Lone Star Arena Football Classic Set for February 23

The Austin Wranglers announced today the creation of the first Lone Star Arena Football Classic which will take place on Friday, Feb. 23 at 7pm to be held at the Frank Erwin Center. This game will feature standout high school seniors from capital area football teams who will participate in this Arena Football League style all-star game. The AFL-style of play (not to mention the 50-yard playing field) mixed with the talented high school all-star rosters should make for an exciting one-of-a-kind game. There will be two teams of 30 players from the North and South (school districts from Georgetown to Seguin) with Westwood Head Coach Anthony Wood coaching the North and Lake Travis head coach Jeff Dicus coaching the South with assistance from coaches from the AFL's Wranglers and the Dallas Desperados. Players will be selected by notables such as Texas high school football guru Craig Way, the North and South coaches, sportswriter Rick Cantu, and other media types. The game will be broadcast on AM1300 the Zone with Craig Way and Erin Hogan working their commentorial magic. General admission tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by telephone at 339-3939, the Wranglers Box Office located at 2209 W. Braker, and throughout the community. Proceeds will be donated to the Austin Wranglers Foundation for purchase of Automated External Defibrillators for the capital area schools that are participating in the game.

In other Wranglers-related news ...

They've signed seven more players including defensive lineman Rob Schroeder (University of Buffalo), wide receivers Otis Amey (played 11 games for the San Francisco 49ers in 2005) and Javon Witherspoon (signed as an undrafted free agent with the NY Jets in 2005) and defensive backs Stephen Cason (William & Mary), Brandon Haw (spent time on the practice squads of the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers, and Philadelphia Eagles), Zach Norton (played college ball at Cincinnati), and Duvol Thompson (spent some time on the rosters of the Baltimore Ravens and the St. Louis Rams).

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