Tryouts announced for Illinois Thundercats

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DECATUR - Tryouts are now being held for the Illinois Thundercats, an eight-man semi-pro football team.

The Thundercats belong to a league called the CI8FL, or the Central Illinois 8-man football league.

The team plays a faster-paced style football on a shorter field, similar to arena football.

The Thundercats are holding three tryouts in October. The first tryout will be held Saturday October 5, 2:00 PM, at Fairview Park.

You must be 18 or older to try out. You're encouraged to bring your pads and cleats.

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