’64 Hurricane to be honored Friday at Alumni Field

By Mark Huber - mhuber@civitasmedia.com

The 1964 Wilmington High School football team will be honored Friday night during high school football game at Alumni Field.

The 2015 Hurricane will host McClain in a South Central Ohio League game. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

The results of games for the 1964 Hurricane:

• Hamilton Taft 0-22

• Dayton Belmont 6-6

• Fenwick 38-0

• Hillsboro 34-0

• Miami Trace 30-0

• Circleville 12-0

• McClain 28-6

• Washington 36-6

• Wyoming 8-22

• Centerville 41-16

So the Hurricane finished 7-2-1 overall but rolled through the SCOL schedule with a perfect 5-0 mark and earned the Gold Football.

All-SCOL offensive players were Gale Gerard at end, Hank Stroop at guard, Bucky Scott at halfback, Mike Wilson at fullback.

All-SCOL defensive players were Jack Carder at end, Leonard Patterson at linebacker, Bob Williams at defensive back, Terry Moffitt at linebacker. Moffitt was the only unanimous choice for all-league.

John McElwee, Ted Chenault, Mike Waring, Jay Walraven and Mark McKay were given honorable mention All-SCOL.

Scott was the team MVP. Wilson earned best back honors. Gerard and Moffitt were the best linemen. McElwee received the L.A. Matthews Award for scholastics.

Varsity letters, except those already mentioned, were presented to Mike Weis, Larry Donaldson, Mark Lane, Jack Walker, Larry Gordley, Greg Quallen, Steve Day, Eddie Adams, Mike Bennett, Steve Miller, Jim Snyder, Roger Stanforth, Jim Conner, Peter Barnes, Tom Roberson.

Reserve players were Mike Peterson, Myron Alden, Steve Lieurance, Mark Adair, Joe Mulford, David Murphy, Bill McCoy, Tom Roseman, J.R. Haywood, Tim Moreton, Dan Buckley, David Stroop, Clinton Norman, Tim Kimberly, Ed Shidaker, Mike Lewis, Glen Pendergraft, Jim Walker, Mark McIntosh and Craig Swindler.

Among the game highlights were:

• In the opener against Hamilton Taft, the two teams combined for 1-for-19 passing. Jim Conner had the only completion, an 11-yarder to Scott.

• Against Fenwick, Wilmington piled up 465 yards of offense, 408 on the ground. Scott rushed for 111 and Wilson had 96.

• In the SCOL opener, WHS overpowered Hillsboro. Scott accounted for four touchdowns (two rushing, two receiving) and 129 yards rushing. Bob Williams had a fumble recovery and interception on defense.

• Miami Trace offered little resistance on the scoreboard but it was a hard-fought game. The longest play from scrimmage was 12 yards for Wilmington and nine yards for Miami Trace. Jack Carder caught a blocked punt and returned it 19 yards for a TD.

• WHS made it three shutouts in a row with the win at Circleville. Williams had a couple of interceptions.

• The win over McClain came on Homecoming. Jean Ann Price was crowned queen. Big Daddy Wilson rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns. Bucky Scott had 148 yards and a TD on the ground. Bob Williams had two more interceptions.

• Washington ended the SCOL shutout string. Mark Lane had a couple of touchdown runs while Scott raced his way to 156 yards and two TDs, then intercepted two passes on offense.

• Wyoming held Wilmington to 83 yards of total offense. But the Cowboys were pretty good. This was their 37th straight victory.

• In the finale, WHS generated 502 yards of offense. Call them what you want — Thunder and Lightning or Mr Inside and Mr Outside — but Bucky and Big Daddy put on a show. Scott had 155 yards rushing, 72 yards receiving and three total touchdowns. Wilson rumbled for a couple of TDs and 129 yards.


By Mark Huber


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