Our League Sponsor, Dick’s Sporting Goods, is hosting a Shop Event Weekend for all River Valley Youth Football League families on Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th. The discount is 20% off the entire store and valid all weekend at the Joliet, Orland Park, and Tinley Park store locations. Gear up with all your equipment and clothing needs before the season begins!
CONGRATULATIONS to our Pioneer Cheer teams for their outstanding showing at the 2016 RVYFL Cheer Competition!!!! The competition was held at Minooka High School Sunday, November 13th. The Pioneers would also like to thank the Chanooka Braves for all of their hard word in hosting this event.
The high school regular season has officially ended in the state of Illinois. For the first time ever Illini247 will be running a Player of the Year contest. 16 of best players in Illinois will compete in a bracket style voting competition to determine the winner.
Former Pioneer and current Marist Redhawk middle linebacker Micah Awodiran was named East Suburban Catholic Conference (ESCC) Player of the Year. After receiving over 30 Division I scholarship offers Micah has chosen Yale University to continue his education and football career.
The bracket challenge will begin Sunday and each round will last 24 hours. Athletes who wins their respected poll will advance to the next round. After 4 rounds a winner will be announced. Stay tuned for updates as the tournament moved forward.
Click here to visit the link and vote for Micah once the brackets are posted.
Former Pioneer and current Marist Redhawk football player and wrestler Jacob Dado wins 3 straight so far today to secure All-American status at 132 lbs. He is now 7-1 for the Cadet Freestyle tourney. Good Luck Jacob!
Former Chicago Bear and current University of Illinois head coach Lovie Smith and his staff stop by to visit former Orland Park Pioneer and current Marist Redhawk linebacker Micah Awodiran. Also pictured are Micah's parents and Marist head football Coach Pat Dunne. Micah has recently received his 28th Division 1 scholarship offer
We would like to congratulate former Orland Park Pioneer and current starting right tackle of the AFC Champion Denver Broncos #79 Michael Schofield on his trip to Super Bowl 50. We wish Michael the best of luck as he prepares for the big game. Michael graduated from Sandburg High School and played for the Michigan Wolverines before being drafted in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
We are proud to announce that former Pioneer Micah Awodiran has recently received his 18th Division I scholarship offer. Micah now has offers to continue his playing career at Miami of Ohio, the University of Buffalo, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Minnesota, the University of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Penn, Bowling Green, Nevada, Syracuse, Boston College, Yale, Harvard, New Mexico, Nevada and the University of Arkansas, Micah is a junior honors student at Marist High School and has been starting linebacker for the past two seasons. We wish Micah and all former Pioneers the best of luck in the future.
The Pioneers would also like to congratulate former Pioneer football player Steve Wirtel who recently committed to Iowa State University to continue his football career. Steve was also recruited by Illinois and Georgia. Steve is ranked as the #4 long snapper in the country for this senior class. Steve attends Mount Carmel High School where he was a wide receiver as well as a long snapper. The Pioneers wish Steve good luck as he moves on to the Big 12.
Congratulations to our 2015 Pioneer Varsity National Champions. NYFC Daytona, FL 8th grade unlimited weight division. The team defeated the Witchita, KS Aztecs 27-13 on Saturday, November 28th at Daytona Municipal Stadium.
We are very pleased to announce that we collected 1000 pairs of socks for the troops with our 'Socks for Heroes' fundraiser. In ADDITION the Pioneers raised just under $1400 cash that will be donated to the cause as well. THANK YOU to all that participated to this great cause.