Youth football practice set to begin Monday

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 July 2021 at 9:20 am

Unable to compete last year due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, local youth football players will be back in action on Monday for the first day of practice in preparation for the upcoming season.

In all 11 area communities will be fielding teams for competition in the Niagara Orleans Football Association (NOFA) this year.

Those communities include Albion, Medina, Holley, Roy-Hart/Barker, Akron, Newfane, Batavia, Oakfield/Elba, Pembroke, Attica and Tri Town.

Competition will be held in four age group divisions – Beginner, Mini, JV and Varsity.

The first games are scheduled for Saturday August 21 with Akron at Roy-Hart/Barker, Pembroke at Batavia, Attica at Newfane, Tri Town at Holley and Oakfield/Elba at Medina as Albion draws the bye.

Following the nine week regular season the top four teams in the Mini, JV and Varsity divisions will advance to the playoffs. The semifinals are scheduled for October 23 and the finals for October 30.