The Birmingham Stallions' preparation for the regular season opener includes a trip to Memphis last weekend and a scrimmage game this week at home against the New Orleans Breakers.

The Stallions and Breakers, who will train and play home games at Protective Stadium, went to Memphis last weekend to scrimmage against the teams from the Memphis hub. Inclement weather canceled the Friday scrimmages. On Saturday, the Stallions played the Houston Gamblers and the Breakers played the Memphis Showboats.

“It was great from the standpoint of we came out here and got 30 reps of offense, 30 reps of defense and had every phase of the kicking game represented against an opponent,” said Stallions head coach Skip Holtz. “We all worked together. It was kind of a thud scrimmage, so nobody was on the ground. There were good plays and bad plays on both sides. That’s the beauty of a scrimmage like this. We get the opportunity to go back, watch the film, try to get some things corrected and get ourselves ready. This was a practice run and I thought the players id a really nice job of working with one another and I thought they did a really nice job of handling the situations that we put them in.”

The Stallions and Breakers returned to Birmingham on Saturday and resumed work on Sunday. They will have a longer scrimmage against each other later this week.

The Stallions’ season kicks off on April 15 at 6:30 p.m. against the New Jersey Generals at Protective Stadium. The Breakers begin the season on April 16 at Protective Stadium against the Pittsburgh Maulers with kickoff scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

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