Kaiser learned lessons on the football field in high school career
| April 15, 2020 1:00 AM
Seventeen-year-old Vikings senior Robert Kaiser transfered to Bigfork from Oregon in his sophomore year. While in Bigfork, Kaiser played several sports for the Vikings, including football, cheer and track as well also playing on the Bigfork summer baseball team.
An All-Conference offensive and defensive lineman for the Vikings, Kaiser said football is easily his favorite sport because, “Who doesn’t like to hit kids from other schools?”
Kaiser said his favorite memory from high school sports was when the Roundup coach called the Vikings football team “a bunch of snowflakes” and thought his team would have an easy win. He said he and the rest of the Vikings gave Roundup “a rude awakening.”
In track, Kaiser earned sixth in shot put at the Western B divisional meet as a junior last season.
Kaiser said he has learned several valuable lessons from sports while in high school, including “You can always push yourself harder than you think you can and that a team is only as strong as its weakest link, so help your guys out.”
Kaiser says it is tough to lose out on the last part of his senior year, but there is nothing to be done about it.
“Of course this virus shutdown sucks for us seniors, but everyone is dealing with it so we just need to get through it so we can all get back to our lives,” he said.
After high school, Kaiser plans to join the Army as a paratrooper and see where that takes him.■