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Second Regular Session

Sixty-first General Assembly

LLS NO. R98­0550.01 JAG



also SENATOR Weddig.


WHEREAS, The Hinkley Thunderbirds football team recently completed a stellar football season in which it won the 1997 Class 4A high school football championship; and

WHEREAS, In winning the championship game by a 62­42 score, the Hinkley Thunderbirds earned their thirteenth victory of the year, including both regular and postseason victories; and

WHEREAS, This is the first high school football state title ever earned by the Hinkley Thunderbirds; and

WHEREAS, Place kicker Jessica Hanneman became the first female football player to score points in a Colorado state final football game; and

WHEREAS, Center Adam Bryning and running back DeShawn Perkins were selected to play in the Coaches Association of Colorado All State Game; and

WHEREAS, The Hinkley Thunderbirds were led to victory by head coach John Pounder, who was selected as both the Class 4A and the Denver Broncos Coach of the Year; and

WHEREAS, The accomplishments of the Hinkley Thunderbirds during the 1997 season are an inspiration to us all; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty­first General Assembly of the State of Colorado, the Senate concurring herein:

That we, the members of the General Assembly, extend our congratulations to the players and staff who comprise the Hinkley Thunderbirds football team for their success in the 1997 season.

Be it further resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to John Pounder, Head Coach of the Hinkley Thunderbirds football team, and to Mike Nachazel, Principal of Hinkley High School.