In 1995, Josh Gantner and his twin brother AJ were playing football in the Junior Division of EJFL. Josh became ill and was diagnosed with cancer.
At that time, EJFL wanted to help the Gantner family through these troubled times. This started a “tradition” within the EJFL. Each year, we give back to a young person and family in need.
Josh Gantner lost his battle with cancer in 1998 and passed away. With the permission of the Gantner family, EJFL established the Josh Gantner Memorial, as Josh was the reason this event began.
EJFL is currently accepting nominations for an EJFL family that is in need of our assistance. If you know of someone you would like to nominate, you may click the button below to download the nomination form. Once you have completed the form, please email your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than Noon on October 11, 2023.
This award will be presented to the EJFL Board and Coaches on Thursday, October 12, 2023, for voting.
Our Football Season
The Evansville Junior Football League’s football season begins in early August of each year. EJFL is a three division league, consisting of Junior Division (Flag grades K-2nd), Intermediate Division (Tackle grades 2nd-4th), and the Senior Division (Tackle grades 5th-6th).
All teams practice each week and every participant will participate in each game. Practice times per EJFL Rules: After school starts, practices will not last later than 7:15 p.m. or 15 minutes after sunset (as indicated on the Sunrise/Sunset Smartphone App) whichever comes first and will be limited to a maximum of: One (1) session per day; Three (3) sessions per week (2 hours per session or four (4) sessions per week (1-½ hours per session); Ten (10) hours per week prior to school start; No Friday or Sunday games or practices. Exceptions during playoff weeks, Saturday practices will be allowed on non-game weeks, but cannot exceed six (6) practice hours per week. Games will be on Saturdays beginning at 9:00am. (Subject to change due to weather.) The last game(s) of the year is the “Cereal Bowl.” This will be held Sunday, October 22nd, 2023 at Reitz Bowl. All divisions will have a Championship game, to be played at Reitz Bowl.
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