Texas Jets to Play the Rio Verde Valley Durados
Tonight, the Texas Jets (0-1) will play host to the Rio Grande Valley Dorados (0-0) in the Jets’ home opener at the Humble Civic Center Arena. Kickoff is 7 p.m. CDT. Rio Sports Live will provide a livestream of the game via their YouTube Channel. It can be accessed 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.
The Jets come in looking for their first win of the season, while Head Coach Bennie King’s Dorados are playing their first competitive season since 2019, when they participated in the International Arena League. King led the Dorados to the IAL Championship Game where they fell to the Mexico City Mexicah.
The Force went 5-6 in 2021 under head coach Ene Akpan and are led by quarterback Ed Crouch, MVP of the Fan Controlled Football League a season ago. The Spartans are coached by Dexter Allen and led by wide receiver Marcel Newson and defensive lineman Charles Brooks, both of whom played for the 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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