“This will last forever.
This cannot be taken away.
This is what a state championship feels like.”
— The Columbian, December, 2004
It was always possible, a state championship in football for Vancouver, a state championship for a big school from Clark County.
It just had never happened.
Not until the 2004 Evergreen Plainsmen came along and overcame every obstacle, won every game.
Ten years later, the Perfect Plainsmen are still the only ones who have made it happen from the region. (Ridgefield won a small-school state title in 1995, but Evergreen remains the only 4A or 3A team to accomplish the feat.)