By Chris Hendrickson, Monitor
The Monroe Bearcats 7-on-7 team got to spend some time with Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday!
As special guests of Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll, the team attended practice at Seahawks Headquarters, the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, and were able to meet quarterback Russell Wilson. The boys watched Wilson close-up and in action, throwing sharp passes to his teammates.
The 12-person 7-on-7 team won the privilege when they triumphed in the National Football League’s High School Player Development Program in July. The Monroe team captured the win at the regional tournament against eight other high schools from all over the Northwest, giving them the opportunity to represent the Seattle Seahawks at the national tournament.
At the national tournament, which took place in Cleveland, Ohio, the boys finished 11th out of 32 teams.
Pictured from left to right: Shanden Mixayphone, Alexander McCreary, Mitchell Higgins, Gabe Moore, Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson, Max Blais, Mckinley Braa, Alex Vidican, Andrew Zimmerman, Hunter Bingham, Robbie Schab, Coach Edd Pratt
Not shown – Chase Dimonda, Cody Kennedy and Coach Jake Herigstad
Photo is courtesy of Coach Edd Pratt