Bonney Lake High School
One of the “most achieved” athletes in the history of Bonney Lake high school, Caleb Davis has combined stardom in football and track & field to be selected by the TAC as the winner of the 2017 Clint Names Multi-Sport Excellence Award and its $5,000 college scholarship. This Spring he was undefeated in both the Shotput and Discus in League dual meets, was the Shoreline Invitational “Field Athlete of the Meet,” was first in both shot and discus at the Kent Meridian Invite, and first in the shot (2nd in discus) at Shoreline. He was team captain and Bonney Lake’s Most Valuable Track Athlete, and he placed high at the state meet for the 4th year in a row. His best marks were 56 feet, 11.5 inches in the shot and 159 feet, 11 inches in the discus and his grade point average was 3.5 while taking 4 AP classes and multiple honors classes. He also was captain of the track & field team. In football he was team captain as well, Offensive Lineman of the Year, Defensive Lineman of the Year and MVP of the year in the PCL. He also was the PCL’s first team All-League punter, averaging 43.3 yards per kick. The News Tribune also named him prep football’s All-Area Lineman of the Year. He led the league, by the way, in tackles for loss (22.5) and in sacks with 12.5. Is it any wonder that he also has been named an All-State Offensive lineman? In the community he is active in his church, participates in the “Beautify Bonney Lake” program, and is active in help-ing in youth activities. In every year he works at the Panther Youth Football Camp. What’s Caleb like according to his teammates? “He’s the nicest guy I know,” says running back Jason Day. “Biggest Teddy Bear ever,” says linebacker Riley Teed. Remember now, he’s 6-4 and weighs 285! Perhaps defensive end Kaiden Hammond has a closer look but he says “the last game the quarterback was handing off the ball and he smashed right into him. Just smashed him.” They hope to see some of that next year at Eastern Wash-ington University where he plans to play. His Bonney Lake coach, Jason Silbaugh, thinks they will. “He’s as good as any of those guys,” he maintains, “He’s a stud and I just love the kid.” Not bad for a “teddy bear,” huh?