5.16 MCYFL

Madison County Youth Football League officials are optimistic that their teams will be able to get onto the field, safely, this fall.

The organization has set a tentative opening day of Aug. 22, which is about its normal start date.

“We want to make sure we do the right thing,” Madison County Youth Football League President Sonny Hensley said of the organization’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. “But, we are very hopeful.”

As of now, MCYFL is planning on holding registration in June. The fee is $65 for the fall season.

“As soon as we get the word (from state and local officials), we will open the registration,” Hensley said.

The league has made some changes this year.

Games will be played at Lake Reba and also at football fields at Madison Central and Madison Southern High Schools.

Also, MCYFL is offering competition in three divisions — Flag Division (Kindergarten/1st grade), Junior Division (2nd and 3rd grade) and Senior Division (4th and 5th grade).

There will be four teams in each division.

MCYFL also sponsors a pair of travel teams — The Red Devils.

This season, there will be a 3rd/4th grade team and a 6th grade team. Interested players must attend a tryout.

The Red Devils play teams from across Central Kentucky. They are scheduled to start their season in July, depending on the recommendations of the Governor and the Center for Disease Control.

“We will just have to play it by ear,” Hensley said.

For more information about the Madison County Youth Football League, go to www.mcyfl.net

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