GREAT VIDEO: Dillon Students Honor Coach w/ Cancer

Aaron Flint posted on November 25, 2013 09:34 :: 6998 Views

A video put together by high school students in Dillon, Montana in honor of their coach battling cancer is now going viral.

Beaverhead County High School Coach Steve Vezina is battling prostate, colon, and liver cancer. 

Last week, the students posted this video to YouTube sending out their love to the coach, and predicting a state championship victory in this past Saturday’s football game:  (h/t Mitch Staley) 

The team fulfilled their promise- beating the Billings Central Rams in the state championship game.  And- get this- Coach Vezina was able to make it for the game.   

Megan Conrow shared this update at the GoFundMe website for Coach Steve Vizena:

Steve and Pattie have been very busy! Steve finished his second round of treatment in Salt Lake and made it home in time to travel to Billings to help coach our Dillon boys to a very special STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Thank you so much for all the support and encouragement! Check out the video attached, it is BCHS showing Mr.Vezina their love!

Here’s video and an excerpt from The Billings Gazette story.  Congrats to our own Rocky Erickson for announcing this game- his 51st state championship football game:

The state championship is the sixth for Dillon, all coming since 2000. The previous five came under Montana Hall of Fame coach Terry Thomas, who returned to the team during its playoff run to serve as offensive coordinator in the absence of Steve Vezina, who is battling prostate, liver and colon cancer.

As a tribute to Vezina, the Dillon players wore light blue-colored socks — the official color of prostate cancer awareness — throughout their playoff run.


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