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:
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).