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2013-08-15 / Sports

Alumni Football USA looking for players

by ERIC DEGRECHIE Reporter

Everybody knows that guy that still talks endlessly about all of his accomplishments on the high school football field even if he graduated years ago.

Alumni Football USA gives the former player a chance to suit up once again and try to relive those precious memories.

The California-based company has been hosting full contact games across the United States and recently started setting up contests in Western New York. In July, North Tonawanda defeated Tonawanda, 29-7, at North Tonawanda Field. It was the first game played in New York as the state became the 22nd to participate in the program.

There is a $75 player fee and a team must consist of 30 players to be eligible. Players range in age from 18 to 44.

“This goes towards all the equipment and things to make Friday come alive again because it’s full contact and real football,” Michael Moschillo, of Alumni Football, said.

Alumni Football reaches out to the booster clubs of the various schools to help make decisions on where the game will be played, programs and concessions.

Alumni Football has set up several local contests for October if the individual schools can reach the 30-player mark including: Cardinal O’Hara vs. St. Mary’s, Lancaster vs. Depew, Iroquois vs. Sweet Home and Canisius vs. St. Joe’s.

For more information, visit www.alumnifootballusa.com.

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