Creating a Football League

Sudbury High School team practice - 1922.  Photo courtesy of "Homegrown Heroes: A Sports History of Sudbury".In 1926, the Town Football League was established and consisted of two teams: one team of current Sudbury High School players and another team of Sudbury High School graduates who wanted to continue to play the sport as town representatives.  The first game of the new league took place in October of the same year and saw the Sudbury High School students win 10-0.  This exhibition match comprised the entire first season of the new league.  Sadly, the league disappeared soon after.

By 1929, former high school players began the task of establishing a senior football league that would hold inter-city games between Sudbury, Capreol, and North Bay.  However, Capreol was unable to create a team, leaving Sudbury and North Bay to compete against each other.  On November 9, 1929, the Sudbury Orphans secured a victory over North Bay at Sudbury's first-ever senior football game.

Despite the desires expressed by Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay, and Sudbury to create an actual football league, no action was taken and Sudbury reverted to playing exhibition games.


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