Oklahoma Chargers looking for a breakout year

After posting a 5-5 record one season ago, the Oklahoma Chargers are looking to breakout on the field this season. With many key returners back at a variety of positions, the Chargers are primed for improvement in what looks to be an even tougher Xtreme Football League of...

Local military base keeps Otero Desert Dawgs’ roster a revolving door

Each developmental football team is its own unique situation. Some teams have a core of guys that have played together for several years, while others have less consistency and more turnover. Then there are a handful of unique situations like the Otero Desert Dawgs. “We’re 60...

The Texas Bullets expect to repeat as MPFL and National Champions

Regardless of what division they are in, if any Minor Professional Football League team wants to win the league championship, they’re going to need someone to knock off the Texas Bullets, or they’re going to have to do it themselves. For developmental football teams in Texas,...

Former East Alabama Predators do-it-all athlete Jerquin Vines gets opportunity to play in Brazil

Many teams at the developmental football level promote the idea of getting players an opportunity to move up in their football careers, but not all teams actually get those results. The East Alabama Predators are among the group that does, as offensive utility player Jer...

West Texas Drillers have eyes on RGFL Championship

With the track record and the history the West Texas Drillers have, they must be included in the discussion when it comes to projecting post-season and championship contenders for the Rio Grande Football League in 2017. The Drillers have never won fewer than 10 games, nor lost...

DeSoto Golden Eagles expect to be competitive in Year 1

In just a few more weeks, several expansion teams will make their Minor Professional Football League debuts, including several in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Among those teams are the DeSoto Golden Eagles. “I think we’re going to wind up surprising a lot of people,”...

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,...