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Semi-Pro Football Team in Kearney Still Looking For Players

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A brand new semi-pro football team is coming to Nebraska. The season starts in less than two weeks and they are still looking for players.

The Kearney Hawks feature no former division one players or NFL players. During their tryouts a month ago, the team did not cut anyone.

The team is in the Central Plains Football League, which is outdoors but played under indoor football league rules. The team will host their home games at Sunrise Middle School.

The Hawks are a bit undersized -- about two-thirds of the 12 men on the team are less than six feet tall. But the owner says that won't keep the game from being fun to watch.

"Just because we're not D1 guys, former NFL guys, we're still going to put on a great football. It's still going to be competitive, it's going to be fun to be at the games," said owner Anthony Campana.

The team features local talent from Kearney, Lexington, Ravenna and Overton which they think will draw a crowd. Additionally, tickets for the games will be only $5.

Currently the coach's father is building the special indoor football league goal posts for the home opener on April 5.

Now the Hawks say they aren't trying to compete with the Nebraska Danger for fans. They scheduled their home games so they don't conflict with the Danger's schedule. 

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