CENTEX CAVALRY PRESS RELEASE
BELTON, TEMPLE, HARKER HEIGHTS, KILLEEN, COPPERAS COVE:
April 12, 2017 for immediate release:
The CENTEX CAVALRY Professional Indoor Football team would like to announce a change in the Head Coach position to Adrian Perez and the addition of Lache Seastrunk to our team.
Lache Seastrunk was quoted: “ I am really looking forward to getting back on the field and playing some football. I want to help this young team with my experience and ability.” Lache played at Temple High School and Baylor University. Lache was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round draft pick of 2014.
Lache has played for several NFL and CFL teams over the past three years. He has decided to get back into the game by joining the Centex Cavalry. He is coming onboard to help build our new team and also give back to the community that he grew up in.
Randy Sanders owner of the Centex Cavalry is quoted as saying: “ Lache is a great addition to this first year team. He brings experience and enthusiasm to our team that is greatly needed during these tough times. I think him and Romance are true on field leaders and with be nothing but a great add to the team.”
Welcome Lache Seastrunk to the Centex Cavalry!
CENTEX CAVALRY PRESS RELEASE
BELTON, TEMPLE, HARKER HEIGHTS, KILLEEN, COPPERAS COVE:
March 30, 2017 for immediate release:
The CENTEX CAVALRY Professional Indoor Football team would like to announce a change in the Head Coach position to Adrian Perez and the addition of Ramonce Taylor to our team.
Adrian Perez started this season as our defensive coordinator and has a close connection with all the players on our current team. Adrian brings to us many years of experience of arena and indoor football, during which he has learned the game very well from the best coaches in these leagues. Adrian says “ I appreciate the opportunity to lead this team into a winning season and seasons to come.”
Ramonce Taylor was quoted: “This is a great opportunity to give back to the community through a game I love to play. I believe that I will be able to help this organization both on and off the field.” Ramonce comes to us from Belton High School where he set a school record of 4,010 rushing yards, he went on to play for the University of Texas setting the most kick return yards in Rose Bowl history as a true freshman. In 2005 the Longhorns went on to beat USC in the 2005 Rose Bowl winning the 2005 NCAA National Championship, Ramonce was also named the BIG 12 new comer of the year. Ramonce went on to play for several Indoor Football teams and has signed with the CENTEX CAVALRY for the 2017 season. Welcome number 11!
Randy Sanders (owner) was quoted as saying “ This has been a rocky start for a new team in a tough experienced league. We are taking immediate measures to smooth out our first season and put a team on the field that will be here for years to come. By bringing in local talent like Ramonce Taylor, we are solidifying our connection with this community. Ramonce brings a wealth of talent and experience with local ties to this area”
The CENTEX CAVALRY organization will be planning a press conference next week to follow up with this announcement. Details to follow.
CenTex Cavs open against talented Revolution squad, fall 69-21
By Tony Adams, Sports Editor
There was an air of expectation at the Bell County Expo Center, with indoor football returning to Belton. Many in attendance had never seen indoor football and for some, it conjured up memories of the Indoor Football League, Arena Football League, and arena football 2 League. It was a night of celebration.
Unfortunately for the CenTex Cavalry, the Texas Revolution were the ones doing the majority of the celebrating.
The Allen-based Revolution scored three touchdowns on its first nine offensive plays and cruised to a 69-21 win over the Cavalry on Bush’s Chicken Field.
The loss dropped the Cavalry to 0-2 with a trip to Albuquerque, NM coming up on Saturday to take on the City Gladiators.
The Cavalry struggled in all facets of the game and the opportunistic Revolution didn’t hesitate in taking advantage.
Newly acquired quarterback Chris Dixon, who is a six-time Champions Indoor Football League MVP and five-time league champion, was 9-of-13 passing for 152 yards and four touchdowns in the first half. His first half performance included touchdown throws of 28 and 45 yards to former Arkansas, Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans wide receiver Joe Adams, along with a 27-yarder strike to former Iowa Hawkeye and Chicago Bear wide receiver Clinton Solomon, as Texas built a 34-7 advantage by intermission. Dixon finished the night 17-of-25 for 243 yards and six touchdowns.
Former Bryant University and running back Jordan Brown added a 45-yard touchdown run, while Auburn and Oakland Raider running back Michael Dyer had a 36-yard touchdown run for the Revolution, who picked up their first win of the season.
Former Southwestern and new Cavalry quarterback Bryan Hicks, who replaced released quarterback Deron Ellis after their 55-37 season-opening loss to the Dallas Marshals on March 4, got off to an 0-of-6 start, was 5-of-17 for just 35 yards by halftime and finished 13-of-39 for 133 yards and three scores.
“We have a bunch of guys from a bunch of different backgrounds that just started working together. We’re just kind of getting it going right now,” said Hicks, who had TD throws of eight yards to Darren Mathis, 28 yards to former Winston Salem State wide receiver Donovan Rasberry and 32 yards to former University of Laverne (CA) wide receiver/defensive back Allen Daniels. “It’s a work in progress but we’re going to get better.”
Hicks acknowledged that the Revolution has been together for nearly five years and his Cavalry team has been together for just a few weeks.
“Of course it’s no fun to lose by this score, but they have a bunch of guys that have been playing together for five years. We’re a bunch of throw-together guys that are just now putting it together.”
CenTex managed only eight first downs and didn’t surpass the 100-yard mark until the final minutes through the fourth quarter. Overall, the Cavalry picked up 138 yards in the game.
But when it comes down to football, no matter what league, venue or rules, timing is absolutely everything.
“It’s a matter of timing, getting rid of the ball. In the first game, we had receivers wide open and just didn’t give them a chance. In this game, it was kind of the same thing,” CenTex coach Michael Finney said. “It’s Hicks’ first year, and he’s coming along. People have to believe from the bottom all the way to the top.”
The Revolution, who are one of the more successful franchises in the CIF, moved the ball at will against the CenTex defense most of the night. They scored 10 touchdowns, but were only stopped on three drives, The Revolution totaled 339 yards, and the Cavalry had two field goal attempts blocked.
The game also marked the home debut of former Belton Tiger and Sam Houston State Bearcat Donavan Williams and University of Mary Hardin-Baylor defensive back Eric Allen.
Duke City awaits the Cavalry arrival on Saturday night before CenTex comes back home for another crack at the Revolution on Bush’s Chicken Field at the Bell County Expo Center on Saturday night, April 1.
“We’ll get back to work and make changes and all of that stuff along the way,” Finney said. “With the support of our organization, there’s going to be some changes that go along with it.”
By Tony Adams, Sports Editor, Belton Journal
December 1, 2016
CENTEX CAVALRY YIELDS MULTIPLE SIGNINGS
FROM FIRST TRYOUT
BELTON, TX – The CENTEX CAVALRY professional indoor football team held it’s first tryout on November 19th and have finally secured the players that they want to bring to training camp in February 2017.
Head Coach Mike Finney said “ It was a cold morning and we were outside, which caused the turnout to be lower but we still had 28 players show up”. Each player was put through the normal combine drills and non-contact plays. There were multiple positions that were tested and evaluated. Players came all the way from Virginia but the majority came from the local area.
There will be another tryout at the Expo Center in late December (details to follow on our Facebook). This tryout will be held to fill out our 35 man training camp roster. Owner Randy Sanders commented: “ I am really impressed with the local talent and the drive these guys have to continue playing football at the professional level. The CIF takes pride in helping these players move up to higher leagues to fulfill their careers.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
For more information, to get photos for media outlets or to get your 2017 CenTex season tickets or corporate advertising packets, contact Centex Cavalry office at (254) 760-6555 or by electronic mail at email@example.com
The CENTEX CAVALRY Professional Indoor Football team would like to announce a 2 year field naming agreement at the Bell County Expo with Bush’s Chicken. The field naming comes with multiple advertising benefits including logos on the field and mentions on all media exposure. This is a great partnership for the Cavalry and we look forward to great things happening the next two years.
The CENTEX CAVALRY organization have selected a new Head Coach for the 2017 and beyond season. Today we would like to introduce Michael Finney. Below is a short bio on Michael:
Michael Finney is from Lampasas where he graduated from high school in 2002. He then attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, from which he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2007 with a major in Exercise and Sport Science. He also has a Master of Science degree in Sport Management.
While attending college, Michael was a student coach for both UMHB and Copperas Cove High School. After graduation, he coached at Vermilion Community College in Ely, Minnesota, Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas and MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois. He also served as special teams coordinator and assistant coach for the D3 National Bowl Game held in Philadelphia. In addition, Michael has experience with arena football including assistant coaching with the CenTex Barracudas, Austin Turf Cats and the Dallas Vigilantes. Michael’s experience includes coaching positions on offense, defense and special teams.
Since 2012, Michael has worked during the summers for Sports International Football Camps. This past spring, he was the offensive coordinator for the Lampasas Lightning, a semi-pro team that won the season championship. He is also a member of the American Football Coaches Association.