This is the largest game in Spokane, WA, it’s a football game between the districts two high schools– Mead and Mount Spokane, this game is known as the ‘Battle for the Bell’. The Victory Bell represents the character of the participants, forged in the fires of competition and camaraderie. It rings out Mead School District’s highest ideals and expresses the pride and sense of place. In these and other wats the bell enhances school spirit, preserves the essence of community and enriches the atmosphere that tradition provides.
Thomas is a 4-year letterman on the football team and a 3-year letterman on the track and field team. He is a member of National Honor Society and he received honorable mention Greater Spokane League football honors as an all-purpose player in his Junior Year. Along with his athletic accomplishments, Thomas maintains a 4.0 GPA and he plans to pursue a degree in Biology.
Docker is a 4.0 senior in line for Valedictorian recognition upon graduation in the Spring. He is currently taking Advanced Placement Classes and is an active member of our ASB Program. In addition to playing Wide Receiver and Defensive Back on the Varsity Football team, Docker is also an accomplished Gymnast in the Winter and 3-year Varsity Letterman in Track and Field in the Spring.
Mt. Spokane (1-4) put together a nice drive on its first possession with running back Dillon Linello scoring on a 2-yard plunge. He had six carries for 39 yards on the drive. Mead (3-2) got going on its second possession. Loucks hit Bacon for the first of three TD passes. On the 66-yard connection, Bacon crisscrossed the field. Early in the second quarter, Loucks found Bacon again on first-and-goal from the 5 for a TD as the Panthers extended their lead to 14-6. Mead muffed a fair catch attempt on a punt and Mt. Spokane’s Ryan VanWert recovered at the Panthers’ 2-yard line. The Panthers’ defense stiffened, forcing a field goal that Cody McDonald drilled from 20 yards to cut Mead’s lead to 14-9 with 4:30 to go before halftime. On its final possession of the half, Mead drove to Mt. Spokane’s 11 where it faced a fourth-and-three. Conaire Shaffer made a 28-yard field goal but he was roughed. Mead took the three points off the board and had first-and-goal at the 5. Three plays later, Loucks and Bacon worked their magic again with Bacon hauling in a 5-yard TD pass, allowing the Panthers to go into halftime leading 21-9. The Wildcats lost Lionello in the second quarter when it appeared he suffered a hyper extended his left elbow. He returned to start the second half. Lionello put together a gutsy effort, finishing with 83 yards on 17 carries. The win gives Mead an 11- 8 edge in the series.
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