John Harrell Memorial Cup, Louisville
The John Harrell Memorial Cup is the prize at an annual interstate tournament with origins that can be traced to the first match between two local US clubs, played in 1996 between Cincinnati and Louisville. It is named for the founder of the Louisville Football Cup, “Papa” John Harrell. These days, Cincinnati and Louisville combine to compete in the USAFL as the Ohio Valley River Rats.
The Kangaroos first ever game was against Louisville in 1997, and the next two games were against Cincinnati in 1998, games that are among the earliest in the USAFL. The history between these teams is rich, and both teams look forward to continuing this legacy every year.
The Nashville Kangaroos hope to bring home their first big prize of the 2017 season, but the competition will be fierce for this highly-regarded trophy. The Nashville Kangaroos will play their oldest rivals, the Ohio Valley River Rats, and possibly their strongest rivals, the Columbus Jackaroos.