Pierce Bratcher of the Eagles feels the pressure of the Texans defense in a Minor league division game in the Murfreesboro Football League. (Photo courtesy of J. Davis)
The 2013 bowl games for the Murfreesboro Football League are scheduled for October 19 and 26 at Siegel High School. Over 300 participated in this years season and all teams, except the Flag division, will play in the annual event with their regular season record determining their seed in each division.
"We started playing the games at Oakland High School before we moved to Siegel two years ago," said Gary Arbit, the commissioner of the league. "Our fields at McKnight Park are smaller than a normal field and playing on a regulation field at Siegel gives the players a big ending to the season. The players and coaches look forward to the bowl games each year and work hard to put their teams in a good bowl seed position.
"We are always trying to do our best to offer a quality product," add Arbit. "The M.F.L. has been doing that for years and will continue that tradition in the coming seasons and as we strive to expand the league also."
In the 7-8 Minor league division, the Buccaneers will face the Dolphins, the Giants will play the Cowboys and in the final game on the day, the Texans will play the Eagles on Saturday, Oct. 19. Game times are 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon, respectively.
For the 9-10 Junior division, the VIkings will take on the Steelers at 9 a.m., the Packers will face the Falcons at 10:30 a.m. and the undefeated Ravens will matchup against the Rams at noon. Those three games will be played on Saturday, Oct. 26.
The 11-13 Senior division will see the Colts playing the Raiders, who have only been scored on once during the season, Saturday, Oct. 19, and the Jets face the Patriots on Saturday, Oct. 26. All Senior divisions games start at 2 p.m.
In addition to the games on the 19th, the annual Cheerleading exhibition will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Siegel High School auditorium.