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It’s All In The (Amos) Family

Coeur d'Alene high school head football coach Shawn Amos and his son, quarterback Gunnar Amos, watch the defense in the second quarter of the game against Skyline at Coeur d'Alene high school last Friday. (Kathy Plonka)

It was the dream of a little boy at the time. Eight-year-old Gunnar Amos had a T-shirt on with a statement about the 2012 Vikings being state champs. He ran out on the field after a game – as was custom for he, his mom and sister to do – to give dad, CdA head football coach Shawn Amos, a hug – win or lose. It caught the attention of a sportswriter at the time. He asked Shawn Amos what was significant about the year. The coach pointed out it would be Gunnar’s junior year, the first season he would likely start, and he’d play with his cousins. The shirt almost proved prophetic. The Viks lost to Madison in a wildly entertaining state final last fall/Greg Lee, More here.

Question: When did you last see a high school football game in North Idaho?

Lee: Viks Title Top INW Prep Story

Greg Lee, the top prep scribe in the Inland Northwest, picks the undefeated run of the Coeur d'Alene Viks to a second consecutive state football title as the top 2011 high school story in the Inland Northwest. Writes Greg: “The Vikings were simply overpowering – in an athletic and speedy way as they finished undefeated at 12-0 and captured back-to-back State 5A championships. The Vikings may have been not only the best team in Idaho but perhaps Washington. CdA defeated Skyview of Vancouver 52-14, and Skyview went on to play perennial power Skyline in the state final. Quarterback Chad Chalich, who has given an oral commitment to Idaho, passed for 3,641 yards and 42 touchdowns with just two interceptions in 331 attempts. He also rushed for 471 yards and 14 TDs.” You can read the Top 5 list here.

Question: How often do you watch local high school sports?

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