The Peru State football coaching staff in Peru, Nebraska, recently hosted three one-day camps in the Oak Bowl on campus.
Peru State Football Skills Camp
The first camp was a high school skills camp where the focus was on individualized training and team drills. Those attending are listed by their high school (or coop name of football program) with hometown noted if provided: AHSTW (Iowa) – Brayton Tuma (Tennant); East Atchison (Missouri) – Austin Anderson (Tarkio), Briacin Bywater (Tarkio), Kaylin Meriweather (Tarkio), Josh Smith (Fairfax), Gus Hurst (Tarkio), and Jake McEnaney (Tarkio); Elkhorn – Trenton Whorlow (Elkhorn); Grand Island Northwest – Jaryk Cole (Grand Island); Gretna – Jackson Armitage (Gretna); Home School – Matthew Nelson (Lee’s Summit, Missouri); HTRS – Conner Bredemeier (Stella), Trey Drake (Humboldt), and Isaiah Lockard (Stella); Lee’s Summit Academy (Missouri) – Samuel Hierseman (Lee’s Summit); Lincoln Lutheran – Collin Morrison (Lincoln); Maryville (Missouri) – Jase Haer – (Maryville); Millard South – Nate Jeffries (Omaha) and Cade Sortino (Omaha); Oak Park – Teagan Pannell (Gladstone, Missouri); and Southern – Braden Klover (Blue Springs).
Peru State Football Offensive and Defensive Line Camp
The second camp was held for offensive and defensive line players and focused on techniques relevant to their positions. Those attending are listed by their high school (or coop name of football program) with hometown noted if provided: Auburn – Ethan Phillips (Auburn); East Atchison (Missouri) – Oliver Smith (Fairfax), Cory Stevens (Fairfax), and Wyatt Gray (Tarkio); Falls City – Thomas Fields (Falls City); Heartland – Peyton Ott (Aurora); HTRS – Andy Stalder (Humboldt); Kealakehe (Hawaii) – Alan Awana III (Kailua Kona, Hawaii); Lincoln Pius X – Braiden Oliva (Lincoln) and Sean Kruse (Lincoln); Logan-Magnolia – Beau Peschel (Missouri Valley, Iowa); Salpointe Catholic – Ethan King (Green Valley, Arizona); Shenandoah, Iowa – Caden Mount (Farragut, Iowa); Treynor (Iowa) – Brett Phelps (Council Bluffs, Iowa); and Windsor (Missouri) – Aiden Schneider (Windsor).
Peru State Football Youth Skills Camp
The final day of the camp was for youth campers to help with their overall skill development. Those attending listed by their schools with hometown noted if provided: Auburn – Travon Shaw (Auburn); Beals Elementary – Conner Brown (Omaha); Cathedral of the Risen Christ – Johnathan Wood (Lincoln); Freeman – Seth Dean (Douglas) and Grant Lempka (Adams); Hayward Elementary – Beaux Bender (Nebraska City); Johnson-Brock – Thomas Gerdes (Johnson) and Peyton Grotrian (Johnson); Lincoln Christian – Buddy Otto (Lincoln); Nebraska City Middle School – Daxx Bender (Nebraska City); Pawnee City – Anthony King (Pawnee City), Atreyu King (Pawnee City), and Jett Farwell (Dubois); Rock Port R-II (Missouri) – Trenton Wallace (Rock Port); and Johnson County Central – Kyler Cruz Kirkland (Tecumseh).
Peru State Bobcat football assistant coach Lou Varley was in charge of the camps and was assisted by members of the Bobcat football staff – DeOn’tae Pannell, Jake Adams, Jeff Reed, Greg Robinson, and head coach Steve Schneider.