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CAMP NOTES: Klimczak, Sturdy have South Central on right path

2013-08-11T19:30:00Z 2013-09-16T18:32:15Z CAMP NOTES: Klimczak, Sturdy have South Central on right pathTimes Staff nwitimes.com
August 11, 2013 7:30 pm  • 

There may not be a tandem that was looking forward to the start of training camp more than South Central coach Dan Klimczak and quarterback Kyle Sturdy.

Klimczak took over the Satellites just five days before the start of the season last year and became Sturdy's fourth coach in the last four years.

With a full off-season and training camp to prepare for this season, the pair expects big things in Union Mills.

"Last year was really tough," Sturdy said. "We had all these plays set up with our old coach (Bob Foster) and then we only had a little bit of time to get set for Coach Klimczak. We're much more experienced and ready to go this season."

Klimczak brought his high-powered spread offense from Wheeler last season but ditched that after one game. Study threw 27 passes in the season opener against Laville, but never approached that number again, instead rushing for more than 1,200 yards and 19 touchdowns.

"Anyone who commits to one scheme regardless of the type of student-athletes you have is foolish," Klimczak said. "I want to put our kids in the best position to be able to use their talents and to win. If that means changing my system, that means changing my system." — Paul Oren

Lord Stanley's Hut: The Lowell Red Devils were at the Griz Camp at Franklin College on June 24. While most of the campers were going to sleep after a long day of work, the Devils were in front of the television watching the Blackhawks score two goals in 17 seconds in the third period to win the Stanley Cup.

"We were eating pizza and watching the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup, it was awesome," Lowell offensive coordinator Jim Carlson said.

Carlson said that head coach Keith Kilmer wanted the Bruins to win Game 6 so the Hawks could win it all on home ice.

"He was the only one who wanted that to happen," Carlson said. "We had about 40 kids there and we had a blast." — Steve Hanlon

Rejuvenated rivalry: Rensselaer’s 49-39 loss to Kankakee Valley last year snapped a four-game winning streak for the Bombers in the series between the two Jasper County schools. It also rejuvenated the annual rivalry for the coveted Cracker Barrel that had been one sided.

“We just take it one year at a time,” Rensselaer coach Chris Meeks said. “They got us last year.”

Rensselaer fell behind early in that game and was chasing points the rest of the way.

“When you look back to that game, we were driving deep in their territory and then we threw an interception down inside the 20,” Meeks said. “It was very disappointing loss. We look forward to the rivalry and the rematch this year.” — Christopher Breach

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