Bobcat Football To Honor One Of Our Own

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Published August 29, 2012 4:10 am
Bobcat Football To Honor One Of Our Own

 Kevin "Fonzie" Slike Friday night will see the Bobcats open the 2012 football season hosting the C-L Lions, at Memorial Stadium, at 7PM. A part of the evening’s festivities, will be a small ceremony to honor long time team manager Kevin “Fonzie” Slike. Kevin will be recognized for having been named last season’s, “Special Contributor.”

Kevin has been manager under three different Bobcat head coaches, Ray Austin, Larry Wiser and Judd Allen. He shared that he appreciates all three. Kevin was Coach Austin’s Junior High manager when he was in 7th grade and moved up to the Varsity with Coach Austin the next year. He managed through his senior year. Kevin returned to the sidelines in 2000 under Coach Wiser and has been team manager since, making the 2012 season, Kevin’s 18th as varsity manager.

Among his duties, he makes sure the equipment is ready to go on Thursday nights for Friday night games, making sure the trainers have their supplies ready to go. On the sidelines he changes cleats, takes care of the water and Gatorade, along with other things.

Managing the team has been a family affair of sorts for Kevin. Roughly six years back, realizing the need for a bigger vehicle to transport supplies, he got coach Wiser to enlist his brother Vance and his pickup. And nephews Cameron and Damien, along with niece Bailey, have been among his student helpers, over the years. Something Kevin is very appreciative of. He is also thankful to Vance’s wife, for sparing Vance for his duties with the team.

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