By Aaron Swaney Herald writer
There’s a lot of football history in Snohomish.
Sure a lot of it revolves around legendary coach Dick Armstrong, who guided the Panthers to two state championships in the late 1970s. But there’s more, including the Serpentine Parade, Ike and of course Glacier Peak.
When the school opened in 2008 it took with it a number of good football players. Since the Glacier Peak has had much success on the gridiron under coach Rory Rosenbach, while the Panthers have struggled.
This year the two teams meet for the first time since the school district was split in two. It should be the start of a great rivalry. But what do we call it? Great rivalries have a name. Just looking locally we have the Apple Cup in college and the Stilly Cup between Arlington and Stanwood.
When I chatted with Rosenbach before the season he suggested “Rumble by the River,” which makes sense because of the Snohomish river flowing through the town and basically acting as the boundary between the two schools. It’s good, but is it the best?
That’s the question I’m posing to you readers: Help me come up with a name for what will hopefully become an annual game between these two teams.
Here’s a few things Snohomish is known for: Snohomish River and surrounding valley, hot air balloons, antiques, wine (though probably not OK for a high school football game), Harvey Field, and much more. Leave your suggestions in the comments below or on our Facebook page.