Rubber Chicken Contest: LCHS vs. Ferris at Spokane Arena
Ferris celebrated Tuesday morning at an all-school assembly (Photo: KHQ)
LCHS brought out Chuck on a platter during their con Tuesday morning
SPOKANE, Wash. - This year's Rubber Chicken spirit contest features two teams struggling for their GSL lives - at least on the boy's side. Lewis and Clark (4-5) meets Ferris (3-5), and hopes to take home the flexible hardware for the second year in a row.
Lewis and Clark is coming off a big win last Saturday, beating GSL leader Gonzaga Prep by one
point on the Bullpups' home court. Both Austin Ehlo and Levi Taylor erupted for 16 points.Ferris, on the other lost a 65-66 squeaker to Mead on Saturday, giving the Saxons their fifth loss of the season. Only two players scored in double figures: Connor Halliday (11) and Jason Bates (12). Senior Grant Fink scored 25 for the Panthers.
Girls: Lewis & Clark playing for revenge?
On the girls' side, if history is any indicator, the Saxons will be in for a long night. Ferris lost by 30 points to LCHS in both teams' first game of the season back in December. And it's not like they've shown any signs of improvement either. The Saxons' only two wins come against North Central and Rogers, who have a combined record of 1-17.
Lewis and Clark boasts a perfect 10-0 record, including a 63-24 thumping of Gonzaga Prep last Saturday. A total of 11 girls scored in the game for the Tigers, all while holding Prep to single-digits in each of the four periods. In fact, the Bullpups scored just two points in the third.
About The Rubber Chicken The Rubber Chicken spirit contest began in 1983 when the ASB president at LCHS suggested to his counterpart at Ferris that a competition between the two schools might increase student spirit. According to Spokane Public Schools, the ugly rubber chicken was chosen as a prize to "symbolize a reward deeply sought, but having no actual value".
Currently, the schools student bodies are judged on sportsmanship, creativity, attendance, volume, drill team perfomance at halftime, application of events to the school or rubber chicken theme.
This year, LCHS's theme is "Week of the Geek (Chuck=LC2).
Ferris' theme is "Chuck and the Chocolate Factory".