Predators on the Prowl in the GDFL

by Gridiron Media

Someone once said "when it rain's it pours", Well I guess it's pouring because the Gridiron Developmental Football League is proud to announce another great addition to an already impressive list of teams and we are very excited to welcome in the Northeast Ohio Predators of Cleveland, Ohio.

 Northeast Ohio Predators is comprised of dedicated, hard-working individuals excited about having the opportunity to present quality entertainment to their fans.  Many players aspire to play at the college level and/or professionally. 

NEO Predators organization is deeply committed to helping players and staff members achieve the goals they seek from this experience.  Most importantly, it is our mission to be of valuable service to the region through volunteer work and various drives for schools, youth and senior centers, and a wide range of local charities.

 The 2x back to back 2018 & 2019 PAFL Stripes Divisional Champions. The Predators finished the 2019 season in the PAFL Division at (8-2) and 4th overall (8-3) receiving a first round playoff Bye. 

The Predators will compete in the GDFL Xtreme North Division, which also features teams from (Columbus,Ohio)Columbus Fire,Northeast Ohio Siverbacks (Akron,Ohio),Cleveland Rams,Howard Huskies and the Cleveland Cobras of Cleveland Ohio.

Being able to play quality competition so close to home and being apart of the # 1 premier league in the country was a driving force behind our organization wanting to join the (GDFL).We will be playing quality opponents who are within a reasonable footprint of Cleveland,Ohio.-Shay Ragland

"We are excited to be joining a league with high standards,The idea is to come here to play for a  National title and try to go through the structured playoffs system and go all the way to a National Championship, it is tough.

 "You’re facing the top teams in the country from other states and regions,every game is like a playoff game. This level of competition is not easy."stated Coach Ragland.

City: Cleveland,Ohio
Established: 2010
Stadium: Euclid Stadium
Colors:Black,Red and White
Ownership: Shay Ragland 


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.

Fans can visit our website at for upcoming announcements, ticketing info, and player tryouts.

The GDFL Communications Office contributed to this article.