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On this date in Mid-Columbia sports history

On Nov. 14 in ...

* 2000 -- For the first time in a decade, Big Nine football coaches decided to name a Most Valuable Player -- in fact, two MVPs. Richland's Jeremy Bohannon and Kamiakin's Cam Hall shared the honor. Hall, who went on to play at Boise State, was a unanimous first-team selection as a receiver and defensive back. Bohannon, who would play at Washington State, was a unanimous pick at DB and a first-team selection at WR.

* 1990 -- Sunnyside guard Jessica Schutt, who led the Mid-Valley League in scoring at 17.7 points a game and guided the Grizzlies to an eighth-place finish at the 2A state basketball tournament, signed to play for the Oregon Ducks.

* 1974 -- CBC tight end Mike Dawson was named the Hawks' offensive player of the week after catching four passes for 113 yards and a touchdown in a win over Everett. Dawson also hit a 48-yard field goal, breaking his own school record of 44 yards.

* 1964 -- Steve Epperson completed 24 of 41 passes for 199 yards, while Tom Hammons and Jim Hailey combined for 253 rushing yards and three touchdowns to lead unbeaten and fourth-ranked Connell to a 27-6 win over host Kiona-Benton. The win clinched the Little Seven Conference title for the Eagles.

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