Pre-Season: Marty Barnett’s pick-six carries DeSoto Tarantulas over Dallas Panthers

The much anticipated pre-season battle between the DeSoto Tarantulas and Dallas Panthers was the dogfight everyone hoped it would be, until a Marty Barnett pick-six in the fourth quarter gave the Tarantulas a huge momentum swing and the eventual 24-6 win. “Marty jumped the stop...

Football is year round for the South Carolina Snipers

For many developmental football teams, all their preparation goes into making the most out of their single, yearly season. For the South Carolina Snipers, there is ongoing preparation as they play in multiple leagues throughout the year. In the spring, they play in the United...

The “expectation is domination” for the Lewisville Savage

When one door closes another door opens. So was the case for the Lewisville Savage owner Yosef Lee. Formerly a linebacker coach for the very successful, but now defunct, Kansas Koyotes, Lee started the Savage brand in Topeka, Kansas, in 2006. They moved to Lewisville, Texas,...

Midway Marauders plan to be dominant in MPIF

While it’s not uncommon for arena football teams to setup or partner with developmental football teams to have a sort of farm system, the Midway Marauders took a different approach. They initially set up their indoor team as a feeder for their developmental team. However,...

Remaining days of pre-season vital for the New Mexico Rush

These next three weeks will be crucial for the New Mexico Rush, who have been somewhat sidelined these past few months due to some unforeseen circumstances. “We took a slow start,” Rush owner Paul Lopez told Developmental Football USA. “We’ve still got a few more things that we...

The DeSoto Tarantulas should contend for the TUFL title in 2017

Last season, the DeSoto Tarantulas showed themselves as arguably the most improved developmental football team in the Texas United Football League, if not the entire Lone Star State. Don’t look for them to tap the brakes any in 2017 either. “This is probably the most talented...

Despite beginning new chapter, Chicago Thunder look to extend playoff streak to 23 years

The Chicago Thunder’s next scheduled game isn’t until May, before moving on to their Mid-States Football League schedule. But, for an organization that has made the playoffs for 22 consecutive years, football is an everyday thing and they’re already looking ahead to the seaso...

The Borderland Warriors are determined to make the RGFL playoffs

All over the southern United States, developmental football teams are anticipating the start of their league seasons and beginning yet another trek in hopes of bringing home a championship ring. In El Paso, Texas, the Borderland Warriors are more concerned with improving their...

The Austin Vipers have national goals for 2017

When discussing the pre-season contenders to win the Minor Professional Football League in 2017 – or any year – the Austin Vipers have to be in the discussion. In the past six seasons, the Vipers have won league championships in three different leagues, with the 2015 MPFL Title...

With a target on their backs, Oklahoma Monarchs look to defend XFL title

The Oklahoma Monarchs shocked the developmental football world in 2016 by winning the Xtreme Football League of Oklahoma Championship in their very first year. Now that the team from Tulsa is no longer a mystery, everyone in the league is gunning to take down the defending...