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LSFL Welcomes West Texas and Amarillo

October 5, 2011 - Lone Star Football League (LSFL) News Release

SAN ANGELO, TX. : The Lone Star Football League is proud to announce on Wednesday, October 5 that the West Texas Roughnecks and the Amarillo Venom Indoor Professional Football organizations have been officially invited to become charter members of the LSFL for the 2012 inaugural season. The Roughnecks organization will enter its ninth season overall in 2012 after spending the last three seasons as a member of the IFL. After spending the last two seasons in the IFL the Amarillo Venom enter the LSFL under new ownership for the 2012 season.

Based in Midland/Odessa, Texas, the West Texas Roughnecks have established a long line of success by reaching the post-season in seven of the last eight seasons. The Roughnecks organization captured a championship in 2006 as a former member of the Intense Football League by defeating Corpus Christi, 97-56, in Intense Bowl II. From 2004 to 2006, the Roughnecks achieved a 27-game regular season winning streak, and posted an undefeated regular season record (14-0) as a former member of the NIFL in 2005. The West Texas Roughnecks currently hold all their home games at the Ector County Coliseum in Odessa.

"This is a very exciting and long awaited time for indoor football in the state of Texas. The Roughnecks are proud to be a part of the Lone Star Football League which reunites our rivalries with teams such as Amarillo and Corpus Christi. We can't wait to kickoff the 2012 season. People of Midland/Odessa, West Texas, and the Permian Basin get ready for some high-octane iron man football!" stated West Texas Roughnecks Team Owner & President Dale Morris.

Prior to joining the LSFL, the Amarillo Venom spent two seasons in the IFL which included a division championship after finishing with an 11-3 regular season record in 2010. Before officially becoming the Venom, the Amarillo Dusters began play in 2004 and won the Intense Football League Championship after finishing 13-3 during the regular season. From 2005 to 2009, the Dusters were a member of the AF2 and reached the post-season twice during that span. The Amarillo Venom hold all their home games at the Amarillo Civic Center.

"The excitement surrounding the LSFL is the idea of "Texas Football" which is bringing passion and rivalry to the league. We will know our competition and their fans, which will create rivalries and bring excitement to the game." stated Amarillo Venom Owner/General Manager Stephanie Tucker.

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