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Regular Season 2019
Varsity Panther Football Team

Great Season Panthers!

We are so proud of how you all finished your seasons!   Varsity played one of our best games of the year against Mayo.  Our JV played one of their best games in Kasson.  In fact, it was great to see growth at every level.   7th, 8th and 9th all finished their seasons playing their best.   That is always our goal.  Improve each day.     

 

Jon Vik

Head Football Coach (jovik@isd535.org)

Phone: Home- 507-252-5061

Austin Buzzard

Head JV Coach (aubuzzard@isd535.org)

John Ruden

Head 9th Grade Coach (joruden@isd535.org)

Phone: 507-328-5140

Isaiah Minnich

Head 8th Grade (isminnich@isd535.org)

Panthers Playing on....

Congratulations to our 2021 Collegiate Football signees-   Press releases below:

 

Isaiah Huber | 5-10 | 185 | Wide Receiver | Rochester, Minn. | Century HS
 
High School: Huber will graduate from Century High School in June of 2021. As a senior, he scored 15 touchdowns with 985 rushing yards and 215 receiving yards while earning Big Southeast Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors. He also earned all-conference and academic all-state accolades.

Personal: Huber was born in Chicago, Illinois, to parents Jill and Ty. He has one younger sibling and plans to major in biology and minor in business while at Augustana.

 

Donaven Johnson, 6-1, 205, Fr., LB, Rochester, MN/Century HS

 

Donaven Johnson - Football - 2021 recruit

Donaven Johnson

Notes: Johnson was a standout linebacker at Century High School. He also played basketball and ran track in high school. The son of Craig Johnson, he has a sibling, Liric Johnson. He plans to major in business (sports management) at USF.
 

Brian Pautz, Wyatt Olson and Tommy Tankhamvang sign with UWEC!!

 

   

 

 

Thanks for Great 2020 Season!!

Century Football Players & Families,

Thank you all for this past season!   We all know 2020 has not even been close to a normal year.   The word “unprecedented” gets used all the time to describe 2020.   If that is the case, you all were more than up to the task of all that “unprecedented”  brought.   

This season was all about adjustments and making the best of situations.  Things started off with talk of no sports (similar to what happened in the spring).   Then we moved to a model where we were able to follow specific protocols and ended up having a fantastic SAQ program over the summer.   As summer ended, we all waited by the computer for word as the MSHSL decided about a move to spring.  As the decision was made, we were given some time to practice and work on skills which quickly turned into our delayed & shortened fall season.   Talk about a roller coaster of emotions and a plethora of changed plans.   You all met this challenge head on with a fantastic attitude.  Be proud of your adaptability and positive response to all that you have faced in 2020.    

 

8th Grade

As I was able to watch our 8th grade team, I was so impressed with the heart and intensity with which you all played.   Though small in number, this group played physical and passionate football in every game.  I was fortunate to be able to see most all the games first hand and no matter the circumstances, this group fought to the end of every game.   The Byron overtime game was a great example of the heart with which every Century team should play.   While injuries and attrition played a role in the overall record of this team, we see so much growth.  We hope to continue working with you all as we build on this great core of players.  AS you continue to grow, we can see this group being one of the best in the Big SE district in the years to come.  

 

9th Grade 

What a fun group to watch.   With several players from this group filling roles on the JV this team didn't lose a beat.  Watching how much fun you have playing the game and how you play the game the right way is impressive.   While a couple of games did not turn out the way you wanted, your team is one that other coaches in the Big 9 have already noticed.  If we can keep you all continuing to work in the weight room, SAQ and participating in other sports, this team can be very good!    You still have to eam what is ahead but if you continue with your work ethic, this team has great potential! 

 

JV

If there was one group that faced adversity this season this was the one.   I witnessed an impressive display of character in your Owatonna game.   WIth a small roster to begin with, injuries continued to stack up.   Players playing out of position. Players playing where they had never played,   9th graders filling in spots wherever needed.  The dwindling numbers on the field fought tooth and nail and still had a chance to beat a very good Owatonna team until the final 2 minutes of the game.    I was so proud.   I am also so disappointed our numbers did not allow this group to continue.  You deserved more!  What I was able to see, was that the heart you have will be a major part of our success in the future!

 

Varsity

What a way to start and to end our season.  Crosstown rival victories that represented all 2020 is about- Ups and downs, twists and turns and finally... you prevail!   Seniors, we will miss so much about you.   Your athletic ability is easy to see.  Your competitive drive and work ethos is not something everyone else can see.  People don’t realize your true make up unless they see you in practice and in the off season.   Thank you, seniors, for your leadership and all you have given to this program.   The positive way you worked through all this was amazing.   You could have so easily complained that your senior year was not what you wanted or how you were getting a raw deal.  Instead, you attacked this season with all your passion and energy.   You did a great job of meshing with our junior class.  These two classes worked so well together.  This junior group has excellent potential next year and we expect even more from them as they are now the leaders of the program!   

Mom’s and Dad’s, be proud of these kids.   From 8th grade to Seniors, this is one special group of young men.   After spending a lot of time with this outstanding group our coaches have nothing but the highest praise.   We will miss the departing seniors but are also excited about the next 4 years.   Thank you all, parents, families, and players for being so positive during the crazy year of 2020.    This will be a season we will all never forget!!! 

Seniors, I am sorry we don’t get to send you off the way we have in the past.    Please know how much you have meant to us and how much we will miss you.   Each of you have so much to offer the world.    We are excited to see what the future brings.

 

SEE THE PDF "END OF YEAR CELEBRATION COVID STYLE" BELOW FOR ALL AWARDS THE TEAM VOTED ON ALONG WITH DISTRICT & STATE AWARDS