Veteran signs 2019 contract with the Salina Liberty

Ray, who played his high school ball at El Cajon Valley in California, played two seasons at Mesa Community College in 2013 and '14.

Ray has experience playing the indoor game. He was signed midway through the 2016 season by the Tri-Cities Fever of the IFL and made 18 tackles in six games.

Ray and his teammates will report to Salina on March 1, with the first practice on March 5.

The Liberty open their fourth season on March 16 with a preseason game against the KC Marshals at Tony's Pizza Event Center, followed by a regular season road game at Amarillo on March 23.

Salina will be part of the CIF's Northern Conference with the Wichita Force, Sioux City Bandits and Omaha Beef. The Southern Conference features the Amarillo Venom, Oklahoma Flying Aces, Duke City Gladiators and Texas Revolution. The Liberty will play a 12-game regular season schedule in 2019.