Honorees to be inducted into MTHS Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 25

A shelf in the Mountlake Terrace High School athletic trophies display cabinet includes photos of the Hawks’ 1977 boys basketball state championship team; the team is being inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame this week.

One team and two athletes will be announced as inductees into the Mountlake Terrace High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame during halftime of the school’s homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 25, at Edmonds Stadium.

The Hall of Fame Class of 2019 inductees are 1984 graduate Mike Dallas, 1970 graduate Cecil Boot and the 1977 Hawks’ boys basketball team.

Dallas is being recognized for the honor after excelling in two sports while at Mountlake Terrace High School. Dallas was a three-time All-Wesco League first team selection and a 1984 All-State defender in soccer in addition to an All-Wesco League first team pick in football his senior year as a running back and a kicker. 

Following his high school career, Dallas played soccer at Edmonds Community College where he earned Junior College All-American recognition and numerous all-NWAACC honors.

Boot is being inducted into the MTHS Hall of Fame for a storied football career with the Hawks from 1967 to 1970 which earned him a football scholarship to the University of Notre Dame during the Coach Ara Parseghian era.

After graduating from Notre Dame, Boot returned to Washington and became a lawyer in Seattle; he will be inducted into the MTHS Hall of Fame posthumously as he died in 2012.

The 1977 Terrace boys basketball team, coached by Merle Blevins, is the most successful basketball team in school history after compiling a record of 25-1 and capturing the Class AAA state championship. Four members of the squad received All-Wesco League honors after averaging double figures in points scored per game.

The Mountlake Terrace Homecoming football game kicks off at 8:00 p.m. on Friday.

2019 Mountlake Terrace High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

— Mike Dallas, Class of 1984 (soccer and football)

— Cecil Foot, Class of 1970 (football)

— the 1977 boys basketball team (Class AAA State Champions)

    Coach: Merle Blevins

    Team members: Dan Caldwell, Jason Castell, Scott Copan, Rick Cummins, Dave DeCamp, John Greenquist, Kelly Marriott, Mark Miller, Mark Morelli, Steve Murphy, Pete Vermillion, Pat Squire

— By Doug Petrowski

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