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Former Breeze trio key to Steam success

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Former Jacksonville Breeze stars Adrian Purnell, Lauran Ziegler, and Dina Wojowoski are set for their second saeason with the Atlanta Steam.

Week 8 of the 2016 Legends Football League, formerly known as the Lingerie Football League, season is here and the Atlanta Steam (0-0) will host the Omaha Heart (1-0) on Friday, June 3 at the Infinite Energy Arena in the Steam season opener. The East Division contest is the first of two home games this season.

Omaha is coming off a one-sided 26-6 win against New England (0-2), one of three new teams in the league this season, and has worked hard to avoid being embarrassed by Atlanta in the manner they were three times last season, but Atlanta is eager to unleash a pent up fury that comes as a result of months of preparation without an opponent.

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Steam QB Dakota Hughes led Atlanta over Jacksonville in the conference title game in 2014, her rookie season, and now looks to lead the team to the Legends Cup with three former Breeze stars playing key roles.

Look for the Atlanta offense, led by quarterback Dakota Hughes for the third straight season, to light up the board against Omaha while the Steam defense, always brutally physical, looks to be bigger, stronger, and faster than the previous seasons under the leadership of head coach Dane Robinson.

Sure to play a big part in how far Atlanta goes this season is the trio of former Jacksonville Breeze stars that joined the Steam ahead of last season. With one season in Atlanta under their belts, look for Adrian Purnell (SS/TE), Dina Wojowski (C/MLB), and Lauran Ziegler (WR/CB) to play HUGE roles on both sides of the ball this season.

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Ziegler came up with a big pick on a pass to Jodie Nettles late in the 2014 conference title game that kept the Breeze in the contest.

Purnell, Wojowski, and Ziegler are playmakers on both sides of the ball and will be keys to Atlanta advancing to the Legends Cup for the second time in three seasons.

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Dina Wojowoski (17), seen sacking Hughes in the conferenct tile game, is a force in the middle on both sids of the ball.

The trio plays with the intensity that Robinson demands from his players as well as possessing the work ethic and determination required to be successful. All three were impact players before they got to Atlanta, and under Robinson and his staff’s tutelage they have gotten even better.

Look for the former Breeze stars to be a pig part of Atlanta establishing themselves as the dominant team in the East this season, beginning with a big home win against Omaha this Friday.

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Mike Delrio

After six seasons covering pro sports as a credentialed writer/photogrpaher in the Atlanta area, Mike began covering Gwinnett County High School sports in 2013 which led to the launch of Gwinnettsportsreport.com. GSR is a site that highlights prep and youth sports in Gwinnett County. While baseball. basketball, and football receive the majority of the attention, GSR will include updates and news on a variety of sports across the county.

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