Viking Football Hosts High Schools for Jamboree ClinicPosted July 18, 2014
Marshall, Mo. (July 18, 2014)- The Missouri Valley College football program welcomed in a number of area high school football programs this summer for the MVC Football Jamboree.
Football programs from Marshall, Carrollton, Concordia, Fayette, Tipton, Blair Oaks, Macon, Palmyra and Salem High School all took part in the MVC Football Jamboree held over two sessions taking place on June 14 and July 18.
As part of the event the teams were allowed to use the Missouri Valley College football facilities, learn from Viking football coaches and have the chance to scrimmage each other in a jamboree format.
“We are really excited about the turnout and participation from the programs that took part in the Jamboree this summer,” said MVC Head Football Coach Paul Troth. “These programs work hard during the summer months to prepare for their upcoming seasons and we wanted to give them a chance to come together and scrimmage other teams.”
The Viking football program will enter the 2014 season under the direction of Troth, his thirteenth as head coach. Troth has a record of 98-37 at Missouri Valley, which includes four Heart of America Athletic Conference championships (2006, 2011-2013), Six NAIA Football Championship Series appearances (2006-2007, 2009, 2011-2013) and three appearances in the NAIA FCS semifinals (2006-2007, 2012). The Viking football program has won a total of 13 HAAC championships, made 11 appearances in the NAIA FCS and is the NAIA all-time leader in total wins with 593.
“It really is great to have these players and coaches on campus and seeing what we have to offer, not only in football but in the college experience as a whole,” said Troth. “We want to thank all the players, coaches and parents who took part in this year’s MVC Football Jamboree and for making it a success.”
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The Missouri Valley College football season begins Sept. 13 with the HAAC/KCAC Challenge. The No. 7 Vikings will host No. 8 Tabor College at Gregg-Mitchell Field in Marshall, Mo., with kickoff at 6:00 p.m. On Oct. 11 the Viking football team will play MidAmerica Nazarene University at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., as part of the NAIA Gridiron Challenge. For more information on the Viking football season go to www.moval.edu/athletics.
About Missouri Valley College
Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 40 academic programs, study abroad program, honors program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, and some new majors are agribusiness, nursing, graphic design, and health information systems (associate degree). Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit www.moval.edu.