Undefeated Metro Detroit Raiders Join GDFL


Detroit,Michigan-The Gridiron Developmental Football League (GDFL) is proud to announce the addition of the Metro Detroit Raiders."We are thrilled to announce the addition of another minor league champion,The Metro Detroit Raiders formally of the Great Lakes Football League has committed to the "League of Champions",stated GDFL Chief Executive Officer Charles  Thompson. 

The Raiders bring in a solid first year organization to the GDFL. The Raiders have solidified that they are a serious national contender. After beating crosstown rival Detroit Seminoles 24-14 on April 24 2019. The Seminoles have been around since 1994 with several championships to boast.With the emergence of the Raiders,there appears to be a new sheriff in town and it doesn't seem like they will be laying down anytime soon for anyone, said Raiders Head Coach, Darrell Demark Searcy.

The Raiders also defeat  Muskegon Mustang (12-0) another highly accomplished team in the Great Lakes Region in the 2019 GLFL Championship. We look forward to the intense rivalries the Metro Detroit Raiders (13-0) will bring to the GDFL and to a long and productive partnership with the players,coaches, owners and the fans.

The  2019 GLFL champions will compete as new members in the IFL's 2020 season. The team will compete in the Gabriel Richard Catholic High School Stadium.

Additional news and expansion team announcements will be revealed in the coming weeks.


The Metro Detroit Raiders are a minor league football team based in Detroit, Michigan. Beginning play in 2019, the Raiders are the Great Lakes Football League Champions (2019), before joining the GDFL. The Metro Detroit Raiders enter their second season of play in 2020. The team plays its home games at Gabriel Richard Catholic High School 15325 Pennsylvania Rd Riverview, MI 48193 .


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 www.gdfl.org for upcoming announcements, ticketing info, and player tryouts.

The GDFL Communications Office contributed to this article