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Name Position Year
Junius Penny Tackle 1940
James Stevens Back 1942
Clifford McDonald Back 1943
Charles Penny Center 1945
Robert Near Back 1946
Dick Johnson End 1946
Bill Shaake End 1947
George Abel Guard 1948
John Simons Back 1949
Bill Nieder Center 1951
Charlie McCue Back 1952
Frank Black Center 1952
Bob Endacott Tackle 1953
Bruce Tate Tackle 1954
Doyle Schick Back 1956
Harry Craig Guard 1956
John Hadl Back 1957
Jerry Schofer Tackle 1957
Jack Cranor Back 1959
Jeff Heeb Guard 1960
Brian Schweda  Tackle 1960
Gary Ray Back 1962
Ron Hopkins Center 1962
Mike Wempe Guard 1963
Steve Heck Tackle 1963
Rod Taylor Back 1964
Ken Wertzberger Guard 1964
Terry Hopkins Center 1965
Name Position Year
Dave Oberzan Back 1966
Ken White Tackle 1966
Mark Ames Center 1967
Steve Wempe Guard 1967
Mike Cerne Back 1968
Geary King End 1968
Dirk Wedd Center 1969
Bob Floyd Back 1972
Mike Polk End 1975
Gary Coleman End 1978
Craig White Back 1979
Chuck Hoag End 1979
Jan Demby Back 1981
Tom Whitenight Tackle 1983
Keith DeLong FB/LB 1984
Melvin Hunter End 1984
Craig Stoppel Tackle 1985
Lance Flachsbarth QB 1986
Charlie Bowen Back 1988
Ron Oelschlager Back 1989
Michael Cosey Back 1990
Adam Green Back 1991
Michael Cosey Back 1991
Steve Walker Back 1992
Jason Thoren LB 1993
Thomas Daniels Back 1995
Lee Myers Tackle 1995
Brandon McAnderson FB/LB
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All Time Records

State Champs YEAR WINS LOSS TIES COACH   State Champs YEAR WINS LOSS TIES COACH
  1891 0 1 0     4 1949 9 0 0 Chalmer Woodard
  1893 1 1 0       1950 5 3 1 Al Woolard
  1894 3 0 0       1951 8 1 0 Al Woolard
  1895 1 0 0     5 1952 9 0 0 Al Woolard
  1896 1 0 1       1953 6 1 2 Al Woolard
  1897 1 0 1     6 1954 8 0 1 Al Woolard
  1898 1 0 0       1955 7 2 0 Al Woolard
  1899 0 1 0     7 1956 9 0 0 Al Woolard
  1900 1 1 0 Captain-Will Simmons   8 1957 9 0 0 Al Woolard
  1901 0 4 1     9 1958 9 0 0 Al Woolard
  1902 1 3 0     10 1959 9 0 0 Al Woolard
  1903 1 2 1     11 1960 9 0 0 Al Woolard
  1904 3 2 2       1961 7 2 0 Al Woolard
  1905 5 2 0 Captain-B. Conley   12 1962 9 0 0 Al Woolard
  1906 0 5 1     13 1963 9 0 0 Al Woolard
  1907 1 3 0 Jay Bond   14 1964 9 0 0 Al Woolard
  1908 2 1 2 Roy Red Melton     1965 7 2 0 Al Woolard
  1909 6 0 0 Roy Red Melton   15 1966 9 0 0 Al Woolard
  1910 8 0 1       1967 8 1 0 Al Woolard
  1911 3 3 1 Coach Whitebear   16 1968 8 0 1 Al Woolard
  1912 3 3 1       1969 7 2 0 Don Pfutzenreuter
  1913 8 0 0       1970 5 4 0 Don Pfutzenreuter
  1914 7 1 1       1971 6 3 0 Frank Gibson
  1915 3 4 0       1972 4 5 0 Frank Gibson
  1916 6 1 0       1973 1 8 0 Frank Gibson
  1917 3 2 1       1974 3 6 0 Bill Freeman
  1918 2 4 0       1975 5 4 0 Bill Freeman
  1919 8 0 0       1976 5 4 0 Bill Freeman
  1920 2 3 3       1977 8 2 0 Bill Freeman
  1921 5 2 1       1978 9 3 0 Bill Freeman
  1922 3 4 1     17 1979 11 1 0 Bill Freeman
  1923 5 4 0 Andy McDonald     1980 6 3 0 Bill Freeman
  1924 6 3 0 Andy McDonald     1981 9 1 0 Bill Freeman
  1925 1 5 2 Severt Higgins     1982 7 3 0 Bill Freeman
  1926 6 2 1 Severt Higgins     1983 6 5 0 Bill Freeman
  1927 7 0 0 Melvin Griffin   18 1984 11 1 0 Bill Freeman
  1928 7 0 0 Melvin Griffin     1985 10 1 0 Bill Freeman
  1929 4 1 2 Melvin Griffin   19 1986 12 0 0 Bill Freeman
  1930 4 2 1 Joe Ulm   20 1987 11 1 0 Bill Freeman
  1931 1 6 1 Joe Ulm     1988 10 2 0 Bill Freeman
  1932 1 7 1 Ed Wood   21 1989 11 1 0 Bill Freeman
  1933 7 2 0 Ed Wood   22 1990 11 1 0 Dick Purdy
  1934 2 5 1 Ed Wood   23 1991 11 1 0 Dick Purdy
  1935 4 5 0 Ed Wood   24 1992 12 0 0 Dick Purdy
  1936 4 5 0 Ed Wood   25 1993 12 0 0 Dick Purdy
  1937 7 1 0 Ed Wood     1994 10 2 0 Dick Purdy
  1938 6 2 1 Elmer Schaake   26 1995 11 1 0 Dick Purdy
  1939 4 5 0 Elmer Schaake     1996 8 2 0 Dick Purdy
  1940 7 1 0 Elmer Schaake     1997 4 5 0 Dick Purdy
  1941 4 3 2 Elmer Schaake     1998 5 5 0 Dick Purdy
  1942 8 0 0 Elmer Schaake     1999 3 6 0 Dirk Wedd
  1943 7 2 0 Chalmer Woodard     2000 6 4 0 Dirk Wedd
  1944 7 1 1 Chalmer Woodard     2001 5 4 0 Dirk Wedd
1 1945 10 0 0 Chalmer Woodard     2002 8 3 0 Dirk Wedd
2 1946 10 0 0 Chalmer Woodard     2003 7 3 0 Dirk Wedd
3 1947 8 0 1 Chalmer Woodard     2004 5 6 0 Dirk Wedd
  1948 7 3 0 Chalmer Woodard     2005 10 2 0 Dirk Wedd
                2006 6 5 0 Dirk Wedd
                2007 3 6 0 Dirk Wedd
                2008 4 6 0 Dirk Wedd
                Total 694 252 38  
 

State Champion Scores

 
1945
     
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
  Manhattan 33 7  
  Topeka 7 0  
  Ward 32 13  
  Shawnee-Mission 21 0  
  Leavenworth 34 13  
  Argentine 32 6  
  Atchison 47 12  
  Olathe 34 0  
  Ottawa 34 0  
  Wyandotte 19 0  
    29.3 5.1 Average
    293 51 Total
 
1947
     
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
  Manhattan 19 13  
  Ottawa 25 6  
  Topeka 13 13  
  Shawnee-Mission 16 6  
  Leavenworth 19 0  
  Argentine 12 0  
  Atchison 21 0  
  Wyandotte 13 12  
  Pratt 32 0  
    18.9 5.6 Average
    170 50 Total
 
1952
     
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
  Manhattan 9 6  
  Topeka 31 0  
  Atchison 28 0  
  Shawnee-Mission 21 6  
  Leavenworth 33 0  
  Argentine 37 0  
  Ottawa 45 0  
  Wyandotte 26 0  
  Highland Park 31 14  
    29.0 2.9 Average
    261 26 Total
 
1954
     
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
  Manhattan 19 12  
  Topeka 6 0  
  Atchison 37 0  
  Shawnee-Mission 13 13  
  Leavenworth 35 0  
  Argentine 32 6  
  Ottawa 20 0  
  Wyandotte 36 6  
  Highland Park 32 6  
    25.6 4.8 Average
    230 43 Total
 
1960
     
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
Sept. 16 Manhattan 19 0  
Sept. 23 Atchison 20 6  
Oct. 1 Topeka 19 13  
Oct. 7 SM East 40 0  
Oct. 14 Leavenworth 13 6  
Oct. 21 SM North 38 6  
Oct. 28 Ottawa 47 7  
Nov. 2 Wyandotte 13 0  
Nov. 11 Highland Park 33 0  
    26.9 4.2 Average
    242 38 Total
 
1962
     
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
Sept. 14 Manhattan 31 0  
Sept. 21 Ottawa 33 0  
Sept. 28 Topeka 20 6  
Oct. 5 SM East 34 0  
Oct. 12 Leavenworth 6 0  
Oct. 19 SM North 46 9  
Oct. 25 Washington 39 0  
Oct. 31 Wyandotte 34 13  
Nov. 9 Highland Park 31 0  
    30.4 3.1 Average
    274 28 Total
 
1963
     
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
Sept. 20 Manhattan 25 0  
Sept. 27 Ottawa 26 2  
Oct. 4 Derby 41 0  
Oct. 11 SM East 26 6  
Oct. 19 Leavenworth 35 0  
Oct. 25 SM North 14 7  
Nov. 8 Topeka 13 0  
Nov. 15 Washington 57 0  
    29.6 1.9 Average
237 15 Total
 
1964
     
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
  Manhattan 25 0  
  Ottawa 7 6  
  Derby 33 0  
  SM East 7 6  
  Leavenworth 35 0  
  SM North 19 13  
  Wyandotte 27 12  
  Topeka 33 14  
  Parsons 47 12  
    25.9 7.0 Average
    233 63 Total
 
1979
     
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
Sept. 7 Junction City 33 6  
Sept. 14 Manhattan 28 6  
Sept. 21 Topeka West 28 7  
Sept. 28 Topeka 21 0  
Oct. 5 SM West 14 13  
Oct. 12 SM North 56 7  
Oct. 19 SM South 14 7  
Oct. 26 SM Northwest 7 14  
Nov. 2 SM East 34 0  
Nov. 9 Highland Park 41 0  
Nov. 16 Olathe 22 14  
Nov. 24 Wichita Southeast 7 0  
    25.4 6.2 Average
    305 74 Total
 
1984
     
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
Sept. 7 SM East 30 7  
Sept. 14 SM West 0 8  
Sept. 21 SM North 21 14  
Sept. 28 Shawnee Heights 35 12  
Oct. 5 SM Northwest 21 0  
Oct. 12 SM South 7 0  
Oct. 18 Olathe North 21 0  
Oct. 26 KC Washington 20 0  
Nov. 2 Leavenworth 42 3  
Nov. 9 Emporia 41 0  
Nov. 16 SM West 17 0  
Nov. 24 Manhattan 29 3  
    23.7 3.9 Average
    284 47 Total
 
1986
     
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
Sept. 12 Topeka West 25 0  
Sept. 19 SM East 26 3  
Sept. 26 SM West 9 0  
Oct. 3 SM South 21 6  
Oct. 10 SM North 31 0  
Oct. 17 SM Northwest 7 6  
Oct. 24 Highland Park 52 0  
Oct. 31 Topeka 47 6  
Nov. 7 Leavenworth 18 3  
Nov. 14 Olathe North 14 0  
Nov. 21 SM West 26 14  
Nov. 28 Junction City 20 7  
    24.7 3.8 Average
    296 45 Total
 
1991
     
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
Sept. 6 SM North 39 6  
Sept. 13 Olathe North 6 14  
Sept. 20 SM Northwest 25 0  
Sept. 27 SM South 24 7  
Oct. 4 SM East 46 0  
Oct. 10 Olathe South 35 8  
Oct. 18 Shawnee Heights 44 18  
Oct. 25 Topeka 28 0  
Nov. 1 Leavenworth 28 0  
Nov. 8 Olathe North 34 21  
Nov. 15 SM West 41 14  
Nov. 23 Garden City 10 8  
    30.0 8.0 Average
    360 96 Total
 
1992
     
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
Sept. 4 Olathe East 35 0  
Sept. 11 Olathe North 3 0 OT
Sept. 18 SM South 17 0  
Sept. 25 Olathe South 35 13  
Oct. 2 SM West 42 7  
Oct. 9 SM North 41 19  
Oct. 16 Shawnee Heights 50 6  
Oct. 23 Leavenworth 54 13  
Oct. 30 Topeka 29 0  
Nov. 6 Olathe North 12 6  
Nov. 13 SM North 34 6  
Nov. 21 Washburn Rural 23 19  
    31.3 7.4 Average
    375 89 Total
 
1993
     
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
Sept. 3 Olathe East 28 6  
Sept. 10 Olathe North 28 14  
Sept. 17 SM South 28 27  
Sept. 24 Olathe South 21 0  
Sept. 30 SM West 28 0  
Oct. 8 SM North 34 0  
Oct. 15 Shawnee Heights 35 7  
Oct. 22 Topeka 48 8  
Oct. 29 Leavenworth 31 6  
Nov. 5 Olathe East 35 6  
Nov. 12 SM North 38 7  
Nov. 20 Derby 27 23  
    31.8 8.7 Average
    381 104 Total
  1956      
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
  Manhattan 28 6  
  Topeka 21 12  
  Atchison 35 6  
  Shawnee-Mission 27 0  
  Leavenworth 46 7  
  Argentine 33 0  
  Ottawa 43 0  
  Wyandotte 43 13  
  Highland Park 40 0  
    35.1 4.9 Average
    316 44 Total
  1957      
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
  Manhattan 39 0  
  Atchison 26 12  
  Kapaun of Wichita 18 6  
  Leavenworth 34 0  
  Argentine 57 0  
  Ottawa 2 0  
  Wyandotte 13 7  
  Highland Park 31 6  
    27.5 3.9 Average
    220 31 Total
  1958      
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
Sept. 19 Manhattan 27 0  
Sept. 26 Atchison 20 14  
Oct. 4 Topeka 33 6  
Oct. 10 SM East 12 0  
Oct. 17 Leavenworth 14 7  
Oct. 24 SM North 7 0  
Oct. 31 Ottawa 27 0  
Nov. 5 Wyandotte 18 0  
Nov. 14 Highland Park 34 0  
    21.3 3.0 Average
    192 27 Total
  1959      
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
  Manhattan 40 6  
  Atchison 34 6  
  Topeka 21 0  
  SM East 32 0  
  Leavenworth 13 7  
  SM North 28 7  
  Ottawa 50 0  
  Wyandotte 33 0  
  Highland Park 20 19  
    30.1 5.0 Average
    271 45 Total
  1966      
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
Sept. 16 Manhattan 35 0  
Sept. 23 Ottawa 46 0  
Sept. 30 Hayden 55 0  
Oct. 8 SM East 13 3  
Oct. 14 Leavenworth 69 0  
Oct. 21 SM North 14 9  
Oct. 28 Wyandotte 42 12  
Nov. 4 Topeka 34 0  
Nov. 11 Parsons 56 0  
    40.4 2.7 Average
    364 24 Total
  1967      
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
Sept. 15 Manhattan 46 0  
Sept. 22 Ottawa 26 6  
Sept. 29 Hayden 43 0  
Oct. 6 SM East 13 7  
Oct. 13 Leavenworth 48 6  
Oct. 20 SM North 13 21  
Oct. 27 Wyandotte 34 0  
Nov. 1 Topeka 19 7  
Nov. 10 Parsons 20 0  
    29.1 5.2 Average
    262 47 Total
  1968      
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
Sept. 20 Manhattan 34 0  
Sept. 27 Ottawa 20 20  
Oct. 4 Hayden 55 0  
Oct. 11 SM East 21 7  
Oct. 17 Leavenworth 49 0  
Oct. 27 SM North 21 7  
Oct. 30 Wyandotte 69 13  
Nov. 8 Topeka 21 7  
Nov. 23 SM South 21 7  
    34.6 6.8 Average
    311 61 Total
  1987      
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
Sept. 11 SM Northwest 28 7  
Sept. 18 SM South 12 7  
Sept. 25 Leavenworth 28 6  
Oct. 23 Topeka 28 7  
Oct. 9 SM East 27 0  
Oct. 16 SM West 0 24  
Oct. 23 Topeka 33 0  
Oct. 30 Topeka Seaman 27 7  
Nov. 6 Highland Park 35 8  
Nov. 13 Olathe North 30 28  
Nov. 20 Wyandotte 14 7  
Nov. 28 Manhattan 17 12  
    23.3 9.4 Average
    239 99 Total
  1989      
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
Sept. 1 SM North 46 6  
Sept. 8 Olathe North 19 7  
Sept. 15 SM Northwest 22 0  
Sept. 21 Olathe South 16 22 OT
Sept. 29 SM East 41 7  
Oct. 7 SM West 27 6  
Oct. 13 Shawnee Heights 21 14  
Oct. 20 Topeka 28 6  
Oct. 27 Leavenworth 31 6  
Nov. 3 Olathe South 28 0  
Nov. 10 SM South 34 7  
Nov. 18 Manhattan 28 21  
    28.4 8.5 Average
    341 102 Total
  1990      
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
Aug. 30 SM North 35 0  
Sept. 7 Olathe North 28 7  
Sept. 14 SM Northwest 36 39 OT
Sept. 21 Olathe South 28 0  
Sept. 28 SM East 35 0  
Oct. 5 SM West 31 27  
Oct. 12 Leavenworth 34 21  
Oct. 19 Topeka 34 16  
Oct. 26 Shawnee Heights 49 12  
Nov. 2 Olathe North 28 22  
Nov. 9 SM South 35 14  
Nov. 17 Garden City 9 3  
    31.8 13.4 Average
    382 161 Total
  1995      
Date Opponent LHS Opp  
Sept. 1 SM Northwest 33 10  
Sept. 8 Olathe North 19 33  
Sept. 15 SM East 12 10  
Sept. 22 Olathe South 28 0  
Sept. 29 SM West 28 6  
Oct. 6 SM North 36 21  
Oct. 13 Leavenworth 39 7  
Oct. 20 Topeka West 49 7  
Oct. 27 Topeka 27 6  
Nov. 3 SM East 21 0  
Nov. 10 Olathe North 32 7  
Nov. 18 Derby 20 0  
    28.7 8.9 Average
    344 107 Total

Most Undefeated Seasons in the Nation
(Includes Ties)

 

#

Seasons

1

31

Lawrence, KS (1894-1993)

 

2

23

Valdosta, GA (1919-92)

 

3

21

Rome Free Academy, NY (1894-1992)

 

3

21

Bakersfield, CA (1921-90)

 

5

20

Massillon Washington, OH (1909-78)

 

6

15

Westfield, NJ (1930-77)

 

7

14

Jefferson City, MO (1957-94)

 

7

14

Pittsfield, IL (1896-1982)

 

7

14

Muskegon, MI (1904-71)

 

7

14

Eureka, CA (1901-70)

 

7

14

Berkeley, CA (1918-66)

 

 

Most State Chamipions in the Nation

 

#

 All-Time

1

35

Sioux Falls Washington, SD (1905-76)

 

2

30

Little Rock Central, AR (1907-86)

 

3

27

Lawrence, KS (1945-95)

 

4

26

Butte, MT (1900-91)

 

5

25

Phoenix Union, AZ (1913-55)

 

6

23

Valdosta, GA (1940-98)

 

7

22

Massillon Washington, OH (1909-70)

 

7

22

Artesia, NM (1957-01)

 

9

21

Pine Bluff, AR (1915-95)

 

10

19

Ada, OK (1951-96)

 

 

State Championship Defenses
In LHS History

State Titles

Year

Number of Shutouts

Points/Game
Allowed

Total Points
Allowed

1

1945

5

5.1

51

2

1946

 

 

 

3

1947

4

5.6

50

4

1949

 

 

 

5

1952

6

2.9

26

6

1954

4

4.8

43

7

1956

4

4.9

44

8

1957

4

3.9

31

9

1958

6

3.0

27

10

1959

4

5.0

45

11

1960

4

4.2

38

12

1962

6

3.1

28

13

1963

5

1.9

15

14

1964

3

7.0

63

15

1966

6

2.7

24

16

1968

3

6.8

61

17

1979

4

6.2

74

18

1984

6

3.9

47

19

1986

5

3.8

45

20

1987

2

9.4

99

21

1989

2

8.0

96

22

1990

3

13.4

161

23

1991

4

8.0

96

24

1992

4

7.4

89

25

1993

3

8.7

104

26

1995

3

8.9

107

Interesting Facts:

  • The 1963 team only allowed 15 points total in 9 games (2 of these occurred because the offense gave up a safety!).
  • The 1952 team went 4 straight games without allowing a point.
  • The 1958 team did not allow a point during their last 4 games of the season. 
  • The 1984 team was not scored on during the entire month of October.

The 1986 team only allowed 1 team to score more than 1 TD all season

All of these Defenses had the following:
Big Time Hitters, Great Team Pursuit, Amazing Intensity, Unbelievable Emotion ………. and a State Championship

Will we be able to say the same thing about the 2009 team

All American Selections

 
Lawrence High football All-Americans
26 State Championships
1945 1946 1947 1949 1952 1954 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1962 1963
1964 1966 1968 1979 1984 1986 1987 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1995
31 Undefeated Seasons - Most in the United States

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