041-01-27 Myrtle Beach Buccaneers
(6, 4–2)
13-19 Tijuana Luchadores
(18, 12–6)
Saber Stadium (3) Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (3) 35,556
2041 2042-01-26 Bondi Beach Buccaneers
(7, 5–2)
27-0 Norfolk Seawolves
(8, 3–5)
Saber Stadium (4) Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (4) 35,556

Consecutive winners

Three franchises have won two consecutive SFC Championship Games:

One franchise has won three SFC Championship Games in a row:

One franchise has won four SFC Championship Games in a row:

One franchise has won five SFC Championship Games in a row:

Consecutive losers

SFC Championship Game appearances by team

In the sortable table below, teams are ordered first by number of appearances, then by number of wins, and finally by number of years since last appearing in a ASFC Championship Game. In the "Seasons" column, bold years indicate winning seasons, and italic years indicate games not yet completed.

Appearances Team Wins Losses Winning
percentage
Seasons
18 Tijuana Luchadores 12 6 .666 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2037, 2039, 2040
12 San Antonio Marshals 3 9 .250 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2031, 2032, 2033
8 Norfolk Seawolves 3 5 .375 2018, 2019, 2035, 2036, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2041
7 Bondi Beach Buccaneers 5 2 .714 2020*, 2030*, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2040, 2041
1 Portland Pythons 1 0 1.000 2019
1 Chicago Blues 0 1 .000 2018
1 Dallas Birddogs 0 1 .000 2038

(*)These games are attributed to the Palm Beach Solar Bears who relocated and rebranded as the Myrtle Beach Buccaneers.

Team with no SFC Championship Game appearance

  • All teams currently in this conference have made a Conference Championship Game appearance

Team with SFC Championship Game appearance but no victories

  • The Dallas Birddogs have yet to win a conference championship title.

SFC Championship Game rematches

The following teams have faced each other more than once in the SFC Championship Game:

  • San Antonio Marshals and Tijuana Luchadores (12) – Games 2021, 2027 and 2033 were won by San Antonio. Games (2022 - 2026), (2028 - 2029) and (2030 - 2031) were won by Tijuana.
  • Palm Beach Solar Bears and Tijuana Luchadores (2) – Both Games (2020 and 2030) were won by Palm Beach.
  • Myrtle Beach Buccaneers and Norfolk Seawolves (3) – All 3 games (2035, 2036, and 2041) were won by Myrtle Beach.
  • Tijuana Luchadores and Norfolk Seawolves (2) - 2037 was won by Tijuana. 2039 was won by Norfolk.