CAN BLACK DOG DIM SUNS?

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Both sides will be looking to pick up the crucial four points as Jason Kofender andthe Pasco Black Dog visit the Suncoast Suns in Winter Footy Saturday, December 3 in St. Petersburg.

The Black Dog, led by USAFL veteran CJ Morton and USA Revolution Men’s National Team menber Dustin Jones seem to have the offensive advantage on paper over the debuting Suns of winter captain Ken Scheidt, who look to counter with a smothering defense led by Scheidt and St. Petersburg Swans 2016 Most Valuable Player Benjamin Walker, but anything can happen – especially in early-winter season action.

In the compressed Major League Footy campaign, each side will be desperately searching for a way to move level with the St. Petersburg Swans, who picked up the win in the winter league opener, downing and out-gunned Orlando side 11.6.72 – 3.6.24 behind strong efforts from Swans’ 2016 Rookie Of The Year Austen Kugler and fellow up-and-comer Aaron Crittenden.

Players were selected in the 2016 Winter Footy Draft, November 11 in St. Petersburg, and drafted rosters are as follows.

PASCO BLACK DOG FC:

Dustin Jones
Matt Segedin
CJ Morton
Jake Keglor
Basil Benjamin
Shio Benjamin
John Churns
Jason Kofender (Winter Captain)

SUNCOAST SUNS:

Benjamin Walker
Brad Freeman
Danny McDonald
Jason Namour
Marc Karver
Alan Bates-Mendonca
Nicholas Orr
Kenneth Scheidt (Winter Captain)

Gameday rosters will be augmented by additional players from the St. Petersburg Swans / Tampa Bay ARFC player list, and all are eligible and welcome to play.

The match will begin at 11 AM, immediately following a 10 AM training session on the Common at Crescent Lake in St. Petersburg. All trainings and practices are always free, and are open to co-ed players of all ages and skill level.

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