There’s another indoor football team in the Miami Valley. Playing at South Metro in Centerville for 2013, the Miami Valley Thunder look to get their season rolling this March. The Thunder will travel for their inaugural game to New York.
The Thunder gives fans from the Miami Valley another option to catch some indoor football.
Currently, the Thunder will play six home games (with a TBD home date and an unofficial game where the Bud Girls take on the Hooter Girls.) Miami Valley will host Chicago twice, as well as New York, Fayetteville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis (possibly), and Preble County (who are members of the Crossroads Football League, who play football outside.) The Thunder are scheduled to travel to Chicago, New York, and Indianapolis.
Currently, the Thunder aren’t in a league, but that will change in 2014 when the Midwest Indoor Football League will become active. From the grape vine, I’ve heard at least sixteen teams were interested in the league.
The Miami Valley Thunder currently train at the No Limit Sports Academy in Troy, Ohio. The Head Coach will be James Scott, the same coach who led the Dayton Silverbacks to the CIFL Title game last season.
Like the Dayton Sharks, the Thunder were on television. On Living Dayton, the Thunder got the word out about tryouts (on February 3rd) and about the team. General Manager Michael Lause and Wide Receiver Julian Hardy were on hand to talk about the tryouts.
Fans of indoor football have two options awaiting them. This is a plus for fans, because they have the Dayton Sharks at Hara Arena and the Miami Valley Thunder at South Metro in Centerville. There’s great football in both sides of Montgomery County. Starting March 23rd, the Thunder will touchdown into the world of sports when they play at New York.
Sources of information from the Miami Valley Thunder website and the Facebook page, as well as WDTN Channel 2. Picture from the Miami Valley Thunder.
Until next time,