Tonight, the Texas Jets (0-1) host the Rio Grande Valley Dorados (0-0) in the Jets’ home opener at Humble Civic Center Arena. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. CDT. Rio Sports Live will broadcast the match live via its YouTube channel. It is accessible HERE. Tickets are also still available and can be purchased HERE. The Jets fell to the West Texas Warbirds last Saturday night in their season opener, 28-47, while the Dorados had a bye.
And on Saturday night in Philadelphia (MS), the AFA’s two newest entries, the Magnolia State Spartans (0-0) and the Wichita Force (0-0) will meet at the Spartans’ arena, the Neshoba County Coliseum. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. CDT. Tickets are available and can be purchased HERE. These two teams were scheduled to meet at the AFA season opener on April 9 in Wichita, but a water pipe issue at the Wichita Ice Center caused the contest to be postponed and the two teams are eager to face off on Saturday. evening.
The Jets are coming for their first win of the season, while head coach Bennie King’s Dorados are playing their first competitive season since 2019, when they competed in the International Arena League. King led the Dorados to the IAL Championship game where they fell to Mexico City Mexicah.
The Force went 5-6 in 2021 under head coach Ene Akpan and are led by quarterback Ed Crouch, Fan Controlled Football League MVP a season ago. The Spartans are coached by Dexter Allen and led by wide receiver Marcel Newson and defensive lineman Charles Brooks, who both played for National Arena League champion Albany Empire in 2021. Newson, who attended Mississippi College , went to training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers. in 2017 and participated in the Spring League in 2019.
The West Texas Warbirds (1-0) have a bye after a 47-28 win over the Jets last Saturday night in Odessa.
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