Bristol has had high school football since it first had a high school, but until the early s all of its players came into the scholastic game without any previous experience except playing on the neighborhood sandlots on occasion. Those games were played with or without, most often without, make-shift uniforms and it was either tag or tackle football, generally the rough and tumble latter. In a local group of ex-Bristol High players and football fans organized the Bristol Midget Football League to give youngsters of grammar school age the opportunity to play in an organized league. The first games were played in early October of with four teams in the league, the Giants, Redskins, Browns and Packers. They were named as such because these were the names of the leading and most popular NFL teams at the time.
These players were boys aged years old with a weight limit of pounds. In its nine years with the Pony program, Manchester secured the champ ionship title the most times. In the Pony program came to an end in favor of Junior High Football. Absolutely a family orientated program with lots of fun.
Mark your calendars Tomorrow come cheer on our football players and cheerleaders starting at 9am as they play Bloomfield.. Games held at Bloomfield High School Jump to.