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2019 JM Varsity Football

2019 JM Varsity Football

Rockets vs. Huskies
October 16, 2019

Things looked good to begin on Wednesday night for the John Marshall football team.  But against the No. 1 ranked team in the state, those good feelings didn't last long.  Owatonna collected itself quickly after an early JM touchdown and went on to a 54-7 win over the Rockets in the final regular-season game of the year for both teams, at John Drews field.

Owatonna moved to 6-0 in the Big Southeast Red Division and 8-0 overall. JM is 2-4, 3-5 and will host a first-round playoff game on Tuesday.

JM got the game's first score on a 15-yard run by Parker Navitsky. Jack Ward connected on the extra-point kick.  Read more...

JM awaits tough test with Owatonna
October 15, 2019

Can you help?

We are still in need of many donations and volunteers this season. Please sign-up online at if you can help with our pasta feeds, live game updates, game photography, game videography and more.


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

The 2019 Season Captain's T-shirts are still 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!

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

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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2019 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.