Coxworth contacted the newspaper again last week and said the Mankato Brawlers semi-pro team is getting closer to reality. He held an open tryout a few months ago and found what he believes are some quality players to add to the roster.
“Things are coming along,” Coxworth said. “We found two guys from Mankato who are interested in playing and both of them played at MSU. One is defensive back Jesse Graves and another is quarterback Ray Teachout.”
“I’m 41 now and it takes me a good half hour to warm up to try and throw the ball like that,” Coxworth said. “He opened my eyes and I did some checking on him. I think this team could be a rebirth for him in Mankato.”
“The Southern Plains is a fine league but our talent level is a lot higher,” Coxworth said. “There are some guy out there who want to play but they’re a little leery because they’re not familiar with our league. Once they see the product we put on the field and the way the games are run, I think they’ll be believers.”