Posted: Mar 23, 2022, 5:54 PM
A pair of games at South Bossier Park Saturday officially kicked off the North Louisiana Football Alliance’s 2022 season.
Opening day featured the Lumberjacks taking on the Bombers, followed by a Rattlers versus Roughnecks matchup. Saturday’s contests are part of a 10-week schedule, playoffs included, and will include one bye-week.
Bossier City Mayor Tommy Chandler conducted the coin toss to open the season.
NLFA is a nine-man developmental football league comprised of centrally owned and operated teams. All teams will play their games at one scheduled location within the Ark-La-Tex region during the regular season. The league is the first to attempt to brand nine-man adult tackle football as a professional minor league.
League President Holland Witherspoon said the NFLA features outstanding athletes who have graduated from high school or junior college but did not have an opportunity to further their playing career at higher levels. Some players from the league have been scouted by arena football teams and added to rosters.
Week two of league play will feature the Bombers versus the Rattlers at 2 p.m. followed by the Lumberjacks and Roughnecks at 4:15. Games will be played at South Bossier Park. Later in the season, games will be played in Minden’s recreational complex to introduce the league to additional fans.