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2021 Banquet

The Pioneer Football Banquet will be Friday, December 3rd. The Football banquet has been a huge success the last several years and is a great way to celebrate the season and kick-off the Holidays. This is a very large event and takes a lot of planning. DiNolfo's Banquets of Homer Glen does a great job.

Deadline:  All responses must be received by
Friday, November 5th
. Seating will be on a first come first served basis by team.

Important Note:  All reservations must be paid for in advance and by the deadline

Click here to purchase tickets online!

*No money will be taken at the door*

by posted 10/14/2021
WNFL Championship

Congratulations to Coach Al Krokos and the Pioneer Superlightweight team on winning the WNFL Championship!! The boys won a hard fought game against the New Lenox Jr. Warriors! 

by posted 10/13/2021

Congrats to our S2021 All-Conference River Valley Team!!!!


Jack Elliott

Colin Ferguson

John McAuliffe

Brian McBride

Logan Zupancic


Brad Fitzgibbons

Logan Garcia

Kaleb Navarro

Conner Stack

Charlie Stec

by posted 05/03/2021

Proud to announce that Rod Pierce III has received an offer to play SEC football at the University of Kentucky.  As a Pioneer Rod was the MVP of his eighth grade team and was one of the most dominant lineman to ever wear a Pioneer jersey. Pierce was also one of the all time greats to have ever played in the RVYFL!

by posted 04/28/2021

Congatulations to former Pioneer, Steven Wirtel! After a successful college career at Iowa State, Steven signed with the Los Angeles Rams for the 2021 NFL Season as a long snapper! We look forward to watching Steven on Sundays!

by posted 02/10/2021
2018 IRCA State championships

Flag Cheer, LW, JV and Varsity all took home a 1st Place Trophy tonight. SLW advances to Day 2 and took 3rd. We are SO proud of all our cheer teams!!!

by posted 12/10/2018
2018 Pioneer Banquet

Thank you to our 2018 Pioneer Families on a great year end banquet as well as we say farewell to our President John Stefanos and Athletic Director Mark Mikesell. Thank you for so many years of leadership, volunteering and guiding our program to achive our goals in football and cheerleading. Pioneer Alumni returned for this special event to say farewell.  It was great to have them all there. 

Pioneer Alumni greats Quinn Kavanaugh, Jake Maziarka, Kyle Peterson and Jimmy Rolder along with 8th grade graduate Jake Stefanos at the 2018 Pioneer Banquet

by posted 12/05/2018
A Best Friend Partnership On and Off the Field


03 Dec, 2018
A Best Friend Partnership On and Off the Field
By Pat Z. McGavin

Only connect, the writer E.M. Forster famously asserted. Those connections take different forms and shapes, at once random and peculiar and yet somehow always of a piece. About three hundred miles separate the hometowns of John Stefanos and Mark Mikesell. Their lives and careers became entwined through a curious blend of fate, circumstance and chance. Together the two have achieved considerable achievement and recognition...Read More

by posted 12/03/2018
2018 All RVYFL Team
Click here to view the Pioneers
Team Members. 
Congratulations to all players!

by posted 11/12/2018
2017 Daytona 8th grade Trip

Congratulations to our Pioneers National Youth Football 13U Champions! The team outscored their opponents 74-0 to defend thier championship from last year! 

Below are some pictures from the tournament!

by posted 11/24/2017
2017 Super Bowl Champions

Congratulations to our
2017 Super Bowl Champions
 Super Lightweight
Varsity teams!

Great Season Super Bowl Runners Up Lightweights!


Congrats to our Varsity on their perfect 11-0 season!

by posted 11/06/2017
Jadon Thompson selected by U.S. Army Bowl

Jadon Thompson former Pioneer and Marist sophomore  starting on Varsity for the undefeated RedHawks has been selected to the 2018 National Combine by the US Army All-American Bowl selection committee! Congratulations!

by posted 10/25/2017
The Orland Park Prairie’s Standout Student

Ryan Welch was chosen as The Orland Park Prairie’s Standout Student because of his academic accomplishments.

Standout Student: Ryan Welch, Jerling Jr. High seventh-grader


by posted 09/22/2017
Lovie Smith visits...


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

by posted 06/05/2016
#79 Michael Schofield

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. 

by posted 01/27/2016
Online Coverage

Make sure you visit PremiumPreps.com: Your #1 new source for Chicago High School Sports News to read about our Pioneer teams this season.

by posted 10/01/2015
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