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Varsity Coach:                 Jon Kitna                   Junior Varsity Coach:     Bret Mustain

 Freshmen Coach:          Dave Schreier                

2023 Season Outlook

This season will bring new looks to the Thunderhawks as thirteen-year head coach Rick Haynes retired, and the Hawks hired former Bengals quarterback Jon Kitna as head coach.  Kitna will bring ten years of high school head coaching and sixteen years of NFL experience to Lakota East.

The 2023 Thunderhawks return four starters on both offense and defense as well as several players that earned experience in 2022.  On the offensive side of the ball, the Hawks will be led by junior transfer and four-star quarterback Jamison Kitna.  Kitna will have seniors Andy Vogelmann (WR) and Derek Jackson (TE) as key targets in the Hawks new pro-style offense.  Anchoring the offensive line, which will average 295 pounds, will be senior left tackle Nick Fritzsche.  The Hawks are also excited about several other offensive players that will be getting their first start this season. 

Defensively the Thunderhawks will also be sporting a new look moving from the traditional 5-2 defense of the past to a more modern attacking even front filled with a variety of stunts, blitzes, and coverages.  The defensive Hawks will be led by senior linebackers Marvin Richter, Wyatt Pleasant, and Hezekiah Holliman.  Up front in the trenches, the defense will rely on the run-stopping abilities of juniors Marcus Osner and Parker Elam. The secondary will see several Hawks vying for starting positions including senior Payton Peck and juniors Nick Miller and Connor Kruse.

The Hawks will open their season on the road against Centerville, a strong GWOC champion contender.  East will open GMC play at home in week two against Hamilton.

East Side Pride

GMC Champions   2004 (Co-Champs)
Playoff Qualifier   2012, 2014, 2018, 2019

Upcoming Events

vs. Centerville(H)
08/23/2024 Fri. 7:00 pm
Lakota East High School
Junior Varsity
at Centerville(A)
08/24/2024 Sat. 10:00 am
Centerville High School
at Centerville(A)
08/24/2024 Sat. 12:00 pm
Centerville High School

News & Announcements


Football Summer Camp - Date Changes

Posted on: May 15, 2024

Football Summer Camp - CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORMThe camp will be held on the following dates: Freshmen Camp: 5/28 to 5/30 from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm 2nd - 6th Camp: 6/18 to 6/20 from 8:00 am - 9:30 am   DATE CHANGED!! 7th &

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Posted on: February 7, 2024



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The EL CAPORAL Team of the Week - Football

Posted on: October 20, 2023

This week's CAPORAL, Lakota East Team of the Week, is the Thunderhawk Football Team. The 2023 East Football Team is under new leadership this season.  Although wins have been hard to come by, this team has given 100% effort as they learn a new system

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

East fell to West Friday night 34-0. Early on in the contest, East found some offensive success but was sidetracked by penalties. The Firebirds took advantage of those miscues to build a 13-0 halftime lead.  East will look forward to another home game

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