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June 26, 2014

Firebirds host Stingrays in GDFL contest

TIFTON — The Georgia Firebirds will be back in action Saturday night in another Gridiron Developmental Football League game. In their second straight week at home, they take on the Florida Stingrays at 7:30 p.m.

It was a return to form for the team last week. Though they tied the Panhandle Crusaders at home, 14-14, it was a big improvement over their first meeting, which the Crusaders won 41-6. The locals' record is now 1-3-1.

The Stingrays, currently 2-3, are another team the Firebirds have previously seen. Down in Gainesville, Florida took a 22-6 victory June 14.

Saturday's game will be a benefit for the Williams Syndrome Family of Hope, with all proceeds from concessions going towards the organization.

"It is our pleasure to work with Williams Syndrome Family of Hope," said team owner Darrien Teals. "We have partnered with them before and they are an outstanding organization and they work tirelessly for their cause."

The Firebirds play their home games at the Tift County High Mini-Stadium at 1 Blue Devil Way. Admission is $5 with children under 10 admitted free.

Next week is open for the Firebirds before they spend three consecutive weeks on the road, starting with a game against the Florida Falcons July 12. Their next home game will be Aug. 9 and their last of the regular season.

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