Banquet Monday November 27th

6:30 - 8:00 at Lima Community Church Axis building (corner of Diller and Cole)

Pot luck buffet

2nd and 3rd graders - bring a side dish to share

4th and 5th graders - bring a main dish to share

6th graders - bring a dessert to share


Bring your own plates and silverware.

Bring your own drinks.


Game jerseys will be on sale for $15. 

Please bring exact change or write a check if possible.


Still need volunteers for set up (6:00) or cleanup until done. 

Text coach Tim to volunteer.








  I suggest a 1/2 gallon refillable jug.  They are currently $5 at Menards

But you can purchase them at many stores.





In memory of Jakob Sexton






Call or text questions...  419-236-8088
Coach Tim.





Monday, July 31, 2017   Begin summer practice schedule
    M, Tu, W, Th 6:00-8:00 @ Track Facility
Thursday, August 10, 2017   Picture Day after practice
Saturday, August 26, 2017   Junior Buckeye League Jamboree
    8:00AM - 6:00PM
Monday, August 28, 2017   Begin fall practice schedule
    M, W, Th 5:30-7:30 @ Band Field
Thursday, September 07, 2017   Preseason Game vs Elida Bulldogs



Saturday, September 09, 2017   Celina Black @ Elida Thunder
Sunday, September 17, 2017   Wapak Cherokee @ Elida Thunder
Sunday, September 24, 2017   Elida Thunder @ Shawnee Tribe
TBD   Elida Thunder @ St Marys Stallions
Saturday, October 07, 2017   Shawnee Quilnas @ Elida Thunder
Saturday, October 14, 2017   Elida Thunder @ Bath Tigers
Saturday, October 21, 2017   Playoffs @ Elida
Saturday, October 28, 2017   Semi-finals @ Bath
Saturday, November 04, 2017   Superbowl @ Allen East





Elida Thunder - Champions of Character

 On the Elida Thunder, we believe that it is more important to be Champions of Character than to win championships.  We learn and practice attitudes, traits, and actions of champions.  Our team goal is to achieve excellence and win championships.  But, to do so, we must first become champions of character.

On our team, a Champion of Character is an individual who carries the attitudes, traits, and actions of a champion both on and off the field.  We believe these characteristics can be taught, learned, practiced, and refined.  We impress these ideas continually through daily huddles, words of the week, and Character Night guest speakers.


Attitudes of a Champion

We focus on three attitudes of a champion: Grattitude, Humility, and Enthusiasm.  Attitude is a choice.  We choose whether or not we approach practice, games, school, or life in general with a good, positive attitude.


Traits of a Champion

There are certain traits that we see in people of success: Discipline, Persistence, and Belief.  We want to grow these characteristics within us.  Having the traits of a champion is not merely a choice.  It takes work.  It takes a "buy in" both mentally and physically to build these traits within yourself.


Actions of a Champion

Finally, merely having a good attitude and character traits are not enough.  To be a Champion of Character we must use our gifts.  We finish with action: Serve, Encourageand Love.  Sharing our gifts and using them for good is what brings a team together. It is what defines EXCELLENCE.


We thank past Character Night speakers...

Pastor Randy Davis - ONU Football Team Chaplin

Coach Jim Dally - Former Elida Football Coach, Ohio HS Football Coaches Hall of Fame

Coach Kevin Bowers - Elida Varsity Wrestling Coach

Denny Morris - Big Ten Referee

Mark Miller - Former BGSU and Cleveland Browns quarterback

Andy Lynch - WOSN Sports Anchor, Regional Director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Coach Paul Moss - Shawnee area Youth Leader and Coach

Lt. Col. Matt Hodge - Commander, JSMC

Pastor Phil Starr - Youth Pastor Lima Community Church

Brad Keenan - founder, Warrior Mode 24-7-365

 Coach Jason Carpenter - Elida H.S. Football Coach

Officer Dave Vistano - Lima Safety City Officer

Brett Cassady - President Western Ohio Football Officials Association

Joe Earl - Co-founder, Meals 'til Monday

Keith Tousley - Coach of Character Development, Bedford H.S.

Coach John Zerbe - Head Coach, Spencerville H.S.

Jason Harris - Bath area Youth Leader

Bob Kiracofe - Retired Gomer Kindergarten Principal, Elida Golden Helment Winner

 Dr. Doug Boquist - Lead Pastor, Lima Community Church

Clark Etzler - Former Thunder Player, NCAA Track National Champion, College Football Player 





Elida Thunder Division and League Titles


2011                                                                               2012

JV Division Runner-up                                   JV Division Champions

Varsity WOYFL Champions                          Varsity Division Runner-up


2013                                                                      2014

JV Junior Buckeye League Champions                  JV Division Runner-up           

 Varsity Division Runner-up                      Varsity Division Champions


2015                                                                         2016

JV record 5-2 (3rd in division)                                      JV record 2-4 (4th in division)

Varsity record 5-2 (3rd in division)                                  Varsity Record 2-4 (3rd in division)




Congratulations to the 2015 6th grade All-star team.

WBL Tournament Champions