HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 97-4666, by Representatives Kessler and Buck


      WHEREAS, The Crescent High School Loggers raced to a convincing victory last December in capturing the Washington State B-8 Football Championship; and

      WHEREAS, In guiding this impressive Tacoma Dome triumph, Crescent Head Coach Gary Kautz capped his twenty-nine-year coaching career at the helm of Logger football; and

      WHEREAS, Assistant football Coaches Mike Hazellet and Clark Sage tirelessly worked with Coach Kautz in steering the Crescent troops to one of the most celebrated seasons in the annals of Logger time; and

      WHEREAS, A large contingent of highly supportive Crescent boosters traveled from the northern Olympic Peninsula city of Joyce and the surrounding Crescent School District area to behold the state-wide prominence claimed by their gridiron mainstays; and

      WHEREAS, The citizens of Joyce, no less than other northern Olympic Peninsula timber families, are battling problems not of their own making as federal court decisions hound the forest products industry; and

      WHEREAS, Led by a formidable contingent of fourteen seniors, the twenty-six member Crescent football squad has earned the respect of these real-life loggers, and fired the imagination of all working families; and

      WHEREAS, The high-powered Logger offense was never held to less than forty-five points in its undefeated 1996 football season, and the Loggers piled up seventy-two points in a semifinal contest the week before the championship showdown; and

      WHEREAS, A Crescent defense every bit as dominating as the Crescent offense shut out their final opponent, an accomplishment rarely witnessed in the storied history of the state football playoffs;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives hail and herald the Crescent Loggers for their undefeated, state championship football season; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to the football coaching staff and administration at Crescent High School.



      I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

      Resolution 4666 adopted by the House of Representatives

                          April 24, 1997.



                  Timothy A. Martin, Chief Clerk