One-point win over Lubbock Liberty Eagles sends DeSoto Tarantulas to LSMLFN State Championship

Saturday in Fort Worth, the DeSoto Tarantulas (18-1) squeaked out a one-point win, 13-12, over the Lubbock Liberty Eagles (11-2) in the opening round game of the Lone Star Minor League Football News Tournament of Champions. “Lubbock was a solid team,” Tarantulas defensive...

DeSoto Tarantulas win Texas United Football League Championship, await next challenge

The DeSoto Tarantulas came into the 2017 season on a mission and on Saturday night, they did what many thought was impossible and knocked off the defending Texas United Football League Champion North Texas Mustangs, 29-24, and took home the league trophy. “First off, the...

TUFL: First round playoff match-ups

Earlier this week, Developmental Football USA sat down with Joel Patterson – owner of the defending Texas United Football League Champions North Texas Mustangs – to hear his take on how he expects the first round playoff games to shake out around the league. Dallas...

DeSoto Tarantulas versus DFW Diamondbacks will determine division, playoff seeding

With the regular season winding down in the Texas United Football League, the playoff picture is starting to shape up, but the DeSoto Tarantulas aren’t too concerned about that yet, as they have a big test coming up this weekend against the DFW Diamondbacks. “I want to take care...

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...

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...

DeSoto Tarantulas kick off TUFL play with road win

The DeSoto Tarantulas kicked off their first season in the Texas United Football League with a two-hour road trip and a 22-12 victory over the Eastland County Cobras. “It was a big win for us,” Tarantulas running back Julius Williams told DFUSA. Quarterback Michael Smith led the...