Rock River Raptors tryouts Nov. 19

The 2006 United Indoor Football Central Division champs are looking to add a few more players to its 2007 roster.

The Rock River Raptors will hold open tryouts from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Rockford MetroCentre.

Anyone interested in trying out for the team is urged to pre-register by Monday, Nov. 13. Registration forms are available online at or by calling the office at 965-7000. Cost is $40 for those who pre-register and $50 the week of tryouts.

In addition to the wanna-be Raptors, fans are also encouraged to attend the session. The event is free. Fans can also see what a tryout camp is like. They will also have the first chance to purchase the new fall line of merchandise. There will also be a silent auction for eight players’ home jerseys from last season.

According to General Manager Tom Crow, “There will be plenty of big-screen televisions on so fans won’t have to miss the Bears game that afternoon, and the concession stands will be open.”

Doug Halberstadt can be reached via e-mail at

From the Oct. 25-31, 2006, issue

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