Ridge 7th & 8th Grade Football 2016



Welcome incoming 7th and returning 8th graders to the Lakota Ridge Jr. School Football program. If you are interested in joining the football team, please attend an informational meeting with your parents on Monday, April 25th at 6:30 PM in the Ridge cafeteria. 


Any interested 7th grade athletes should email Coach Leimberger at:

Any interested 8th grade athletes should email Coach Laman at: 

Expectations– As a student athlete you must abide by all student rules during and after school hours on school grounds. We expect no more than a positive role model at all times while being a part of this program. You are a STUDENT athlete first, so we expect you to perform above average in the class room. If you perform above average in the class room you will also perform above average on the football field.

Our coaching staff consists of years of experience. We all have the tools and the teaching to make you a better student athlete on and off the field. If you give us the opportunity to teach and the lead the way, you will be successful.


2016 Summer Workouts: TBD


What do I bring to summer workouts?  

  • Bring cleats and gym shoes (in case practice in the gym due to rain)
  • Dress in a tee-shirt and shorts
  • Bring water and/or sports drink 


Prior to attending summer workouts, athletes should be register on Final Forms at  Physicals can be turned in to the office prior to tryouts or can be turned in to the coach at the initial meeting. 

** In order to participate in summer workouts, a student must have the physical form AND be registered on Final Forms. **


Participation Fees

Participation Fees for the 2015 football season are $300.  This fee MUST BE PAID PRIOR to the first game.  Failure to pay will result in removal from the team.  

Scholarships are available, but are not guaranteed.  More information can be found here. However, please be prepared to pay the entire fee should you not be chosen.


Coaching Staff

You can contact our coaching staff at any time if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. 

8th Grade Coaches:

Scott Laman*:

Ken Jones:      

7th Grade Coaches:

Zach Leimberger*:


* denotes HEAD coach


Lakota West Football Camp

The Lakota West Football Camp is held on July 10th.  More information can be found on the flyer here.


2015/16 Schedule (All 7th grade games are scheduled to start at 4:30pm, 8th grade games will be immediately following)

August 19          Scrimmage vs. Princeton 
August 26          @ Hopewell
August 29         vs. White Oak
September 9      @ Garfield
September 16    vs. Colerain
September 23    @ Liberty
September 30    vs. Sycamore
October 7          @ Fairfield (7th 5:00 pm, 8th 6:15 pm)
October 14         vs. Plains (Game played at West beginning at 6:00)