12/27/2002 3:00:00 PM '44 Badger gridders were champs on the field and in later life
In the year 2000, during the reunion of the Prescott High School class of 1945, the attendees were invited on a tour of the new high school in north Prescott. Tim Carter, the principal, conducted us on a tour of this fine facility. I remember best the gymnasium, because one of the first things we encountered when we entered the main door was a large wall, which bore the sign, Our Wall of Fame. And, very prominent on it was a large picture of our 1944 varsity football team.
It turns out that this team was the co-champion of the Northern Arizona Conference. Winslow was the other co-champion, but only because we didn't play them. I never knew our team was the Northern Arizona champion because soon after the season, I was off to the war.