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.
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.