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If you hear the roar of thunder, youâ€™d better head for cover.
Valley City Thunder Football starts its 13th season in 2013.
â€śWhen we first started this program, our goal was to make the Thunder Football program a strong and rich tradition in youth football," said Thunder Football Director Mike Lentz. "Thirteen years later, our numbers are great, the excitement is there and the support from the community is overwhelming."
Thunder Football is an organized tackle football program for 5th & 6th graders in the Valley City School District, and a non-profit organization developed to promote teamwork, leadership, sportsmanship and to teach the proper fundamentals of football.
Thunder Football tradition starts with its core of coaches, several of whom have been part of the program since the initial snap of the football in 2000. Thunder Coaches not only know the game of football, but they have a passion for the game and love working with kids. Thunder coaches are Mike Lentz (13 years of experience), Brent Gustafson (13 years), Jim Breckheimer (13 years), Clay Adams (12 years), Ken Didier (10 years), Jeff Brown (6 years), Kevin Eggermont (6 years), Brad Sufficool (2 years) and Buff Murray (1 year). Other key elements that make Thunder Football a success is the support and relationship with Valley City Public Schools and the Hi-Liner Football program, as well as the commitment and dedication by the Thunder players and their parents on and off the field.
Check out the Thunder website at www.vcthunderfootball.org.
Valley City White Thunder
Sept. 7 @ Oakes Jamboree: 10 a.m., 11:40 a.m. and 12:20 p.m.
Sept. 10 LISBON RED: 7 p.m. @ Hanna Field
Sept. 14 MILNOR: 9 a.m. @ Hanna Field
Sept. 17 @ Northern Cass: 6 p.m.
Sept. 21 MAPLE VALLEY: 10 a.m. @ Hanna Field
Sept. 24 @ Griggs County: 5:30 p.m. @ Cooperstown
Sept. 26 OAKES: 6 p.m. @ Hanna Field
Sept. 28 Jamestown Green: 10 a.m. @ Buffalo
Oct. 1 @ Maple Valley: 7 p.m. @ Buffalo
Oct. 5 NORTHERN CASS: 9 a.m. @ Hanna Field
Oct. 6 Wahpeton: 1 p.m. @ Fargo Dome
Oct. 8 @ Lisbon Black: 6 p.m.
Oct. 12 @ Milnor: 9 a.m.
Valley City Black Thunder
Sept. 7 @ Oakes Jamboree: 10 a.m., 11:40 a.m. & 12:20 p.m.
Sept. 10 LISBON BLACK: 6 p.m. @ Hanna Field
Sept. 14 MILNOR: 10 a.m. @ Hanna Field
Sept. 17 @ Maple Valley: 7 p.m. @ Buffalo
Sept. 21 NORTHERN CASS: 9 p.m. @ Hanna Field
Sept. 26 GRIGGS COUNTY: 5 p.m. @ Hanna Field
Sept. 28 Jamestown Blue: 9 a.m. @ Buffalo
Oct. 1 @ Northern Cass: 6 p.m.
Oct. 5 MAPLE VALLEY: 10 a.m. @ Hanna Field
Oct. 6 Wahpeton: 2 p.m. @ Fargo Dome
Oct. 8 @ Lisbon Red: 7 p.m.
Oct. 12 @ Milnor: 10 p.m.