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Georgia Jets off to fast start in GDFL

Photo by Heather Middleton

Photo by Heather Middleton

From Staff Reports

The Georgia Jets are a third-year minor league football organization that won the 2010 championship and finished as the 2009 runner up in their first two seasons in another league.

In 2011 the Jets are playing their first season in the Gridiron Developmental Football League.

The Jets are in the Peach State Divison of the Xtreme Conference. The GDFL is made up of 96 minor league football teams spanning nine states and will hold the National Championship and All Star games in Asheville, NC September 24-25. In 2010, quarterback Detronn Harris was profiled in the October 2010 edition of ESPN The Magazine about the Jets franchise and the challenge of playing minor league football while highlighting the positives.

The Jets are off to a fast start in 2011, winning their first two games by a combined 90-14 score. After defeating the Atlanta Lions 35-14 in their first game, the Jets won their home opener 55-0 over the West Georgia Renegades.

The next home game is Saturday at Twelve Oaks for Independence Football Weekend and Concert. There will be a pregame and halftime concert celebrating the Independence Day weekend. This will be the only minor league football game being held in the metro Atlanta this Independence Day weekend.

Twelve Oaks Stadium will be the site of all Georgia Jets home games in 2011 season with all home games played Saturday evenings this summer. For more information and team schedule visit www.georgia-jets.com.