1973 Football Team
The 1973 SFCC Football Team was named to the CCS Hall of Fame for their outstanding season in winning the NWAACC league championship with a 6-1 league record. They opened the season with a win over Walla Walla (30-25). They followed with wins over Clackamas (9-6) and Grays Harbor (34-13) before being tied by Everett (7-7). The Spartans lost to Mt. Hood (42-21) and then walloped defending champion CBC (35-0). They won three more in a row over Wenatchee (22-9), Yakima (41-8), and Olympia (29-9) to set up a rematch with Everett for the championship. The Spartans defeated Everett 7-3 in the championship game with a gutty goal line stand at the end of the fourth quarter as they finished the year with a 8-1-1 record. They were coached by Head Coach Dwight Pool and assistant coaches Les Rurey, Mike Macaulay and Scott Foxley.
Chad Wilhite was named Captain, Mike Welch MIP and John Richardson was named Defensive Player of the Year. The Spartans had four players named to the NWAACC first team. Dave Komar was selected to the NWAACC All Star offensive team as a halfback and was also named to the NJCAA All American team. Sam Reed was named to the First Team All NWAACC as an offensive tackle and Mike Connor and Gordon Elliot were picked for the defensive First Team.
Dave Komar (RB) has been selected for the 2012 NWAACC Hall of Fame in the individual athlete category. Ray Conner (G), Jim Hatch (RB), Dave Komar (RB), John Miller (T), Sam Read(T), John Richardson (DL), Mark Vincent (LB), and Jerry Walk(G) have all been elected into the Community Colleges of Spokane Football Hall of Fame.
The team roster included: Gerry Bassen(T), Marco Begovich(QB), Steve Bertogni(G), Milton Brown(HB), Bob Cardascia(G), Ron Chadwick (E), Roy Cheney(G), Wallace Chocklon(G), Mike Christianson(G), Mike Conner (DL), Ray Conner (G), Rey DeLago(E ), Gordon Elliot (DB), Doug Elliot(DB), Mike Farley(QB), Mark Fiero(G), Bob Fenton(HB), Jim Fisk(HB), John Flanagan (E), Mike Gariano(HB), Andy Gilmore(QB), Tim Gaebe(QB), Archie Grant(FB), Rayford Guice (E), Paul Gylling(DE), Leonard Hammond(E), Rich Hanson (HB), Jack Harris(HB), Jim Hatch (RB), Robert Jackson(E ), Otis Jordan (T), Arnie Kiil(LB), Dave Komar (HB), Jack Lamb(LB), Jeff Liddell(QB), Mark Madland (LB), Steve Marcki(HB), Jeff Marcum(QB), Lou Martucci(T), John Miller (T), Doug Miller (E), Gary Nolan(HB), Kevin Ottosen(C), Michael Palmer(HB), Nick Pease(G), Doug Peters (T), Mark Peterson(G), Jon Pettibon(HB), Ken Read(HB), Sam Read (T), John Richardson (G), Charles Roach(G), Joe Robinson(G), Gary Rollins(HB), Douglas Saty (C) , Greg Seiler(C), Jack Snedeker(G), Larry Snider(S), Bob Synder(T), Fred Tabron (HB), Moe Therrien(QB), Mark Vincent (FB), Jerry Walk (G), Dick Walker(HB), Carey Washington (HB), Mike Welch(C), Terry White(C), Bill Whitney(G), Don Whiton(E), Rick Wilcox (E), Chad Wilhite(C), Steve Wilson(G), and Barry Zanck (T).