UWF football hold pep rally in Kansas City

UWF facing interesting match-up in championship game

This is new territory for UWF. A pep rally in downtown Kansas City. The Argos getting fired up before Saturday’s National Championship Football Game.

UWF facing interesting match-up in championship game

UWF has faced some good quarterbacks en route to the championship game, but no one like Luis Perez.

The Texas A&M Commerce senior won the Harlon Hill Trophy as the nation's best Division Two player. His numbers gaudy, 334 yards passing a game, over 70 percent completion rate, and 44 touchdowns, but his value goes well beyond the stats.

UWF’s defense is proving up to every challenge so far. They have been dominant in this playoff run.

The Lions' defense looks very solid. They allow just 16 points a game.

Of course, UWF’s offense peaking at the right time, and steamrolling some strong defenses down the stretch.

UWF football visits VA Hospital in Kansas

UWF football players are in Kansas City to play in the national championship game on Saturday. Coming from a military area, they took part in a fitting event on Friday.

This experience is about more than just football, community outreach is part of the agenda. That’s what the Argos did at the VA Hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas.

There were some autographs, a few pictures, and lots of laughs. A meet-and-greet between players and veterans proved very rewarding for both.

"Basically giving back to them for giving to us, you know, having the opportunity to play the sport that we love, so we just come out here and show 'em our appreciation," said one Argo.

"I'm up here trying to get a little stability in my life, but for them to come out and support us and treat us like normal folks, that's what means the most to me," said a veteran.

There is no doubt UWF earned themselves some new fans for Saturday’s championship game.

The Argos take on Texas A & M - Commerce for the NCAA Division II National Championship.

Kickoff is at 5 p.m. on Saturday and will air on ESPN2.

Channel 3's Steve Nissim is in Kansas City with the team covering everything they take part in.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off