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Unbeaten Mead Faces Lc In First Of 3 Games

Thu., Oct. 2, 1997, midnight

Unbeaten Mead will put its high-powered offense to work in the first of a series of three consecutive season-making Greater Spokane League football games.

Tonight in the Albi Stadium 5 p.m. opener, the Panthers face 2-1 Lewis and Clark, followed by games against unbeaten Gonzaga Prep and Central Valley.

The Panthers have scored an eye-popping 115 points in their first three games. But they’ve also given up 97.

Six different players have scored out of the Mead Wing T offense. The majority of it has been done by backs Chris McCullough, five touchdowns, and Kris Griffins and Keith Stamps, four each.

Returning all-league quarterback Brandon Muzatko has thrown for two scores and run another.

Now, however, things get serious for the Panthers, who face the heart of the GSL’s challenge over the next three weeks.

North Central and Shadle Park are looking for their first victories in games this week. The Indians finish tonight’s twin bill against University. Shadle plays Rogers, 8:30 p.m. on Friday. The Pirates will be seeking to even its league record following last week’s 47-14 loss to Central Valley.

Panthers reach turn unbeaten

Mead reached the midpoint of the GSL volleyball season with a perfect record. On Tuesday night the Panthers improved to 10-0 when they won for the second time this year over third-place Shadle Park. Friday they host Lewis and Clark, tied with Shadle for third.

True to coach Judy Kight’s prediction, balance has been the key to this year’s success.

Five different players, Kortney Stewart, Abby Hornstein, Mindy Wallis, Staci Schuerman and Krista Nelson have been offensive kill leaders.

In many instances, more than one player has shared honors.

Good show at Farragut

Last week’s third-place effort at the Coeur d’Alene Invitational was a confidence builder for Lakeside High cross country runners.

The Eagles placed third in the A Division against larger schools, placing above all but Flathead, Mont., and Greater Spokane League team Lewis and Clark.

The schools Lakeside placed ahead of included Mt. Spokane of the 4A GSL and defending 3A Frontier League champion East Valley.

It was prelude to an easy Great Northern League sweep over Riverside and Pullman on Tuesday.

Mike Witt finished fifth at Farragut and won his GNL opener.

Proud papa, first victory

Deer Park’s Doug McGill witnessed his first victory as a varsity coach on Friday. Less than two days later he became a father for the second time.

“It ranks right up there all time,” said McGill of the thrill.

The Stags shut out Colville 10-0 for their successful Great Northern League debut.

Nicholas Alexander McGill, 9 lbs, 2 oz and 20-1/2 inches long, was born Sunday, 5:15 a.m., at Sacred Heart Hospital.

“Debra’s a great coach’s wife,” said McGill. “She held out until the weekend. I kept waiting for a call even during Friday night’s starting lineup announcements, ‘oh, yeah coach, go have a baby.”’

Mother and son are doing fine.

, DataTimes

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