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Monday, October 3, 2016

Reigning NEFL Champions set Jan. 7 tryout at Sea Foam

Once again, the St. Paul Pioneers -- winners of seven consevutive NEFL crowns -- are searching for players with the talent, the drive and the character to be champions. We are looking for outstanding players at ALL position groups. We are one of the best amateur football teams in the nation because each year we are joined by new players whose talents and contributions make us stronger. Will that be you this year? Join us under the bubble at Concordia University-St. Paul's Sea Foam Stadium. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. Cost to try out for new players is $20. Players who finished the 2016 season on the Pioneers roster will be admitted free. Wear workout clothes and football shoes. You will be tested in a number of football specific drills. We hope to see you there!

Pioneers hold 2016 Awards Banquet

The seven-time NEFL Champion St. Paul Pioneers held their 2016 Celebration Banquet Sunday at O'Gara's Bar and Grill in St. Paul. It was a great night. Team Mom Marla Collins and Team Heartbeat George "Juice" Hall pulled together a terrific program, filled with an awesome highlight video, fantastic photos and a whole vault full of memories. Honored for their outstanding contributions and performances were:
President's Award: Rick Barrett Deanie Hooks Volunteer Award: Thomas (Tom) Kelly, Griffin Pocock and Mike Kelly. Team MVP: Ronald Zollicoffer. Offense MVP: Ronald Zollicoffer and Cleve McCoy. Defense MVP: Lionel Lamarre and Jeff McGaster. Special Teams MVP: Bobby Wright. Lineman of the Year: Alvin Johnson. Rookie of the Year: Desmond Stevenson. Pioneer Award: Donte Pettis. Most Yards Rushing: Ronald Zollicoffer. Most Touchdowns: Ronald Zollicoffer. Most Receptions: Ronald Zollicoffer. Most Tackles: Jeff McGaster. Most Sacks: Jeff McGaster. Most Interceptions: Lional Lamarre. Receiving NEFL League Awards were: League MVP: Ronald Zollicoffer. All NEFL: Ronald Zollicoffer, Cleve McCoy, Jeff McGaster, Patrick Mitambo, Brandon Murdock, Lionel Lamarre, Donte Pettis, Desmond Stevenson. All NEFL Honorable Mention: Cory Brenner, Delane Woods, Joseph Mapson.