Could This Year's Mead Team Be the Best in School History? - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

High School Football

Could This Year's Mead Team Be the Best in School History?

Updated:
© Mead will face Newport at Joe Albi Stadium in the first round of the 4A playoffs on Saturday (Photo: SWX) © Mead will face Newport at Joe Albi Stadium in the first round of the 4A playoffs on Saturday (Photo: SWX)
  • Also on KHQ.comMore>>

MEAD, Wash. -

The Mead Panthers are hoping to go where no Mead Panther football team has gone before: beyond the first round in the state tournament.

Many believe this may be the best Mead team ever assembled. Even so, coaches are urging the team to put that aside – put the hype on hold – as they prepare for Newport this Saturday at Joe Albi Stadium.

"Just knowing that if I come back… to Mead and be like, ‘yeah I was part of that team' and people still remember my name, that would be pretty cool," said quarterback Gunnar Kayser.

"It's exciting to think about that but we can't really right now because we have to focus week by week," said linebacker Danny Mattingly. "That will come when we win it all but we just have to focus week by week until it comes."

Mead and Newport play Saturday at 1 p.m. at Joe Albi Stadium. The forecast calls for temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s – but now snow.

  • Greater Spokane LeagueMore>>

  • Former Bullpup Sankey Scores TD In First NFL Game

    Former Bullpup Sankey Scores TD In First NFL Game

    Sunday, August 10 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-08-11 03:22:47 GMT
     Former Gonzaga Prep Bullpup Bishop Sankey made the most of his first NFL game.>>
     Former Gonzaga Prep Bullpup Bishop Sankey made the most of his first NFL game.>>
  • SWX Tonight Hosts SWABs Award Presentations

    SWX Tonight Hosts SWABs Award Presentations

    SWX Tonight served as the home of the SWAB Award presentations on Tuesday, with several of the top players, coaches and teams across the Inland Northwest claiming regional honors.>>
    SWX Tonight served as the home of the SWAB Award presentations on Tuesday, with several of the top players, coaches and teams across the Inland Northwest claiming regional honors.>>
  • Rogers' Miethe Joins Whitworth Coaching Staff

    Rogers' Miethe Joins Whitworth Coaching Staff

    Miethe, the head football coach for the Rogers Pirates the last seven seasons, is returning to Whitworth as the offensive line coach.>>
    Miethe, the head football coach for the Rogers Pirates the last seven seasons, is returning to Whitworth as the offensive line coach.>>
  • Prep SportsHigh SchoolMore>>

  • 2014 High School Football Schedule on SWX

    HS Football Broadcasts

    Check inside to see the broadcast lineup for the 2014 high school football season on SWX! This year promises to be the best year yet for SWX, with games viewable in HD in many areas around the region.>>
    Check inside to see the broadcast lineup for the 2014 high school football season on SWX! This year promises to be the best year yet for SWX, with games viewable in HD in many areas around the region.
    >>
  • Former Bullpup Sankey Scores TD In First NFL Game

    Former Bullpup Sankey Scores TD In First NFL Game

    Sunday, August 10 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-08-11 03:22:47 GMT
     Former Gonzaga Prep Bullpup Bishop Sankey made the most of his first NFL game.>>
     Former Gonzaga Prep Bullpup Bishop Sankey made the most of his first NFL game.>>
  • Washington Angels Fastpitch Softball Team Dedicates Season to Teammate

    Washington Angels Fastpitch Softball Team Dedicates Season to Teammate

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:20:09 GMT
    The Washington Angels fastpitch softball team is playing with a purpose this summer. They're heading to the national tournament in Salem, Virginia later this month, after winning "State for Kate." >>
    The Washington Angels fastpitch softball team is playing with a purpose this summer. They're heading to the national tournament in Salem, Virginia later this month, after winning "State for Kate." >>
  • Interact With SWXMore>>

  • All Blogs

    More Blogs

    More Blogs

    The best in local sports blogs from SWX, KHQ, Spokesman.com and more!
  • Games & Contests

    Games & Contests

    Games & Contests

    SWX College Football and Basketball Challenges and more!
    SWX College Football and Basketball Challenges and more!>>