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1964 - 1965 

Minford's Football Field is Ready for Use

The first game played on Minford's new football field was against New Boston.  An article in the September 9, 1964 issue of The Portsmouth Times, p. 20 stated the following:
"The New Boston-Minford scrap not only will bring two new coaches together, but will be the first football game to be played at the new Minford grid field.  Coach Homer Pellegrinon will turn loose a strong backfield for New Boston against Minford, along with a couple of good ends.  The Tigers also will have an edge in experience over the Falcons.

Minford's Bill Caudill has switched several players to new positions over last year to get a strong first unit.  He has fair size on the team, but short on good speed.  The Minford football picture should start improving with a home field available for the first time since the school took up the sport in 1959."

The day before the game, a huge pep rally was held at the High School.  The rally started at 6:30 p.m., and there was a snake dance down Minford's Main Street to the new football field where a bonfire was held.

On the night of the game, ceremonies were held to dedicate the new athletic field.  According to an article in the September 12, 1964 issue of The Portsmouth Times, p. 11, "Members of the Minford and New Boston school boards took part with Dr. Roy Adams, Minford President and George Dodd, New Boston President making short remarks.  Also present were Raymond Hall, New Boston School Superintendent, and James Warren, Principal of Glenwood High, Harold Everling, Minford Executive Head, who also was in charge of the programming, and Richard Rannels, Minford Principal.

Charles Flaig, president of the Minford Football Boosters Club, also made a short talk."


The First Game on Minford's Field

Minford, 14
New Boston, 12

Article from the September 12, 1964 issue of The Portsmouth Times, p. 11:

New Boston got the scoring started in its game with Minford by scooting 91 yards in 15 plays in the second quarter.  The touchdown came on a 13-yard pass from Ed White to Larry Parlin with 2:24 remaining in the period.  The score was setup on some fine running by White and Roger Frazier.

Minford followed New Boston's score with its own by moving the following kick some 60 yards in eight plays, with Dale Willis going to final three yards with 10 seconds left in the second half.

Lonnie Brown, Minford's quarterback, hit four straight passes in the drive, three to Willis and one to Mike Swords.  Willis ran over the extra points to give Minford as 8-6 halftime edge, and what eventually proved to be the winning margin. 

New Boston regained the lead with 9:22 to go in the third canto when Bill Goddard took a short pass from White for the tiebreaking touchdown.  Minford recaptured the lead for good with its second touchdown, a 12-yard run by Terry Ross, to climax a 53-yard march in nine plays.

New Boston connected on 5 of 13 pass attempts and Minford hit on 4 of 6 and made 1 interception.





 9/11/64New Boston 

14 - 12 

 9/19/64at Wheelersburg 

20 - 0


24 - 20 

 10/2/64at Portsmouth East 

12 - 0 

 10/9/64Notre Dame 

64 - 0 

 10/16/64at Waverly 

36 - 6

 10/23/64Portsmouth West 

8 - 0 

 10/29/64Wurtland, Kentucky 

20 - 14

 11/6/64at Valley 

14 - 8


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