Athletics

BACK THE ‘PACK

In 2009, Pope John and Elgin Public Schools created a cooperative sports program and are known collectively as the EPPJ Wolfpack. The Wolfpack participates in the Niobrara Valley Conference. Sports offered are Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling, Track and Golf. Sports practices are alternated between the two schools, as well as games. Student travel time between schools is minimal, as we are just a few blocks away from each other.

In its short history, the Wolfpack has many accomplishments to be proud of.  The football team won back to back football State Championships in 2011 and 2012.  The girls’ volleyball team earned District Runner-Up for four years in a row and placed third at State Volleyball in 2016. The girls’ basketball team has competed in several District Championships and made a trip to the State Tournament in 2017.

The wrestling program has consistently sent wrestlers to the State Tournament and has had two Wolfpack wrestlers medal as State Runner-Ups.  Our track and golf athletes often make yearly appearances at the state level as well.

2021-22 Schedules

JV / VARSITY BASKETBALL
12/2/21 vs Riverside 4:00 pm  @EPS
12/3/21 @ Niobrara*-Verdigre 4:00 pm
12/7/21 @ Neligh-Oakdale 4:00 pm
12/10/21 vs Plainview 4:00 pm @ EPS
12/11/21 vs Wausa 2:00 pm @EPS
12/14/21 @. Elkhorn Valley 4:00 pm
12/18/21 @ Boyd County (Spencer) 2:00 pm
12/20/21 @ Creighton 4:00 pm
12/28/21 Holiday Tourney @ Madison TBD
12/29/21 Holiday Tourney @ Madison TBD
1/4/22 @ Spalding Academy (boys only) 6:00 pm
1/7/22 @ St. Mary’s (girls only) 6:15 pm
1/8/22 vs Bloomfield 2:00 pm @EPS
1/11/22 vs Fullerton 4:00 pm @PJ
1/14/22 @ Stuart 4:00 pm
1/15/22 vs Winside 2:00 pm  @PJ
1/21/22 @ West Holt 4:30 pm
1/24/22 @ Central Valley (Greeley) 6:00 pm
1/27/22 vs Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family 4:00 pm @EPS
1/29/22-2/5/22 NVC Tourney TBA
2/8/22 vs CWC 4:00 pm  @PJ
2/10/22 vs Summerland 4:00 pm @PJ
2/14/22-2/15/22 Girls Subdistricts TBA
2/17/22 Girls Subdistricts TBA
2/18/22 @ St. Mary’s (boys only) 6:15 pm
2/21/22-2/22/22 Boys Subdistricts TBA
2/24/22 Boys Subdistricts TBA
2/25/22 Girls Districts TBA
2/26/22 Boys Districts TBA
3/7-3/12/22 Girls & Boys State @ Lincoln TBA

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL
11/22/21 @ Madison (girls only) 4:00 pm
11/30/21 vs HHS-LHF (girls only) 4:00 pm  @PJ
12/9/21 vs Neligh-Oakdale (girls only) 4:00 pm @EPS
12/13/21 @ Niobrara*-Verdigre 4:00 pm
12/16/21 vs Elkhorn Valley (girls only) 3:30 pm  @PJ
1/7/22 @ St. Mary’s (girls only) 4:00 pm
1/13/22 @ Summerland 1:30 pm
1/17/22 @ Elkhorn Valley (boys only) 4:00 pm
1/20/22 vs Osmond (Girls only) 4:00 pm   @PJ
1/24/22 vs Plainview (boys only) 4:00 pm  @EPS
1/28/22 Tourn. @ Elkhorn Valley (boys only) 4:00 pm
2/7/22 vs CWC 3:30 pm @EPS
2/15/22 vs. Neligh-Oakdale (boys only) 4:00 pm @EPS
2/18/22 @. St. Mary’s (boys only) 4:00 pm