ANAMOSA — Ask any coach the Anamosa High School football team has had over the last decade.

The Anamosa 5th-6th grade youth football program is vital to the high school’s future success.

The 2017 Blue Raider varsity coaching staff was on hand at Downing Field Sunday, Sept. 10, as well, getting a first-hand look at the future as the Anamosa youth football program opened their Northeast Iowa Youth Football League (NEIYFL) campaign hosting a pair of teams from Manchester

Anamosa, entering their 12th year as members of the NEIYFL, saw their Blue team drop a 36-0 final against West Delaware Orange before the Raider White team was handed a narrow 12-0 defeat hosting West Delaware Black.

Anamosa Blue team members include: fifth graders- Austin Goodrich,  Zander Yeisley, Nate Fischer, Jake Lewis, Braxton Heffernan, Sam Brown, Kane Power, Peyton Soper, Cole Johnston, Kael Cress, and Gerald Johnson; sixth graders- Carter Kuehl, Grant Lubben, Carson Bright, Christian Hudson, Isaiah Ingram, Zander Glick, Tayte Peterschmidt, Alex Bitz and Hunter Ash.

White team members include: fifth graders- Jacob Lincoln, Vince Diers, Miken Wheeler, Kinnick Reiss, Carver Reiss, Landon Hall, Logan Bell, Damion Anders, Jacob Henry, Andrew Green, Coy Braden, Brayden Carpenter and Jacob King; sixth graders- Grayson Weers, Angelo Cudahy, Easton Wheeler, Dominic Larrimore, Brandon Sparrgrove, Ike Claussen-Tubbs and Jordan Snow.

The Anamosa youth teams return home again Oct. 1, with kick-off set for the White team at 1 p.m. Blue team will play right after at 2:30 p.m.

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