The Good, The Bad and Arena Football
Happy Holiday’s People! Hopefully, Everyone is READY for THANKSGIVING and Everyone is Happy! Unless your a turkey, and then you are looking for a pardon! But SPORTS must go on and there are TONS to talk about when it comes to ARENA FOOTBALL.
The Holidays bring out the BEST in Sports. The College Football Playoffs. NFL Playoffs, The NFL Pro Bowl, The Super Bowl. Now its the XFL and then ARENA!
Tons of QUESTIONS in the Arena Football world. What is the AFL doing? What will the Orlando Predators do? Will the American Arena League EVER update their website?
We hate bad news, but lets get it out of the way! Today the Arena Football League(AFL) made an announcement, and it ends a great organization and stops alot of people from their livelihood.
With that said, RIP AFL!!
Now for some good news… PLENTY OF PLAYER SIGNINGS:
Over in the National Arena League:
The Massachusetts Pirates have re-signed defensive lineman Willie Yarbary, LB Kavika Luafatasaga, DB Al Louis-Jean for the upcoming season.
Yarbary, who played his collegiate football at Wake Forrest, joined the Pirates for their playoff run and appeared in the last two regular season games making two solo tackles with three assists for a total of three and a half tackles. In the Pirates playoff game in Carolina, Yarbary recorded one tackle for a loss.
In 14 games, the 6’3”, 235 lb. Luafatasaga was third on the team in tackles with 28 solo stops and assisted on 22 more for a total of 39. He posted two and a half tackles for a loss, broke up seven passes and was second on the team with five interceptions including a “pick six” vs. the New York Streets.
Last year with he Pirates, Louis-Jean appeared in eight games making nine and a half tackles along with breaking up one pass. He also had three assists in the Pirates playoff game in Carolina.
The Jacksonville Sharks signed OL Marley Conley, WR/KR Prince Shonola .
Conley signs with the Sharks for his second year of arena football and first season with Jacksonville. Marley Conley (6’5”, 300) spent the 2019 season with the Carolina Energy of the American Arena League. Conley played on the Energy’s offensive line where he helped the team to a perfect 6-0 regular-season record, a playoff victory and a 2019 AAL Championship appearance.
Prince Shonola (5’8”, 172) spent his rookie season with the Carolina Cobras during the 2019 season where he played wide receiver and kick returner. In 2019, he played in four games, caught 3 passes for 45 yards and two touchdowns. On special teams, he returned six kicks for 123 yards and led the Cobras in average yards per return (20.5).
The Carolina Cobras announce the signing of former Baltimore Brigade (AFL) K T.C. Stevens for the 2020 season.
T.C. Stevens (5’11” 190, Hamden-Sydney) was a four-year starter at Hamden-Sydney, the first two years as Punter before taking over the kicking duties in his Junior year. He was named Second Team All-ODAC in his Sophomore year as a punter. After college he has spent time with seven different teams, the Rio Grande Valley Dorados, the Richmond Raiders where he was named Special Teams player of the year in both 2012 and 2015 and was First Team All-PIFL three times in four years with the team. He them moved onto New Orleands VooDoo, Triangle Torch, Washington Valor, Richmond Roughriders and last year was assigned and played for the Baltimore Brigade.
Over In the American Arena League:
If you are interested as a player in getting a fair evaluation we welcome you to come out to our next tryout on December 7th. We are looking at all positions, please inbox your film. Fans come and see the 2 top Quarterbacks that will be attending Carolina Energy tryout. Its open to our fans so COME JOIN US!!! Click link to register https://form.jotform.com/CarolinaEnergy/1272019