Venom open season at Asheville Assault

from staff reports

   The Tennessee Venom Women's full contact Football Team takes on The Asheville Assault in Asheville, N.C. Saturday, April 19th in the first game of the year.
   The Venom and Assault are members of the world's largest full contact football organization for women, The National Women's Football Association.
   The Tennessee Venom organization recruited heavily this past fall and has several new rookies from the surrounding areas. The Venom has been practicing since December.
   Venom head coach Jeff Gethers returns for his second year as head coach and co-owner of the team, and feels that the Venom should improve their performance over last years win-loss record.
   "The team has worked hard and we have a new rival with the Asheville Assault. The veterans of the Venom are looking very forward to this first game," said Susan Greenway, co-Owner of the Venom.
   "We played them well our last game and ended the season playing the best game we had the entire year. We feel we match up very well with the Assault, and we have a very competitive schedule ahead of us this season with travel to Nashville, Alabama and Knoxville."
   They will host three of their four home games at Happy Valley High School, but their May 17th game has been moved to Volunteer High School in Church Hill.
   The National Women's Football Association kicked off its third season on April 12, with 30 teams aiming for the 2003 Championship.
   The league has sold six licenses for 2004. Additional teams for 2004 include: Shoals SmasHers (AL), Roanoke Revenge (VA), Evansville Express (IN). Denton Stampede (TX), Dallas (TX) and Austin Outlaws (TX).
   Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.tennesseevenom.com. Gates open at 6 p.m. and game time is 7:05 p.m.