Despite the rainy weather, the Waco Independent School District Athletic Department will host the Athletic Hall of Fame Game on Friday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. when the Waco High Lions meet the University High Trojans on the gridiron for a friendly cross-town rivalry. It is an evening of fun for everyone, including former players of Waco ISD sports.
Former WISD players to be inducted
The football game, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will also serve as the induction ceremony for the 2015 Waco ISD Athletic Hall of Fame. This year, five former Waco ISD athletes will be inducted into the Waco ISD Athletic Hall of Fame, joining a growing list of prestigious athletes.
The five newest members to be inducted into the Waco ISD’s Athletic Hall of Fame include:
Louis Fite - Waco High, 1991
Charles Mitchell - Waco High, 1993
Dwight Johnson - Waco High, 1995
Wayne Rogers - University High, 1997
“Dutch” Meyer - Waco High, 1916 (Posthumous)
The Waco ISD Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on the field during halftime of the Waco High vs. University High football game.
In addition to the induction, there will be a third-quarter 50-yard sprint race for 30 fifth-grade students, each representing a Waco ISD elementary school. The purpose of the race, “Fastest Fifth-Grader,” is to promote school and team spirit in the elementary schools. The winning fifth-grader will earn a pizza and cupcake party for his and her entire grade. New this year, there will be two heats, a girls heat and a boys heat.
Middle School Band Performance
The Middle School Bands will make a combined performance prior to the start of the game. The ten-minute performance will begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased at the gate prior to the game. Waco ISD Teachers receive free admission to all Waco ISD athletic events by presenting their Waco ISD Identification Badge and their assigned athletics pass at the gate.
For more information, call the WISD Athletic Department at 254-745-2250.
WISD Athletic Hall of Fame Members
Some of the WISD Athletic Hall of Fame members will be in attendance at the game. Those in attendance will be recognized on the field prior to the kickoff.
Walter Abercrombie - University High, 1978
Alfred Anderson - Richfield High, 1980
Ken Casner* - Waco High, 1948
Dave Eichelberger - Waco High, 1961
Lin Elliott - Waco High, 1987
Todd Haney - Richfield High, 1983
David "Bubba" Hicks - Richfield High, 1971
Alvin Jackson - A.J. Moore High, 1955
Derrick Johnson - Waco High, 2001
Julian Alton McNew* - University High, 1960
Julian Oates - Waco High, 1949
Charlie Pack* - Waco High, 1955
Francis Pulattie* - Waco High, 1940
L.H. Ritcherson - A.J. Moore High, 1943
Lewis H. Ritcherson, II - A.J. Moore High, 1966
George Sauer* - Waco High, 1961
Maggie Stinnett - Richfield High, 1985
LaDainian Tomlinson - University High, 1996
Shawn Medlock Trochim - Waco High, 1988
Wayne Walker - Jefferson-Moore, 1985
James "Froggy" Williams* - Waco High, 1946
Joy Williams-Purnell* - Richfield High, 1979
Pat Zachry - Richfield High, 1970