Last updated : Friday, 24 November 2023
The Mitchell League is an amateur football league based in Mitchell, South Dakota. It was founded in 1968 and currently has 10 teams. The league plays its games on Saturdays during the spring and fall.
The Mitchell League was founded in 1968 by Edward McAvaney. The league's first season consisted of just four teams: the Mitchell Park Lions, the Mitchell High School Kernels, the Mitchell College Kernels, and the Mitchell American Legion Post 13.
The league has grown steadily over the years and now has 10 teams. The current teams are:
- Mitchell Park Lions
- Mitchell High School Kernels
- Mitchell College Kernels
- Mitchell American Legion Post 13
- Mitchell Blue Sox
- Mitchell Red Sox
- Mitchell Royals
- Mitchell Vikings
- Mitchell Chiefs
- Mitchell Mustangs
- Mitchell Bulldogs
The Mitchell League is a competitive league and the teams play for the Mitchell League Championship. The championship game is played at the end of the season at Cadwell Park Sports Complex.
The Mitchell League plays by the rules of the American Amateur Football Association (AAFA). The AAFA rules are similar to the rules of the National Football League (NFL), but there are some differences. For example, the AAFA does not have a forward pass.
The Mitchell League also has its own set of rules. These rules are designed to make the game safe and fair for all players.
How to Join
Anyone who is interested in playing in the Mitchell League can contact the league office. The league office will provide information on how to join and the requirements for playing.
The requirements for playing in the Mitchell League are:
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must have a valid physical
- Must be a resident of Mitchell, South Dakota
- Amateur football team forming in Mitchell (Mitchell Republic)
- Bulldogs set for third season: Mitchell-based amateur football team kicks off next week (Mitchell Daily Republic)
- Mitchell Park Football Club (Wikipedia)