Hello Wolverine Jr Football Families,
After a season lost to the pandemic, it is time to start things up for the 2021 season which will start this fall. I cannot wait to see the kids back on the fields!
There are ongoing changes that will be occurring this offseason. The Bellevue Boys and Girls club will no longer be hosting our Wolverine Jr Football club or our league (GEJFA). The Bellevue Club would have preferred we remain part of their family, but it is just not an option given rules changes being made by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. We are grateful for their past partnership and look forward to supporting them in their focused mission of providing after-school programs for our community.
This means Greater Eastside Junior Football (GEJFA) will now be an independent organization. The council, which is made up of the 18 independent clubs, will continue to be the governing body. This will have minimal impact as things will continue to run as they have since I started back in the mid-90’s. As for Wolverine Jr Football, we are in the process of creating our own corporation and will be applying for 501c3 tax-exempt status with IRS. We will be moving quickly as there is quite a bit of work to have this finalized in order to open registration later this month.
As we move our organization into the next phase of its life there are a few ways you can help!
Join our board - we are looking for volunteers to fill positions including: Vice President, Treasurer, Equipment Manager, and Secretary. As we navigate our first season other positions and volunteer opportunities will become available. If you are interested in volunteering for the board or for other needs as they arise please let me know.
Donate – we have a few early priorities that will require additional financial support, these include setting up as a corporation, recertification of equipment, and setting up a scholarship fund so all kids who are interested can continue to be a member of the Wolverine family. We greatly appreciate any contribution you can make. If you can support us financially you can use Venmo @WolverineJrFootball or contact me directly for additional donation options.
I am thrilled to be welcoming our athletes back and for the next chapter for Wolverine Jr Football.
Jr. Wolverine Football
As you know, we have an amazing Jr. Wolverine Football Program for student-athletes in grades 3-8 in the BHS feeder pattern.
Congratulations to the 2019 Wolverine Varsity and JV Teams, GEJFA Champions!
Rookie and Cub were Runner-ups
All 5 Teams made it to Semi Finals
2018 Champions - Rookies, Cub, Sophomore and Junior Varsity
2017 Champions - Cub, Sophomore and Varsity
2016 Champions - Rookie, Cub, Sophomore and Junior Varsity
2015 Champions - Rookie, Cubs, Sophomore and Varsity
From Coach Scoma - regarding current 8th and 7th graders
Last 5 years 52-2-1. 5 championship games, 4 championships and the only Champion Game lost was to another Bellevue team!
From Coach Jones
Game Synopsis: the JV youth team won the championship 9-8 over Mt Si Red in a spirited defensive struggle won on a 31 yard field goal by Mitchell Patout. Bellevue avenged its only loss in four years by beating a very strong and fast Mt Si Red Team. Bellevue was led on defense by its strong linebacker corp of Jack Warner, Indy Jones, Wes Lynch and Colin Miller.
Bellevue's offense was led by quarterback Lucas Razore and the running of backs Ryken Moon, Jack Warner and Indy Jones. Bellevue's offensive line dominated the time of possession led by tight ends Cal Zimmerman and Darius Naini, tackles Mason Hill and Sam Bockner, guards Nathaniel Grinstead and Andrew Van Appledorn and center Will Surbeck. Many on this team have been together now for six years and have an overall record of
62-3 with five championships together plus a trip last year to Canton, Ohio and the Hall of Fame where the team took third in the nation at Youth Nationals.