The Florida Stingrays, Southwest Florida's community football team, are back in the postseason playoffs again after a 9-1 regular season campaign.
The accomplishment is the Stingrays' first goal of winning the United Football Federation's Southern Division. After losing in the United Cup Championship last season 34-31 to the Brooksville Ballers, the Stingrays think there is only one way to finish this season. By winning it all.
The team begin its quest at 7 p.m. Saturday night at Ruttenberg Park in Fort Myers. Coming off a first-round bye in the playoffs, the Stingrays take on the Tampa Bay Patriots (9-2) in the Southern Conference semifinals.
The Patriots are coming off a 64-6 destruction of the West Coast Soldiers in the wildcard playoff round last week and hope to spoil the Stingrays' plans.
The Stingrays have partnered with Caleb's Crusade to help raise awareness for Childhood Cancer. Caleb's Crusade is a local non-profit whose mission is to raise awareness for childhood cancer, advocate, and financially help local families with children fighting cancer.