Thunder Headed to Impact Conference Championship!

by By: Fox 23 Heather Geller

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - The Oklahoma Thunder are looking to do something that's never been done in before in minor league football, win four straight national championships. They're well on their way to doing that after a convincing win in round one of the playoffs. Oklahoma took down the Joplin Crusaders with a 28-6 final score. With that, one step closer to returning to the national championship.

“The reputation of the thunder, you think about them you think about winning,” Thunder safety DJ Wolfe said.

They've already created a Dynasty in the Gridiron Developmental Football League. Last year they were the first in the league to win three straight championships. This year they look to do even more with a fourth.

“You see teams like the New England Patriots,” Thunder head coach Rashid Lowe said. “We don't want to be the Buffalo Bills. We don't want to just keep going back and keep losing.”

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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.