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Official Start of the 2018 JM Rocket Football Season

2017 JM Varsity Football

2017 JM Varsity Football

After nearly 200 hours of team practice per kid and coach, more than 70 trips to and from JM each, and 28 JM Rocket Football games all in just a few months, the 2017 JM Rocket Football season has come to a close for our hardworking Rocket athletes and coaches.

Many thanks to all of the Rocket fans and families that helped make this a fun and memorable season and made this opportunity possible for our 143 student athletes.  They all gained life long lessons on what it takes to succeed both on and off the field. The harder the lesson, the more you learn. Never stop learning.

We are very proud of our young men and wish them continued success in the classroom and in their winter and spring activities.

Once A Rocket, Always A Rocket!

2017 Season Awards Night

2017 Season Awards Night for all teams will be held on Monday, November 27th at 7:30 p.m. in JM Ilstrup Auditorium.  Rocket football families and athletes are all encouraged to come join us as we recognize our student athletes.

2018 Season Preparations

Preparations for the 2018 season have begun!
Open lifting and performance training is available at JM with the JM Lifting Club starting Monday, November 6th at 3:10 pm in the JM weigh troom.  There is also loads of video available on Hudl for review and analysis by our athletes during the off-season.

Tentative summer Rocket Football Team Camp dates for Rockets entering grades 8-12 are June 7 & 8, July 16-19 & July 23-26.  See the Combines & Camps page for additional information and other off-season opportunities.

Success in the future requires work and commitment today!

Team News & Info Email

Not getting the news? Email us with your email address to be added to the distribution list. This is open to players, family and anyone interested in JM football.

@JMRocketFBJM Football Twitter account.  Follow us!

Volunteer & Donation Signup


More information about the coaching staff can be found on the Coaches tab.

Kevin Kirkeby


Phone: 507-328-5330

Dirk Erickson

Assistant Varsity Football Coach

Scott Glandon

Assistant Varsity Football Coach

Ben Kall


James Knutson

Assistant Varsity Football Coach

Tim O'Neill

Assistant Varsity Football Coach

Brent Ritter

Assistant Varsity Football Coach

Mike Williams

Assistant Varsity Football Coach

Brendan Adams

Head JV Football Coach

Tim Burkholder

Assistant JV Football Coach

Peter Dokken

Assistant JV Football Coach

Shane Hewitt

Assistant JV Football Coach

Brian Becker

Head C-Squad A Football Coach

Karl Laack

Assistant C-Squad A Football Coach

Ian Naatz

Head C-Squad B Football Coach

Avery Moore

Assistant C-Squad B Football Coach

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JM Rocket Football Spirit Gear & Apparel Store

The John Marshall Football Fanatics (JMFF) have made available to all you Rocket Fans and athletes a great selection of JM Rocket Football spirit gear and apparel.  Combine your orders with friends and family to save on shipping while suiting up like a true Rocket Fan in support of JM Football.  Great gift ideas for Rocket Fans of all ages too.

2017 Season Captain's Fan T-Shirts

Didn't get your 2017 Season Fan T-shirt yet?  Email us and we will get you your order. Lots of youth sizes available. Out of adult mediums & larges, but other sizes still available.

Just $15 for adult sizes, $10 for youth sizes. 100% of the proceeds help pay for part of the athlete and team expenses for the 2017 season that are not covered by other team fundraising efforts and donations, including senior night, coaches gifts, varsity pasta feed supplies, the kick-off meeting root beer floats, etc.

Be sure to get your t-shirts right away as once they are gone they are gone. Support the 2017 Rockets teams by buying a season fan t-shirt. Cash, credit or check payable to JM Varsity Football.

2017 Schedule of Events & Info

Check out our 2017 Schedule of Events & Info (last updated 9/6/2017) to get a summary of what is happening in the weeks ahead.  This document will be updated as new information becomes available so check back often. (You may need to reload your browser to get the latest version. Ctrl + R when viewing the pdf.)