Six inducted into Towanda football HOF
The Towanda football team inducted seven new members into their Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon.
The following players were inducted.
A 1968 graduate, he was the vice-president of the Letterman's Club. He was the tri-captain, along with Glenn Cole and Dale Watkins, of the Black Knights. He played quarterback for Towanda and the team in 1968 won the NTL/RTL and district championship. He was a graduate of Paul Smith's College in Saranac, N.Y. in 1970 and moved to Florida in 1976. He was a principal of Heritage Christian School in Kissimmee, Fla. from 1981-1995 and in 1996 he founded Southland Christian School in St. Cloud, Fla. He is presently the owner and principal of Southland.
Graduated in 1968 and was a two-year starters in football and had eight varsity letters in high school. He was a state champion as a hurdler freshman year at the Junior Olympics at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. His junior year he went to states in the hurdles and he held the school record in the hurdles before the switch to the metric system. He went to Bloomsburg University. He became the owner of 'The Hub' in downtown Towanda in 1975. From 1986 to present he has worked as a real estate broker and state certified broker for Henry Dunn Real Estate and he resides in Towanda.
Graduated class of 1973. He was co-captain of the Black Knights with Rob Place. He played quarterback and defensive back for 1972 and 1973 and he won an NTL title. He graduated with a BSBA from Shippensburg University in 1977. He has a wife, Wendy, and two sons, Sam and Ben, who are both in college. He has been living in Easton, Maryland since 1998.
Graduated in 1996 and was all league on the offensive and defensive line in 1995. He went to California University of Pennsylvania and was a four-year football player. He made the PSAC all-academic team and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Tech. Education in 2000. He taught and coached at Williamsport High School for three years. From 2003 until the present he has taught at Jersey Shore High School and he coached football until 2009. In 2010 he began to coach at the collegiate level at Lycoming. He has a wife, Jessica, and a daughter, Kyla.
Graduated in 2003. His senior year he captained the 2002 NTL championship team. He worked at CraftMaster and attended Mansfield University and Lackawanna Community College and received an associates degree in criminal justice. On June 21, 2009 he joined the Border Patrol Academy and on Sept. 11 he graduated as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent. He has been married for two years to his wife Cassie and has an 18-month old son, Cullen. He resides in Lakeside, Calif.
Graduated in 2006. Had 372 carries for 3,074 yards and 48 touchdowns at Towanda. Was a first-team all-state running back in 2005. Was on the WNEP Dream Team and was the 2005 NTL player of the year. Was also the 2005 Star Gazette, All Twin Tiers, player of the year; The Daily Review, All-Region player of the year and the Joel Stevens Memorial Award winner. He led the state in scoring in 2005 with 38 offensive touchdowns and two defensive touchdowns. He graduated with a BSE in Biology this past Spring from Millersville, where he is second all-time in school history with 642 carries. He is fourth in the school's history with 2,670 rushing yards and ninth in school history with 3,419 all-purpose yards. He is now serving in the NAVY after graduation from college.