The Tri-County Midget Football League originated as the Twin County Football League.
The first officers were Roy Fellows, President; Andy Brochinsky, Vice President; Jack Dempsey, Secretary; and Paul Semanco, Treasurer.
The League started play with 7 teams:
2 Pottsville teams - St. John's and St. Pat's
Mt. Carmel teams - Holy Spirit and St. Peters (later to became the Jets)
|The Pottsville teams dropped out of the League.
Ashland, Shenandoah, Minersville, and Schuylkill Valley entered the League.
TRICO became a 9 team league.
The League played an annual All-Star game.
||Nesquehoning entered bringing TRICO to 10 teams.
||Pine Grove dropped out of the League.
Shamokin entered the League.
||The League officially changed its name to TRICO.
||Schuylkill Valley dropped out of the League bringing TRICO to 9 teams.
Shenandoah changed its name to the Jr. Blue Devils.
||Mahanoy Area entered the League making TRICO a 10 team league again.
Pottsville reentered the League with 2 teams - the Bulldogs and Maroons.
TRICO became a 12 team League.
Nesquehoning changed its name to Panther Valley.
The League split into 2 divisions.
had its first playoff games.
The League had its first league championship games.
||The All-star games were renewed with the West defeating the East 12-8 at Mahanoy City.
The League reduced the season to eight games in order to accommodate the All-star game.
||Mt. Carmel Holy Spirit dropped out of the League at the conclusion of the 1989 season.
TRICO became an 11 team league with no divisional play.
||The Blue Mt. Eagles enter the League bringing TRICO back to 12 teams.
Divisional play returned.
||Pottsville had to drop one team leaving the Bulldogs as their only entry
(result of high school starting a Junior High program).
The Tri-Valley Dawgs entered the League keeping TRICO as a 12 team league.
||Panther Valley went back to their original name of Nesquehoning.
||Shamokin changed their name from Red Raiders to Indians.
The Mini's were incorporated into the Tri-County League.
Minersville captured the first ever Tri-County Mini championship.
||Shamokin and Ashland started Mini programs and were admitted into the League.
Nesquehoning dropped their program prior to the start of the season
and every scheduled opponent received a forfeit.
TRICO became an 11 team league.
The League adopted a new playoff system with 6 teams making the playoffs,
adding a wild card game.
||A full 10 game schedule was played with no divisions.
Blue Mountain entered a Mini team.
||Realignment of divisions and an 8 game schedule:
North (Shenandoah-Frackville-Mahanoy Area-Shamokin-Mount Carmel-Ashland)
South (Pottsville-Minersville-St. Clair-Blue Mountain-Tri-Valley).
||The League, on a unanimous vote, eliminated the Pee Wee and Mini All-star games.
The Midget All-star game roster was expanded to 33 players each (North and South).
The Mahanoy Area Midget team disbanded
(result of their high school starting a Junior High program).
The League allowed the Pee Wee and Mini Bears to remain in the League for this year.
The Hazleton Raiders applied and were granted admission into the League
at the August registration meeting.
TRICO became a 12 team league.
||The Mahanoy Midget team was reinstated and in a unanimous vote at the winter meetings.
The Midget All-star game was eliminated.
||Hazleton changed its name from the Raiders to the Cougars.
Mahanoy Area dropped out of the League
(result of their school Junior High program).
Williams Valley applied and was admitted into the League - Southern Division.
Frackville moved into the Northern Division.
||Frackville, Ashland, Blue Mountain, and St. Clair were unable to field a team at the Midget level
(result of Nativity, Blue Mountain, and North Schuylkill schools starting Junior High programs).
||Mahanoy Area's Pee Wee and Mini teams were readmitted to the League with a unanimous vote.
TRICO became a 13 team league at the Pee Wee and Mini levels.
Shamokin and Pottsville were unable to field a team at the Midget level.
Only 6 teams remained at the Midget level (Hazleton, Mt. Carmel, Shenandoah, Minersville,
Tri-Valley, and Williams Valley).
||Minersville and Shenandoah were unable to field a team at the Midget level
(result of the schools starting Junior High programs).
The League's Midget Division was forced to dissolve.
Williams Valley and Tri-Valley joined the Twin-Valley League.
Mt. Carmel Midgets joined the Twin-Valley League
- their Pee Wee and Mini divisions remained with TRICO.
Tamaqua, Panther Valley, and Jim Thorpe were accepted into the League.
That created a 14 team League - with new divisions of East and West:
50th Anniversary Year of Tri-County youth football.
||Mt. Carmel dropped out of the League.
TRICO became a 13 team League.