Hurricanes To Play For Conference Title
On the first official day of hurricane season, let’s talk about hurricanes.
In this case, the Victoria Hurricanes. The local Crossroads Amateur Football League team, now 11-0 on the season after beating the Lampasas Thunder last weekend. The Hurricanes, the top ranked team in the state, got a touchdown run and two TD passes from Showtime Williams, a scoring run from Bryant Wolf, and a 95 yard fumble return for a touchdown by former East Titan Kendre Franklin. I asked two Hurricanes how excited they are to be 11-0. Said Franklin, “It honestly feels good to know that you’re riding with a hometown team and that you can contribute your skills to help them get another championship ring. It feels great, I wouldn’t want it another way.” Said Wolf, “The Victoria Hurricanes will play for the conference championship Saturday night at 7:30 at Patti Welder Stadium. The top-ranked Hurricanes face the number two ranked Austin Xtreme, with a 12-0 record.The Los Angeles Chargers have signed safety Derwin James, their first-round pick.
The Chargers announced the four-year deal Friday.
James was the 17th overall pick during the draft in April. The Florida State defensive back was among the highest-rated defensive players in the selection field, but he surprisingly slipped into the second half of the first round, where the Chargers eagerly grabbed him.
James has lined up largely as a strong safety so far in the Chargers’ offseason workouts, but coach Anthony Lynn views James as a versatile talent who could fill several roles on the Bolts’ defense.
James was the final players in the Chargers’ seven-man draft class to sign his rookie contract.