Spaghetti Bowl game on, but Kiwanis dinner put on hold this year

As usual, the Bothell High Cougars and Inglemoor High Vikings will clash in the Oct. 1 Spaghetti Bowl football game, but there won’t be a traditional Kiwanis Club of Northshore spaghetti feed this year.

According to Kiwanis Director John Klein, the usual dinner site — the W.A. Anderson Building — isn’t available this time out because McMenamins has secured the spot for its future hotel and entertainment complex.

“There’s no satisfactory location this year,” said Klein, adding that Kiwanis was offered a few spots, but they weren’t close enough to Pop Keeney Stadium, where the game will be played. The W.A. Anderson Building is ideal because it stands just behind the stadium and people walked from there to the game.

“We’ll be doing it again,” Klein said of next year’s plans.

As for the game, Bothell holds a 23-22 advantage over crosstown rival Inglemoor, including 26-0 and 19-0 victories the last two years.

Kickoff time is at 7 p.m. next Friday.

Coaches Tom Bainter (Bothell) and Frank Naish (Inglemoor) will discuss the game at Kiwanis’ weekly breakfast meeting Sept. 29 at Alexa’s Cafe in downtown Bothell.

“The coaches give a good preview of the players and game coming up,” Klein said of the coaches’ yearly appearance. “It’s a friendly rivalry.”

Added Naish on the Kiwanis meeting: “It’s good food and company. I look forward to it each year.”