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Feb. 24th- BYE
March 3rd: (Week 2) Tucson Hellcats at East Valley Knights (PHX) 5PM RIVALRY GAME
March 10th: Tucson Hellcats vs Desperados (TUC) 12:30PM HOME OPENER
March 17th: Tucson Hellcats vs West Valley Headhunters (PHX) 12PM
March 24th: Tucson Hellcats at Metro-Phoenix Mustangs (PHX) 5PM
March 31st: Tucson Hellcats vs Scottsdale Crusaders (PHX) 2:30PM
April 7th: Tucson Hellcats vs East Valley Knights (TUC) 7PM RIVALRY GAME
April 14th: Tucson Hellcats at Desperados (PHX) 12PM
April 21st: Tucson Hellcats at Headhunters (PHX) 12PM
April 28th: Tucson Hellcats at Cave Creek Dragons (PHX) 2:30PM
May 5th: Tucson Hellcats vs Metro-Phoenix Mustangs (TUC) 12:30PM
May 12th: BYE
**ALL GAMES MARKED (PHX) WILL BE PLAYED AT THUNDERBIRD HS STADIUM.
**ALL GAMES MARKED (TUC) WILL BE PLAYED AT SAHUARITA HS STADIUM.
For the Love of the Game
19 year old Tucson nursing student and company owner starts football team
Jake Allred graduated from Catalina Foothills in 2016. At Foothills he played for legendary high school coach Jeff Scurran. He made a lot of sacrifices to play there, including time spent driving a long way to school each day. He fought injuries each season. His junior year he fractured an ankle and played on it.
His senior year, right before the playoffs began he tore an MCL. Because the injuries that he suffered kept him from playing as much as he wanted, he decided to start his own football team in the Arizona Football League at the age of 19. He turned 20 on January 11th.
Since graduation he enrolled at Pima College to study nursing while he is working full time running his own business. He owns Total Home Overhaul and Renovation, yep, T.H.O.R.. A fitting acronym for a young man that has an epic work ethic.
He knows he could not do this without the support of his family. Let him tell you in his own words about them.
My mom and dad have always been a huge part of my sports experience. They’ve been to every one of my games, no matter how far away they were. They helped out with fundraising for the teams I played on and helped with the Booster Club. They also helped with my development as a player. My mom let me tackle her to get the hang of it in my first year playing football. My dad helped with my Quarterback drills, as well as practicing for basketball and baseball.
In high school they woke up at 3 AM to help me pack for my track meets. During the summers they would come to my 7 on 7 matches and sit in 100 degree weather to see me play.
Now they help me by reminding me to stay on track with my football diet, helping with scheduling and keeping me grounded and focused on school and the mental aspect of football.
Now the goal for Jake is to build his roster up before the AzFL season begins in late February. He wants to get the word out to all the players like himself who finished high school but still have the burning desire to keep playing.
In their first Pre-Season match up of 2018 the Tucson Hellcats faced off against the East Valley Knights in a 7 on 7 match up. After struggling out of the gate the Hellcats finally found their groove and connected on several touchdowns including a beautiful pass from starting Quarterback Jake Allred to first year receiver …