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Prep Football: A look at 100 years of Danville football

August 13, 2011|By MIKE MARSEE | marsee@amnews.com

Danville is celebrating its 100th season of football this year. Here are some highlights from the program's history:

In the Beginning

This account from the Oct. 17, 1912 edition of The Kentucky Advocate, as researched by Danville alumnus Stuart Critchfield, is the oldest known record of Danville High School football:

Big Victory

The Danville High School defeated the Lancaster High School on Cheek Field yesterday afternoon in an interesting game of football. The final score was 14 to 0 in favor of the local team. Mannini and Veatch starred for High School. A return game will probably be played in Lancaster in the near future.
This is the Danville team’s first game, and they acquitted themselves with honor.

Facts and Figures

State championships: 10 (1962, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2003)
State runner-up teams: 3 (1998, 2004, 2006)
Undefeated seasons: 8 (1926, 1927, 1930, 1932, 1954, 1984, 1992, 1994)
Confirmed victories: 711 (ranks fifth among Kentucky schools and 27th nationally)
Home fields: Cheek Field (1912-51), Farris Stadium (1952-73), Boyle County High School (1974, two games), Admiral Stadium (1974-present).

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Coaches and Records
(1924-present)

Years       Coach                  W    L    T    Pct.
1924-25    Williams Borders    4    9    4    .235
1926-27    Phillip Bevarly      16    0    1    .941
1928-40    Rice Mountjoy      95   21   10   .753
1941-48    Ernest Woford      53   16    3    .736
1949-51    Briscoe Inman      21    7    3    .677
1952         Pat James              6    2    3    .546
1953-55    Ed Rutledge         24    3    2    .827
1956-58    Jim Pickens          21    7    1    .724
1959-62    Ray Callahan       28   14    1    .651
1963-65    Chester Caddas   12   15    1    .429
1966-74    Pat Dale             62   30    5    .639
1975-79    Steele Harmon    38   18    0    679
1980-87    Tom Duffy          75   23    0    .765
1987-10    Sam Harp         259   64    0    .801


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