With a plan in place, Bates along with Bo Frohock, Cade Hole, Chris Nussbaum, Kyle Rapacz, Trey Robak, Daniel Samson, Tyler Wood, and Riley Wynn decided to tackle the challenge of escorting the ball to Sparks.
One challenge the team faced was finding a route. That obstacle was tackled by Head Coach Adam Frye who found a route that kept the Lutes away from the major roads.
“He wanted to find a route that would be long enough as an adequate long run and also wouldn’t be super heavily trafficked,” said Bo Frohock.
The official "on foot" route to Sparks Stadium from PLU
“For most of the guys I think it was a little shorter than what we normally do on a Saturday. Most of the guy’s long runs are between 12 and 16 miles on average so most everyone had to do a couple more miles before we took off for the game but it was a good chunk of it.”
While a typical drive to Sparks doesn’t seem that hilly, on foot, it apparently is.
“It was a lot hillier than expected!” said Bates.