Tornados Football Week 1: London Silverbacks
Saturday June 20th, 2009 at Park Tudor H.S. Game time is 7:00 pm. General admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students (ages 8-17). Children ages 7 and under are free. For more information please call 317.373.7975 or email: email@example.com.
INDIANAPOLIS – The 2009 home opener should prove to be a challenge for the Indianapolis Tornados.
The Indianapolis Tornados have more at stake than just defending their home football turf, Saturday, June 20th at Park Tudor High School, against the London (ONT) Silverbacks. They’ve been charged with the responsibility of defending our country from an “invasion” from Canada. Not to mention, the Tornados are defending their 2008 NAFL (North American Football League) National Championship. None the less, the many implications on opening day for the Tornados have only cast a shadow on the true motive to why the London Silverbacks have agreed to make a trip from Canada to Indianapolis, sweet revenge.
The first time the Tornados played the Silverbacks was in the 3rd round of the 2008 playoffs in London (ONT), Canada. The Silverbacks were the number one (1) seed and undefeated. The Tornados were marginally ranked and overlooked by most teams in the tournament. It was a slugfest to say the least. The Silverbacks were a big and physical team with athletes on both sides of the ball.
“It was a closely contested game and the Silverbacks played hard nose football, but with our combined running and passing game, and our non yielding defense, in the end, it proved to be too much for them (Silverbacks) to overcome...” explains Head Coach Jerry Senter.
That night, the Tornados seemed to be overmatched. However, they rallied from a deficit in the fourth quarter to win 37-25 to advance to the elite eight (8) of NAFL tournament play.
An early season matchup between two Minor league football heavy weights is more important than the competitiveness of the rivalry. This matchup not only sets the tone for the entire league, but it becomes a showcase for the Minor league brand of football.
“The Canadian fans as well as the Tornados football family will benefit from watching top level football but will also enjoy the international culture’s mixing… When we have competition of this nature, which is provided by key league match ups, it spotlights minor league football and its diversity.” concluded Coach Senter.
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