So the Louisiana Swashbucklers defeated the Albany Panthers 67-43 on Saturday night, setting up some potentially interesting setups between the Lions and Panthers.
Columbus and Albany now site atop the SIFL standings at 5-1, Albany won the first meeting and the two teams play in Columbus in two weeks. I don't want to get ahead of myself, but I'm guessing these are going to be two teams in the SIFL title game this year.
But wait, there's more. Let's for a minute assume that the Lions win next Saturday, tying their series at 1-1 and taking the league lead. Then, in the season's final week, the teams meet yet again, which could yet again shake up the standings and momentum heading into the playoffs.
I heard Lions players talking about how eager they were to play Albany again - this time with some film on them and in Columbus - so you can bet on it being a competitive game.
And, if you're into this sort of thing, the Lions will be wearing pink jerseys for breast cancer awareness on June 5 when they return home to host Albany. The jerseys look pretty cool, and the first 1,000 fans get a pink T-shirt with a pink ribbon and a Lions logo. Check out the T-shirts and the pink Lions uniforms here.
- Chris White