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Seattle Mist opens women's Legends Football League season in Kent April 6

Jessica Hopkins will help lead the Seattle Mist against the Green Bay Chill on Saturday, April 6 in Kent. - Kent Reporter, file photo
Jessica Hopkins will help lead the Seattle Mist against the Green Bay Chill on Saturday, April 6 in Kent.
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The Seattle Mist opens the Legends Football League season on Saturday, April 6 against the Green Bay Chill at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Shuree Hyatt, a former soccer player at Kentlake High School and the University of Washington, will take the field with the Mist in what used to be called the Lingerie Football League.

The 27-year-old Hyatt, a running back and defensive back, is expected to be one of the top rookies in the league, according to the LFL website. Hyatt was a four-year letter winner in soccer at Kentlake and was the co-Most Valuable Player at the Class 4A state level in 2002. She also lettered three years in basketball.

Kickoff is at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $85, $55, $35, $25 and $15 and are available at www.showarecenter.com or at the ShoWare box office, 625 W. James St.

Games feature seven-on-seven tackle on a 50-yard field. The offense includes a quarterback, two running backs, three receivers and a center.

Seattle quarterback Laura Creel will lead the offense along with receivers Jessica Hopkins and Riki Creger-Zier. Green Bay's top players include quarterback Anne Erler and receiver Jessica Peyton.

Seattle is ranked sixth in the LFL while Green Bay is No. 9.

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