Jim DePaul, owner of the Lehigh Valley Outlawz, who played in the CIFL
last season, formed the USIFL.
is comprised of 160 member companies that together represent 80% of the laboratory suppliers in France.
hopes to further extend their presence in the newly opened areas such as Hambanthota,Vavuniya & Chilaw very soon.
Meanwhile, the CIFL
lost its best team this week when the Rochester Raiders (12-0) quit the league after the Flint Phantoms failed to show up for Sunday's game, costing the Raiders $25,000.
In the CIFL
, according to Lucas, a great kicker hits on 65 percent of his field goals and 80 percent of his extra points.
Lucas knows that seeing a former Surge player make it on a higher level is just as important as hanging a CIFL
championship banner at the DCU Center.
Snay points out it's even more important to utilize the shotgun in the CIFL
because the league is 7-on-7 rather than 8-on-8 like the afl or afl2 leagues, which means there is one less blocker to use to protect the quarterback.
Fourteen players return from the Surge's 9-5 team of last season, but quarterback Marc Eddy, a second-team CIFL
All-Star, is not back.
Eddy, a second-team CIFL
All-Star, led the Surge to a 9-5 record last spring, but the former Algonquin Regional and Bentley College star has been absent since the team began practicing on Feb.
teams have an active roster of 19 players and a practice squad of two, with a couple players inevitably winding up on the injured list.
Lucas said there are seemingly easy issues to address such as the league keeping up-to-date stats and more complicated ones like getting more media exposure for the CIFL
on TV or the internet.
And the Surge's top-rated defense, anchored by 280-pound lineman/linebacker Kerry Taylor and cornerbacks Ricky Appiah and South High product Bismark Osei, has held the opposition to an average of just 29 points a game - a virtual trickle in the wide-open, high-scoring CIFL