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12th Man in the Valley: Students, employees, true fans show their team spirit for Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks | Photo Gallery

The fifth grade class at Cascade View Elementary show their 12th Man spirit. This photo was taken on the school playground on Friday, Jan. 17, two days before the Seattle Seahawks
The fifth grade class at Cascade View Elementary show their 12th Man spirit. This photo was taken on the school playground on Friday, Jan. 17, two days before the Seattle Seahawks' NFC Championship win.
— image credit: Seth Truscott/Staff Photo

If there was ever a time to show your team spirit, it's now.

Seahawks football fans have been fired up around the Valley, with many students, teachers, and employees at local businesses wearing team colors before the big games over the last two weeks.

Pupils and staff at every Valley school showed their spirit on 'Blue Fridays," Jan. 10 and 17, as the below photos show.

A number of patrons also came to the NFC championship game on Sunday, Jan. 19, televised on the big screen at North Bend Theatre, many wearing team colors, jerseys or facepaint. Fans got loud after big plays, chanting "sea... HAWKS!" Those who want a public place to cheer on their team at the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 will have to hit the local sports bars. Cindy Walker, the theater owner, had rented out the theater to a private party months ago. "I didn't anticipate this frenzy when I rented it out!" she told the Record. Walker can't be blamed, as only the faithful could be sure the Hawks were Super Bowl-bound.

Mount Si High School staff go blue on January 10. On the steps, from left, John Belcher, Carol Nelson, Kellie Essig; front row, Alisha Campbell, Gee Keys, Melody Ramsey, Rachel Raff, Megan Botulinski, Christy Wright; middle row, Bev Weller, Deb Baker, Betsy Evensen, Keri Wheeler, Angela Zwiefelhofer; back row, Michele McDaniels, Kelley Houser, Nancy Carroll, Becca Boyce, Lyn Seydell, Mandy Shin, Cindy Wilson.

Blue hats are the order of the day for students at North Bend Elementary.


Two Rivers School students wave their flag.

"WE R 12" reads the student body at Fall City Elementary

Chief Kanim Middle School students form a great big 12 for their Blue Friday event.

Opstad Elementary students show off their team support in blue and green in the school hallway.

Banners, jerseys, sweats and flags wave in this Twin Falls Middle School gathering.

TheĀ crew and staff at the Snoqualmie School District's transportation and district office, all dressed up for Blue Friday on Jan. 17.

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