NEW TIDE LOCKERS DEDICATED TO

MINDEN HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONS

 



Webster Parish News
Monday, 25 August 2008


Former Minden High School football champions participated in a dedication ceremony  Sunday for the newly

remodeled football locker room at MHS.

The ceremony commenced at half past 2 p.m. to dedicate the new locker room to the former championship teams of

1938, 1954, 1956, 1963 and 1980.

One member of the 1938 team attended the event with his son. Jack C. Holomon was able to see not only his name on one

 of the new lockers, but also his grandsonís, Will Holomon.

Photo Submitted by Shirley Frazier Youngblood, Class of 1955

(notice the beautiful sheepskin football jackets - Cheerleaders that year were from L-R, Shirley Boyer,

Mary Jo Skinner, Betty Norwood, Sue Smith and Annetta Baker.  Coaches George Doherty and Kirtley

Miles on the front row. On the back row ... Coach Joe Oliphant, Principal W. W. Williams and Coach

Pat Nation are also wearing jackets. 

 

 Members of the 1954 football team who graduated in 1955 were
*Jerry Frasier - most outstanding football player
*Doug Burt
*Bobby Hudson
*James "Jim" McCabe - Quarterback - Benton Irby played back up quarterback
Robert Miller
Roy Baggett
Doyle Walker
Bill Slay
Jimmy Marcus
Ronald Bryan
Drew Simmons  and Tommy Searles
**Clifford "Spot" Taylor
**Meredith Nicholson
**Pat Watson

*  four became football coaches

** three are deceased

 

Members of the 1956 Football team who graduated in 1957 were

   


Benton Irby played back-up Quarter back in 1953/54 and played 1/2 back

54/55 Benton Irby was substitute quarterback and also played halfback.
55/56 Benton Irby played Halfback
56/57 Benton Irby Played Halfback

In 1956/1957 Benton helped coach the junior team with A. Lancaster.
 

 Football & baseball state Championship trophies we won our graduation year... of '57
 
 TURNER ALMOND
 CHARLES BERRY
 CLARENCE BOURNE
 JOHN BOYD
 JIMMY CAMPBELL
 *TOMMY CULPEPPER 
 TOMMY FARROW
 JERRY GRIGSBY
 JIMMY M. JOHNSON
 PHILLIP FORD
 JERRY McCANN #21
 *KENNETH McMICHAEL (All-State Fullback)
 JOHNNY MORGAN
 MIKE PHILLIP
 JOE RATCLIFF
 MAX RUDD
 PAUL ROBINSON (All-State End)
 SAM SMIDDY
 JIMMY WHITE
 VERN D. STONECIPHER ( TRAINER)

Submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd, Class of 1957

*deceased

I would like to give a player on the 1956 champion football team a name for your website. His name is Jerry McCann. He wore #21. He is my dad .He passed away in 1985 and is missed very much. My brother and I would be very pround to see his name on the players list.
                                                                Thank you
            Dennis McCann

 

 

This class of seniors had the proud record of being the state champs and being undefeated in football in 1963)

in  1963.  Those on the team were:

 
Fred Haynes- deceased-All-State
Sam Wigley -deceased
Jimmie Woods-deceased
Stan Belton- All District
Steve White
Ronnie Brown
Bobby Hale
Ronnie Harrison
Charles Holcomb-All District
Steve Maddry
Will Hubbard
Roger Anderson
Carl Shaw- All District
Dennis McClure-All State, All Southern
Mike Brewer-All State
Carr McClendon
Glen Holtzclaw-All District
John Daniel

Submitted by Waynette Farrington Sharon (MHS 1964)

 

Football team for 1938, Graduating Class of 1939 Taken from the Grig.

 

Under the class of 1938, Carl Shaw, a 1963 football player write

"Yes, I am a junior--Jewell Carlton Shaw, jr."
Unde

Can someone furnish us with the names of the 1980 championship team

and a championship team photo?