1985-86 KHS Football Season - Team of the Century
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1985/86 KHS Varsity football team photo
1985/86 KHS Varsity football team photo
Kokomo Tribune HS football season review - cover page (special insert in paper - 8/21/85).
Kokomo Tribune HS football season review - cover page (special insert in paper - 8/21/85).
Kokomo Tribune HS football season review of KHS football team (special insert in paper - 8/21/85).
Kokomo Tribune HS football season review of KHS football team (special insert in paper - 8/21/85).
Kokomo Tribune HS football season review of KHS football team (with photo of head coach Larry Ruch) - continued (special
Kokomo Tribune HS football season review of KHS football team (with photo of head coach Larry Ruch) - continued (special insert in paper - 8/21/85).
'Rocket' Rod Beard carring the football in the jamboree vs. Huntington North. The Kats outscored Huntington & Marion 2
`Rocket` Rod Beard carring the football in the jamboree vs. Huntington North. The Kats outscored Huntington & Marion 20-0 in 2 qtrs of play (Kokomo Tribune - 8/24/85).
Tom Ashburn fakes a handoff to Dean Reynolds in the jamboree (Kokomo Tribune - 8/24/85).
Tom Ashburn fakes a handoff to Dean Reynolds in the jamboree (Kokomo Tribune - 8/24/85).
The Kat's only regular season loss came on the last game of the regular season to Richmond. The loss was even more of a
The Kat`s only regular season loss came on the last game of the regular season to Richmond. The loss was even more of a disappointment because it cost the Kats an NCC Championship (Kokomo Tribune - 10/24/85).
1st sectional game against Muncie Central. The Kats easily won 42-0 (Kokomo Tribune - 10/26/85).
1st sectional game against Muncie Central. The Kats easily won 42-0 (Kokomo Tribune - 10/26/85).
Kokomo's defensive unit the 'Wrecking Crew' got center stage attention for living up to its name (Kokomo Tribune - 11
Kokomo`s defensive unit the `Wrecking Crew` got center stage attention for living up to its name (Kokomo Tribune - 11/5/85).
Cory Schwartz & Chris Clawson start the celebration after winning the IHSAA sectional championship with a Kat's victory
Cory Schwartz & Chris Clawson start the celebration after winning the IHSAA sectional championship with a Kat`s victory of 34-7 vs Jay County (Kokomo Tribune front page - 10/9/85).
Article after Kat's are crowned football Sectional 4 Champs (Kokomo Tribune - 11/9/85).
Article after Kat`s are crowned football Sectional 4 Champs (Kokomo Tribune - 11/9/85).
Photo of junior Pernell McGregor running the ball during the Section 4 Championship football game once the reserves were
Photo of junior Pernell McGregor running the ball during the Section 4 Championship football game once the reserves were put in after the game vs. Jay County was in the bag for the Kats (Kokomo Trubune - 11/9/85).
Editorial article by sports editor Dave Kitchell about how the Kats football team outscored their sectional opponents 11
Editorial article by sports editor Dave Kitchell about how the Kats football team outscored their sectional opponents 115-7. Mike Pagel quarteback of the Indianapolis Colts was at the game as well and talked to all the players earlier in the week. If you were in the locker room that night, you`ll never forget Pagel`s "flush the turd" speech as long as you live (Kokomo Tribune - 11/9/85).
Tom Ashburn shares the feeling of the whole Kats football team after giving his heart and soul in the IHSAA Class 5A Reg
Tom Ashburn shares the feeling of the whole Kats football team after giving his heart and soul in the IHSAA Class 5A Regional Championship loss to 2nd ranked FT. Wayne Snider (Front page of Kokomo Tribune - 11/16/85).
Sports section article outlining the 2 big plays that were the difference between a win and a loss for the Kats football
Sports section article outlining the 2 big plays that were the difference between a win and a loss for the Kats football team in the Class 5A Regional Championship loss to FT Wayne Snider. Bill Bradley had 10 solo tackels on defense and Chris Sayers had 79 yards on 3 catches on offense (Kokomo Tribune - 11/16/85).
Photo of 'Rocket' Rod Beard being tackled during the Class 5A Regional Championship football game vs. FT. Wayne Snider
Photo of `Rocket` Rod Beard being tackled during the Class 5A Regional Championship football game vs. FT. Wayne Snider (Kokomo Tribune - 11/16/85).
Photos of Dean Reynolds and Nick Cavazas as they watch the clock wind down on the end of one of Kokomo High School's gr
Photos of Dean Reynolds and Nick Cavazas as they watch the clock wind down on the end of one of Kokomo High School`s greatest football seasons ever during the Class 5A Regional Championship game vs. FT Wayne Snider (Kokomo Tribune - 11/16/85).
If you were lucky enough to be in attendance during the Class 5A Regional Championship game vs. FT. Wayne Snider, you'l
If you were lucky enough to be in attendance during the Class 5A Regional Championship game vs. FT. Wayne Snider, you`ll never forget the constant down pour, the field of mud, the temp`s in the high 30`s, Snider fans spitting on the Kat football players as they came out onto the field (as seen in these photos) and the fact that the Kat`s played against future IU and NFL running back Vaughn Dunbar who only finished with 55 yards rushing on 16 carries thanks to the `Wrecking Crew` (Kokomo Tribune - 11/16/85).
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