The Bourbonnais Jr. Boilermakers were first known as the Bourbonnais Bears beginning way back in the late 60's. For years the Bears were a main stay in many championship circles. The total championships won for the Bears has reached a total of 26. Beginning in 1990 the Bears transitioned into the River Valley Youth Football League and began winning championships right away. From 1990 to 2013 the Bears collected 12 RVYFL championships ranging in age level.  There were many successful football players that came thru the Bears organization and transitioned to either the Local Public BBCHS high school or to the Private Bishop MacNamera High School. At the end of 2016 the Bears Board it was time for a change and to spark interest in the community for youth football once again the Bourbonnais Jr. Boilermakers came to be. Beginning 2017 the Jr. Boilermakers took flight.