St. Joseph Bears 2016 Football Schedule
Fr 8/26 Th 9/1 Fr 9/9 Fr 9/16 Fr 9/23 Fr 9/30 Fr 10/7 Fr 10/14 Fr 10/21
4:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

Big House Bears
5/27/16 - We are pleased to announce that we will open the 2016 season at the University of Michigan against Kalamazoo Central. The game will take place at the legendary Michigan Stadium on Friday, August 26 at 4:00 PM. It's part of the Inaugural Battle at the Big House, featuring 14 teams and 7 games taking place during the opening weekend of high school football.

SMAC Update - 5/29/16
In this update: An update on the construction timeline to the two new stadiums in Portage. The voters in the Lakeview school district say no to artificial turf, and Lakeview will be looking for a new AD, and oh yeah, WE'RE GOING TO MICHIGAN.

Information for any players who wish to play in the upcoming fall 2016 football season and their parents concerning the calendar, fundraisers, camp information

Gameday Sports Photogrphy
Photo Order Form
Here is the order form for the team and individual photos.

Thank you Sanitary Cleaners
The St. Joseph football program wishes to thank Sanitary Cleaners.  Once again, Sanitary Cleaners cleans the uniforms after games to keep the Bears uniforms looking great after each and every game.

Booster Club News

Visit The Booster Club Section

ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS!!!! wants your photographs, if you have photos of the Bears in action, Freshman, JV, and Varsity, even Upton games.   Email your photos to

In honor of our 100th season, we instituted a new level of giving, the Centurion member. These kind individuals value the program sufficiently to donate $250 or more in support of the mission of the Saint Joseph Football Boosters. A very special thanks to each and every one of them.
Centurion Member
Sam & Anna Abdelnour Bill & Jane Marohn
Anonymous Kevin & Kim McLaughlin & Family
Jim Bernard Tim Mitchell & Marylea Orth Mitchell (1982)
Congratulations on 100 Seasons! Chassix - Benton Harbor Coach Ike & Sue 1968-2001
Joe and Shelly Cole Greg & Marian O'Niel
Kalin Construction Co., Inc. Tri-County Bookkeepers
Lynanne & Ray Kunkel Dave Wolf
Touchdown Member
Anonymous Joe & Vanessa Matthews
The Family of Sean Akins Class of 2016 #24 Mavis Chiropractic
Burch & Banyon Attorneys at Law Mike & Renee Menke
Rick Dyer '76 (#60) Midwest Glass & Mirror Company
John & Beth Griesbaum Roger Morrissett
Sally & David Grumbine Bob & Kathy Peirce
Rick, Lisa, Ricky & Lilly Halliday The Shinrock Family
The Kerns Family The Family of Jake Sremba Class of 2017 #34
Lazer Graphics, Inc. Mike & Kathy Tuthill
LeValley Chevrolet Buick GMC Elizabeth & Steve Upton
The Mark III Dr. Tim Ward
Field Goal Member
Gandalf & Melissa Church The Riedel Family
Don Fechner Jeff and Nancy Saylor
Laura, Joshua, Lauryn, and Brayden Griffin Janice & Adrian Stevens
Johansen Dentistry Virgil Investments, LLC
Amy Porritt-Peirce & Michael Peirce ('79 & '80)
Safety Member
David Allen Earlene Emery & Andrew Rosenthal
Matthew Allen Gordon Schreiber 1968 #76
Go Bears! The Brunner Family John & Janet Smiedendorf
Sarah & Phil Burrow Rick Smiedendorf Family
Brent & Julie Engel Steve & Deda Winkler
Dustin & Brittany Frenchko
Extra Point Member
Blossomland FOP Lodge 100



2016 Season Opener
Friday, August 26, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM
Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
Radio: 95.7 & 1400 WSJM Sports (SJ)
Bears Gameday (coming in August)
Live Stats

SITE PHOTO CREDITS: Photos on the site are courtesy Dorrine Guinane, Vicki Johnson, David Knight,, Dave Wolf, Bob and Annie Kirkpatrick, Sean Watson (of Coldwater), Kalamazoo Central High School, Portage Northern High School, Sturgis High School, BC Harper Creek High School, and some other individuals who have contributed photographs.

This website is run solely for the promotion and exposure of St. Joseph Bears Football, this has no affiliation to the St. Joseph Public Schools, MHSAA, or Big 16 Conference.  Use of any of the information, layouts, or graphics without permission is prohibited. The website is provided as a benefit to the St. Joseph Football Boosters.