Mexican American Football League FAMA Hold ‘Gran Final’ This Weekend

The Gran Final of the FAMA is August 2nd in Mexico City, Mexico

The FAMA (Futbol Americano Asociacion) or Mexican American Football Association is an American Football launched in 2009 playing arena football. This year, in its inaugural season playing full 11-on-11 American Football, FAMA’s six team league has enjoyed tremendous success. Five of the franchises are based in Mexico City, and the sixth in Guadalajara.

Gran Final – Olmecas Premier v. Tigres Oro SSP

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These are the teams (and Facebook Pages) of the FAMA:

Many of the players for each of the teams have had international experience. For example, players (Mexican University in parentheses) like Raul Mateos (IPN), Jose Miguel Luna (Tec CCM), Oscar Ruiz (UDLAP) all played in the Spanish top league FEFA’s LNFA Serie A. Mauricio Lopez (Tec CEM), Juan Wong (Tec Laguna) Ramiro Pruneda (Monterrey Tech) Ivan Zarate (UDLAP) all took part in NFL, NFL Europe , AFL and CFL camps. That’s why the quality of the league has been recognized as the best semi-pro league in Mexico.

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Road to the Gran Final

In last week’s semi-final games in Mexico City, the undefeated Olmecas Premier advanced to the FAMA Championship final this week, by beating the Cougars 35 -0. The other semifinal was a different story as the Tigres Oro SSP had to battle the Dragones Rojos right down to the wire, finally winning 19 – 14.

Experts predict an outstanding game from both teams, offensively and defensively. Each has the  tools to win the title. The Tigres Oro SSP will rely on elusive running back Mario Castelan who is dangerous once he gets outside. Olmecas Premier will look to quarterback Roberto “The Monster” Vega, who lead the league in touchdown passes.

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Francisco
Paco is an American Football coach and scout from Baja California, Mexico. He's placed many of Mexico's top athletes at the highest levels of global American Football. He is currently the defensive backs coach for the of CETYS Universidad in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
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