Thunder Roll into Middle Tennessee For Epic Match-up
NASHVILLE- Two teams that are separated by over 600 miles will face each other in a match-up of the ages at Lighthouse Christian School in Antioch, Tennessee. The Gridiron Developmental Football League three-time champion Oklahoma Thunder (5-0) will take on the gritty and always tough Middle Tennessee Bulldawgs (5-0) in a rematch of the 2018 GDFL championship game won by the Thunder.
“Big brother is coming into town and we will have to be ready,” said Bulldawg running back Keon Bohannon. “This is a big deal. They are a prestigious organization. I respect them because of their winning tradition. This is one of those pride and ego games.”
The Thunder lost their all world quarterback Brandon Noohi two weeks ago in their victory over the Memphis Blast. Last week, the Huntsville Rockets came to Tulsa undefeated but lost 42-15. Thunder backup quarterback CB Cantwell kept the high-octane offense rolling in Noohi’s stead. Cantwell weapons include the top receiver in the league Prentiss Elliott and bruising running back Winston Holder. The Thunder has always boasted a huge offensive line as well. This year is no different.
The high-powered Oklahoma offense will face a stingy Bulldawg defense. Led by defensive end Romeo Gilbert, the unit has only given up 12 points this season. The defense has a mixture of veterans in defensive backs Randal Smith, “Pistol” Ramsey and Chris Perkins. Mychal Hendricks has been a staple at linebacker for many years along with a nasty defensive line led by Blaine Boone, AJ Hill, Joseph Hawkins and Twan Armstrong. Second year players Clifford Lett and Decoreye Miller round out the solid defensive side of the ball.
“No disrespect to Noohi but I watched film and they haven’t missed a beat,” said Bohannon. “Noohi has been hands down the best quarterback in the league for a while but they have a next man up mentality. Their offensive line and weapons are dangerous. I am looking forward to watching their offensive against our defense. Our guys make it tough on us in practice. They fly around and make plays. I don’t know where we would be without them.”
When the Bulldawgs have the ball, Bohannon is the focal point. His shifty moves and deceptive speed have given defenses across the league trouble. Wideouts Antwan Edmundson and Von Booker have become a dangerous duo. Middle Tennessee also boasts a solid offensive line that will look to protect quarterback Eric Chapa.
Fans will get their money’s worth on what is forecasted to be a clear hot day in Middle Tennessee. Get there early because there are a lot of fans in the Middle Tennessee area that have circled this game on the schedule.
“Whenever the champs come to town it is a different vibe and demands respect. We are as ready as we can be. I am ecstatic about this one,” added Bohannon