AYFL to host “Futures Hall of Fame Game” August 15

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 1, 2015

Andalusia Youth Football League President Dodd Riley announced Friday that the AYFL will begin their season Aug. 15 with what Riley labeled the “Andalusia Futures Hall of Fame Game.” Riley said that the AYFL in cooperation with AHS Head Football Coach Trent Taylor and members of the Andalusia Booster Club have scheduled the game as part of a weekend full of events. On Friday, Meet the Bulldog will be held at Andalusia High School. AYFL players and cheerleaders will be introduced as part of the event. The Alumni Game and a scrimmage by the varsity team will also take place after player and cheerleader introductions. Saturday night at 6:30, the Andalusia Booster Club will host the Andalusia Hall of Fame Banquet.

Riley said that Saturday beginning at 9:00 AM, AYFL will play the first of three football games in each of AYFL’s age divisions. “We developed this idea to coincide with the events of Meet the Bulldog and the Hall of Fame Banquet. The support we have received from the JV and High School programs this year has been great. This is just another example of that inclusion and support.”

The AYFL’s three divisions are Tiny Mite (ages 6-8), Termite (ages 9-10) and Pee Wee (ages 11-12). The games will be played in that order. AYFL Cheerleaders will also perform during each contest.

AYFL’s opponent will be the Florala Widlcats. Riley said he expects very stiff competition from our neighbors down south. “Florala’s youth program is led by veteran youth league Coach Newton Peters. Newton and his staff always develop very disciplined and fast teams. Some would think that a smaller school like Florala would have a hard time fielding a competitive team against a larger Andalusia. That is far from the truth. I know Newton and he and his guys will be coming to spoil the celebration.”

Admission prices to this event are Adult – $4, Ages 12-7 – $2, and under 6 are admitted free. One admission price will allow you to watch all three games. Concessions will also be available.

Riley said he and the AYFL Board of Directors would like to invite everyone out to see the young Bulldogs in action.

“These kids work very hard, even at this age, to develop into great football players. I would love to see a record crowd for these games. Who knows, you might even get to see a future Andalusia Hall of Fame Inductee in action!”