Indoor football to return to Wenatchee in March
WENATCHEE, WA – A second attempt at indoor football at the Town Toyota Center will begin in March in the Wenatchee Valley with the Skyhawks. The team held a press conference Saturday at the Town Toyota Center with ownership, coaches and players present.
The Skyhawks will play in the American West Football Conference, an professional indoor football league. Co-owners Theo Hall and Craig Wright made the introductions of the team as well as General Manager and Head Coach Keith Evans.
Evans was the GM and Head Coach of the Wenatchee Valley Venom in 2010, which also called the Town Toyota Center home. The team folded after two season due to poor attendance and financial troubles.
Wright said they hoped to use the lessons learned by the Venom to be successful with the Skyhawks. Evans introduced four players present: Kolt Thompson; Chandler Shaw; Isaiah Davis; and Tony Equivel. He said the Skyhawks league includes teams in Tri-Cities; Napa, Idaho; Reno, Nevada; and Sacramento, California. Evans said they’ll play six home games, beginning March 28th against Tri-Cities.
Indoor football is played on a 50-yard field with no punting, a lot of scoring and lots of collisions with players and the dasher boards. Evans says to expect high-scoring games with scores in the 60’s or 70’s. He says fans need to expect players to possibly go over the boards as well as footballs coming into the stands, which fans can keep.