BENTON CITY, Wash. - Gone are the days where Ki-Be's football team was known as the "Bad News Bears." Just two years removed from an 0-10 season, the Bears have some good news: they are going to the playoffs.
When they play at Naches Valley H.S. Tuesday night, it will be the first playoff game for the school since 1987. Behind players like QB Anthony Pace, the Bears went 8-2 and spent most of the year ranked in the top-ten in the state.
When we decided to take this job We looked at our schedule and we thought we could do some good things," said first-year head coach Scott Biglin. "We didn't know it would be quite this good. We'll take and hopefull keep going. It's been fun, real fun."
The bears only two losses were to state powerhouses Royal and Connell.
"It's amazing, because, it's our last year, we have nothing to lose," said Pace. "We've been at the bottom, we know what it's like, we don't want that. Everyone on the team wants to make it. We don't know which game is gonna be our last . We go all out, non-stop."
Coach Biglin's spread offense has given Pace inflated stats and and players reason to smile.
"I didn't think we'd be 8-2, said Pace. "Coming in with a new coach its always different with a new system, but we picked it up. He's a good coach, worked hard, we had good practices and it paid off."