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TUCSON, ARIZONA – The Tucson Sugar Skulls have added five more players to their roster, including three players with extensive indoor football experience. The signings bring the total number of players on the roster to 33. The team plans to enter its first-ever preseason camp with 36 players.

The team will launch its camp on Feb. 8 with practices at the Kino Sports Complex. The Sugar Skulls open their inaugural season on March 3 when they face the Indoor Football League’s other expansion franchise, the San Diego Strike Force. The home season begins March 10 when the Bismarck Bucks visit the Tucson Arena.

The latest signings were heavy on skills players. The team signed two quarterbacks, a wide receiver, a placekicker and a defensive back. Three of the five players have previous indoor football experience.

The five players are:

Nigel Bethel II, 5,9”, 185 pounds, defensive back. Played two years at Texas Tech University and one year at Eastern Kentucky with a total of 21 starts. Earned a tryout with the Washington Redskins before the 2018 season. Played at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, Florida, which held a No. 1 national ranking his senior year while capturing the Florida Class 4A State Championship.

Domonique Harris, 6’5”, 240 pounds, quarterback. Threw for 1,132 yards and 13 touchdowns and ran for five more TDs with Division II Benedict College last season. He had four touchdown passes in the team’s second game of the season which earned him the league’s Player of the Week award. Played in the FCS National Bowl with teammate Bryan Miller, also a Sugar Skulls signee.

Bryan Hicks, 6’1”, 200 pounds, quarterback. Threw for 1,234 yards and 22 touchdowns in nine games with the Green Bay Blizzard last season where he was a teammate of Sugar Skulls signee Robert Metz. Was named Offensive Player of the Week in Week 11 when he completed 16 of 19 passes for 201 yards and six touchdowns in a victory over the Nebraska Danger. Was a four-year starter at Division III Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

Greg Jones, 5’11”, 190 pounds, wide receiver. Spent two seasons with the Amarillo Venom of the Champions Indoor Football League. Played one year at Pima Community College after graduating from Santa Rita High School. He is the second former Pima player to be signed by the Sugar Skulls. Also plays defensive back.

Kimo Naehu, 6’0”, 205 pounds, placekicker. Ten years of indoor football experience most recently with the Duke City Gladiators, 2018 champions of the Champions Indoor Football League. Played at Bethel College where he also was a starting linebacker and punter.

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REMINDER: The Tucson Sugar Skulls Dance Team presented by Trident Grill will be holding its open tryout on Sunday, January 27, in the Monsoon Room at the Desert Diamond Casino. Registration is at noon with the tryout from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Details are at www.tucsonsugarskulls.com.

The Tucson Sugar Skulls are in their first year of operation as an expansion franchise of the Indoor Football League. The team will begin its inaugural season in March with home games at the Tucson Arena.

TUCSON, ARIZONA – The Tucson Sugar Skulls added nearly 900 pounds to its offensive line with the signing of three players. The preseason roster now has 28 players.

The Sugar Skulls, preparing for their first season as an expansion franchise of the Indoor Football League, will start training camp on Feb. 8 at the Kino Sports Complex. The team expects to have at least 36 players signed entering camp. The roster will number 25 players during the season with an active gameday roster of 21.

The three signees are:

Chancellor House, 6’5”, 280 pounds, offensive lineman, Iowa Western Community College. Two-year starter on the offensive line at Iowa Western and was named a first-team NJCAA All American in his final season. Iowa Western finished ranked No. 3 in the nation in House’s final season.

Mike Montero, 6’2”, 300 pounds, offensive lineman, Florida International University. Started 32 games at center for FIU and was an all-conference honorable mention selection his senior year. Was named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List and the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List entering the 2016 season. Was named game captain nine times.

Trenton Saunders, 6’4”, 310 pounds, offensive lineman, Florida International University. Started 23 games on the offensive line at FIU, including all 12 games his senior season in 2016 where he helped produce 4,503 yards of total offense, the fourth-highest total in school history. Was a teammate of Sugar Skulls signee Mike Montero.

The Tucson Sugar Skulls are in their first year of operation as an expansion franchise of the Indoor Football League. The team will begin its inaugural season in March with home games at the Tucson Arena.

TUCSON, ARIZONA – The Tucson Sugar Skulls will hold an open tryout for their all-female dance team on Sunday, January 27, in the Monsoon Room at the Desert Diamond Casino, 7350 S. Nogales Highway.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Registration begins at noon. The tryout will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Applicants will be required to present identification and pay a $20 tryout fee in cash. No checks or credit or debit cards will be accepted. All applicants also must provide a headshot photo at registration.

Suggested attire is crop top with spandex shorts and jazz or lightweight tennis shoes. Hair should be worn down and make-up should be done.

Dance team members must have the ability to perform different styles of dance to include pom, jazz, funk, and hip hop. They must be able to work well under pressure and adapt to performance changes, always demonstrating high energy.

The team will practice twice per week and will perform at every home game. Attendance at all seven home games and playoff games is required. The Sugar Skulls’ home season begins March 10 and runs through June 15. All games are at the Tucson Arena.

Applicants can direct questions regarding the tryout to Sugar Skulls Dance Team Coach Luis Ortega at (520) 289-7253 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Media inquiries should be directed to Jay Gonzales, Director, Media Relations.

The Tucson Sugar Skulls are in their first year of operation as an expansion franchise of the Indoor Football League. The team will begin its inaugural season in March with home games at the Tucson Arena.

TUCSON, ARIZONA – Single-game tickets are now on sale for the Tucson Sugar Skulls’ inaugural Indoor Football League season.

The schedule has seven home games played at the Tucson Convention Center Arena beginning March 10. The Sugar Skulls’ first game of the season is on the road at the San Diego Strike Force on March 3.

Single-game ticket prices range from $17 in the corner of the arena to $99 in the first two rows on the sidelines. Tickets can be purchased from the TCC Box Office, which is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or online at Ticketmaster.com.

Season tickets remain on sale with per-game prices discounted from single-game prices. The Sugar Skulls also have a 10-game voucher program that allows fans to buy 10 tickets with the flexibility to use them on the dates that best fit their schedules. In the program, fans buy the voucher at a price discounted from the single-game price and use as many of them at a game of their choice. For example, four tickets can be used for two separate games and the remaining tickets for a third game.

All ticket information is available at the Sugar Skulls website www.tucsonsugarskulls.com.

2019 Home Schedule

March 10, 3 p.m. vs. Bismarck Bucks

March 31, 3 p.m. vs. San Diego Strike Force

April 14, 3 p.m.    vs. Arizona Rattlers

April 27, 6 p.m.    vs. Iowa Barnstormers

May 4, 6 p.m.       vs. San Diego Strike Force

May 25, 6 p.m.     vs. Arizona Rattlers

June 15, 6 p.m.    vs. Quad City Steamwheelers

The Tucson Sugar Skulls are in their first year of operation as an expansion franchise of the Indoor Football League. The team will begin its inaugural season in March with home games at the Tucson Arena.

Mission Statement:

“To consistently serve our Guests (Ticket Holders), Partners (Sponsors), and our Homes (Teams Cities) with the highest level of professional indoor football, and to do so with integrity, affordability, and passion, both on the field and around the communities in which we play.”

The Indoor Football League was founded in 2008, and has just concluded its 10th season in 2018. 

Tucson Convention Center Arena in downtown Tucson has been host to a variety of shows and events. TCC is operated by SMG. SMG is the “gold standard” in public facility management and they have the programs, systems and talent in place to ensure that all SMG-managed facilities run smoothly and every event they host feels like a celebration.  

The Tucson Convention Center / Arena is host to more than 500,000 guests annually, and is home to the American Hockey League’s Tucson Roadrunners.
The team name and team colors have yet to be announced.  

For more information visit www.tucsonindoorfootball.com or you can follow the team on Twitter at @tucsonindoorfb, Facebook at Tucson Indoor Football.

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