P-Town Wreckaz switch leagues, tapped to host Kick-off Classic
P-Town Wreckaz owner Nicholas Hammond, right, works with a player during a mini camp held in November.
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By ELANE JONES, Daily Mountain Eagle
PARRISH — The P-Town Wreckaz Semi-Pro Footbal Team has left the X-Treme South Football League and joined the Amateur To Professional Developmental Football League (APDFL).
Team owner, Nicholas Hammond said Wednesday that he believes the APDFL will be a much better fit for his team.
“I think the APDFL will provide our players with better opportunity to measure their talents against a wider base of other talented semi-pro football players,” Hammond said. “Because to be the best, you have to play the best, and the APDFL will provide our players with the opportunity to do just that.”
The APDFL is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion and advancement of adult minor league football teams throughout the Southeast. The league is comprised primarily of young men between the ages of 18 and 30, who are looking for a second chance of reaching their college and/or professional football dreams. The APDFL provides these young athletes with a place to improve their football skills as well as a place to showcase their talents and attract scouts from both the collegiate and professional levels.
Although the P-Town Wreckaz’s first season with the APDFL will not officially begin until March, the team will get an opportunity to see how well they’re going to stack up against other APDFL teams later this month.
On Saturday, Feb. 24, the P-Town Wreckaz will host the 2018 APDFL Commissioners Kick-off Classic at the Town of Parrish’s Harland-Nelson Stadium. Activities leading up to this year’s Classic will begin on Friday, Feb. 23, with an APDFL Owners Meet and Greet, and the inaugral APDFL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Area football enthusiast will have the opportunity to watch not one but two APDFL games on Saturday, Feb. 23, and according to the APDFL’s commissioner, Bernard Hunt, the line up for this season’s Classic is shaping up to be a great one.
“Three of the four teams playing in this season’s Classic are new to our league,” Hunt said. “So they will not only be able to display their talents for our league members, but also for our fans across the country.”
The first game will kick-off at 4 p.m. at Harland-Nelson Stadium with the Augusta Ducks from Evans, Georgia going up against the Alabama Blackhawks from Birmingham.
The second game will begin at 7 p.m. with the P-Town Wreckaz facing off against the Tuskegee Ayrmen from Tuskegee.
“With the Commissioners Kick-off Classic being held right here in Parrish, it will not only give us a chance to show our community what the APDFL is all about, it will provide us with an opportunity to show the APDFL how much our community loves football,” Hammond said. “It’s sure to be a festive event, and we’re looking forward to welcoming the APDFL and its great teams to our home and community.”
Tickets to the APDFL Commissioners Kick-off Classic will be available at the gate on the day of the games for $10.