Local heroes team up in pigskin league

The Hero Bowl football game returns to Cathedral Catholic on March 7 at 4 p.m., pitting the San Diego Enforcers against the Atlanta Defenders in the first home game of the season. The Enforcers are part of the National Public Safety Football League and its players come from 15 different law enforcement agencies across the county.

“The first home game is always the best game of the year,” said linebacker Tony David, the sole firefighter on the team. “We’re anxious to get out there, we’ve been working hard for the last four months and everyone’s ready to go.”

“The more community support we can get the better,” said speedy running back Valley Coleman, from the Chula Vista Police Department. “Fill the stadium up and support our law enforcement and our heroes overseas.”

Jason Sullivan, San Diego Enforcers president, said filling the stadium is a great way to say thank you to local law enforcement - which can sometimes be a thankless job, he said.

“What I love is that these guys can feel and see a big show of support,” Sullivan said.

The Enforcers can then support the Semper Fi Fund, their way of saying thank you to Marines for risking their lives for the country, he added.