Known as “The Battle for the Bell,” the rivalry between Spokane’s two high schools has been a yearly gathering place for fans on both sides. The Victory Bell represents the character of the participants, forged in the fires of competition and camaraderie.

Both the Mt. Spokane Wildcats and the Mead Panthers enter the game at 4-1, making this rivalry game that much more important. Risone Ama of Mt. Spokane, who is signed to Eastern Washington, hopes to lead the defense in preventing a fast Panthers offense. With the Bell up for grabs, it’s either team’s ballgame.


Offensive and Defensive Line
Mt. Spokane


Quentin Ayers

Mt. Spokane

Quentin is a 3-year letterman in football who was selected as the GSL 3A All-Purpose player of the year as a junior and voted team captain his current senior year. He is a 4-year letterman in baseball and selected 1st Team All-GSL as a Sophomore and Junior. Quentin has a 3.9 accumulative GPA and wants to pursue an Engineering or Construction Management degree in college.
Keagan Ives


Keagan has been playing varsity football for 3 years and is a two-year starter for the Panthers on the Offensive Line. He has a 3.95 GPA and is a member of Mead’s National Honor Society. Keagan volunteers at the Mead Food Bank and plans to major in Chemical Engineering at Eastern Washington Univeristy.


Colten Williams

Mt. Spokane

Colten is being honored for his game winning play during the 2009 Mead vs Mt. Spokane rivalry game. During the last few minutes of the tightly contested defensive game, Colten broke off a 72-yard rush while spinning and breaking off tackles, he eventually found the endzone and helped Mt. Spokane beat Mead, 7-0.
Jesse Wilhelm


Jesse was a 2-year starter for Mead on the Offensive line during the 2003 & 2004 seasons. He was the team Captain and was a First Team All-GSL Offensive Lineman both years and 2nd Team All-State as a senior. Jesse has since returned to Mead High School as a para-educator and assistant coach in the football program. He has been recognized as Freshman Coach of the Year in the GSL, and at the State level. He is currently Mead’s Defensive coordinator and has been on the Mead staff for the last four years.


Mt. Spokane QB Jeter Schuerman was called up from JV because of injuries, and he has quickly written himself into the history of this rivalry, helping to lead his team to a 13-10 victory over the Mead panthers. Almost 10,000 fans soaked with rain watched the Mt. Spokane Wildcats pull off the 13-10 win, snapping a two game losing streak to Mead in the series. Holding a 10-6 lead for much of the game, Mead looked like they would come out ahead, but a late drive by Schuerman and the offense gave Mt. Spokane a 13-10 lead, which allowed them to kill off the game effectively late on and seal the win.