1951 Port Huron High School Football Team

Year Inducted: 1983

“This was the year!  The Big Reds swept by all opposition in football to earn an undefeated season.  Not only did the Varsity win the championship of the Eastern Michigan League, but it had the best defensive record of Class A schools in the state.

“Every first-stringer of the Big Reds was represented on some all-state team.  Tom Fead made two prominent all-state teams.

“The defensive unit of the Big Reds sparked by Staiger, Durand, McKinch and Yaeger was unscored on.  For that matter, any combination in the Port Huron line gave yardage grudgingly.

“The leadership of Adkins and Fead was of a caliber second to nine in the State of Michigan.

“George Buchanan and John Hall, the offensive guards, were excellent – and underrated.

“Chuck Winkelman’s educated tow provided timely and accurate kicking.

“Memories of the fleet Hagle, fast and powerful Hazley, and the brilliant Thomas, piling up points for P.H.H.S. will add luster to a school already famous for its athletes.

“Congratulations, team, for a super-year and to Mr. Hayes, a sterling coach.”

The Big Reds scored 287 points while limiting opponents to 18.


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