About us

Our Mission

The mission of the Mad River Pee Wee football organization is to build teams that excel on the field, achieve in the classroom, and positively impact our school and community. Every player/cheerleader in our program will treat the community with respect and dignity as we strive to reach our potential as a team and as individuals. We will honor the great game of football by always playing with class, within the rules, and as hard as we physically can.

Our Vision

We will change the destiny of future generations by changing the quality of student athletes that come from our program and live within our community.


Our 3 Pillars of Success

Be an Elite Student

Strive to be the best student you can be and set yourself apart from the rest by your work ethic and grades.  Our Goal for all students is to have a cumulative GPA of  3.5 or higher by the time they graduate High School.

Be an Elite Athlete

Be a leader on the field.   Be a great teammate and always put in work to get better.  We encourage our student-athletes to play multiple sports and to stay active all year long.

Be an Elite Person

Do the right thing.  Treat everyone with respect and dignity.  Get involved and give back to your community.  Make sure that you make both the name on the front and back of your jersey proud.

Our History

The Mad River Pee Wee Football Association is a 501c3, tax exempt Public Charity. This organization was founded in 1969 by parents and players of both the Mad River Township and Riverside Township communities. The community had a great understanding of the need that children had for youth sports. They came together with one goal in mind, that was to create a organization that would give their children a place to learn and play Football and Cheerleading. That is how the Mad River Pee Wee Association (also known as the Tomahawks) was created. We are a NON-profit organization ran by a panel of voting board members and the parents of the organization. At the end of 2004 the Mad River School district adopted the "Indians" as the universal school mascot for all schools in the district. The Tomahawk board felt that we would give the school district our support by changing our mascot from the "Tomahawk" to the "Indian". In January of 2005 the Tomahawk Board voted in the name and mascot change to the Indians. It is our pleasure to be called the Mad River Indians.

Beginning the 2018 season we are expanding to run a junior division that will offer another option for  7th and 8th grade student-athletes. The junior division will operate as an independent club team under the Mad River Peewee Board.

Currently the Indians organization has over 200 children per year participating. These children make up 8 tackle football teams and six cheerleading squads. Each football team consists of approximately 25 athletes. The cheerleading squads are made up of 20 members. The Indians season starts in late July and can run into late November. Each team plays eight regular season football games, and a tournament. The home field is located at the Mad River Community Park on Old Harshman Rd, off Springfield St.