The Italy Gladiators Athletic Department has been hosting a 7-on-7 summer passing league this summer. Varsity and J.V. have been mixed together as they competed against Palmer, Rio Vista, Ferris and Blooming Grove. Italy’s final challenge will be today, Thursday, June 25, at 6:00 p.m. in Italy.
Pastor Todd Gray, from the Central Baptist Church, will be coaching the Italy squad. Pastor Todd was a middle linebacker in highschool and played college football as well. The Italy coaching staff is allowed to conduct practices and oversee events, they just aren’t allowed to coach the players during the summer competitions against other programs.
The summer schedule has been as follows:
Thursday June 4 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday June 18 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday June 25 – 6:00 p. m.
(All games will be played in Italy)
During the summer, the Fieldhouse Weight Room will be open 8-5 for anyone who would like to lift weights. Gladiator Alumni are welcome to come lift with the players and help instill a strong work ethic into the the program.