Greenville, Ansonia youth football players get taste of NFL

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Greenville and Ansonia youth football league got a small taste of the NFL on Sunday, Nov. 5 as they took the field at Lucas Oil Stadium – home of the Indianapolis Colts.

This once in a lifetime event for our young Darke County players was part of the Lucas Oil Red Zone Games – where each team got a chance to show their skills on the turf of an actual NFL field.

“As a coach at any level, to get the opportunity to lead young men on a real NFL field is a bucket list check off for sure,” said Greenville Youth Football League coach Matt Preece. “When thousands of fans cheering on a touchdown for a second your a person imagining your an NFL coach calling a game.”

“The whole experience was magical,” he added. “To see the kids eyes when we came out on the field for the first play was priceless. The kids will have this memory forever!”

The GYFL would like to thank the following sponsors for making the trip to Indy possible: The Early bird, Fairground Drive-Thru, Blackbird Trucking, Furniture Express and Drews Automotive.

“It was an unforgettable experience for the coaches, players and the families,” Ansonia Youth Football League coach Nicholas Fout said. “We look forward to doing it again in the future.”

Learn more about the Lucas Oil Red Zone Games at

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