EDIT MAIN
Plus_blue

1959 Milan high school football team INDUCTED INTO THE MILAN C-2 HALL OF FAME 9-27-19

CLICK HERE FOR 2019 MC2 HALL OF FAME INDUCTION 
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 TOUCHDOWNS;
  • 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 TOUCHDOWNS;
  • 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 WERE 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 TOUCHDOWNS 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 TOUCHDOWNS 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 SEVERAL 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 TOUCHDOWNS.

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 BENEDICTINE COLLEGE IN ATCHISON, KS

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

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

************************************************************************

Click HERE to view the 2019 Milan c-2 hall of fame inductees original footage

MEMBERS OF THE 1959 MILAN HS FOOTBALL TEAM –


JERSEY #
178DAVID ARTRIP
242BRIAN BARKLEY
344GLEN BROYLES
488STEVE BROWN
554RAYMOND CAMP
748CREIGHTON COX
8INJUREDLOUIS COX
920BOBBY FLESHMAN
1060ED FORD
1130BILL FORRESTER
1262GREG GLIDEWELL
1380ROBERT HAMILTON
1440BOB HARING
1550DOUG KING
1656JERRY LEEPER
1770DEWEY MASON
1840RONALD MASON
1951CHARLES MEWMAW
2030TED MICHAEL
2176PAT MORAN
2274MIKE MOREHEAD
2352IKE MOREHEAD
2410DONALD NICKELL
2580DAVID QUIGLEY
2612RONNIE REECE
2711DAVID REECE
2822DONNIE REECE
2946BOB PHILLIPS
3064PHILIP RIDDLE
3166JAMES SEARS
3247HARLOW SHIPLEY
3345JACK SHOOP
3422JIM SHOO
3520RUSSELL SMART
3639DAVID SMITH
3735BUD SMITH
3832DAVID STEPHENSON
3934DAVID SWISS
4082ALLEN TUCKER
4153GARY VANDORSDEL
4242DAVID WEAVER
4366BILL WHEELER
4472JIM WHEELER
4554LARRY WHITE
46MANAGERJACKIE COMPTON
47MANAGERLANNY CRAWFORD

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!