SPASH hosts Blackout Cancer Game, Amherst set for Top 5 showdown
By John Kemmeter
The Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH) football team will host Marshfield in the third annual Blackout Cancer Game at 7 p.m. at Community Stadium at Goerke Field Friday, Sept. 15, while second-ranked Amherst will travel to fifth-ranked Bonduel at 7 p.m., in Week 5 of the high school football season.
Almond-Bancroft is set to close its nonconference schedule at home against Blair-Taylor at 7 p.m. Friday, while Rosholt will host fourth-ranked Wild Rose at 7 p.m. Friday, and Pacelli will look to bounce back from its first loss of the season when it travels to play at Weyauwega-Fremont at 7 p.m. Friday.
SPASH (1-3, 0-3) will be at home Friday night to take on Marshfield (2-2, 1-2) in the Blackout Cancer Game, where proceeds will go to benefit four-year old Carsyn Guyer of Stevens Point, who is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
“For the last couple of years, every player on our team dedicates their season to somebody special in their life, and every single week in a team meeting we have a handful of players that get up in front of the group and talk about that,” said SPASH football head coach Pete McAdams. “We talk about how special it is when you can play for someone more than just yourself, and that’s why I think any team sport revolves around that same concept, about how you’re playing for each other when you’re a team.
“Now going into this week, it’s especially important, because it’s also a dedication to a 4-year-old boy, who’s way tougher than a lot of us can imagine right now, in what he’s going through,” he said. “And when we can put the focus a little bit on doing something that’s much greater than playing the game of football, that’s a good thing. And I think that’s what the emphasis is this week too, putting forth anything that can help Carsyn deal with his situation a little bit easier.”
Marshfield won 27-14 at home last week over Kaukauna, after it won 38-31 over Oshkosh West in its season opener, and followed with losses to Appleton West (27-16) and Hortonville (22-14).
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