Badgers gearing up for football
June 22, 2012
By Coach Don Alt
Earlier this spring, Casey McLaughlin was hired
as head football coach for Bonners Ferry High
School. Coach McLaughlin hired Troy Holt as
assistant head coach, Corey Kramer and myself as
Also helping out are volunteer assistants Matt
Smith, Corey Richards and Jay Trocke.
Earlier, Coach McLaughlin started “Spring
Football” at Bonners Ferry High School. Spring
football in Idaho is allowed after the spring
state championships in track, golf, baseball and
softball. It includes preparation for summer
football camps and provides a way to work with
players to improve skills.
This is a great way of introducing new ideas and
concepts that a coach wants to add to any
Spring football practice started May 30 and
continued for 11 days after school. Practices
consisted of learning techniques, using drills
to practice those techniques and only two days
of full contact football. This all led up a
three day football camp at Montana University
Western in Dillon, Montana.
On June 14, Badger football started three days
of football, football and football.
Thirty-one players went to football camp from
Bonners Ferry. Days consisted of football
instruction from the Western Montana coaches and
players, working with our team to get us ready
to play against other schools.
The teams at the camp included St. Maries,
Salmon, Kimberley and Bonners Ferry from Idaho
and Florence, Hamilton, Frenchtown, Libby,
Stevensville and Ronan from Montana. This was a
good test and a great learning experience for
all the players who attended camp.
There were four teams, including Bonners Ferry,
that brought freshman and sophomores to play
junior varsity games.
Summer conditioning continues through the summer
with weight room and speed training on Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with seven on seven
Football practices start Monday, August 5, with
the first game Saturday, August 25 at Libby,
To find out more about Badger football, call
Coach McLaughlin at (208) 290-2216.