SEMIPRO FOOTBALL: Lumberjacks to finally play home game
Yes, the Brainerd Lumberjacks do have home games on the schedule.
After opening the season with four straight road games, three of which were wins, the Lumberjacks finally play at home Saturday when they entertain the Northern Terror at 4 p.m. at Harvey Shew Field behind the Franklin Arts Center.
The Terror enter Saturday’s game with a 1-2 record.
“We’re one game out of first,” Lumberjacks coach J.J. Kern said. “We just need to take care of business. Being 3-1, and having not played a home game, we’re pretty excited.”
Four former Lumberjacks coaches or players will be inducted into the team’s hall of fame at halftime.
Tom Hice, Mitch Feierabend, Mike Munsterteiger and Karson Pike are the inductees.
Hice was the team’s offensive coordinator for three years, two of which were championship seasons.
Feierabend was the team’s most valuable defensive player in 2009, the team’s first championship season. The former Brainerd Warrior went on to play at Bemidji State.
Munsterteiger, a 3-year starter for the Lumberjacks, was the team MVP in 2010 and a member of their two championship teams. Another former Warrior, he later played at Central Lakes College.
Pike was the quarterback on the Lumberjacks’ 2009 championship team and was the league’s MVP. He later played at CLC.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for students. Children 6 and under are free.
Season tickets cost $35 (for five home games) and include discounts and free offers from area businesses.
The Lumberjacks invite fans to join them in a fitness and weight-loss challenge. There will be a weigh-in at Saturday’s game. The winner, who will receive $500 in prizes, will be determined at the last home game July 21.
Former Vikings running back Chuck Foreman, who was scheduled to be a guest at Saturday’s game, has been rescheduled to attend the June 30 home game against the Granite City Renegades.
MIKE BIALKA, sports editor, may be reached at 855-5861. Follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bertsballpark.