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
*James "Jim" McCabe - Quarterback - Benton Irby played back up quarterback
Drew Simmons and Tommy Searles
**Clifford "Spot" Taylor
* 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.
Submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd, Class of 1957
in 1963. Those on the team were:
Submitted by Waynette Farrington Sharon (MHS 1964)
Football team for 1938, Graduating Class of 1939 Taken from the Grig.
Can someone furnish us with the names of the 1980 championship team
and a championship team photo?