Kenyon-Wanamingo Football Team Trying to be #MicahStrong
The Kenyon-Wanamingo Knights football team makes a long road trip to Lewiston Tuesday night for their Section 1AA playoff opener. It's been hard for the team to concentrate on football since the morning of October 11th when one of their teammates was involved in a motor vehicle accident south of Wanamingo. The impact resulted in the death of 32 year old Gregory Greseth of rural Wanamingo and left senior Micah Johnson near death.
I was at a volleyball match in the Castle at Kenyon-Wanamingo High School that night where senior members of the football team were scheduled to be recognized. Most of them left the school to go to Rochester and be with Micah and his family. There was no recognition of senior football players that night. They wanted to support their teammate, classmate, and friend.
Micah was literally battling for his life that day and night. His caring bridge site at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester has provided many of the medical battle details. The healing process is going to be very long.
The accident happened about 7:50 a.m. at the intersection of two gravel roads. 490th Street and 130th Avenue. Greseth was in a pickup and Johnson a sedan. Greseth was pronounced deceased at the scene and Johnson was airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester where he was in surgery most of the day and into the night.
Micah Johnson moved to rural Kenyon from Houston, Minnesota during his sophomore year and many of his coaches have told me he has been a great team member in football, basketball and baseball. "Willing to do whatever the team needs" is the comment I've heard over and over.
Micah is part of a large family and friends of the family are selling #MicahStrong bracelets this week at the elementary school in Wanamingo, Area 57 Cafe, Cenex Station and All the Buzz in Wanamingo.
Bracelets are also available in Kenyon at the Middle/High School and Ace Hardware.
Also on the bracelets is #TeamMicah, #PrayforMicah and the Bible verse Luke 1:37 which says, "For with God nothing shall be impossible."
Cost is $2 minimum or a free will donation with all the proceeds going to the Johnson family. Bracelets are also being sold in Houston, Minnesota.
The Kenyon-Wanamingo football team would like the #MicahStrong fundraising effort to be a successful one and hope to pull off an upset Tuesday night in Lewiston.
The game will be broadcast on KDHL Radio, 920 AM. The best way to listen is to download the FREE KDHL app. Static free.