By Senators Snyder and Hewitt

            WHEREAS, Pacific County’s Willapa Valley High School is located in Menlo, Washington, and

            WHEREAS, Established in 1937, this school of two hundred and twenty students is the home of the Vikings; and

            WHEREAS, The Willapa Valley High School Vikings have a history of sports excellence, winning State Football Titles in 1978, 1979 and 1996; and

            WHEREAS, The Willapa Valley Vikings Football Team – composed of Brandon Allan, Tip Wonhoff, Chris Bannish, Kelly McNamara, Josh Peterson, Wes Lane, Derek Rask, Phil Lane, Shawn Friese, Brian Wilson, Ronnie Black, Shane Raymond, Randy Blakley, Ryan Rutherford, Zach Kaech, Caleb Bogar, McKenzie Abel, Matt Padgett, Troy Chapman, Kalen Robinson, Aaron Wilson, Justin Pedrazzetti, Jim Padgett, Derek Vetter, Dan Babka, Mitch Majors, Russ Porter and Travis Pollard; head coach Rob Friese; and assistant coaches John Peterson, Greg Wonhoff, Dan Oppelt and Jamey Friese – finished the 2001 football season undefeated, with a 14-0 record; and


            WHEREAS, On December 2, 2001, rushing three hundred and six yards and scoring four touchdowns in the B-11 championship game, running back and defensive back, senior Brian Wilson, broke a twenty-six year old, eleven-man state championship record set in 1975; and


            WHEREAS, Brian Wilson was named The Associated Press’ state high school “Player of the Year” in the B-11 classification; and


            WHEREAS, On December 2, 2001, the Vikings captured their fourth state win in the B-11 Gridiron Classic Football Championship, beating the DeSales High School Fighting Irish, 39-18, at the Tacoma Dome; and

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate honor the Willapa Valley High School Vikings Football Team for winning the Washington B-11 Football Championship and congratulate the team on a stellar season; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Rob Friese, Coach of the Vikings Football Team and Principal of Willapa Valley High School.

I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 8738,

adopted by the Senate February 13, 2002.


Secretary of the Senate