Members of the Ellsworth seventh/eighth-grade football team swarm a Mount Desert Island ball carrier during a 2015 game. Registration is now open for the 2021 season, which is set to be Ellsworth Football League’s first under the Down East Family YMCA. BARRY GUTRADT PHOTO

Registration open for 2021 Ellsworth Football League season



ELLSWORTH — Registration is now open for the Ellsworth Football League’s upcoming season.

The league is set to offer fifth/sixth-grade and seventh/eighth-grade tackle teams this year as well as a third/fourth-grade flag team. Practices for 7/8 are set to begin Monday, Aug. 16, and 3/4 and 5/6 practices are scheduled to begin the following Tuesday, Aug. 24.

Equipment pick-up for 7/8 football is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at Demeyer Field, and 5/6 equipment pick-up is set for that time Aug. 23. No equipment pick-up is necessary for 3/4 players as pads, helmets and other gear are not required for flag play.

The cost for tackle football (5/6 and 7/8) is $175, and flag football (3/4) will cost $100. Practices will be held three days a week with weekly games scheduled for all Ellsworth Football League teams.

The Ellsworth Football League is currently in its first year under Down East Family YMCA management. The league had previously existed as an independent, volunteer-run organization since its formation in 2008.

For more information or to register for the upcoming league season, contact DEFY at 667-3086.

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