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A-League Sports Acquires Florida Tarpons for New Arena League Play in 2019

September 14, 2018 - LAKELAND, FLORIDA - A-League Sports has acquired the Florida Tarpons, and announced earlier this month a name change to Lakeland Tarpons to better reflect the Leagues commitment to Polk County and the City of Lakeland. The Lakeland Tarpons will be one of four-teams competing when longtime sports executives launch the A- League, a professional arena football league headquartered and centered in the state of Florida. The A-League is operated as a single-entity business, with all teams owned by A-League Sports. A diverse ... Full Story

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Tarpons Earn First Win over Austin 50-30

May 6, 2018 - LAKELAND - John Banks caught three touchdown passes, and George Jenkins graduate Reggie Ellis contributed his second spectacular touchdown catch in as many weeks as the Florida Tarpons tamed the Austin Wild, 50-30, for their first win of the 2018 season Sunday afternoon at the RP Funding Center. Banks opened the scoring less than three minutes into the game on a nine-yard pass from Chris Wallace, and in the fourth quarter added TD grabs of 11 and eight yards. Keith Deveaux had touchdown receptions of 8 and 27 yards, bo... Full Story

Florida Tarpons Host Undefeated Atlanta Havoc Saturday

April 20, 2018 - LAKELAND, Fla. - The Florida Tarpons will look to pick up their first win of the 2018 season Saturday night at the RP Funding Center, but will have to take down another undefeated team in order to do so. The Tarpons will host the Atlanta Havoc, who defeated Florida in Georgia back on March 17 in the season opener for both teams. The Tarpons led in the first quarter, but did not score in the final two quarters to fall 48-21. Last week, the Tarpons took on the Richmond Roughriders, and again had a first- quarter lead b... Full Story

Florida Tarpons Home Opener Saturday, April 14

April 12, 2018 - LAKELAND, Fla. - For the Florida Tarpons, Saturday night's American Arena League home opener will be all about hitting the reset button. After a disappointing road loss March 17 against the Atlanta Havoc, the Tarpons have been idle. Two bye weeks were already part of the Tarpons early season schedule. But a game March 24 in Boone, N.C. against the High Country Grizzlies was snowed out - after the Tarpons had made the long and costly trip there - meaning the team ended up having almost a month off between its first and sec... Full Story

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Florida Tarpons quarterback Chris Wallace gets off a pass against Austin Wild pressure
Florida Tarpons quarterback Chris Wallace gets off a pass against Austin Wild pressure
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Florida Tarpons Minor League Football

League: American Arena League
Home: Lakeland, Florida
Class: Indoor
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