Updates to Players and Parents

March 11, 2014


First of all congratulations on a strong finish in the 2nd trimester to all our of student-athletes.  We had very few casualties in the 

classroom.   We are proud of two great back to back semesters dating back to spring of 2013.   Keep up the great work as we will 

post the top 20 and 3.0 GPA club on our website very soon.   Also, congratulations to Nathan Dvorak, Noah Garwood, Jace

Hadachek,and Tate Hadachek as they were inducted into National Honor Society with some other champions last night at UHS

under the direction of Mrs. Kriz.   Maintain the classroom excellence!

Secondly, giving back has always been a big part of our program and also UHS.   We are pleased to announce the following

champions volunteered at the 2014 NE Iowa Special Olympics this past Sunday at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls. Keaton Newgren,

Sam Johnson, BrockHadachek, Tate Hadachek, Jace Hadachek, Alex Barz, Dylan Stech, Dakota Hopper, Dakota Hora, Dylan

Bear, Isaiah Vaughn, Jack Ollendieck, Christian Hoyas, Clayton Thiele, John Boisen, Michael Ahrendsen, Zane Seuser, Nathan

LeRoy, Wes Kaufman, Alex Krall, Dayton Powell, and LaurenBarz.   Forgive me if I missed a name.   It is just amazing to watch

our students in action and giving their time and energy to others.   In addition, the hi-light is watching the champions compete at the

Special Olympics as we had several from our Union Community School district. You can catch a glimpse of the action here:


Thirdly, we also took a group of 12 young men to the University of Dubuque this past Sunday after the Special Olympics.  

They are hosting a unique opprortunity to use their brand new indoor football facility and have a two hour skills session coached by

the UD staff.  We arrived at 6:00pm and the session went from 6:30-8:30pm.   There were about 55 kids from NE Iowa present

including our U dozen.   Thanks to Heather Stech, Toby Hall, and Coach Todd Carlson for assisting with transportation.    There are

sessions available this Sunday and next also.  I know most of the guys who attended this past Sunday are planning on going back

due to the great experience.  You can get a form off our team website under left hand side menu under the heading HANDOUTS.

Click here:  http://my.llfiles.com/00116587/2014-QB-WR-Training-1-1.pdf 

Please call Coach Todd Carlson if you have any questions.  We will not have any coaches going to this second session but

Carlson can answer any questions you may need answered.   Todd's cell number is 319-230-3911 and his email address

is toddcarlson@lpctel.net.



Lastly, we have posted all games all levels thanks to Aly on our team website.   We have a 9 game schedule with four home and

five away and also nine frosh games and eight JV games.   All are subject to change.    We thank you for following the Knights

Football Facebook site also as we topped 1700 likes and this would compare to 2300 for UNI Football which is an amazing

accomplishment for a high school team.  Not on Facebook site yet?  

Click here:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Union-Knights-Football/254538910044


Have a great week!

 Coach Hadachek and Staff