Agua Fria Football Players Tackle and Kick for More Than Just Stats

By: Bianca Ibuado and Sarah Loya

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For every field goal that kicker Griffin Roehler makes and every player linebacker Brandon Lewis tackles, Agua Fria will gain so much more than a good defensive play or three points. Using an organization called Kick-It for Cancer, each time one of these plays happen on the field, a donation will be made to fund children’s cancer research.

griffinKick-It started when the founder Quinn Clarke was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a muscle cancer, for the second time. Hoping to raise money for childhood cancer research, he asked his parents to organize a kickball game for that purpose.

Surprisingly, more than 500 people showed up to support Quinn and his cause. After seeing how much of an impact he made, Quinn started the organization Kick-It to get help from all over the country.

Roehler, our varsity football kicker, discovered Kick-It from his national kicking coach, Jamie Kohl. He is working with Kick-It to try and help raise money for children’s cancer research.

Lewis decided to join the cause when he heard about Kick-It from Roehler. Lewis began his own page and hopes to raise awareness and money for the same type of research.

Both Roehler and Lewis are dedicating this season to former Owl, Nick Floyd, who died last year of a rare form of cancer atLewis age 16.

You can support both players by going to their page on Kick-It and pledging a certain amount of money per field goal or tackle. You can also donate a flat amount to the cause.

Griffin Roehler’s Page:

Brandon Lewis’s Page: