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Martinelli playing football at Central College
PELLA, IOWA—Zach Martinelli of Elburn, a wide receiver and recent Kaneland graduate, is a member of the Central College football team.
The Dutch are the third-winningest football team of any college or university in the U.S. since 1975 (.805 winning percentage) and have not had a losing season since 1960. Central has captured a record 30 Iowa Conference championships with 20 NCAA Division III playoff berths, including 17 in the past 26 years.
Coach Jeff McMartin entered his 10th season ranked 12th among active NCAA Division III coaches in career winning percentage, posting a 73-23 (.760) mark. Central returns 44 letterwinners and 19 starters (7 off., 8 def., 4 specialty) from last year’s 5-5 squad.