Hall of Fame Game promises fun for everyone despite rainy weather

Hall of Fame Game promises fun for everyone despite rainy weather
Posted on 11/06/2015

Hall of Fame Game Graphic

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.

"Fastest Fifth-Grader"

Running 5th gradersIn 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.

Ticket Information

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

*deceased