New England Youth Football

The Tradition Continues…

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It’s been more than a decade ago since the last pair of football cleats walked off the field in New England.


Published October 4, 2013

The Herald

No more fans, no more first downs, no tackles and no touchdowns. Quite frankly, not a one of the players now playing was even born at that time!

Saturday, Oct. 5th, will see the long-awaited return of the Tigers to the “grid iron.” The New England Tigers will host Team “Yellow” from Dickinson at 10:30 am. The kids, under the direction of Coach Clarence Binstock, have been practicing since August and currently stand 2-1 in their season. All other games are played in Dickinson on Saturday mornings through the Dickinson Football League.

The New England Booster Club was instrumental in starting the program and has had an extremely warm reception from the community in support of the program. In fact, we had secured a “chain gang” and referee for the game long before being guaranteed of hosting a HOME game! Local sports enthusiasts holding title to “chain gang” are Barry Brentrup, Sid Erickson and Lyle Kovar. New England native, Mike Belland, will also referee the game.

Adding to the excitement, a group of young 5th grade girls have offered to donate their time in selling concessions at the game to promote the Booster Club. They will be selling homemade caramel rolls (The Broken Brick); homemade cinnamon rolls (The B.A.) and fresh doughnuts. Coffee and other refreshments will also be available.

The Booster Club will continue to sponsor this 4th-6th grade event as the High School Athletic Association does not sanction contact sports for these grades.

Please come out and support our Tigers! The game is free of charge and will be Saturday, Oct. 5, 10:30 am at the football field.

Although these kids may not have been here to experience the first “go-round” – they know tradition isn’t something that is simply taught – they know it runs way deeper than that!




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  1. The last home high school game was played in the fall of 2005.

    The Tigers defeated Hettinger in overtime.

    The Booster Club and everyone involved should be thanked for getting
    this program going.

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