by Ed Godfrey Modified: December 19, 2012 at 11:19 am •  Published: December 18, 2012
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ENID BACK HEADLINES 1922 TEAM

Heading the 1922 All-State team was a player nicknamed the “Bus.”

Halfback Lynwood “Bus” Haskins from Enid “will go down in history as one of the greatest halfbacks ever produced in Oklahoma scholastic circles,” The Oklahoman reported.

“Though only 17-years-old, and a sophomore, he is a heady player, a great broken field runner, a powerful plunger, kicker, passer and a wizard at returning punts on the kick-off.”

Haskins also made the 1923 All-State team.

SHAWNEE HAS TWO PLAYERS ON 1932 TEAM

Two Shawnee linemen headlined the 1932 Oklahoman All-State team, guard Aubrey Anthony and center Mickey Parks.

“Playing side by side at guard or center, they led the Pack to the unofficial high school football championship,” The Oklahoman reported.

1942 Team Has Trio Of Stars

The Oklahoman's All-State team in 1942 produced three players that would become important to the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas.

Woodward fullback Bob Fenimore would become an All-American at Oklahoma A&M.

Another future starter for Oklahoma A&M was on that All-State team, running back Kenneth Roof of Thomas, who joined the military after high school and went to Oklahoma A&M in 1946.

Also on the 1942 team was Hollis quarterback Darrel Royal, who later quarterbacked Bud Wilkinson's 1949 unbeaten team at Oklahoma and became a Texas coaching legend.

CLEVELAND BOASTS A HEISMAN WINNER AND ALL-STATER IN THE SAME YEAR

It was a big year in 1952 for the Vessels family of Cleveland.

Not only did Billy Vessels win the Heisman Trophy carrying the football for the University of Oklahoma, but younger brother Donnie was an All-State running back that year from Cleveland.

The Oklahoman reported that the 1952 team included “a pair of established names on the high school gridiron front.”

In addition to Vessels, “Tommy Pearson, a 16-year-old Capitol Hill wingman, is the brother of Lindell Pearson, an All-State halfback with the Skins,” The Oklahoman reported.

1962 ALL-STATE TEAM HAD AN AMERICAN HERO

One name jumps out on the 1962 All-State football team: tackle Robert Kalsu of Del City.


by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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