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2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

 

1959 MILAN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM

 

THE 2ND INDUCTEE OF THE MILAN C-2 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME took place on Friday, 9/27/19- during the MHS Homecoming Game.

THE 1959 MILAN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM was inducted into the Hall Of Fame 9/27/19.  THIS TEAM PLAYED NINE GAMES AND FINISHED THE 1959 SEASON WITH AN 8-1-0 RECORD.  THEY WERE RECOGNIZED AS THE CO-CHAMPIONS OF THE NORTH CENTRAL MISSOURI CONFERENCE.  THE SCHEDULE THAT YEAR WAS:

  • GAME #1 9/12/59 AGAINST PUTNAM COUNTY – WINNING 14-0 
  • GAME #2 9/18/59 AGAINST LA PLATA – WINNING 37-0 – SENIOR TED MICHAEL ACCOUNTED FOR 3 TOUCH DOWNS;
  • GAME #3 9/23/59 AGAINST KIRKSVILLE – WINNING 27-7 – THE HEADLINE IN THE PAPER – STATED FINALLY – THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME MILAN HAD BEATEN KIRKSVILLE IN TWELVE TRIES – TED MICHAEL AGAIN ACCOUNTED FOR 3 TOUCH DOWNS;
  • GAME #4 10/3/59 AGAINST BROOKFIELD – WINNING 25-7 – THE MILAN STANDARd REPORTED there WAS NEARLY 1000 SPECTATORS PRESENT AT THE PIT – AND THIS WAS THE 6TH STRAIGHT VICTORY (FROM LAST YEAR’S TEAM) – TOUCHDOWNS FROM GLENN BROYLES, JERRY LEEPER AND TED MICHAEL;
  • GAME #5 10/8/59 AGAINST CHILLICOTHE – WINNING 13-0 – MILAN STANDARD REPORTED THERE WAS NEARLY 1800 FANS IN ATTENDANCE – CHILLICOTHE, AT THE TIME, WAS IN 1ST PLACE IN THE CONFERENCE – TOUCHDOWNS BY TED MICHAEL AND RONNIE REECE; THE VAUNTED MHS DEFENSE WAS FORMIDABLE IN THIS GAME – LED BY PAT MORAN, ALLEN TUCKER, TED MICHAEL, JERRY LEEPER, PHILIP RIDDLE AND MIKE MOREHEAD;
  • GAME #6 10/16/59 AGAINST MACON – WINNING 24-6 – THIS WAS MACON HIGH SCHOOL’S HOMECOMING – TED MICHAEL SCORED 3 TOUCH DOWNS AND AFTER THIS GAME, MILAN WAS RANKED 4TH IN THE CENTRAL MO POLL ONLY BEHIND – JEFFERSON CITY HIGH SCHOOL, JEFFERSON CITY HELIAS HIGH SCHOOL AND COLUMBIA HICKMAN HIGH SCHOOL – THESE SCHOOLS WERE NEARLY 45 TIMES THE SIZE OF MILAN HIGH SCHOOL!
  • GAME #7 10/23/59 AGAINST TRENTON – WINNING 25-0 – THREE 1ST QUARTER TOUCH DOWNS BY SENIOR TED MICHAEL AND THE OTHER TOUCH DOWN BY RONNIE REECE – THE DEFENSE SUPPORTED ITS 3RD SHUT OUT OF THE YEAR AND THE MILAN STANDARD NOTED ALLEN TUCKER, JAME SEARS, PAT MORAN AND JERRY LEEPER AS OUTSTANDING DEFENDERS!
  • GAME #8 10/30/59 AGAINST MARCELINE – LOSING 0-2 – THIS IS AND WAS ONE OF THE MOST STORIED GAMES IN THE HISTORY OF MILAN HIGH SCHOOL AND MILAN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL.  THERE WERE SEVEARL PENALTIES AND MILAN HAD A TOUCHDOWN CALLED BACK – BOTH DEFENSES PLAYED OUTSTANDING AND THE ONLY SCORE WAS ON A BLOCKED PUNT IN THE 2ND QUARTER – THIS CAUSED THE BALL TO ROLL OUT OF THE END ZONE – RESULTING IN A SAFETY – THIS WAS MILAN’S FIRST LOSS IN 12 STRAIGHT GAMES!
  • GAME #9 11/11/59 AGAINST UNIONVILLE – FOR THE 2ND TIME THIS SEASON – WINNING 14-7 – GLENN BROYLES AND TED MICHAEL BOTH ACCOUNTED FOR TOUCH DOWNS.

THIS SEASON IS ONE OF THE BEST SEASONS EVER RECORDED BY A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM IN MILAN!  THE TEAM SCORED A TOTAL OF 179 POINTS, BUT ONLY GAVE UP 29 POINTS – TOTAL!

THE TEAM HAD FORTY-SEVEN PLAYERS TOTAL AND THE OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE LINE AVERAGED 190 LBS; WHILE THE BACKFIELD AVERAGED 160 LBS;

SEVERAL PLAYERS ON THIS TEAM WENT ON TO HAVE OUTSTANDING COLLEGIATE CAREERS –

--PAT MORAN AND MIKE MOREHEAD AT BENEDCTINE COLLEGE IN ATCHISON, KS

--TED MICHAEL – HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE AT TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY

--JAMES SEARS – PLAYED FOR THE US AIR FORCE ACADEMY

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2019 Milan C-2 Hall Of Fame Inductees ORIGINAL FOOTAGE

MEMBERS OF THE 1959 MILAN HS FOOTBALL TEAM –

  1. DAVID ARTRIP – #78
  2. BRIAN BARKLEY - #42 
  3. GLEN BROYLES - #44
  4. STEVE BROWN - #88
  5. RAYMOND CAMP - #54
  6. JACKIE COMPTON – MANAGER
  7. CREIGHTON COX – #48
  8. LOUIS COX – INJURED
  9. LANNY CRAWFORD – MANAGER
  10. BOBBY FLESHMAN - #20
  11. ED FORD - #60
  12. BILL FORRESTER - #30
  13. GREG GLIDEWELL - #62 
  14. ROBERT HAMILTON - #80 
  15. BOB HARING - #40
  16. DOUG KING - #50
  17. JERRY LEEPER - #56
  18. DEWEY MASON - #70
  19. RONALD MASON - #40 
  20. CHARLES MEWMAW - #51
  21. TED MICHAEL - #30
  22. PAT MORAN - #76
  23. MIKE MOREHEAD - #74
  24. IKE MOREHEAD - #52
  25. DONALD NICKELL - #10
  26. DAVID QUIGLEY - #80
  27. RONNIE REECE - #12
  28. DAVID REECE - #11
  29. DONNIE REECE - #22 
  30. BOB PHILLIPS - #46
  31. PHILIP RIDDLE - #64 
  32. JAMES SEARS - #66
  33. HARLOW SHIPLEY - #47 
  34. JACK SHOOP - #45
  35. JIM SHOOP - #22
  36. RUSSELL SMART - #20
  37. DAVID SMITH - #39
  38. BUD SMITH - #35 
  39. DAVID STEPHENSON - #32
  40. DAVID SWISS - #34
  41. ALLEN TUCKER - #82 
  42. GARY VANNORSDEL - #53
  43. DAVID WEAVER - #42
  44. BILL WHEELER - #66 
  45. JIM WHEELER - #72
  46. LARRY WHITE - #54

ASSISTANT COACH – BOB TYSON

HEAD COACH – CLIVE FRAZIER

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE RECOGNIZE THE 1959 NORTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE CO- CHAMPION – MILAN WILDCATS!

THIS TEAM PLAYED IN AN ERA BEFORE MISSOURI STATE HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS AND NEVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REPRESENT MILAN IN THE STATE PLAYOFFS; BUT, THEY WILL BE FOREVER ETCHED IN THE MILAN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME!

GENTLEMEN AND REPRESENTATIVES – THANK YOU FOR YOUR EFFORTS AND THE CONTRIBUTION EACH OF YOU HAVE MADE TO MILAN HIGH SCHOOL – YOU HAVE TRULY ASSISTED IN EVERY DAY BEING A MILAN WILDCAT!

 

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