Thoughts and prayers go out to Dennis Maxon's family. We lost Dennis last week. His competitiveness, toughness, and love of a good time are memories of Dennis I will keep in my heart. Dennis was our Wishbone FB on the 1995 league champion and state playoff team. He was also the 1996 State Champion at 148 pounds. Yes, that's right he was a 150 pound FB and Outside LB. We miss you.
Congratulations Seahawks - NFC Champs
Had a chance to get to the Seahawks game yesterday against the Rams. The Hawks defense is outstanding - physical and they play with great energy. The 12th man was going strong - should make for a tough place for playoff opponents to visit.
Lunchtime Leadership Meetings
We will begin lunch time meetings in January focused around leadership. The meetings are voluntary and will be in the counseling conference room. We will meet on the first Gold Day lunch of the week on the following schedule.
First Lunch - first week of the month
Second Lunch - second week of the month
Third Lunch - third week of the month
On your meeting day, grab your lunch and come to the counseling conference room for the meetings. Your friends from other sports are welcome to join us.
Spring practices for current 9-11th graders: June 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, with jamboree held on Saturday, June 14th.
Bears on the Green Golf Tournament: Thursday, July 10th at Washington National.
UPS Team camp for fall 2014 players in grades 9-12: Sunday, July 13th - Wednesday, July 16th.
First day of fall practice (grades 9-12): Wednesday, August 20th
*****Keep getting your workouts in, the coaches are excited to see how many players are taking advantage of the different options available to them. Registration for 2014-15 classes is coming up and that gives you an opportunity to sign up for next year's Strength & Conditioning class if you have room for it in your schedule. Fired up about the number of 8th graders that are showing up at the JH weight room on Wednesdays and Fridays to work with Coach Williams.
If you have questions, e mail Coach Davis at TDavis@tahomasd.us. Also on twitter @tonydavis1962
Details for the trainings that will be available in our area are being finalized and should be ready to publish later this week. The plan is to have a weekly training for kids in youth football (grades 1-6) followed on the same day by a training for kids in junior high and high school.
An additional benefit for our kids will be exposure on Taylor's NW Elite Index web site.
Shane Nelson and Brenan Lundquist are this year's Tahoma Football nominees for the NFF Scholar Athlete Scholarship. The banquet honoring nominees from high schools in King County was held on Sunday, February 23rd at Seahawks Stadium. Coach Thompson (1999) and Coach Kooyman (2005) are past winners of the scholarship.
Tahoma Football Family - We are all saddened by the loss of Connor Johnson, a senior this year at Tahoma High School. Connor died early Saturday, February 15, 2014 in a one vehicle accident driving up the 410 highway
to Crystal Mountain Ski Resort. Connor was well liked and respected by his teammates and classmates. My memories are of a quiet, polite, young man with a great sense of humor. He
is the 3rd son of Craig and Jule Johnson. His brothers,
Heyden (Class of '09) and Kyle (Class of '06) are both Tahoma High School graduates and along with Connor are part of our football family. Craig and Jule have been great supporters of our football program and kids in the Tahoma community for years.
Per the family’s request, in lieu of flowers,
a donation fund in Loving Memory of Connor Johnson has been established.
Proceeds will go to charities benefitting local kids of all ages.
Please make checks payable to: Craig
Johnson and dropped off or mailed to:
Craig Johnson's Office
22035 SE Wax Rd Ste 12
Maple Valley, WA 98038