San Diego’s very own So Cal Scorpions begin their quest for a second title this Saturday at Marauders Stadium, the home football field of the Mira Mesa High Marauders. The Scorpions were crowned national champions in 2007 after dominating the WPFL, the Women’s Professional Football league, and now they have their eyes set on dminating the IWFL, the Independent Women’s Football League; which has 52 teams from coast to coast.
After missing the 2006 and 2007 seasons, head coach Mike Suggett who coached the Scorpions for years is returning to lead the new squad. Also six All-Pro players are returning from the 2007 championship team. They include: Carmen Cruz at wideout, inside linebacker Andrea Hubbard, offensive and defensive tackle Joniece Edwards, Lela Vaeao another anchor on the line, running back Desiree Weimann (the MVP of that championship game) and outside linebacker Cilena Mosely.
Opposing defenses were always on alert anytime the ball was handed off to Desiree Weimann, the team’s speedy running back..
In their season opener on April 3rd the Scorpions will be taking on the Los Angeles Amazons, a team they played in the WPFL, and defeated in 2007 on their way to winning the championship. It will certainly be an exciting start to the season as the Amazons have sworn to revenge that loss.
The team would be defenseless if they didn’t have ladies like Michelle Starks anchoring the offensive and defensive lines,
Present at the opener will be the members of the Park View All Stars Little League World Champions who will take part in the ceremonial coin toss to kick off the 2010 season. With the San Diego Padres and Chargers always being also-rans, you could say the So Cal Scorpions and the Park View All Stars are San Diego’s last crowned world champions in forever.
The Marauders Stadium at Mira Mesa High School is located at 10510 Reagan Road, San Diego. The stadium will open its doors at 6:00 p.m. Gametime is set for 7:00 pm. The cost of a season ticket is still under the amount you would pay for just one Chargers game ticket.
Go Scorpions, make San Diego proud.
For more info: You can go to the So Cal Scorpions website, www.socalscorpions.com