No team in town? SV couple starts leagueSPRING VALLEY – Lloyd and Darcie Larrieu drove from Spring Valley to River Falls so their son Trent could play in a youth football league with kids his own age.
By: Jason Schulte, Pierce County Herald
SPRING VALLEY – Lloyd and Darcie Larrieu drove from Spring Valley to River Falls so their son Trent could play in a youth football league with kids his own age.
When Trent entered the third grade, a few of his friends wanted to play in that league too, and it was decided they would form a Spring Valley team.
The league organizers in River Falls nixed the idea. That got Darcie’s wheels spinning.
“My wife got the idea of starting a youth football program in Spring Valley for our son and his friends,” Lloyd said. “I agreed with it, and it took off from there.”
That was 12 years ago. Youngsters from Glenwood City, Elmwood, Plum City, Durand and Boyceville are now part of the youth football league. Leagues are formed into three divisions – 1st and 2nd grades, 3rd and 4th and 5th and 6th.
“It’s not about beefing (up) the high school program,” Darcie said. “It’s looking to give kids and parents something to do.
“Some of these kids haven’t had the best of home lives, so this has given them a break from reality.”
For more please read the Oct. 14 print version of the Herald.