East Valley Vipers aim to build strong foundation in first year

Next month, the Arizona Cactus Football League will kick off its inaugural season as 15 teams come in with something to prove. The majority of the teams vying to become champions have at least a few seasons of experience under their belts, but the East Valley Vipers come in as a...

Phoenix Phantoms enter 2019 with a chip on their shoulder

The Phoenix Phantoms had a strong start to the 2018 season and for much of the year looked like they were going to make a run at the Arizona Gridiron Football League Championship. While they ended up falling short of that goal last year, the slate is clean in 2019 and the...

New Jersey Rams ready to roll after taking 2018 off

After taking the 2018 season off, the New Jersey Rams are eager to get back on the grass and hope to pick up where they left off in 2017, when the East Coast Football Association kicks off on March 30. “The guys are getting very anxious,” Rams owner Charles Hook told...

Kalvary Lions poised for breakout year in 2019

Every team has a story, but many of them at this level never get told. Every team has a story, but many of them end prematurely before the true story ever unfolds. That could have been the Kalvary Lions’ story, but it isn’t. The Lions kicked off operations in 2017 and went...

Elite football success made 2018 an unforgettable year for the Bridges

Last year was one the Bridges household will never forget. Hailing from Carrollton (Texas) Hebron High School, wide receiver Trejan Bridges shot up the recruiting ranking boards around the country to earn a five-star ranking by Rivals.com and climb as high as the No. 4 receiver...

Striving to be the standard: A look at the Hudson Valley Mountaineers

The Hudson Valley Mountaineers are striving to be the standard of professionalism at the developmental level, and winning the Empire Football League this past season was just the beginning for the new franchise. The Mountaineers were founded in early 2018 with the goal of being a...

AZCFL planning to pave multiple roads for players

Across the developmental football landscape exists many teams and leagues striving to create opportunities for their players to advance to the next level, but the newly formed Arizona Cactus Football League looks to do more. “With the personnel we have in the front office, it...

National games have become the norm for the Kalamazoo Titans

The Kalamazoo Titans find themselves in a familiar position as one year ago, but in 2019, they’re pushing for a better outcome. In two weeks the Titans will travel to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the AA AFNT National Championship Game against the Jacksonville Blackhawks. Las year,...

Syracuse Strong look to kick off 2019 with Sunshine Bowl win

The Syracuse Strong has quickly become one of the nation’s hottest young developmental football teams. In just their fourth year of existence, the Strong are getting ready for their third national bowl game appearance as they travel to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to take o...

Scottsdale Crusaders will try their championship pedigree in AZCFL

Developmental football in Arizona took a major turn a few months ago with the birth of the Arizona Cactus Football League and there has been no shortage of hype as they head into their inaugural season. Many storied franchises quickly joined the AZCFL, including the Scottsdale...