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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?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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