Chuck Hoyle is a firefighter who was recently injured on the job. He is also the owner of the Marion Rhinos. In the last few months, the Rhinos have faced the challenges that so many young semi-pro teams have to deal with. The Rhinos do not have huge numbers and even some coaches have lost faith and have moved on; however, Chuck Hoyle is just as determined as a team owner as he is risking his life as a firefighter. Many teams have questioned the Rhinos’ ability to compete in the IAFL this season, and while it is not determined at what level they may compete, they will most definitely show up.
Chuck has announced the addition of a new co-owner, that will be named at a later date, and the Rhinos will continue on and plan to compete for the Rapture Division title. While the Rhinos may not be ready to compete for the IAFL Championship this season, we fully expect them to return next year improved and on a mission.
After 18 months of preparation, the IAFL office is completing the player registration process and the staff will begin to attend IAFL team’s preseason games. The League is set to officially start its week zero games February 24, 2018 leading up to the All-Star and the IAFL Phantom Horse Championship game at Finley Stadium on June 16, 2018.
The Carolina Redemption have come aboard the IAFL South Carolina region to help form two divisions. The IAFL now has two divisions in each region. We are excited to have the Redemption in the IAFL!