Wildcat Youth Football League

The Wildcat Youth Football League is preparing for its season opener. Photo provided.
The junior high team for the Wildcat Youth Football League is preparing for its first challenge this week.   The team will head to Benton on Saturday to face Carbondale at 2 p.m. “We lucked out and had a bye for last week,” said head coach Rollie Hawk. “That gave us a chance to go on the road and...
These pictures were taken at the camp on Tuesday evening, July 18.
Fall – and football – may seem like they are a long way off during the sweltering heat and humidity of a Southern Illinois summer. But football took center stage during the Wildcat Youth Football League’s annual camp. The camp was held July 17-20 on Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s practice...
On Tuesday evening, July 18, campers gathered in a circle on the practice field for stretching and warm-up exercises.
An annual Wildcat Youth Football League’s football camp was held last week on Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s practice field. Around 50 to 60 young people participated in the week-long camp. On Tuesday evening, July 18, campers gathered in a circle on the practice field for stretching and...
At the first night of the Wildcat Youth Football League’s annual football camp on Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s practice field, members of the next season’s 7th and 8th grade team worked out as a team for the first time. “I’m guessing we had around fifty or sixty kids at the camp tonight....
From left are WYFL board member Billy Abernathy, board vice president Casey Johnson, Josh McFadden, 7th-8th grade team head coach Rollie Hawk, Phil McGrath, board president Tim Denny and A-JCHS head football coach Brett Detering. Photo provided.
With summer just around the corner, the Wildcat Youth Football League is getting prepared for another season. The league, which includes teams for 1st grade through 8th grade, welcomes students from all Union County schools to compete and build a base of fundamental skills that will apply not only...
Members of the Ironheads are, in the first row, from left, Myan Carter, Hunter Hubbs, Kingston Kuhn, Drew Sadler and Noah Chotner. In the second row are Owen Quick, Tom Quertermous, Eli Glasco, Dylan Wilson and Tom Coleman. In the third row are Levi Johnson, coach Rollie Hawk, coach Marc Scheffer and Aaron Scheffer. Shane Vicory is not pictured. Photo provided.
The champions of the Wildcat Youth Football League’s 3rd- and 4th-grade division celebrated their season with a pizza party on Friday, Nov. 4.  Nicknamed the “Ironheads” in honor of sponsor Grover Mays Construction, the team compiled a perfect 6-0 season under head coach Marc Scheffer and assistant...
Youth football league campers were on the move after the whistle sounded.
A Wildcat Youth Football League, WYFL, summer camp was conducted Monday through Thursday, June 27-30, at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Nearly 70 boys and girls in grades 1 through 8 participated in the camp, which was held on the football practice field at A-JCHS. Campers had a chance to...

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