Freeland Continues Clash For a Cure Game Tradition


Freeland High School (MI) continued with their annual Clash For a Cure Football Game this past Friday to bring awareness to those battling cancer. This was the 9th annual such game held in Freeland. Funds from the game goes to support cancer research.

From their Facebook page: "Freeland's Clash for Cure is more than a gridiron contest. It’s an experience that unites our community in the battle against cancer. Proceeds from this event support cancer research and assist agencies that provide services to patients and caregivers. In addition, this contest is an opportunity for the young men of our Freeland football team to learn that life isn’t just about winning – it’s about character, humility, family and service to others."

The Falcons wore special Addix jerseys for the cause game. They were one of our finalists in this year's Great American Giveback in the cancer awareness category. In cause games like this, players often play in honor of somebody close to them and have their name on the back of the jersey. Featured above talking to MLive is Freeland's Will Vondette who played in honor of his father.

Since 2010, the Clash for a Cure football game has raised over $67,000. These funds go to MidMichigan's Cancer fund which "go toward education, technology, special patient care items and services to support those who are who are fighting the disease."

The game was a huge success both on the field and off the field, as the Falcons defeated Standish-Sterling 17-14 in thrilling fashion and improved to 4-1 on the year! Jack Dreyer hit the game-winning 35 yard field goal as time expired.

All Photos Taken By Bob Herline And Provided By The Freeland Athletic Department

Justin Scott