I hope all you players realize the impact you have not only in each other's lives as teammates, but in the Bothell community.
Whether you're a starter or on the sidelines, YOU are collectively AND individually valued, admired, and embraced in more ways than you probably realize.
That special, God given drive which comes from somewhere deep within, to become a strong, committed, and competitive person, who sets aside self reliance to form a brotherhood, is undoubtedly the same drive that motivates the men of our Armed Forces. The words from the "Boys of Fall" song by Kenny Chesney below says it all. "It's I got your number, I got your back when your back's against the wall. You mess with one man, you got us all."
I am so proud of all of you. Having known you since you were young, having you in my classes, watching you try your hand at Video Productions, and working hard in PE, I can honestly say that it is an honor to be associated with this team.
Pride in your selfs, Pride in your family, Pride in your School, Pride in your Team, and Pride in your Community. These are traits that others may never achieve, yet, you teach it and demonstrate it on and off the field every day. You have worked harder to be here than any other team in the State. You have shown a level of Dedication that is truly admirable. You are Family!
This is your moment, this is your time. You were born to be Bothell Cougars.
We ARE Bothell!
YOU ARE BOTHELL!
Books and songs will be written, stories will be told, about what you are going to accomplish this year.
Pain heals, but Glory lasts forever.
Now, let the other team know that they are facing THE BLUE TRAIN!
- John Roper
As a former Cougar Football player I want to tell you how fortunate you are. I have been graduated for 5 years now and still to this day I have people tell me they wish they could have been a Bothell Cougar. You have an amazing coaching staff behind you as well as the most unbelievable school rooting you on. Enjoy every minute of your time at Bothell because I promise you it will go by faster then you want it to. Good luck men, you guys are part of a very long tradition and proud family of Bothell Cougar Football.
Nick Jones Class of 2005