Lake Erie Explosion Excited About Tryout Results

by Gridiron Media

Lorain, OH-- On Sunday, December 6th the Lake Erie Explosion of the Gridiron Developmental Football League (GDFL) held its last of three free-agent player workouts of the 2020 season. There were some impressive performances on the day. More than 45 players answered the call to perform in front of the team personnel, to show their skills & techniques.

Former Walsh University defensive lineman Brandon Antal had an outstanding performance on the day. The former Cavalier turned in an impressive camp; the 6-foot-0 245-pound defender displayed elite athleticism, physicality and technical skills during 1-on-1 and 7-on-7 positional drills while running a 5.53 forty yard dash and showing his knowledge of the game. 

Additional top performers included former Rorell Dickerson 5'11 185 pounds played for John Marshall high school of Cleveland Ohio a defensive corner back and former Bluffton University Zak Kempe also showing he has what it takes to earn a position on the team.“ This young core of talent on this team stood out and are looking to contend for a 2021 National Championship for this season and beyond and will be a force to deal with throughout many years to come”, said team administrator Mark Meschke.

The Lake Erie Explosion has closed their free-agent player tryouts for the winter but plan on having individual workouts and signings during OTA’S & practice sessions. So any players that have hopes of being apart of the Explosion Professional Developmental football team can contact the Explosion email at or register online at


The Gridiron Developmental Football League is a Professional Developmental Football League based in Memphis, Tennessee. This League was established to provide the community with high quality sports entertainment and to provide athletes the opportunity to participate in professional sports. We are looking at partnering with national and local area businesses in our pursuit of excellence and commitment to our community. Our commitment, dedication, and vision are set on building a firm foundation for professionalism and quality. The Gridiron Developmental Football League continues to strive to provide a quality minor professional level of football throughout the United States and beyond giving area athletes and fans the opportunity be a part of history. Our organization would like to thank you for your support. We are excited about the upcoming season and look forward to “Making AN IMPACT” in our Community.

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The GDFL Communications Office contributed to this article.