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Kicking for Cash is an annual contest held during halftime of the first Viper home football game of the season.  In this event, students kick field goals in an effort to win cash for various student organizations at Vandegrift. The students start kicking field goals from the same distance, with those who successfully split the uprights moving back until the winners have been determined. The top three kickers earn $300, $200, and $100 for their groups, respectively.  Kicking for Cash is a fundraiser for the VHS Marching Band and I’m proud to be the sole sponsor for this event.  If you would like to donate to the band, please contact me via email or at 512-650-7300.

Past Results

2021 Kicking for Cash - Click here to view photos
1st Place:  Blake Melcher (Choir)
2nd Place:  Jai Reddy (DECA)
3rd Place:  Luke Murphy (Boys Basketball)

2019 Kicking for Cash - Click here to view photos
1st Place:  Brendon Busker (Boys Soccer)
2nd Place:  Alex Wilson (Baseball)
3rd Place:  Izzy Mendoza (Theatre)

2018 Kicking for Cash
1st Place:  Jake Lum (Boys Tennis)
2nd Place:  Connor Roth (C2)
3rd Place:  Gemma Goddard (Girls Cross Country)
Video recap

2017 Kicking for Cash - Click here to view photos
1st Place:  Anna Gressett (Cheer)
2nd Place:  Garrett Moore (Baseball)
3rd Place:  Aidan Seth (Boys Cross Country)
Video recap

2016 Kicking for Cash - Click here to view photos
1st Place:  Alex Stadthaus (Boys Basketball)
2nd Place:  Grant Prussel (Baseball)
3rd Place:  Lizzy Patterson (Girls Lacrosse)
Video recap
After Alex won the contest, I asked him if he wanted to take a final kick from a longer distance.  He wanted to take a shot at a 60-yard field goal.  He had the distance, but wind coming from the left and the ball went just a few feet to the left of the upright.  Check out the video here.  UPDATE: Read this fun update on Alex Stadthaus, the 2016 Kicking for Cash winner.

2015 Kicking for Cash
1st Place: John Clay Richard (PALS)
2nd Place: Drayton Whiteside (Boys Basketball)
3rd Place: Curran Kelly (NHS)
Video recaps:  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

2014 Kicking for Cash - Click here to view photos
1st Place: Yavar Bates (Boys Soccer)
2nd Place: Drayton Whiteside (Boys Basketball)
3rd Place: Ryan Porch (PALS)

2013 Kicking for Cash - Click here to view photos
1st Place: JT Lackey (Boys Soccer)
2nd Place: Ryan Porch (PALS)
3rd Place: Drayton Whiteside (Boys Basketball)

2012 Kicking for Cash - Click here to view photos
1st Place: Jackson Harris (Boys Soccer)
2nd Place: JT Morton (PALS)
3rd Place: Ryan Brewster (Boys Basketball)

2011 Kicking for Cash
1st Place: Mason Everett (Girls Soccer)
2nd Place: Grant Wilburn (Boys Soccer)
3rd Place: Collin Stobart (PALS)
Video of Ashley Cloud (Legacies) kicking.

2010 Kicking for Cash
1st Place: Jaysen Long (Baseball)
2nd Place: Niki Baroaxis (Girls Basketball)
3rd Place: Grant Wilburn (Boys Soccer)