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Randolph Oilers


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Randolph Oilers


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Oilers History


The Randolph Oilers are the longest continually running organization in the Eastern Football League. And to our knowledge it also may be the longest continually running semi-pro football team in the entire United States.

The team was established in 1974 by Peter and Marge O'Kane. In the 1960's and 70's most of the towns in the greater Boston area had their own "town teams" that competed on a semi-pro level. Towns, churches, and bars all had their own semi-pro teams. Initially Randolph had its own "Randolph Town Team", with the head coach being a priest. Peter O'Kane's father was actually one of the first member's of the Randolph Town Team. Peter was a running back in high school, but three weeks into his semi-pro career he suffered a career ending injury.

However eventually the Randolph Town Team team folded and for a while Randolph did not have a team to call its own.  So far a time Randolph residents played on the Delaney Club, and later the locals mostly played for the Dorchester Knights. 

Despite his career ending injury, Peter's love of football still burned strong. Undeterred, he eventually decided it was time for Randolph to have its own team again. And in 1974, along with Marge, he officially launched the Randolph Oilers, as part of the Eastern Football League which had been launched in 1961. The Oilers have been taking the field ever since, giving local athletes an outelt to play football after their high school and college days, where they can be part of a family and the team's long history and proud tradition.

The Randolph Oilers are fortunate to have the greatest owners in the EFL- Peter & Marge O'Kane. The O'Kane's founded the Oilers in 1970, and still run the team. Click HERE for more details.

Peter O'Kane accepting the EFL Championship trophy in 1990

One of the Oiler traditions is participating in the Randolph 4th of July Parade. In the picture above, dozens of Oilers decorated and road on a float and gave out free tickets as part of the annual parade.

The Oilers with the honorable State Senator Brian Joyce

Pete O'Kane in 1975 (far right in picture)

The Early Years!!!!
Click here for more pictures from the Oilers early years.

The Brockton Years

The Oilers have spent most of their time in Randolph, but for the 19__ thru 19__ seasons the Oilers playted their home games in Brockton at Rockay Marciano Stadium.

The Oilers returned to Randolph in 19__.

Click here for  a PDF of the article.

Some of the great famillies in Oiler history:

The O'Kanes.              Peter and Marge. The founders and heart and soul of the here. 
*   The Callahan Family.  John, Steve, Kevin, Joe.... click here. 
*   The Bruning Family.   Please click here for more on the Bruning family.
*   The Burns Family.      Sammy, Norman, Brian.... 
*   The Penn Family.       Ed, Sam, Jerome, Jesse, Andre & Sammy.
*   The Nye Family.         Eddie & Ginny.  Mike
*   The Toomey Family.   Richie & Lori
*   The Turner Family.    Bob, FredBill, Jim, and Freddie.    
*   The Merrick Family.   Pat, James, & Kevin.  
*   The Myers Family.     RonDon, & Ryan.

Some of the great Oiler traditions:
* 4th of July Parade. Click here.
Rookie Idol.   Click here.
* Season Kick-off pasta dinner.  Click here.
* End of season banquet
* Blue-Gold pre-season innersquad scrimmage
* Good Times at the VFW.   Click here.

Some of the former head coaches in Oiler history:

* Please click here.  

Some of the great players in Oiler history:
 * Please click here for a recap and photos of some of the all-time greats.

Former Oiler player recap by decade:     1974-1983
Former Oiler player recap by decade
:     1984-1993
Former Oiler player recap by decade:    
Former Oiler player recap by decade:      
Retired Oiler Jersey Numbers:

#17. Lance Selman           #21. Jay McGee.       #23.  Jimmy Brodie.        #70. Ed Penn               #99. Tom Kirlis

Pictures still needed:     #4. Fran Dugan      +    #50. Jimmy Allen.

Important Contributors over the years:
 *  Volunteers
 *  Waterboys
 *  Trainers
 *  The Randolph VFW
*  Beacon Sports & Paul Killinger
 Henry Baker- photographer

Newspaper Articles
Please visit the
Oiler Press Room for a variety of articles covering the team from the last several decades.

Please visit the
Oiler Photo Page for pictures of the Oilers from the last 10 years.
Please visit the Oiler Video Archive (coming soon) 
for videos of the Oilers from the last 25 years.


Season Recaps (photos, stats, record, etc):

(note- not all seasons are complete yet. If you have material you can help contribute for ANY year, please e-mail us at: )

Click on year for a recap of that season.

1974,   1975,   1976,   1977,   1978,   1979,   1980,   1981,   1982,  &  1983

1984,   1985,   1986,   1987,   1988,   1989,   1990,   1991,   1992,   &  1993

1994,   1995,   1996,   1997,   1998,   1999,   2000,   2001,   2002, &   2003

2004,   2005,   2006,    2007,   2008,   2009,   2010,    2011, 2012, & 2013..

2014,    2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, & 2023.


   EFL History

Click here for more backgtound on the EFL, as well as electronic copies of the annual programs from over the years. 


Rest in Peace

As with any family, organization, or team that has been along as long as the Oilers have been, it is inevitable that you will lose some good people along the way.

Some of the beloved members of the Oilers family who have passed away over the years include:

* Lori Toomey
* Derek Rucker
* Jimmy Allen
* Fran Dugan
Lance Selman

click here to visit our In Memoriam page to acknowledge the members of the Oiler family we have lost over the year.

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