Cedar Rapids Jefferson

Video: Jefferson at Davenport North

DAVENPORT -- Go behind the scenes with the Jefferson football team -- from the bus ride, to the pregame meetings, to the sideline on Fiday night -- as the J-Hawks travel to take on Davenport North and pick up their first win of the season.


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New rule lift limitations on prep golf coaches

Imagine a football coach limited to talking to players in between series, or a softball coach unable to talk to players from the time they reach base until they return to the dugout.

Prep golf coaches used to face similar restrictions, being [...]

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Jefferson not satisfied with lone victory

CEDAR RAPIDS — Kelly May might have said it better than anyone.

“Granted, it feels good,” May said after Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s 42-7 win over Davenport North last Friday, “but I think I speak for everyone [...]

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Dominant win just what the doctor ordered for Jefferson


DAVENPORT — DAVENPORT – A doctor could not have prescribed anything better for Cedar Rapids Jefferson.

The J-Hawks vital signs received a boost with the matchup and result they needed.

Cedar Rapids Jefferson t [...]

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Kuehl key component for Jefferson

This is expected to be a turnaround season for Cedar Rapids Jefferson.

J-Hawk senior Dalton Kuehl was expected to help lead the charge from upfront on the line. Unfortunately, Jefferson found itself trying to earn its first victory without [...]

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Kennedy captures CRANDIC team title

IOWA CITY — Golf is supposed to be an individual sport, but you might not hear that from Cedar Rapids Kennedy.

The current crop of Cougars have woven individual performance with the team aspect, creating a winning formula.

Kenne [...]

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Prairie tops Jefferson, 17-14

CEDAR RAPIDS — One team produced just enough for a win.

The other did too many things that kept them from being in that position.

In the end, Cedar Rapids Prairie recorded its first win of the season and bragging rights in the W [...]

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Building a culture at Jefferson starts with effort

CEDAR RAPIDS — Every high school football program in the country wants to build a culture of winning.

That’s obvious. Why compete at all if that’s not the case, right?

The Cedar Rapids Jefferson football tea [...]

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Video: Introducing The Program, featuring Cedar Rapids Jefferson

This fall, the Gazette will go behind the scenes with Cedar Rapids Jefferson throughout football season as our newest installment of The Program. 

Check out our introductory video to see the J-Hawks getting mentally prepared for their seas [...]

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Washington outlasts Jefferson, 43-26

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Washington Coach Paul James did not expect perfection in the opening week.

He couldn’t have expected a late start, a weather delay, muggy weather that led to widespread cramping among players [...]

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Rashed runs with rushing role

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s Tavian Rashed possesses exceptional skills as a running back.

His 5-foot-7, 160-pound frame can cover 40 yards in 4.66 seconds and he has strong instincts to find running lanes. Rashed&#x [...]

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From Hawkeye to J-Hawk

CEDAR RAPIDS — Jermelle Lewis spotted an opening for a coaching position.

And just like the holes he hit as a talented running back for the University of Iowa, he hit it full speed and hasn’t broken stride.

Lewis received [...]

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2014 Iowa prep football preview

High school football season is less than a week away, and we have everything you need to prepare for the season. Check out the inside story on your school -- its schedule, key returning players, practice photos, and much more.

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Jefferson expectations starting to soar

CEDAR RAPIDS — The puzzle pieces are out of the box and it is up to the Cedar Rapids Jefferson football players to assemble them.

The hope is for the arrangement to produce a playoff picture, including the first postseason win since 1 [...]

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Starting early a key to success

From eighth-grade varsity players to sophomore all-staters. That’s been the path for Alburnett catcher Maddison Volesky and shortstop Taylor Huber.

“Both kids, they started hot and just kind of stayed hot,” Alburn [...]

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