With most of the same team that has won two straight league championships returning this season, the mission for the Albany Panthers this year is to make it three straight championships.
The first step in the mission is Saturday night when the Panthers open the PIFL season at Louisiana.
It is the first time in the Panthers four seasons they will start the season on the road.
Head coach Lucious Davis is confident his veteran team is ready for the hostile environment that awaits him.
Davis also believes his veteran team will be ready to play even though many of them didn't get alot of work in during training camp.
"We are an older team. We just have to make sure you manage things correctly. You can minimize all the injuries," said head coach Lucious Davis.
"During training camp we have been all anxious in anticipating how we are
going to do in the first game. See where we are. We are very anxious
to see what his going to happen on Saturday," said linebacker Larry Edwards.
Game time is 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Lake Charles, Louisiana.