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1957 Football Team inducted in 2014

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These Cardinals had an unblemished record of eight wins against no losses.  They scored 276 points, an average of nearly 35 per game, and surrendered exactly zero in extending the football teams unbeaten streak to 27 games.  During this era of High School play there was no State Tournament playoff system for high school football.  But if there had been a state tourney, there are many in this room here today that are convinced we would be introducing a State Championship team!!   Many stories have been told about this team through the years… by fans, opponents and the players themselves as they relived the moments of that amazing season.  Without a doubt these memories describe a team of boys that absolutely loved to play football.  There are memories of offensive and defensive lines that were strong, quick and dominating, able to control both sides of the line of scrimmage... Memories of running backs that ran through truck-size holes and over linebackers and defensive backs. .. Memories of quick receivers with great hands… Memories of a quarterback that could run and pass… And memories of defense that was outright nasty.  There was a reason why many opposing running backs and receivers would often run out of bounds before being hit by these players!  A lot of credit for the success of the 1957 football teams needs to be shared with their Coach, Mr. Don Brever, as he schemed to make them better and also allowed the players to be themselves and enjoy the game the way it was meant to be played. 

1957 Football Team

 

 

Hall of Fame Members

1957 Football Team

Jackie (Johnson) Fuchs

David Holmen

Carol Lampert

Darren Lange

Paula Lange

Stanley Nordin

Kristi Pangrac

Ken Solarz

Ralph Soltis

Bob Soltis

Neal Swanson

 

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Upsala is seeking nominations for our next Hall of Fame inductions.  People are encouraged to nominate individuals who have excelled as an Athlete, Coach or a contributing member of the school.  
The nomination form may be filled out online or with a paper form above. Please contact Mark Herbes, Athletic Director with questions. Deadline for Hall of Fame nominations is December 15.

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