Columbus Lions (& Mercer) prepare for season opener

COLUMBUS, Ga. — It’s a new league, a new year and the Columbus Lions are ready to start their new season Friday night. The Lions are preparing for their opener against the Jacksonville Sharks at the Columbus Civic Center.

News 3’s Mercer Van Schoor had the chance to “catch” up with Head Coach Jason Gibson and a couple of the players in anticipation of the first game of the season.

“We’re excited. We’re looking for the same results we’ve had for as long as we’ve been here. Two years undefeated,” Head Coach Jason Gibson says.

Wide Receiver Byron Dickerson and Defensive End Logan Ingle spend some one-on-one time with WRBL talking game as they prepare to take on the Sharks.

After handily defeating their opponents last year, the two break down how they prepare for their first game of the season against a completely new league.

“We prepare just like we did last year,” says Ingle. “We do all the little things right. To us, it’s the little things that make us win that people take for granted like not standing around at practice, stuff like that.”

Dickerson says, “It’s all about the players that we have around us. Iron sharpens iron. One day offense might be on their groove.”

Their opponents — the Jacksonville Sharks — are defending AFL champs.

Coach Gibson says ticket sales are brisk. Game time Friday is 7 p.m. at the Civic Center.

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