The Des Moines Blaze are entering their 4th season in the Midwest Football Alliance as the team to beat, again.
Its minor league, semi-pro football where no one gets paid, but the Blaze are good and they play hard.
They wrapped up pre-season practice this week and get the 2013 campaign underway Saturday in St. Paul.
The Blaze are the 2-time defending MFA champs, and have been in the title game all 3 years of existence.
The target is squarely on them, they are the team everyone wants to beat.