Queen Creek’s football community are mourning the death of junior offensive lineman Hunter Vindiola. Hunter Vindiola was reported to have died in an ATV accident in the White Mountains. Hunter Vindiola died at the age of 17.
According to the Coach Joe Germaine Vindiola died Friday in a side-by-side 4-wheel accident.
“Hunter was an amazing young man, extremely influential to all levels of our program, a great student, and a very talented football player,” Germaine said.
Tributes Floods Social Media
Steve Vindiola, Hunter’s father, posted on Facebook:
“We are so heartbroken for the loss of our baby boy Hunter Vindiola. He was the kindest, funniest, most loyal, very talented, and amazing young man. He was also my hero. You have been taken from all of us way to soon. I love you son and always will. Rest In Peace.”
Queen Creek receiver Miles Molander tweeted, “This season is dedicated to you.”
Just wanna send a prayer to the family if Hunter Vindiola,who passed away last night. I didn’t know you personally young man, but I’m praying for your loved ones. Make sure you tell your love ones YOU LOVE THEM 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/6EZQfpTjfR
— Sean Freeman (@Coach_FreemanCC) July 4, 2020
We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our very own QC StuCo members. Rest In Peace, Hunter Vindiola. To know him is truly to love him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Vindiola family and the bulldog community as we come together in these hard times💜 #hustleforhunter pic.twitter.com/ORRR55RWSM
— QCHS StuCo (@QCHSStuCo) July 5, 2020
As a parent of 4 boys, I am heartsick for the family of Hunter Vindiola who lost their son yesterday. Never pass up an opportunity to hug your children and tell them you love them.
— Andrew Brown (@abrown9461) July 4, 2020
Rest In Peace Hunter Vindiola. Truley sad to have lost a teammate and brother. This season is dedicated to you.
— Miles Molander (@milesmolander03) July 4, 2020
Our deepest condolences go out to the Vindiola family as they deal with the passing of their beloved son and our Bulldog football play, Hunter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/ZzO7hdmnK7
— QCHSAthletics (@QCHS_Athletics) July 4, 2020
Our hearts go out to the Vindiola family. Hunter you will be missed. We also send our love to all of the Queen Creek Football families and community.#RIPDAWG72
— Queen Creek Football (@QC_football) July 4, 2020
Yvette Marie Quijada wrote “Last night our family lost an amazing young man far too soon as heaven gained an angel with a sparkling smile and a heart of gold. Hunter Vindiola was an amazing young man who lead from his heart and was talented in all he did. Hunter our hearts break today knowing that you are gone but I know that you are watching down on all of us. Rest In Peace and watch over your Mom, Dad, and Gage-O. We love you.”
Steve Vindiola wrote “We are so heartbroken for the loss of our baby boy Hunter Vindiola. He was the kindest, funniest, most loyal, very talented, and amazing young man. He was also my hero. You have been taken from all of us way to soon. I love you son and always will. Rest In Peace.”
Carrie Clinton wrote “The nightmare was real. I can’t fathom this! I feel a devastation I’ve felt only once in my life with Heather, now its our BABY HUNTER! For those who don’t know yet my cousin Brandi Damron Vindiola and Steve Vindiola son Hunter list their baby in a quad accident in white mountains yesterday! Everyone who knows me knows how much Brandi and Steve mean to me! My world is upside down right now and I HAVNT even got to see Brandi yet! Please pray we wake from this nightmare PLEASE!! This hurt is beyond anything I’ve ever felt my poor cousin WE LOVED YOUR BABY AS MUCH AS YOU GUYS AND WE ARE HERE WHEN YOU COME HOME”