Homecoming highlights for Friday night: Hall of Fame inductions, royalty and a chance to win a truck

By Doug Petrowski

Homecoming activities for Mountlake Terrace High School continue this week as the Hawks take on Meadowdale in a Wesco 3A football matchup Friday night at Edmonds Stadium. But football is just part of the night’s homecoming festivities. And if you can’t make it to the game, you can watch it live on the Hawk Sports Network.

The school will be inducting two new members into its Hall of Fame at half-time, Brad Buslach and Jim Johnson.

Buslach was a three-sport athlete while at MTHS from 1973-1976, participating in football, wrestling, and track and field. In football, Buslach was named an All-Wesco defensive back in 1975, and qualified for the state wrestling tournament three times. In 1976, Buslach won the WIAA state championship in the pole vault with a winning height of 13’6”. With Friday’s honor, Brad is the third member of the Buslach family to become a member of the MTHS Athletic Hall of Fame, joining his father, Gordon, and his late brother, Kyle.

Johnson, 1976 graduate of MTHS, played basketball and baseball. He was a two-year All-Wesco first-team member for baseball and a two-year starter on Hawk basketball teams.  Johnson’s baseball and basketball teams both participated in the post-season.  After graduating from MTHS, Johnson played baseball at Washington State University and then became the head baseball coach at both Edmonds and Bellevue Community Colleges.

Also at halftime of the Hawk-Maverick game, the 2012-13 Homecoming Court will be introduced, followed by a student favorite, the SuperSonic cheer. Halftime will conclude with the MTHS Football Boosters Raffle to win a Ford F-150 from Harris Ford Lincoln. The holder of the winning raffle ticket will have an opportunity to kick a field goal from the 40-yard line; if the contestant is successful, he or she wins the truck. If the kick is unsuccessful, the ticket holder still wins an iPad.

Also Friday night, between the 1st and 2nd quarters, a $6,000 check will be presented to the MTHS Sports Booster Club,  representing money raised at the Ford Drive One 4 UR School fundraiser last May. Ford Motor Company donated $20 to the school’s Sports Booster Club for every valid test drive taken during the fundraiser. Another Ford event will be conducted at the school on Nov. 3.

Homecoming Week concludes with a student dance on Saturday night at the school.

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