Ohio Gladiators end preseason undefeated

by GDFL Media

The Ohio Gladiators have finished their 2021 preseason with a 3-0 record after defeating fellow GDFL teams.. the Steel City Bobcats, Pittsburgh Buccaneers, and the Lake Erie Explosion. The Gladiators are looking to be a serious force and the Gridiron Developmental Football League.

"Our goal was to win all our pre-season games during the month of May and set the tone entering the regular season, said General manager, Doug Horning." It appears to be working for the Gladiators. They’re 3-0 in games since their preseason winning streak started in April.

The Gladiators outscored their opponents 88-6 over the three games. The Gladiators also completed two successful scrimmages against the BCFL's Tuscarawas County Warriors and the GDFL's Shenango Valley Truth.

The Gladiators will spend the next three weeks preparing for their home opener against the very talented Columbus Fire and their championship pedigree. The Fire look to be our toughest opponent yet and the game is sure to be a banger!


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. 

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We are excited about the upcoming season and look forward to “Making AN IMPACT” in our Community. Fans can visit our website at www.gdfl.org for upcoming announcements, ticketing info, and player tryouts.

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