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Team announces date for first game

Football season is around the bend for the Erwin Knights, a local semi-professional team.
The Knights, coached by Andy Slagle, announced last week they will have their first game of 2015 on Feb. 21 against the Tennessee Ducks. The Ducks, based out of Elizabethton, will also be playing their inaugural season.
According to Slagle, the first game will raise money for the Unicoi County Relay for Life. The location and start time of the game will be decided in the future.
“The game will be a big challenge for our team,” Slagle said. “The Ducks are a very solid, and well-coached team. We will get a chance to see where we are at physically and get some kinks worked out before we open our league play.”
The Erwin Knights will play in the World Class Football league for its first season.
“We are still looking for depth,” Slagle said. “We have a great core of athletes, but we are always looking for more. We are also looking for linemen. Sponsors are also another thing we’ve looked into and are pursuing.
“I’m glad we get a chance to work with the Relay for Life,” Slagle continued. “We’d love to have a nice crowd out and get the community support going for Erwin’s only semi-pro football team featuring former players from the high school. We want people to dread coming to Erwin to play.”
No entry fee is required for individuals interested in joining the program, according to Slagle. The team accepts players 18 years old and older who are in good physical shape, Slagle also said.
Along with games, the head coach mentioned that a pair of fundraisers are currently in the works for the team.
For more information on the team, Slagle can be contacted by email at [email protected]