William Polk, who was born and raised in Anson County, is starting up a local semi-pro football team for young men ages 18 and up.
The team, called Anson M-Pact, is part of the United National Football League, and will play teams from around North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
“It’s still in the development stages,” Polk said. “We’re looking for players, coaches and sponsors. We’ve got about 35 signed up right now.”
The team will practice Saturday at 2 p.m. at Ray Shelton Ball Field in Wadesboro. The season starts July 20, and will include five home games and six away games. “There is no cutoff date for people who want to join the team,” Polk said, adding that as long as players can pay the $60 fee, they’re in.
For more information, contact Polk at 980-213-8550, or visit the team’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AnsonMPact. You can also follow Anson MPact football on Twitter at @MPactFootball, or check out the website, theunfl.vicid.net/AnsonMPact.
ANSON M-PACT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
JULY 20…… HIGH POINT RAVENS
JULY 27…… TRI-CITY BULLDOGS
AUG. 3……@LAKE NORMAN FEAR
AUG. 10…… CAROLINA SAINTS
AUG. 17…… RALEIGH KNIGHTS
AUG. 24…… @HIGH POINT RAVENS
SEPT. 7…… @TRI-CITY BULLDOGS
SEPT. 14……LAKE NORMAN FEAR
SEPT. 21…… @RALEIGH KNIGHTS
SEPT. 28…… @CAROLINA SAINTS
*SUBJECT TO CHANGE IF NEW TEAMS OR ADDED BY THE END OF THIS MONTH……