It looks as if the weather may be clearing up just in time for the Hawks first-ever playoff game today against Central Kitsap at Edmonds Stadium. Kickoff is at 1 PM.
The Herald has a great article today about the team’s successful season and the affect it is having on the community:
A few employees won’t be working their usual Saturday shift today at Ellersick Brewing Co. in Lynnwood.
That’s because brew pub owner Rick Ellersick and three of his sons who work with him will be watching the youngest Ellersick brother, Casey, lead the Mountlake Terrace High School football team in its first playoff game in the school’s 49-year history.
Greg Schwab, the school’s principal — and a former collegiate football player — said he’s noticed how the team’s success has generated a lot of excitement among youth league players, who’ve shown up at games wearing Mountlake Terrace High School jerseys.
“That’s what you want,” he said. “You want these kids to look up to those players and think they could be that player one day.”
The team’s success has rubbed off on other school activities, creating a special feeling at the school and in the community, Schwab said.
“I was driving down the street the other day and I saw my first ‘Go Hawks’ sign,” he said. “You just don’t see that.”