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California’s Evan Weaver – college football’s leading tackler – is boldly wearing No. 89 as an homage to Gonzaga Prep, Spokane

At the outset of every season, as Dave McKenna is gifting jersey numbers to his varsity football players at Gonzaga Prep, the Bullpups coach has to be somewhat meticulous.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018

Connor Halonen’s 5 TD runs lift Gonzaga Prep over Central Valley and back into GSL race

Led by Connor Halonen’s 232 rushing yards and five touchdowns, Gonzaga Prep handled visiting Central Valley 35-6 to move to 2-0 in league and send the Bears to 0-2.

Gonzaga Prep football thrives during season of changes

There are lots of change going on with Gonzaga Prep football. But to hear coach Dave McKenna tell it, it’s been “fun.” And why not? Prep is 4-1 to start …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017

Late fumble return for touchdown helps Gonzaga Prep hold off Mt. Spokane

Mt. Spokane was in the red zone, threatening to cut into Gonzaga Prep’s one-touchdown lead.

Gonzaga Prep returns home for convincing win over Lewis and Clark

After logging a season’s worth of miles in two nonleague games, Gonzaga Prep came out Friday fired up for its first home game of the season.

Football notebook: G-Prep coach Dave McKenna never flinched about going for two points

As soon as the Gonzaga Prep football team scored in the third overtime last Saturday in Seattle, pulling within a point of Eastside Catholic, coach Dave McKenna immediately called for …

Gonzaga Prep football team faces difficult season opener Friday

The best game this weekend involving an area team is likely Gonzaga Prep’s showdown against 3A powerhouse Eastside Catholic.

G-Prep replacing turf, remodeling gym

Gonzaga Prep’s athletic facilities are getting a much-needed makeover. The most visible work is on the football field where the turf installed in 2005 is being replaced.

G-Prep Cash(es) in, tops CV 28-19 for GSL title

Chase Cash came up with two interceptions – his fifth and sixth – as the defending State 4A champion Bullpups defended their Greater Spokane League championship with a 28-19 win …

CV’s Travis Hawkins, a 4-year starter, at peace with walking away from football

Central Valley football coach Ryan Butner has no doubt that standout Travis Hawkins can play in the Big Sky Conference.

G-Prep, CV clash Friday to decide 4A GSL championship

SWX will be at Gonzaga Prep on Friday for the big showdown for the league title with Central Valley. Kickoff is at 7:05.

Behind Gross, G-Prep cruises past Mead 43-14

They preach brotherhood at Gonzaga Prep, and one of the tallest standing brothers Thursday was senior quarterback Ryan Gross.

Mead, G-Prep football teams ready for big showdown Thursday

The Mead Panthers are essentially playing for their football postseason lives Thursday. While the Panthers wouldn’t mathematically be eliminated with a loss, their hopes would be dealt a big blow …

G-Prep gets first win, handles Ferris 38-10

Winning can cure what ails a football team.

Two showdowns highlight prep football schedule

Judging by early returns, the final score Thursday between the Coeur d’Alene and Mead football teams could resemble a basketball game.

GSL football notebook: G-Prep’s Hoard ready to assume key role for reigning state champs

Quick – what was the prevailing theme as Greater Spokane League football teams held their first practices of the 2016 season?

Youth notebook: Pair of area football standouts commit early to Oregon

It will be two more years before a pair of Inland Northwest high school football players head off to college, but they have given early commitments to one of the …

G-Prep QB Liam Bell leads East in annual all-star game

Liam Bell went to quarterback camps throughout his high school career.

Gonzaga Prep football headlines Youth Awards

State champions are ever present in the Spokane Youth Sports Awards, which were announced during a ceremony Monday.

Gonzaga Prep sweeps junior SWABs awards

Unbeaten Gonzaga Prep football and girls basketball teams and coaches swept the 2015 Inland Northwest Sportswriters and Broadcasters youth awards honors, winning the trophies in six categories.

Greg Lee: A look back at 2015

I’ve had to recalibrate how I evaluate a year. Sometimes I look back at a year and determine the good I accomplished and consider things I may have just flat …

G-Prep’s McKenna honored before Seahawks game

Gonzaga Prep football coach Dave McKenna received the Jim Ennis Award for Coach of the Year prior to the Seattle Seahawks game on Sunday.

Gonzaga Prep completes perfect season by flattening Skyline for State 4A title

A rally wasn’t needed and they didn’t get in their way. It all added up to the dominating season that a 14-0 record represents for the Gonzaga Prep football team.

State 4A football notebook: Gonzaga Prep coach Dave McKenna back in state final

Gonzaga Prep football coach Dave McKenna is back in a State 4A championship game for the first time since 1987.

Gonzaga Prep puts its trust in offensive line to protect Liam Bell

There’s a saying that the Gonzaga Prep football team lives by. “Strive for perfection and settle for excellence,” G-Prep coach Dave McKenna.

Gonzaga Prep overcomes Richland in semifinals to earn berth in State 4A title game

After Richland took a 17-15 lead not quite midway in the fourth quarter – the Bombers’ first and only lead – the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups scored twice in a span …

Gonzaga Prep benefits from Evan Weaver’s improved maturity

Gonzaga Prep football coaches always knew Evan Weaver had the physical abilities to be as good as he wanted to be.

Gonzaga Prep shakes off early adversity, advances to State 4A football semifinals

The Gonzaga Prep football team didn’t arrive at its 12th victory Saturday purely by running over teams this season.

Gonzaga Prep defense ranks among best

The six seniors who start on the Gonzaga Prep football team’s defense span the range of colorful personalities – from energetic, intense and outspoken contributors to the humble and quiet.

Gonzaga Prep running back Mason Plese rises to top with unselfish style

Not long after the 2014 football season was over, Gonzaga Prep coach Dave McKenna told backup running back Mason Plese he was the Bullpups’ projected starter for 2015. At G-Prep, …