SUNCOAST LOOKS TO WRAP WINTER WITH FLAG
After successfully navigating their way to a 3-0 tally in the Inaugural Major League Footy Florida Winter League season, the Suncoast Suns aim to take care of business Saturday, when they tackle the St. Petersburg Swans in the off-season circuit’s Championship Final.
Finishing at the top of the ladder, and with the only unblemished mark in the seven-side competition, the Suns also lead all clubs in scoring and point differential.
The task at hand, however, is not seeing those accomplishments being relegated to mere bragging rights.
In order to capture the winter season premiership, the Suns will have to get past a revived Swans winter side that will feature nearly all of the players captain Jake Keglor selected in the 2016 Winter Footy Draft.
Those players, including Aaron Crittenden, Jason Kofender and Austen Kugler – form the nucleus of the Red and White’s emerging talent base – and are certainly capable of taking control of the offensive attack.
The Suns, meanwhile, will be without winter captain Kenneth Scheidt – a big loss on the Suncoast backfield.
Game time Saturday on the Common at Crescent Lake is 11 AM. The match will immediately follow the combined club’s 10 AM weekly training. All trainings, practices and competitions are always free, and are open to co-ed players of all ages and skill level.
Following an off-week, the combined club will begin 2017 weekly Saturday trainings with a pre-season match vs. Orlando AFC Saturday, March 11 at 7 pm.