Athletics

BACK THE ‘PACK

In 2009, Pope John and Elgin Public Schools created a cooperative sports program and are known collectively as the 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.

2020-21 Schedule

VARSITY

8/27/20 @ Lutheran High Northeast 7:30

9/1/20 @ Burwell 7:30

9/3/20 Tri @ Stuart 5:00

9/8/20 Double Tri @ EPPJ 5:00 @ EPS

9/10/20 vs. Boyd County 6:30 @ EPS

9/12/20 Tourney @ *Howells-Dodge 9:00

9/17/20 @ Creighton 7:30

9/24/20 Tri @ Nebraska Christian 5:30

9/26/20 Tri @ West Holt 10:00

9/29/20 Tri @ EPPJ 5:00 @ PJ

10/1/20 Tri @ Battle Creek 5:30

10/6/20 Tri @ EPPJ 5:00 @ PJ

10/8/20 Tri @ Wausa 5:00

10/13/20 Tri @ EPPJ 5:00 @ EPS

10/16/20 vs. Niobrara-Verdigre 6:30 @ PJ

10/19/20-10/23/20 NVC Tourney TBA

10/26/20-10/27/20 Subdistricts TBA

10/31/20 Districts TBA

11/5/20-11/7/20 State @ Lincoln TBA

JV & C TEAM VOLLEYBALL

8/27/20 @ Lutheran High Northeast 5:00

8/31/20 vs. Fullerton 6:30 PJ

9/1/20 @ Burwell 5:00

9/10/20 vs. Boyd County 4:30 EPS

9/14/20 @ Summerland (Clearwater) 6:00

9/17/20 @ Creighton 5:30

9/19/20 Tourney @ Riverside (JV only) 9:00

9/21/20 vs Boone Central (C team only) 6:00 PJ

9/21/20 @ Central Valley (JV only) (Greeley) 6:00

9/26/20 Tri @ West Holt (JV only) 10:00

9/28/20 vs. O’Neill 6:00 PJ

10/1/20 Tri @ Battle Creek (JV only) 5:30

10/5/20 vs. CWC (JV only) 5:30 PJ

10/10/20 Tourney @ Niobrara-Verdigre* 9:00

10/12/20 @ Battle Creek (C team only) 5:00

10/12/20 @ Battle Creek (JV only) 6:00

10/16/20 vs. Niobrara-Verdigre 4:00 PJ

10/17/20 Tourney @ Neligh (C team only) 8:30

JH VOLLEYBALL

8/31/20 vs. Fullerton 4:30 PJ

9/14/20 @ Summerland (Clearwater) 4:00

9/16/20 @. Neligh-Oakdale 3:00

9/21/20 @ Central Valley (Greeley) 4:30

10/5/20 vs. CWC 3:30 PJ

10/7/20 vs. Riverside 2:00 EPS

10/10/20 Tourney @ Riverside (Cedar Rapids) 9:00

10/17/20 Tourney @ Ewing 9:00