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DATES SET FOR 2013 MFL SEASON

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PRESS RELEASE – The Miller Football League (MFL), Guam’s premier adult American Football League, will have it’s 14th season starting January 2013. Scheduled from January 26th to March 16th, fans can enjoy gritty football action every Saturday and Sunday at the University of Guam football field. Fans will also be treated to a one of a kind beer garden and several family halftime festivities. The MFL takes pride in having the most competitive athletes and coaching staffing on island.

Rams offensive lineman Chris Brub lays the huge block on Warriors Craig Goldsmith as teammate Will Williams scrambles out of the way. (photo by Errol Alegre Jr.)

Rams offensive lineman Chris Brub lays the huge block on Warriors Craig Goldsmith as teammate Will Williams scrambles out of the way. (photo by Errol Alegre Jr.)

Four teams will vie for the title of 2013 MFL champions:

The Cars Plus Rams are the defending champs and will be looking to repeat their successful performance this season. Quarterback Will Williams will be returning to lead the offense while the Rams’ defense looks to continue their relentless dominance. The Rams lost only one game during the 2012 season and came together at the right time. The Rams possessed arguably the best offensive line and rushing game in the league, with players like Jesse Manglona creating headaches for defenses across the league. If Williams can continue to connect with his receivers, the Rams should have a strong chance of repeating.

Rams Jacob Torres leaps over Spartans defender Adrian Quitugua to gain the extra yards. (photo by Regina Shiroma)

Rams Jacob Torres leaps over Spartans defender Adrian Quitugua to gain the extra yards. (photo by Regina Shiroma)

Also in contention are the Shell Hal’s Angels. After winning back to back championships in 2010 and 2011, a disappointing performance in last year’s playoffs cemented a 3rd place finish for the Angels. Luckily, the Angel roster is deep with talented firepower. Quarterback Stephen Phillips was one of the league’s top offensive performers. Phillips not only led his team in passing yards, but the stellar Father Duenas alum also led his team in rushing yards! While rosters have yet to be confirmed, it is pretty safe to say that Phillips will have his fair share of offensive targets to choose from like Jared Ada, Josh Bulla, Mike Pangelinan and Josh Fenwick. The Angels defense was also one of the best defenses in the league, netting 10 interceptions over the course of the 2012 season.

Rams Matthew Cruz makes the reception and gains 20 YAC while Spartans Jovan Serrano dives far to attempt the interception. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Rams Matthew Cruz makes the reception and gains 20 YAC while Spartans Jovan Serrano dives far to attempt the interception. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

The Pepsi Warriors turned heads last year when they lost a hard fought championship game to the Cars Plus Rams. Although they fell short, they proved to be one of the most consistent and gritty teams in the league. Led by a strong defensive squad consisting of Ryan Rios, Justin Andre and Angelo Barcinas, the Warriors look to shut down opposing offenses once again. The key to victory will be how well their offense moves the ball. If the running backs of the Warriors can grind out short yardage, this will open up big plays for receiver Sandy Fejeran, who had a stellar season last year.

The final team in the league will be the newly created Falcons. Led by head coach Dennis Willams, the upstart Falcons look to surprise their opponents. Coach Willams boasts an impressive football resume, having played and coached in the U.S., England and in Germany. Coach AJ Qutigua will also return as an assistant coach to Williams and the Falcons. While little is known about the Falcons at this point, fans can expect that they will be prepared and ready to put on a show.

Get ready to witness the best American football action on Guam this January!

For more information on the MFL or how to join a team, contact Matt Sgro: msgro@tpiguam.com

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