Kats, AFL ready for 2001 kickoff

Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 1:00am

National Conference

Southern Division

Orlando Predators: The Predators and the Nashville Kats tangled down to the final buzzer last season in the Arena Bowl. Orlando prevailed.

They face each other at 7 Friday night in a rematch to open the regular season at Gaylord Entertainment Center. The game will be televised live on TNN.

The Predators are without either their No. 1 or No. 2 quarterbacks this season. Look for Jay Gruden to go with Braniff Bonaventure, No. 3 on the depth chart last season. He will be making his first-ever start in an Arena League regular season game.

Gruden isn

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