Frank Workman: Friday's Rotary Cup is the single biggest gathering in Shoreline

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Mascots go nose to nose at 2015 game
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

By Frank Workman

It's the single biggest gathering in Shoreline every year, and it takes place this Friday night at Shoreline Stadium when the Shorecrest Scots square off against their cross-town rival, the Shorewood Thunderbirds, at 7pm

Fans are encouraged to arrive early to claim seats for what is expected to be a highly competitive game. Seat cushions and blankets are recommended to keep fans warm against the October chill.

In addition to the usual colorfully clad students, the premises will be graced by the presence of Shoreline High alums who will be in attendance commemorating the 30th anniversary of the closing of their beloved school.

At halftime, they'll even be able to hear their old fight school one more time, as performed by the SC and SW marching bands.

Plan on skipping dinner to partake of the Booster Clubs' pregame fare.

Shorecrest will try to extend its 24-13 lead in the series. The Scots reclaimed the Cup last year with a thrilling 14-12 win, when the T-Birds' 2-point try was thwarted in the end zone by SC's Marvin Yong, who stepped in front of SW's Ronnie Gary to intercept the pass that would have tied the game.

What the game may lack in artistry, all the other elements of a great sporting event will be in great supply; passion and enthusiasm, great effort all around, ending up with tears of sadness and tears of joy.

Shoreline Stadium, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155 in the southeast corner of the Shoreline Center campus.


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