Enumclaw High plans to induct 1969 football team into Hall of Fame

The Enumclaw High School Hall of Fame Committee plans to induct the 1969 Hornet football team into its athletic Hall of Fame during halftime of the Jan. 27 boys basketball game.

The Hornets take on Decatur at 7 p.m. in Chuck Smith Gymnasium.

According to a press release from EHS Athletic Director Kevin Smith, the

This storied team finished its season 9-1, earned our first Seamount League Football Championship (tied with Sumner), with five members on First Team All-Conference, four members on Second Team All-Conference, and several members setting offensive and defensive league records, EHS Athletic Director Kevin Smith wrote in an e-mail making the announcement today, Dec. 14.

He went on to note, the team also ended its season ranked third in state.

The Hall of Fame Committee is reaching out to spread the word to team members. The group is also gathering stories, photos, and other team memorabilia for the ceremony.  Please contact the Enumclaw High School athletic office at 360-802-7718 or e-mail for more information or to make arrangements to drop off items for the ceremony.

The 1969 football team included: Pat Laffey, Dave Vannatter, Kyle Chevalier, Loren Anderson, Tony Conners, Rick Bathum, Steve Powell, Gary Osborne, Terry Adrian, Ted Coutts, Dan Wakefield, Ron Moeller, Bill Tuk, Rick Barry, Dave Van Hoof, Larry Cash, Carl Younkers, Dennis Crowell, Jim Ewalt, Bruce Klassen, Bill Wheeler, Tom Poe Jr., Ron Corn, Dan Dailey, Kevin Chevalier, Rich Hall, Cecil Walker, Rick Highfill, Rick Petchnick and Tony Madill.  Coaching staff: Leroy Babbitt, Wes Hanson, Ben Dacus, Bob Estby, John Belcher, Ron Miller, Shelly Thiel and Bill Ainardi.


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