The spirit of Randy Fout lives on through a single Stinky Sneaker

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The spirit of Randy Fout lives on through a single Stinky Sneaker

Students that don't get to the game early risk missing it all.


Because nearly an hour before the game begins, the gym is packed to capacity. Students, fans, and families from Mountain View and Meridian high schools fill the gym.

And it is all in the name of good spirit and a man named Randy Fout.

Fout was a beloved teacher and assistant principal at both schools. He wanted an event that would bring the students together in an amazing environment. The Stinky Sneaker competition was born.

Tragically, Fout was killed in a car accident the same year. But his tradition lives on, now in its 14th year. And though this rivalry doesn't have the history of a Boise vs. Borah, the atmosphere is unreal.

This is one of the craziest and chaotic high school environments you are going to find. The students from both sides cheer, scream and chat relentlessly from pregame to the final buzzer. It is exactly the way you would want every high school game to be.

Members of the community vote on the most enthusiastic crowd. And to the winners...the Stinky Sneaker trophy.

Every shirt tells a story. Every school has its traditions.


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