Chicago, IL – Tuesday, January 19, 2010 –
The MidStates Football League announced today the addition of two more teams to its Chicago based league. The Racine Raiders and Roscoe Rush were accepted into the league at its January 16th 2010 meeting. President Delane Richhart said, “Both of these fine teams are competitive and hold a fine tradition in semi-professional, or amateur football. The addition of these two teams to the MSFL family will raise the standard of professionalism, competition, and expectations of this great league.”
About the MidStates Football League
The MidStates football league is a Chicago based adult amateur football league. The league known within the football community as the MSFL has been in existence since 1999. In that time span the MSFL has produced 3 national champions. The Detroit Seminoles in 2002, and the Chicago Thunder in 2006 and 2008. The MSFL is now made up of 16 teams. Starting at the far north, the: Kilbourn City Hawks (Wisconsin Dells), Racine Raiders, Racine Threat (current MSFL champions), Roscoe Rush, McHenry County Pirates, Northern Illinois Cowboys, Chicago Thunder, Leyden Lions, Chicago Mustangs, Lincoln way Patriots, Joliet Buccaneers, Kankakee Plowmen, Mid State Steel (Peoria), Lake County Steelers (Indiana), Indiana Titans, and the Indianapolis Stampede.
The MidStates Football League has long been known by its competitive teams. The addition of these two teams will enhance the already competitive schedule, adding to the National exposure of the MidStates Football League, the league of champions.
THE RACINE RAIDERS
The Racine Raiders football program dates back as far as 1919. The Raiders will qualify as the oldest team in the MSFL. The Raiders bring with them seven National Championship titles.
The Raiders call Racine Wisconsin home, and play their home games at the historic Horlick Field. Horlick Field dates back to 1922 when it was the home field for the Racine Horlick Legion, now the Racine Raiders. The Raiders organization and team are very active in their community.
Last year the Raiders were members of the NAFL (North American Football League). They posted an overall 12-3 season. They bring to the MSFL a rich tradition in competitive football and a solid team organization.
THE ROSCOE RUSH
The Roscoe Rush was organized in 2002 and started play in 2003. They have an overall record of 61-20-1 in their six year history.
While the team's main purpose is to provide an outlet for players and fans to enjoy football at a high level in a professional atmosphere, the Rush also acknowledges that its players and staff have an obligation to give back to their communities . . . . . . “Our commitment to the community has benefited organizations like the Roscoe/Rockton Lions (youth football), Roscoe/Rockton Youth Baseball, the Stateline YMCA and the Pecatonica High School Athletics. Our program is based on the values of family, community, successful attitudes and team chemistry.”