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Franklin's Jake Hermann wants to kick pediatric cancer, Spalding tops Annapolis in week one

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Posted at 10:39 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 23:29:21-04

Friday nights are finally all about football once again in Maryland.

The players are back.

The fans are back.

The big hits are definitely back. 

The game of the night was in Anne Arundel County. Defending 4A East Regional champion Annapolis lost to last year’s MIAA runner-up Spalding 56-14.

Meanwhile in Reisterstown, defending state finalist Franklin topped Woodlawn 52-0. But, there was more than football at stake on opening night and throughout the year.

Franklin kicker Jake Hermann is dedicating his senior season to helping kids with cancer. Hermann is accepting pledges and donations for every field goal and extra point he makes this season. The money raised will go to pediatric cancer research.

“I’m taking the love of my game, football, I love football, and I think I’m doing something pretty powerful with it,” said Hermann.

Jake is participating in the Kick-It Champions program powered by the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. His goal is to raise at least $500.

“I have several family members who have passed away from cancer. Not specifically pediatric cancer. I thought it would be a very powerful thing to do. So, I’m taking it and putting it into action,” added Hermann.

Hermann’s campaign started pretty well Friday as his Indians topped Woodlawn 52-to-nothing.

To help Jake visit this link:  https://www.kick-it.org/games/2017/09/kicking-against-cancer

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