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Panther Football… 1967 Style

Panther Football… 1967 Style

As we kick off homecoming week 2017 we take a look back at some highlights of Panther football past! Our first stop is to 1967! The class of 1967 will be celebrating their 50th class reunion on September 16th and there is no better way to feel the anticipation than a look back at what can only be described as an incredible season!

The 1967 Panther football season proved to be one of our most successful by becoming the first undefeated team in school history.  With a 9-0-1 season record, the Panthers dominated their opponents by running their infamous “power right 32 wedge” play.   This play was a bone-crushing drive play that would tire out and punish opposing defenses.  In the opening game of the season, the Panthers topped Carmel 6-0, a team that had previously defeated 22 straight opponents.  Over 5,000 screaming fans took in the game and cheered the Panthers to victory. The only blemish to the 1967 schedule was a 0-0 tie against Northwest High School, which was played on a field covered with mud and water and neither team was able to get the ball in the end zone.  The Panthers ended the season ranked an impressive 10th overall in the AP state poll, with Al Fasola, Bob Hackleman, Mark Moore, and Mike Vance earning all-state honors.