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Start of the 2020 JM Football Season


Once a Rocket,
Always a Rocket!


2019 JM Varsity Football

2019 JM Varsity Football




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Big Change this year - Check it out

Coach Kevin Kirkeby & Rocket Football Staff will be hosting their traditional Team Camp at John Marshall High School for 2020-2021 senior, junior, sophomore, freshman and 8th grade athletes.

Camp is in JUNE this year!

CAMP: June 8-12 & June 15-19 7:00-9:00 a.m.
(Monday-Friday both weeks)

Equipment Handout: June 4th at 3:00 pm at the JM Football Shed. Seniors will receive their equipment first, then juniors, sophomores, freshmen and 8th grade athletes.  Those unavailable on the 4th will receive their equipment following camp on June 8th.

Camp Fee & Equipment Rental $100 Includes $20 equipment rental and $80 camp fee.  Checks payable to JM Football.

Registration:  Online & paper registration information for camp coming soon.

Once A Rocket, Always A Rocket!

August 17th - First Official Day of the 2020 Football Season

JMFF Meeting - Monday, March 16th - LOCATION CHANGE

Your help needed!  The 2020 season and the signature fundraising event for the JMFF will be here before you know it!

Join us Monday, March 16th at 6:00 p.m. at 4522 Acorn Ln NW to learn more about how you can help with the upcoming 2020 Golf Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, September 19th as well as the many volunteer and support opportunities that will help make the 2020 JM Football Season a success!


JMFF Spring Gertens Fundraiser - Orders due March 19th

The JM Football Fanatics are sponsoring a Spring Gertens Fundraiser again this year.  Great quality plants and often at better prices than going to Gertens yourself.  Spruce up your place while supporting JM Rocket Football!

2020 Spring Gertens Fundraiser Brochure

2020  Spring Gertens Fundraiser ORDER FORM

Orders due to JMFF by Thursday, March 19th
Orders can be emailed to, turned into the JM Athletics Office noting JMFF-Gertens Order, or hand delivered to Ann Nicometo.
Make checks payable to JMFF, or email Ann at to pay by credit card.

Orders will be available for pickup at the JM Football Shed starting at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 28th.

2020 JM Rocket Youth Summer Mini-Camp

Registration coming soon for the 2020 JM Rocket Youth Summer Mini-Camp

June 9th-11th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at JM Practice fields
    2020 Fall 6th, 7th and 8th grade athletes

Coming soon: Register through Community Education -> Summer Enrichment -> Recreation & Sports: 


Congratulations to the 2020 Season Captains!
    Aaron Farmer
    Parker Navitsky
    Caleb Tiede
    Jack Ward
Elected by your teammates with confidence that you will continue to instill teamwork, collaboration and the drive for success in the 2020 JM Rocket Football season.

Team News & Info Email - Remind

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.
Get instant messages regarding schedule changes, bus times, return times and more by subscribing to our team text message service provided by Remind.  Subscribe today
Smartphone: Open web browser and go to
Cell Phone: Text the message @jmrocketfb to the number 81010

Twitter: @JMRocketFB

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

Storm Soto

Assistant Varsity Football Coach

Brendan Adams

Head JV Football Coach

Phone: 507-328-5330

Matt Bitz

Assistant JV Football Coach

Tim Burkholder

Assistant JV Football Coach

Peter Dokken

Assistant JV Football Coach

Shane Hewitt

Assistant JV Football Coach

Karl Laack

Head C-Squad Football Coach

Phone: 507-328-5330

Avery Moore

Assistant C-Squad Football Coach

Frank Galvan

Assistant C-Squad Football Coach, 8th Grade Head Coach

Travis Magle

Assistant C-Squad Football Coach, 7th Grade Head Coach

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JM Football Program Notes

Athletes are reminded to listen carefully at each team time for scheduled changes. Keep an eye on the web calendars as schedules can change quickly.

All schedules are tentative and can quickly change based on weather and other conflicts. Always bring t-shirt, shorts and gym shoes in case we have to move inside.

Posted 'practice' or 'team times' were expanded to better reflect when athletes are more likely to be available for pickup, carpools and work. 'Practice' or 'team time' is not just field time. It also includes classroom time, film time, coaches/team talk & wrap-up, trainer talks, picking up and putting away equipment, equipment handout and repair, etc. Weather delays can also extend times beyond those posted.  Actual field and contact time is limited per MSHSL rules and is a subset of our posted team times.

Rocket Gear is to be worn at all team times - shirt & shorts in Rocket colors: red, black, white or grey that are either plain or have a JM Football or other JM logo. Cleats should be black and long sleeve shirts must be black.

Email or text with ALL absences.  The respective head coach will then be notified.

If a student-athlete is not going to take the school transportation a Travel Release Form must be completed 48 hours prior to departure. The completed form must be turned into the JM Activities Office and cannot be given to the coach at the event.

We have many opportunities for Rocket Fans & Family to volunteer or donate to the JM Football program.  Please check out the many opportunities at  Thank you for your continued support!

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.