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March 21, 2014

Get your guns up

Mineral Wells' semi-pro football team ranked No. 1 nationally

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Plenty of names familiar to Mineral Wells Rams fans appear on the Bullets roster as well, such as Daniel Gray, Jeff Smith, Scott Aaron and Terrance Lawrence. 

 

The combination of players and their dedication to each other has resulted in a fast start for the Bullets and one Puckett expects to continue.

 

"When I was looking at our team, I knew we had a special team this year," he said. "Once you come to a game, you're hooked. Especially this year. We've just got a flat out phenomenal team."

 

The Bullets were founded in Weatherford seven years ago with Puckett acquiring the team about three years ago. Ultimately it was Bullets player and Mineral Wells ISD School Board member Scott Aaron who convinced Puckett to move the team west to Mineral Wells. 

 

Puckett said moving to Mineral Wells has been a great positive, but the team still hasn't quite met its potential as far as fan support goes.

 

This Saturday, at 7 p.m., the Bullets will host the Denton Rhinos in Ram Stadium. The Rhinos, who swept the Bullets in three games last year, are now quarterbacked by former TCU recruit and Willis' fellow Denton Ryan product, James Battle. 

 

If that wasn't even to sweeten the pot, Saturday is also "Honor the Military Night," during which all military personnel, whether current or former, get free admission to the game with a valid ID. 

 

Puckett – who's father died three years ago from lingering effects of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War – said it's important to thank veterans for what they've done for America.

 

The Bullets hope to become a can't-miss attraction in Mineral Wells, especially as the city continues to grow. All they need is community interest, and Saturday's game against last year's TUFL runner-up is a perfect place to start.

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