Briefly: Former NFL players to help lead Maranatha camp; all-star game this week
Former Kansas City Chief and Kansas State University offensive lineman Ryan Lilja will be joined by fellow former Kansas State lineman Nick Leckey in helping instruct at Maranatha Christian Academy’s football camp next week.
The June 17-21 camp will be Maranatha coach Bryan Burdette’s first since being named head coach earlier this spring.
The non-contact camp will take place at the south campus field at 6826 Lackman Rd., and will allow Maranatha to install its offense and defense and get to know both players and coaches. Monday and Tuesday sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and later at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday sessions will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the schedule for Thursday and Friday is to be announced.
The cost is $30 per player and includes T-shirt, insurance and use of the facility. A refund of $10 will be made in the event a camper cannot attend. Contact Burdette at 620-249-6197 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Prior to embarking on a college and pro football career, Lilja grew up in the Lake Quivira community and graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Three Jaguars, one SJA player in Thursday all-star game
Recent Mill Valley grads Coleman McCann, Staton Rebeck and Skyler Windmiller will play in the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association’s Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star Game at 6 p.m. Thursday at Lee’s Summit North High.
McCann (Northern Colorado) will play offensive line, Windmiller (Missouri Western) will play quarterback and Rebeck (William Jewell) will play at receiver. St. James Academy grad Chris Gomez will play offensive lineman for Kansas.
Rebeck will also play in the July 27 Shrine Bowl at Washburn University in Topeka and was previously selected as a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete earlier this year.