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Panhandle Punishers Kick Off Season

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Saturday afternoon in Panama City Beach, some former high school and collegiate stars digging up the old cleats and suiting up from some friendly competition. The Panhandle Punishers are new to the Amateur To Professional Developmental Football League, and on Saturday, opened up their season against the Pensacola Scorpions.

The Punishers will play teams from Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana for the remainder of the summer and fall. The team is made up from guys from across the Panhandle, and Willie Butler is the general manager of the Punishers and says fans should come out to the games, because they're in for good football and a good time.

"It gives the individuals something to do after work or whatever," said Butler. "It keeps them busy. Our whole meaning for being is to keep them out of trouble and have something for the public to do. We want the public to be able to come out and enjoy this event. We just try to put on the best event for the public that we can."

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7/6/13   OFF  
7/13/13 H SCORPIONS Panama City
7/20/13 A VIPERS Hammond, La
7/27/13   OFF  
8/3/13 A ROTTWEILERS Dothan Ala
8/10/13 A GATORS Gainesville
8/17/13 H * STING Panama City
8/24/13 H * VIPERS Panama City
8/31/13 A STING  
9/7/13 H ROTTWEILERS Panama City
9/14/13 H SCORPIONS Panama City
9/21/13   TBD  
10/12/13   TBD  
10/19/13   TBD  
10/26/13   TBD  
* Aug 17th game may be played Aug 28th
Aug 24th game may be played Aug 25th