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New Richmond Football Community Night draws large numbers

The youth football players certainly enjoyed their chance to play in front of their older counterparts during the football community night.1 / 5
The love for football was quite evident among the youngest of the boys in the New Richmond football program. Here kids in the flag football program for grades 1-2 huddle around with Coach Jamie Spielman during a game that was played as part of the Football Community Night. 2 / 5
Konrad Schmidt fires a pass during one of the flag football games during the New Richmond Football Community Night.3 / 5
Members of the Tiger high school team served as coaches as players on the youth teams learned some of the drills that will be used throughout the program during the Football Community Night.4 / 5
Max Kretovics broke away for a touchdown on this play during the flag football games.5 / 5

With more than 300 players and coaches from grades 1-12 in attendance, the second annual New Richmond Football Community Night showed the growing interest in the community for football.

The event is a convergence of the football program. All of the younger players got to play and practice on the varsity football field at the New Richmond Middle School. And for many of the kids, they got to go through a series of football drills, with the varsity football players instructing them.

The evening began with a large photo session. First, the individual photos of the Tiger varsity and junior varsity players was done. Then came the big event. All of the players in the entire Tiger football program, more than 300 in all, were gathered at the center of the football field for a large group photo. The photo will be used for a banner which will be hung on the fence for all of the Tiger youth football games this fall.

After the photos were completed, the football action began. Starting with the kids in grades 1-2 playing flag football, every age group in the Tiger football program got their turn taking the field. Some of the groups scrimmaged, while others went through drills that they will need to know as they advance through the Tiger football system.

For more information on the Tiger Youth Football Association, check the association’s website at

Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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