After suspending operations in 2016, The Orlando Predators have finally made their return to “The Jungle” for another season. Not only are they back, but they are back with a bang! The Predators hosted their first game of the season in “The Jungle” at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on April 13th, 2019 against the Columbus Lions.
Since making their resurgence, The Orlando Predators have been hard at work developing what is shaping up to be a pretty solid team. With former Arena Football player and Orlando Predator alumni Kenny McEntyre as their owner and fellow Orlando Predator alumni Doug Miller as their Head Coach, The Orlando Predators look to be in excellent hands. They have been practicing nonstop, reviewing footage, making public appearances around town and more. Now that they are back in “The Jungle,” The Orlando Predators are doing whatever it takes to make their presence known.
The Orlando Predators are notorious for their wild and extremely supportive fan base. Old school Predator Football fans showed no hesitation in supporting the team they love knowing that the Predators were making their return. Fans came out from across the city to cheer on their home team during their first game back in Orlando. As always, “The Jungle” was loud and proud during the game.
During their matchup with the Columbus Lions, The Predators proved that they were a force to be reckoned with in this year’s NAL Season. The Orlando defense is looking like it could prove to be the most dangerous defense in the league this year. As soon as the game started the Orlando Predator defense wasted absolutely no time in picking up an interception and running it in for the first touchdown of the game.
After an intense back and forth competition between the two teams, Orlando picked up their first win of the 2019 season with the final score at 42-40. The Predators are scheduled to play their next game on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 as they faceoff against the NAL’s other newest acquisition The New York Streets at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York.