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  • Practice begins July 25th
  • Jamboree is Saturday, August 5th in Braidwood
  • First games are Sunday, August 13 in Braidwood
  • ACE Hardware Hot Dog Fundraiser Saturday, 7/29 from 11-2pm
  • Bean Bag Tournament @ The Rustic Saturday, August 5th

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Wilmington Bobcats

Game Schedule

Sunday 8/13: Bobcats @ Reed Custer

Saturday 8/19: Manteno @ Bobcats **Grandparents Day**

Sunday 8/27: Bobcats @ Coal City 

Sunday 9/10: Herscher @ Bobcats **Homecoming**

Sunday 9/17: Plano @ Bobcats

Saturday 9/23: Bobcats @ Sandwich

Saturday 9/30: Peotone @ Bobcats **8th Grade Day**


The Bobcats will be hosting a hot dog cookout at ACE Harware on Saturday July 29th from 11-2pm. We will be selling hot dogs, water, chips and will have several raffle baskets. The Bobcats will also be hosting a bean bag tournament on Saturday August 5th at The Rustic Inn. Registration starts at 2pm, tournament starts at 3pm. Tickets are $50 per person to play, or $20 to spectate. Ticket includes food and draft beer. We will also be selling split the pot and raffle basket tickets. Please come support your local youth football program!

Practice Starts

Just a reminder that football/cheer practice starts on Tuesday 7/25 from 6-8pm. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday will be our 3 days of no pads and the only practice days for the week. Full pads practice will begin Monday 7/31 from 6-8pm.

Head Coaches

The following people have been named to head coaching positions for the 2017 Bobcats Football season:

Superlight: Jason Strong

Lightweight: Joe VanDuyne

JV: Jacen James

Varsity: Brandon Norris

Dynamites: Anthony Pogliano

The Bobcats organization made the decision to part ways with the Illinois Valley Youth Tackle Football League at the end of the 2016 season. Moving forward the Bobcats football and cheer teams will compete in the I-8 Youth Tackle Football League. This league will be comprised of teams from the following towns: Wilmington, Reed-Custer, Coal City, Peotone, Herscher, Manteno, Plano and Sandwich. We are looking forward to an exciting and competitive 2017 season in the I-8YTFL.