Friday, December 04, 2009


My HS alma mater's football team heads to the Tacoma Dome to play for it's 7th State Championship in ten years tonight. Given the fortunes of the Hawks and Dawgs this year, it's nice to have the Wolverines to fall back on. And it's live on the teevee so I can lead the cheers at the perfect tavern. C'mon down and join in if you can.

Bellevue 23, Liberty 17

Way to go, Wolverines. 7 championships in the first decade of the century is an amazing achievement. Coach Butch Gondaroff is becoming a prep legend, and those kids just played their hearts out. As far as I know, there's only one NCAA Division I recruit on the team this year. Most of the seniors on the field were playing their last game of organized football, and they went out and created a great memory for themselves. Gotta love it.

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Blogger N in Seattle said...

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2:20 PM  
Blogger N in Seattle said...

You can attribute all those Bellevue championships to me. I moved to Seattle in March 2001.

Bellevue 3A championships prior to my arrival: zero
Bellevue 3A championships since my arrival: seven

(Bellevue championships at any level prior to my arrival: one, in 1983)

BTW, Shaun, is the explanation for the helmet and mascot that one of Bellevue's early citizens was a Michigan grad?

5:15 PM  
Blogger Shaun said...

The very first football coach, as I understand, was a Big Blue alum and introduced the mascot. The Alma Mater was lifted from Cornell. Wisconsin dontated the fight song.

Diversity has always been the hallmark of Bellevue High.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Shaun said...

And thanks for the championships! Keep up the good work.

10:28 PM  

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