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The Coeur d’Alene football team will try to do something Friday that’s never been done in the 5A ranks – become the first school to capture three straight state championships. That was certainly the goal when the season started – even if more than half of the Vikings’ starters were going to be juniors and first-year varsity players. The Vikings suffered some serious growing pains midway through the season. Those came in a 71-20 beatdown by Washington’s No. 1-ranked 4A team, Skyline of Sammamish, snapping CdA’s 24-game winning streak, and it was followed by an even more embarrassing – at least based on effort and execution – loss to Highland the following week/Greg Lee, SR. More here. (SR file photo: Coach Shawn Amost of the Coeur d'Alene Vikings football team receives his Coach of the Year award at the Sportswriters and Broadcasters luncheon last Feb. 15.)

Question: Was your high school football team very good?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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