The first game to start the new season for the Salem Mighty Mites featured the third-grade Hounds against the third-grade Yellowjackets from Mountain View.
This was the first-ever game for most of these kids and it was the third-grade Hounds that got their season going in the right direction, defeating the third-grade Yellowjackets 19-0.
The next game was the fourth-grade squads hitting the field on a warm September day.
The fourth-grade teams battled back-and-forth the entire game.
The fourth-grade Hounds were able to pull away late in the game and beat the fourth-grade Yellowjackets 24-16.
Next to take to the gridiron was the fifth-grade teams. This battle went back-and-forth as a defensive struggle. The game remained close until the fifth-grade Hounds were able to get a score and win the game against the Yellowjackets with a score of 8-0.
The final game of the day was the sixth-grade Hounds playing against the sixth-grade Yellowjackets. These teams hit hard and battled each another for the victory.
In the end, the Yellowjackets sixth grade team was able to find enough points to knock off the 6th grade Hounds, 18-6.