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Gridley Herald - Gridley, CA
  • BHS’ Roles receives CIF honor

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  • Biggs High School’s multi-sport star Blaine Roles recently received an extremely prestigious honor.
    Each year the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) awards and recognizes student-athletes who have demonstrated the 16 principles of Pursuing Victory with Honor,are active in school and community service, and exhibit leadership qualities with the Spirit of the Sport Award.
    The principles of Pursuing Victory with Honor are the operating principles of the CIF and have been adopted by the 1,540 member high schools throughout the state.
    This year, however, the CIF selected one male and female athlete from each section out of all of the 2013-14 Spirit of the Sport applicants to receive a $1,000 scholarship as well as a sportsmanship certificate.
    And Roles was selected as the first male athlete to represent the Northern Section, as well as Biggs High School, in the new tradition.
    Wolverines’ head coach Ron Carr says that Roles is very deserving of this honor.
    Carr has coached him on the field all four years, along with Blaine’s father, Brian Roles, whole holds the rushing record at Biggs High School.
    “Brian and Chrissy (Roles) have raised a tremendous young man in Blaine,” said Carr. “He’s a great leader and a young man that the younger boys look up to as a role model.”
    The Wolverines’ versatile quarterback and defensive back also received all-MVL honors and was named the Wolverines’ Most Valuable Player earlier this year. He, along with several other key players, led the Biggs Football team to a 10-2 record this year.
    Carr says that Roles was a huge part of their success, and Roles has always been a joy to coach.
    Roles finished his senior season with 636 yards passing with eight touchdowns to just two interceptions, and he also ran for 243 yards and eight touchdowns on just 39 carries.
    Aside from playing four years of football for Biggs, Roles has also been very successful on the baseball field and basketball court all four years.
    But he insists his schooling always come first on his busy agenda. Roles maintained a 3.5 grade point average all four years while also umpiring Little League games and helping coach youth football in his limited free time.
    After high school, Roles would like to play either football or baseball at the junior college level somewhere in Northern California then transfer to Humboldt State, where he wants to study in a field that would allow him to work outside and around wildlife.
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