I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer. Our kids have been hard at work with lifting sessions. We are excited with what we have coming back from last season and also our incoming Freshman class. We hope to see you at some of our summer activities and then our scrimmages and games. To see our schedule for next year, please click HERE. To see a complete player summer schedule which includes our 7 on 7 schedule and all community camps and activities, please click HERE.
As you've noticed, we have a new football website. It will be updated throughout the off season and then throughout the season to include many football program related things. Please continue to check back with us and feel free to contact us if you have anything you think would be valuable for the website.
I am pleased to announce that 7 former Jackets will be playing football next fall. Four members from our 2013 squad will be beginning their Freshman year as football players. Jalen Herd and Darius Southern will be playing at Wittenberg and Zach Scott and Nic Logic will be playing at Wilmington. Long Snapper and Lineman Jacob Lochard will continue his career at Ohio Northern University. Andre Spillers ('13 graduate and member of the varsity team in 2011-2012) will be kicking for Wittenberg. RJ Heins ('10 graduate) will be leading the defense at Capital University. I'm also pleased to announce that Jordan Fox, Noah Straman, Darius Southern, and Jalen Herd will be playing in the Miami Valley Coaches Association All-Star Game on June 13th at Welcome Stadium. We have also had numerous NCAA DI, DII, DIII schools in our building this spring recruiting potential players. Please check our Twitter Handle for continuous updates.
As I'm sure you're aware of, our turf is complete (Picture). Our entire first week of summer workouts were done on the new turf and it is really awesome. Thank you to Dave Rose, all who helped with the turf, and of course all of our donors. We are extremely excited to play on the turf in front of a Friday night crowd.
Our 2014 Yellow Jacket Football Camp is July 8-10 from 6-8 pm under the lights on the turf. It is open to anyone entering grades 1-6 in Sidney and the Shelby County area. Please click HERE for a camp registration form.
Other upcoming events include: Middle School Football will begin August 5th, our Reverse Raffle fundraiser will be at Vandemark Farms on August 23rd, and the High School players will be washing cars from 10-1 on June 14th at Sidney Body Carstar. Proceeds from our car wash will support Make a Wish Foundation and Shelby County Relay for Life.
Lastly, I'd like to thank VESPA and the Football Moms who have paid for our trip to Canfield this year. We will be playing the varsity game on Friday, September 26th, and the JV and Freshmen games the next morning. On Saturday, we will stop at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on our way home in Canton, OH. This should be a neat trip for our players and a once in a high school opportunity. Thanks again to VESPA and the Football Moms.
Thank you and please continue to check back.
Head Coach Adam Doenges