Fri, Mar 01 - Wed, Jul 31 2019

Crossroads Cowgirl Amateur Football 2019 Season,

Victoria, Texas, United States Victoria, Texas, United States
2 Sponsors Confirmed
Victory Auto Group
The Plug Magazine

  • About the event

    The Crossroads Cowgirls came to fruition by the idea of Gigi Jones.  Ms. Jones posted on Facebook poking at the interest of the young ladies around the area.  Little did she know that she also caught the attention of Jeff Magnia, 2016 Minor League Football Hall of Fame Inductee.

    Jones and Magnia met, discussing her idea and vision for an all female football team.  It was decided the two would become co-owners as Magnia assumed the role of General Manager.  Later, Jones was given the title of Director of Player Personnel.  Splitting the work, the two are putting together a team that composes of 24 players in a league that plays around the state of Texas.  Teams are from the Valley, Corpus Christi area, Austin, and San Antonio.

    The Icon Women’s Football Association has added teams along the way.  The five-year old league has seen many teams but none in the Golden Crescent area.  That has changed as the duo of Jones and Magnia start shaping their vision of a team that will play on a 50-yard field, playing 8-on-8 women’s football.

    Keep your eyes out as this team continues to move forward, grabbing the intrigue of potential players, fans, and sponsors.

    Why should you sponsor?

    Their sponsorship gives an opportunity to an untapped market of athlete by providing uniforms, equipment, a stadium to play in giving them a place to show off their talents..  The female football player hasn't been given that chance..  In the Crossroads area, there have been several semi-pro football teams in the area but none have attempted to welcome women into the game of football.  Jones and Magnia want to change that.  Giving the opportunity to not only play the game, also take the opportunity to give back to the community.  The Cowgirls will be involved with the community as well as getting involved with the local schools by mentoring to the students of the area.  The Cowgirls will be role models to the students by being upstanding member of the community and tutor the students in ways that will benefit them.  Helping by taking advantage of opportunities to give back such as Habitat for Humanity, Toys for Tots, and various other charities within the area.  It is not just about playing football, but being a member of society that gives back.  Our motto is "Bringing Class to the Gridiron", which includes all facets on the field and off.  

    Jeffrey Magnia

    Jeff Magnia has been a lifelong student of the game doing literally everything you can do on a football field that is possible.  From helping running chains to being the GM of a championship football team.

    His first involvement was watching the Dallas Cowboys as a youth, reading the stats learning the strength’s and weaknesses of a team through the numbers.  He played two seasons of football at the junior high level at Patti Welder Junior High School.  Then went to Stroman High School and  was a student trainer. This was done for 6 years.  All four of his high school years and two years at the collegiate level.  He attended Blinn College and Texas A&M-Kingsville in the early 90’s.  He took a break and graduated with an Associates in Computer Programming from Victoria College and a BAAS in Business Management from the University of Houston- Victoria in 2007.


    After college in the 90’s, he started a family and wanted his children involved in the game.  He coached youth football for a couple of seasons then took over as the league president in 2006, learning the business end of the game at that level.  At the time that he took over, there were 350 plus kids.  After his tenure, over 1,000 children were participating either on the field as a player or on the sidelines as a cheerleader.  After that, he helped with 7-on-7 football at Memorial High School with David Hartman, the head coach and who was also the youth league VP.


    In 2010, he helped create and run the Victoria Red Rage amateur football team as their GM.  The Red Rage went as far as the conference championship game losing to the Cuero Adult Gobblers, the South Texas Amateur Football League champs.  In 2011, Magnia teamed up with Anthony Warren and former NFL player Priest Holmes to create the Golden Crescent Raiders.  He scouted the talent, while they took care of the business side.  During those years, he had the players over to his house to watch game film breaking it down for the next game.  This became a weekly ritual.


    After 2011’s season, he merged the Raiders with Rudy Guzman’s Victoria Texans.  Prior to their first season, he also spent some time learning how to broadcast with Jeff Power of FoxSports Southwest.


    In 2012, he began writing for a website called, The Landry Hat.  From there, Magnia wrote for a site called Cover32 and became it’s managing editor for the Dallas Cowboys section.  During that time, he  was able to interview former Dallas Cowboy players that include Drew Pearson, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Billy Joe Dupree, and others.


    In 2013, the Texans won the league championship, state championship, and named 2A team of the year.  During the seasons with the Texans, he began broadcasting their games online as well as becoming the Director of the Southwest Region and Vice President of Amateur Football Digest, which was a national website that covered amateur football.  St Joseph Alumni Gerald Sanchez helped in making the broadcast a reality using his service as a platform.


    In 2014, he retired from the Victoria Texans and began his own blogsite called Blue32, a site writing about the Cowboys.   In 2016, Amateur Football Digest creator and President Mark A. Trueblood nominated Magnia and had his induction accepted in the Minor League Football Hall of Fame for his work as a GM, broadcaster, and journalist.


    In 2017, he was hired by Town Square Media as the analyst and play by play announcer for the St Joseph Flyers.  He has since ceased writing to concentrate on his broadcast.

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  • 1001-2500 attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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