The West Virginia Roughriders finished with the best record in the American Arena League at 10-0 this season. They have beaten every opponent almost easily – their toughest challenge came against the New England Cavalry, a team not in the league.
Much of their success is in due part to wide receiver Larry Beavers, who leads the league in touchdown receptions by a big margin. They also have many stars on their team in Noel Devine, Jarrett Brown and Ellis Lankster, to name just a few.
Not only that, but when it comes to the Carolina Energy, they have one thing more than the Energy do – experience. The Roughriders have played 10 games, as to where Carolina has played just six with one being called a scrimmage.
This also means the Roughriders have put in much more preperation and practice than Carolina has. They will come into the championship game more ready than the Energy. That is why they will win their second title in three years.