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Football Tidbits

High school football started in Rock Rapids in 1902! The first coach was Dr J.A. Roth. A newspaper article from that year lists the players from a game vs Pipestone: center-C Lamberson, right guard-Lansen, right tackle-Key, right end-Apple, left guard-Blair, left tackle-Marin, left end-Puckett, quarterback-Steinmetz, left half-Loveland (captain), right half-W Lamberson, full back-Roth.

A "town team" was organized in Rock Rapids in 1903. It was made up of people in the community, several of which were ex-college players.

The quarterback club had it's first ever meeting on September 28, 1950! The meeting was in the rear room of the Lyon Cafe at 7:30 AM. Head coach Bud Kervink was joined by assistant coach John Palmolea. Members in attendance for that first meeting were: Wally Mitchell, John Porter, DeWitt Lockwood, Dr J.A. Roth, Conrad Brugmann, George Anderson, Denver Dietz, Ted Brynteson & Gilbert Dietz.

George started playing football in 1960.

The Central Lyon Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Industrial Arts Education and Vocation Agriculture Education. It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to the Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246, (712) 472-2664, superintendent@centrallyon.org. Please see District Board Policies for additional information on grievance procedures.