The Amarillo Venom football team is off to a 3-0 start to the Champions Indoor Football season, but so is this week's opponent.

The Venom were impressive again last week as they won on the road at Wichita 41-24. Head coach Julian Reese was especially happy with the defense, which held the Force to 24 points and just over 100 yards of offense.

"Our defensive backs are still playing pretty well so I'm excited about that," Reese said at his weekly news conference. "The front line did a good job containing their quarterback and run game, which they like to do. Now we're going to face another challenger who likes to move the ball around and puts up a lot of points."

That challenger is the Duke City Gladiators on Saturday. The Venom and Gladiators are both undefeated on the season at 3-0 and are tied for the Southern Conference lead, plus it's one of the biggest rivalries in the League.

That game is set for Saturday at 6 p.m. in Albuquerque.