Mid-Missouri Outlaws to Face the Oklahoma Defenders On the Road
The Mid-Missouri Outlaws are ready to take on the Oklahoma Defenders in Tulsa this Sunday. The game has been moved up to 2:05 p.m. The Outlaws are looking for their first win in the CPIFL, as they lost last week to the Kansas Koyotes by a score of 49-18. The Defenders are 1-3 this season, with there only victory coming over the Kansas Koyotes with a score of 62-40.
The Outlaws brought in a new quarterback last week named Damien Dunning, but he got injured in the first drive of the game after his legs got twisted up after an 11-yard run. According to the coaches, he will be out for a little while. Kyle Middleton served as the backup in this game and threw two interceptions before Coach Pallo made the decision to bring in defensive back Ken Davis to play. Davis was a surprise in coming in and finished 3 for 8 with 37 yards, but it was his legs that proved to be the bright spot as he rushed for 50 yards. The coaches were pleased with his performance under the conditions.
This week it was formally announced that after 8 seasons with the Outlaws, Middleton announced his retirement. With Dunning being injured, another quarterback was brought in named Kyle Christian, who played previously for the Wyoming Cavalry in the Indoor Football League and also tried out for the Lincoln Haymakers earlier this season. Both quarterbacks are excited to be a part of the Outlaws. "I am excited to join the team; they have a lot of potential," said Christian. "I feel like I can be successful in running the team's offense."
"Being vocally involved and showing support for the team is a way to provide inspiration to the team," said Dunning.
The Defenders defeated the Outlaws both times last year, and Coach Jason Pallo is hoping the new quarterback will ignite a spark for the team as he feels that first victory is the hardest part and he'd like to see it happen this Sunday.
As always, you'll be able to listen to the game on 92.3 BOB-FM and online with the 1:50 pregame show.