Reeths-Puffer Football players volunteered their time last Friday night at Reeths-Puffer’s annual Carnival held at R-P Elementary. The Carnival, sponsored by the R-P PTO, offered games, prizes, concessions, and plenty of fun for Rockets of all ages. Noted one sophomore Rocket, “It’s always great to be able to help out when the future of Rocket City is involved. I love being able to go back and see my old teachers and remember what it was like back then.” What a great evening it was for Rocket City.
Reeths-Puffer Football Program’s 3rd Annual Lift-a-Thon will take place on March 17th and 18th during the Football Strength and Conditioning classes. Players will be urged to raise a minimum of $40 by getting donations per pound that they lift in three core exercises: Bench Press, Squat, and Dead Lift.
For example, each player will get $.01 / $.05 / $ .10 / $.25 / etc., donations per pound (flat donations are also acceptable). The sum total amount of each pledge will be the result of the players combined squat, bench, and dead lift scores (Ex. $.01 donation for 200 lb. squat, 100 lb. bench, 200 lb. dead lift, results in 500 lbs. = $5.00).
This money raised will go towards the costs of our off-season summer camps, needed practice equipment, and 7 on 7 passing tournament entry fees this summer. We certainly appreciate all the help you can offer!
Stephen Hanson, a two-year starter and dominant anchor at offensive tackle for the Rockets, will be extending his playing career to Hope College next fall.
In his time as a Rocket, Stephen earned 1st Team Muskegon Chronicle/MLive All-Area nominations two years in a row, as well as OK-Black All-Conference in his senior season. A team captain and consummate hard worker, Stephen will no doubt be a force to be reckoned with for the Flying Dutch.
We all wish you the best of luck, Stephen! Go Rockets!
The middle school weight room, which has been under recent construction, re-opened at that start of the semester for strength and conditioning classes. Now, it will also be open after school from 3:00pm to 4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Both 7th and 8th graders are urged to attend, as it will be a wonderful opportunity to properly learn the lifts and speed and agility training that the high school employs. Middle school and high school coaches will be present to work with the kids and guide them through the regimented workout. All Reeths-Puffer athletes are welcome!
Feel free to print the calendar from our site. It will also remain available throughout the 2014 season.
Interested in playing football in college? Be sure to continually check the “Recruiting” tab for the most up to date information regarding area combines where you can gain exposure.
Coming soon to Grand Rapids is the annual Lake Michigan Football Report Combine March 16. This combine is for current freshman, sophomores, and juniors!
Matt Hoover, a two year starter on the Rockets’ offensive line, has decided to play football for Adrian College. Matt was a unanimous 1st Team OK-Black All-Conference Offensive Tackle as well as All-Area offensive line for Muskegon County. A dominant force on the Rockets’ offensive line, Matt will bring a great deal of character and toughness to the Bulldogs’ Program. Best of luck to you, “Big Hooves”!