Playoff Preview Columbus Fire vs East Penn Raiders

by Charles Thompson

Today the East Penn Raiders  will face Columbus Fire in round 2 of the 2021 GDFL National Playoffs.

Both teams Columbus Fire & East Penn Raiders come into the game at 9-0 on the season and both are champions of their respective divisions.

Xtreme East Division Champions are the Raiders and The Fire are the Xtreme South Champions who  advanced to the second round after defeating the Ohio Outlaws out of Lorain,Ohio 19-14.
The East Penn Raiders defeated the Syracuse Strong out of Syracuse,New York 26-14.

Champion versus Champion with only one moving on. Who will it be? Join us tonight and find out.

The game will be played at Teays Valley West Middle School. 200 Groves Run Rd. Commercial Point,OH Gates open at 5pm with kickoff set for 5:30pm. Admission is $10.


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.