Parks and Recreation opens 2013 season
The Newton County Recreation Commission football season opened the 2013 football season last night at Turner Lake Football Field.
Newton County kicks off full League play tonight, with the Ducks and the Tide and the Auburn Tigers and the LSU Tigers opening play at 6 p.m. in Division I and Division II action.
The Newton County Recreation Department will feature 30 teams between the two leagues this year, featuring six Training League teams and 24 League teams that will be split into three divisions.
Games will be played at Turner Lake Football Field and Wolverine Field throughout the week, with primary Training League games being featured on Mondays and Thursdays and League games featured on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
The Newton County Recreation Commission's football program is offered to children ages 5–12.
Players are broken down into four age groups, with 5- to 6-year-olds particiapting in the Training League; 7- to 8-year-olds playing in Division I; 9- to 10-yearolds in Division II and 11to 12-year-olds in Division III.
Each player is provided a helmet, shoulder pads, a team jersey and a pair of game socks by the Recreation Commission.
The league will run through late October, with the Recreation Commission hosting its annual bowl game in November.
For full schedules and more information, visit the Newton County Recreation page online at www.newtonrecreation.com.
The Newton County Recreation Football Commission began its 2013 season on Tuesday, opening up with Training League and Division III League play. Division I and Division II League action begins tonight at Turner Lake Field.