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JM Varsity Rockets @ Mankato West Scarlets


Once a Rocket,
Always a Rocket!


2018 JM Varsity Football

2018 JM Varsity Football

2019 JM Rocket Football Season is Here!

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

Rootbeer Social starts at 7:30 pm; Kick-Off Meeting starts at 8:15 pm for athletes in grades 8-12, coaches, trainers, parents and families. Come early to get your season t-shirt and to sign-up for volunteer and donation needs this season. Online volunteer and donation sign-up available at

PICTURE DAY - Saturday, August 17th
9:00 am Varsity
10:00 am JV
11:00 am C Squad - Grades 7, 8 & 9

PAC Meeting - Monday, August 19th
5:00 p.m. for Football Athletes, Parents and Coaches
6:00 p.m. for all other Fall Athletes, Parents and Coaches (Football parents can attend the 6:00 pm meeting instead of the 5:00 pm meeting if they would like.)

2019 JM Football Program Notes

All schedules are tentative and can quickly change based on weather and other conflicts. Always bring t-shirt, shorts and gym shoes in case practice is moved inside.

The practice times posted are for actual practice & field times and do not include field set-up, coaches/team talk & wrap-up, picking up and putting away equipment, trainer talks, gear repair, getting to the locker rooms, etc. Plan accordingly.

Rocket Gear is to be worn at all practices - 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 practice 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!

2019 Season Captain's T-shirts are Available Now!

The 2019 Season Captain's T-shirts are in and available for purchase.  Short sleeve t-shirts in sizes Youth Large to Adult XXXL are just $15 and long sleeve t-shirts in sizes Adult M to XL are $20.  There is a limited supply of both so email us now to make arrangements to get yours before they are gone. 100% of the proceeds help pay for part of the athlete and team expenses including senior night, coaches gifts, varsity pasta feed supplies, the kick-off meeting and more.  Email us at to get yours!

2019 JMFF Fan Store Closes August 18th

JM Rocket Football Fan Store is now open.  Get your orders in before the online store closes on Sunday, August 18th.

Order online at:

Proceeds help support JM Rocket Football.  Get your order in today!

Learn more and join the JMFF - JM Football Fanatics in support of our Rocket athletes.

Register at

2019 JM Football Golf Fundraiser

NEW DATE:  Saturday, September 21st
The event has been rescheduled from June 28th to September 21st.
This year's event will be held at Northern Hills Golf Course.

Register to golf or just for dinner at

Email for more details, to make a donation or to sign-up to help with this signature JM Football fundraiser.

Get REGISTERED for the 2019 Fall Season

Athletes in grades 8-12 must complete their registration online for the 2019 Fall Season before they can participate. Online Registration is available on the JM Activities website.   You must have a current physical on file in the JM Activities Office in order to register.  (Physicals are good for 3 years and cannot expire between now and November 23rd.)  Practice starts August 12th and will be held at John Marshall High school.  NOTE: The 8th grade game schedule is not yet available. We will post it on the website and the website calendar as soon as we get it.

Athletes in 7th grade must register for the 2019 Fall Season through Community Education.  Practice starts August 12th at JM. Once school starts, practices and home games will be held at John Adams Middle School. Learn more... Register at:   NOTE: The 7th grade game schedule is not yet available.  We will post it on the website and the website calendar as soon as we get it.

Athletes in grades 8-12 cannot participate in contact without a current concussion test.  If you did not get your concussion test completed, email the JM Athletic Trainer, Kaylan Groen at to make arrangements for a time when she will be available.


SEE THE CALENDAR and team pages for practice times and events.

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

Brendan Adams

Head JV Football Coach

Phone: 507-328-5330

Tim Burkholder

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 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.