By the Southeast Idaho Youth Football League Â
The Southeast Idaho Youth Football League (SIYFL) held its annual championships Oct. 24 at the ISU Holt Arena. They had six large crowds cheering at all their championship games. All the games were very exciting to watch and even more so for the players to play.
The 8th grade B American Champions were the North Pocatello Colts, who defeated the South Pocatello/Century Bears 33-30.
The 8th grade A National Champions were the Preston Indians, who defeated the Marsh Valley Redskins 40-12.
The 7th grade A National Champions were the NW Blackfoot Broncos, who defeated the North Century Bills 24-12.
The 7th grade B American Champions were the South Pocatello/Century Lions, who defeated the American Falls Patriots 44-6.
The 6th grade A National Champions were the North Highland Bears, who defeated the West Highland 49ers 14-0.
The 6th grade B American Champions were the Snake River Panthers, who defeated the Malad Dragons 12-7.
SIYFL has more than 1400 players on 62 teams from fifth through eighth grade. Our league consists of players from Aberdeen, American Falls, Bear Lake, Blackfoot, Chubbuck, Fort Hall, Grace, Inkom, Malad, Marsh Valley, McCammon, Pocatello, Preston, Rockland, Snake River, Soda Springs and Westside. Our program has been in existence since 1968.
We are one of the largest youth programs in the Northwest. We have been an active chapter with the National Youth Sports Coaches Association since 1997. We are also a new member of the USA Football â€śHeads Upâ€ť program.
We have approximately 350 coaches, 18 board of directors and 10 field commissioners. Everyone is a volunteer in our organization. We also have a very active partnership with Portneuf Medical Center, PMC Sports Medicine Institute and Bingham Memorial Hospital who have provided outstanding on-field medical services for our league for several years.
The Southeast Idaho Youth Football League is a nonprofit organization, self-funded through player registration fees and donations. It is the continued support from the community that keeps our program operating and growing in such a successful manner.
If you have any questions regarding the Southeast Idaho Youth Football League, please go to our website www.southeastidahoyouthfootball.com for more information about the League.