Firelands and Amherst Unite

The Firelands Local School District and The Amherst Exempted Village Schools came together last weekend in a battle of U12 Soccer and cancer awareness.

Each team wore custom shirts to raise awareness and support for members of both communities. Firelands wore green JP Warrior shirts in support of our own Joel Polen (who is not only on the team, but also played). Amherst wore orange Team Bubba shirts to support their teacher, Todd Engle.  Todd Engle also taught and coached at Firelands Schools in 2006-2007.

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Firelands and Amherst U12 Teams. Photo credit to Art Mark Ink.

Both Joel and Mr. Engle are each battling cancer.  Joel is fighting Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Mr. Engle is fighting against Leukemia. Two teams with one mission.

Our thoughts are with these two individuals and we have such pride in the two communities! Well done U12 players!

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Firelands U12 Team. Photo Credit to Art Mark Ink.