Capitol City Lightning gives local players a second chance at football



A lot of people are sad to see the football season end every year right after the big game in early February. We all love professional and college football and of course love our Michigan State Spartans. Now don’t get me wrong, I love football, but I’m so happy to be in the baseball season even though the Detroit Tigers haven’t got off to a great start.

I have good news for football fans in Lansing area, one of the newer ones in Lansing semi-professional football teams bring football to the capital according to And look at this region, athletes who thought their tackles were over are hoping to play pigskin again. That’s right, football players will have a second chance to play ball again. Many high school graduates never play again, says Cody Carns, coach and co-founder of Capital City Lightning.

The Capital City Lightning and 9 other semi-professional teams from across the state will participate in the Great Midwest Football Conference. In addition, they encourage local athletes of all age groups to play and improve their skills.

What you gain in the field when you work with your brothers is not something that many people find in life, ”said coach and co-founder John Nebbefeld. “I mean, three of the kids I grew up with died and I strayed from that path because of the friendships and family I found in football.”

All players who wish to join the team must sign a code of conduct which, according to the coaches, keeps them at a high level of respect, responsibility and integrity.

It’s so cool too, the money raised will support players who cannot afford the equipment and registration fees through sponsorships and merchandise sales displayed on

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