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Local Professional Football Player, Justin Arth, Signs With Tucson Sugar Skulls (IFL)
By: Black Diamond PR, LLC
Justin Arth, a Stockbridge native, is a 6'1, 200 lb quarterback out of Texas Wesleyan University. Upon his graduation, Arth had a phenomenal showing at HUB camp in front of many NFL and CFL scouts. He has been training and working hard for his first professional football opportunity. Tucson was impressed with Justin's agility, speed and his throwing ability. They have gained a stellar QB who will work to bring Tucson a championship.
"I am excited to join the Tucson Sugar Skulls for the 2022 IFL season, '' says Arth. "I am excited to join a team hungry to win and I plan to be a big part of the success this season. This opportunity is a great one to play at a high level of professional football and obtain more film to aid in my journey to the NFL. I am looking forward to the ride. Let's get Tucson Tuff!"
The Tucson Sugar Skulls is a professional indoor football team in the Indoor Football League (IFL). The IFL introduced them in 2018 as an expansion team. They began their inaugural season in 2019 at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona. The Sugar Skulls made the playoffs in their first season, where they lost to the league champions Sioux Falls Storm. They were the first expansion franchise to make the playoffs in IFL history. Before their 2020 season began, the season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Tucson did participate in the 2021 season but unfortunately did not proceed to postseason pay. Tucson Sugar Skulls are led by head coach Dixie Wooten, who is hopeful to bring home an IFL Championship trophy to Tucson.
In 2021, the Indoor Football League had active teams in Spokane, Washington; San Jose and San Diego, California; Phoenix, Tucson and Prescott Valley, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Frisco, Texas; Bismarck, North Dakota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Des Moines, Iowa; Moline, Illinois; Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin; Worcester, Massachusetts and Louisville, Kentucky. The Pirates ousted the Rattlers in the United Bowl 37-34 to claim the IFL Championship title. For the 2022 season, the IFL has new expansion teams in Las Vegas, Nevada and Columbus, Ohio giving the IFL 16 active teams.
For more information about the Tucson Sugar Skulls please visit https://tucsonsugarskulls.com/