Southern to host the GDFL National Championship

The game will be August 17th
Southern to host the GDFL National Championship

Missouri Southern’s Fred G. Hughes Stadium will host the Gridiron Developmental League National Championship game on August 17th at 1:00 PM.

The game will feature the Oklahoma Thunder vs. the Middle Tennessee Bulldogs.

The Joplin Crusaders are a member of the GDFL, playing their home games at Fred G. Hughes stadium. The Crusaders finished this season with a 4-4 record.

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The Gridiron Developmental Football League is a Professional Developmental Football League based in Memphis, Tennessee. This League was established to provide the community with high quality sports entertainment and to provide athletes the opportunity to participate in professional sports. We are looking at partnering with national and local area businesses in our pursuit of excellence and commitment to our community.

Our commitment, dedication, and vision are set on building a firm foundation for professionalism and quality. The Gridiron Developmental Football League continues to strive to provide a quality minor professional level of football throughout the United States and beyond giving area athletes and fans the opportunity be a part of history. Our organization would like to thank you for your support. We are excited about the upcoming season and look forward to “Making AN IMPACT” in our Community.

Fans can visit our website at for upcoming announcements, ticketing info, and player tryouts.


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