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Exchange student kicker provides lift for Colon football team

Raul Fuentes has made 42 extra points this season
Raul Fuentes
Posted at 12:06 AM, Nov 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-19 00:06:53-05
Foreign exchange student helps Colon football team

The Colon football team will play for the eight-player state championship on Saturday in Marquette against Powers North Central.

Foreign exchange student Raul Fuentes from Spain has become a weapon kicking for the Magi this season.

"I really like it," Fuentes said. "When I arrived here, I thought it was boring but now I enjoy a lot of the games and the sideline, I love it."

Raul Fuentes
Raul Fuentes

Fuentes is one of three exchange students on the team and had never played American football prior to arriving in Colon two months ago but has made 89% of his extra points (42 of 47) as well as hitting a pair of field goals.

"He is consistent," Magi head coach Robbie Hattan said. "He is going to make your PATs, he's going to make your field goals. He made a 39-yarder this year, he is good from about 50 in practice and he is consistent."

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