The Bloomington Edge, a professional indoor football team, will begin its season with a scrimmage game on Feb. 28, at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum.

The game is against the Windy City Ravens of the Midwest Professional Indoor Football league (MPIF) and it will follow the noon game between the Twin City Jets and Midwest Hawks.

Tickets for the game between the Edge and the Ravens cost $10 for adults and are free for children 2 years old and under.

Edge offensive line coach Wendell Covert II expressed how excited and determined he is about this game.

“This game is very important to us, as we have a very talented group of young men that we will be cutting down to a 24-man roster the following day,” he said. “We will determine the top players at each position to make cuts.”

Covert also talked about how cut decisions affect the team.

“It will be very difficult to make cut decisions this year with the amount of talent we have,” he said. “All of these guys can play and are top-notch; the competition will be very stiff.”

Training camp will start one week before the exhibition game against the Ravens. The Edge welcomes players into Bloomington on Feb. 20. The players include local favorites such as former Redbird Darrylyn Dunn.

This season marks the Edge’s first season as a member of the 12-team Champions Indoor Football (CIF) league, beginning with the home-opener against the Omaha Beasts at the U.S. Coliseum March 6.

Jacob Klassen is a sports reporter at The Vidette and can be reached at vidette_jklasse@ilstu.edu. Follow him on Twitter at @jklass350.

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