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Looking back at the 1960 Rufus King football program was much different from both 1940 and today. In 1940 the varsity had 32-players; the “B” squad had 30 and there were sophomore and freshman teams with 39 and 44 players on each. Move froward to 1960 and the varsity had 48 members while the sophomore-freshman team had 64 players. Today, the varsity roster on WisSports.net shows about 32 players…sophomores, juniors and seniors. There is no freshman team and some on the varsity roster are academically ineligible but still practice as they work on their grades.

Gone was Wally Dreyer, off to be the head coach at UW-Milwaukee. In came Raymond Hendrickson who coached for one season, 1960. The future Hall of Fame coach took the team to a 7-1-0 record with their only loss to Washington, a tough 2-0 battle as the Generals again took the city conference crown. Hendrickson first coached for one year at Wisconsin High School in Madison in 1953 followed by five seasons at Augusta (1954-58) then he moved to Milwaukee and coached first at South Division in 1959, King in 1960 and then on to start up the school program at Milwaukee Marshall where he stayed for over 20-seasons.

Joe Beauchamp as a San Diego Charger

After Raymond Hendrickson left, Edward Kotecki became the head coach where the program thrived. Between 1961 and 1965 his teams were 32-7-2, winning two conference titles, coming in second twice and in his first season, 1961, they finished fourth despite a 6-2-0 record. One of the stars was Joe Beauchamp who was a talented halfback as well as a great defensive back. Joe scored six touchdowns but also hauled in six interceptions. Joe ran track and played basketball. As good as he was, he didn’t make the varsity until his junior year as he helped the 1960 team win the conference title with five interceptions. He really blossomed as a senior and then later at Iowa State. In 1966 he joined the San Diego Chargers and over the next 10-seasons he intercepted 23 passes and returned three for touchdowns.

Although he lived for a while in San Diego, Joe often returned to Milwaukee and would show up at King practices and talk to the coaches but especially the [layers to encourage them with their schoolwork and their play. I personally have heard testimonials from some of the former King coaches on how much his coming by meant to all. Sadly, Joe passed away in May of 2020.

The 1962 squad was 7-1-0 losing to Lincoln 19-7 but was the city champ. They repeated again in 1963 and had an overall 6-2-1 record. They lost their season opener against Homestead, 12-7. And later tied Custer 0-0 and lost to Milwaukee West late in the year 17-7. Coach Kotecki had them primed for a championship run but they fell just a bit short, finishing second in 1964 and 1965 going 7-1-1 and 6-1-1. Coach Kotecki moved on after the 1965 season to Cedarburg. In stepped Jerry Zuck.

I haven’t found out a lot about Coach Zuck beyond the time he was at King, 1966-73. His eight-year record was impressive with a 46-17-2 record, three city conference titles and one second place posting. What I have found about King was impressive as they were super on defense. I’m not showing the game scores for the 1968 season, 5-4-0 (5-3-0 in conference play) but look at the following stats: King only gave up 14 points in conference play. They caused 37 total fumbles, recovered 21 fumbles, intercepted 12 passes and had 25 sacks. They allowed only 439 yards.

They had some offense as well behind the play of quarterback Bill Stewart from the middle of the 1968 season through 1970. King went 5-4-0 with Stewart leading them to a 4-1-0 record as a starter. The 1969 team went 7-0-1, winning the conference title as King tied Tech for the #1 spot. Interestingly, Tech earned the #16 spot in the final Associated Press poll. It seemed that few voters thought much of the city conference that year. As early as the third week of the poll, Tech was ranked #10 but later dropped in the voter’s estimation. King was nowhere to be found in the polls even though they were leading the league in holding opponents just under 100-yards on offense. They also had some offense as junior quarterback Bill Stewart was 44-80-3-796-10 passing and rushed for 243 yards and scored four times. Senior end Curtis Davis hauled in 30 passes for 609 yards and eight touchdowns. Stewart and Davis were named to the All-City team.

In the 1970 opener, a 0-0 tie to Marshfield Columbus, the Generals only gained 187 yards but held the “Dons” to only 30 yards on the ground, zero yards passing and only one first down which was a result of a penalty. Columbus coach (A future member of the WFCA Hall of Fame) Walt Kroll was particularly impressed by the defensive line and Kings linebackers. King would have won the game except for fumbling twice, losing both inside the 10-yard line. Stewart led King to an undefeated season, 8-0-1 in 1970. Well, sort of. In the second to last AP po of 1970 posted on November 5, 1970, had King in the #11 spot with a 7-0-0 record. The next week and final week of the poll, posted on Wednesday, November 11 had King in the #10 spot with a 9-0-0 record. So, what’s correct? The record that I found in the yearbook and confirmed in newspaper research so 8-0-1 is correct.

How good of an athlete was Bill Stewart? He stared in football, basketball, baseball and track. Besides earning All-City in football as a junior and as a senior, All-City in basketball both seasons, he finished3rd in the 1969 state track meet competing in the high jump. But that isn’t all his accomplishments. In 1970 he earned 1st team All-State in football, the first African American to gain that honor. He was also Al-State in basketball. His stats for 1970 was 48-100-3-864-9 passing and 60-371-8 rushing and he also scored a touchdown on a pass reception. Bill went on to play football at Northern Illinois and basketball.

When Stewart left King, the cupboard wasn’t empty. Gary Pinkerton stepped into the quarterback spot for the 1971 and 1972 seasons, earning All-City and honorable mention All-State. The 1971 team went undefeated as they posted an 8-0-0 record. If you notice the 1971 record, they played a non-conference game against Muskego. Defense played a great part in the 1972 season. King only played seven conference games and posted a 5-1-1 record. The Generals allowed a total of 146 yards, holding their opponents to -175 yards on the ground. Super defense. The 1972 season and the conference split into two sections with six regular games and then the top teams played for the city title. There were now 14-teams in the conference, and it was harder to make balanced schedules. King’s lone loss that season was in the title game, a 14-9 loss to Boy’s Tech. Later in the 1980’s the conference would split, and some schools would play teams like those in Racine and Kenosha before forming into two Milwaukee City Conferences…The Blackbourn and The Richardson. Named to honor those two outstanding coaches who won many titles during the 1937-73 period.

By 1974 the team was heading south and Jerry Zuck moved on after directing his players to a 4-4-0 season. There would be some very good seasons in the future

In 1934, Milwaukee Rufus King High School opened its doors and produced its first varsity football team in 1937. The school was named after a former resident of Milwaukee who was a Civil War general, the first superintendent of Milwaukee schools, newspaper editor for the Milwaukee Sentinel as well a diplomat. It was a fledgling program, and they didn’t play any other Milwaukee Public Schools their first year. Instead, they played a variety of schools and did quite well, going 3-1-3 under the head coach, George A. Wolf. I honestly don’t have any background on Wolf other than sparce info from the school yearbooks. Oh, if you might be thinking that the name sounds familiar, there was a George Woolf who was the main jockey of the great racing horse, Seabiscuit.

Rufus King from the 1941 school yearbook

Rufus King from the 1941 school yearbook

Wolf tutored the new classes each year as more students were added to the school. The freemen became sophomores and then juniors. They played an informal schedule each season between 1934 and 1936 against any school that had a JV, a Seconds or “B” squads. The players learned well. King was growing under the school’s principal, Ralph G. Chamberlin to whom the school’s first yearbook was decanted. Again, I can’t find additional info on Mr. Chamberlin except to surmise that he may have been related…a son of, possibly…to G. A Chamberlin who was, for many years, a teacher and football coach at Milwaukee East (Riverside) High School. G.A. was also a main cog in the WIAA as he served on that organizations Board of Control for 32-years.

It was Ralph Chamberlin who helped make sure that the school had a football stadium and not just a practice field. It was a glorious one that has now been relegated to holding track meets, football practices and some daytime JV games. In its heyday the stadium would host 10,000-12,000 fans for the school’s football games. The stadium was nicknamed “The Bowl of Victory”.

The 1937 season started with a 13-7 loss to Whitefish Bay but the next week the “Generals” trounced Menomonee Falls 20-0. They tied Milwaukee Marquette 13-13 and then followed up with a 14-14 tie of Sheboygan. Nearby Messmer was dispatched 27-0 and then they traveled to Port Washington and played to a 7-7 tie. The season finale was against Milwaukee Country Day (A school that later merged with Milwaukee University School, now located in Mequon. Country Day was located at the time in Whitefish Bay near today’s Dominican High School) in a 27-7 victory. Country Day was directed by Hall of Fame coach Kenneth Laard who won 195 games in his 40-years as a head coach. He also started coaching at Country Day after five seasons at Appleton and two at Bloomer in 1937.

George A. Wolf, 1948

1938 rolled around and the team went 5-2-0 with wins over Sheboygan, Shorewood and Marquette. They lost to a fine Oshkosh team and then they played the first Milwaukee City Conference teams. Boy’s Tech went down 26-0 and there was a close win over Custer, 6-0. The final game was against Milwaukee Country Day and their opponent was ready for them as the Generals lost a heartbreaker, 13-0. The season was a success for King and coach Wolf as he and his men looked forward to their introduction to the City Conference in 1939.

They played their first two games of the 1939 season against non-conference opponents and then there was the start of the conference schedule. In their first official conference game they defeated Milwaukee East. Next up was the battle for the conference title, even though it was only mid-season. The Washington” Puregolders” were the team to beat. I’ll leave it to you to read the details in my previous blog, “PLAYING THROUGH THE DEPRESSION…PART 2. The game was a battle and while King lost, they would end up in second place in the conference

Milwaukee was growing now as the city’s population swelled to about 625,000 souls as Word War II was about to grip the whole earth. George Wolf would coach until 1946. His 6-1-1 team of 1943 would place second in the conference. He would post seven winning seasons in his 10 years at King, and he left with a shining 45-24-7 varsity record. Wolf stayed on a few years working in the athletic department and coaching gymnastics. With the city’s growth a need for new high schools was pressing the city fathers. In 1937 when Rufus King played their first varsity football game there were nine other Milwaukee high schools: Washington, Lincoln, Bay View, Tech, East, Custer, South, North and West. Two more were not far behind in opening…Pulaski and Juneau.

As schools were added the landscape of Milwaukee began to change. There were clusters of people with different nationalities and race around the city. The south side was heavy with Poles and Germans. Closer to the downtown area there were many Italians and other European ethnic groups. On the near north side there were clusters of African Americans, many who moved north just before or during the war looking for a better life. There were few Hispanic and Asian-Americans at the time. But the landscape of people and faces were none the less changing. Post-World War II brought movement to the north lakeshore communities and the western suburbs. Coaching personalities in Milwaukee also changed. Gone, besides George Wolf, was Lisle Blackbourn from Washington. New coaches began to take other- city schools to new heights. Robert Neubauer took over at King and had moderate success, going 26-18-3 from 1947-52.

There was a downside to the Neubauer era. On November 20, 1949, tragedy occurred when starting quarterback Frederic “Fred/Fritz” Barthel died following the season ending 24-14 win over Custer. Very late in the game Barthel received a massive concussion and collapsed. He was rushed to Lakeview Hospital (Now Closed) as he suffered an internal hemorrhage. Surgery couldn’t relieve the pressure and he expired the next day, never waking up. Milwaukee Sentinel Sports Editor, Lloyd Larson eulogized Fred in the November 24 edition. That same day the Milwaukee Journal broke tradition when they named a 12-man squad, instead of 11-men, to the All-City 1st team. including Barthel as an addition to the squad. Much loved and honored by his fellow students, and fans. The King/Custer game was a day game, but Fred had volunteered to work the city championship to be held at Marquette Stadium between Pulaski and Bay View. He had turned down any payment, he was working for the fun of it. Kids around his home near Lindbergh Park on north 16th St. in Milwaukee (Now renamed Berrien Park) would flock to see Barthel when he walked by to ask him what was new in the sports world. Fritz’s picture was displayed in the school and the 1950 team vowed to win the Custer game in his memory. Alas, it was not to be as the Generals lost in the fourth quarter 14-6.

November 24, 1949, Milwaukee Journal

Neubauer’s final season, 1952, was his best as King and Washington tied for second in the city and the newest coaching star, Jim Richardson of Boy’s Tec who led the school to the city title. King and Washington went 7-0-1 as the two teams tied in the season’s final game 13-13 before 11,000 fans. Interestingly, Tech played a very close game against a middle of the road Pulaski team, only winning 14-13. King beat Pulaski 15-0 and Washington beat them 14-0. The coaching landscape continued to change as John Powers of Washington stepped down at the season’s end as head coach. He had been there during the glory years with Lisle Blackbourn as his trusted assistant for 11-seasons and then, when Blackbourn moved on Powers became the head coach for the next seven, winning two city titles. Tech had opened its doors 35-years before and had come close to winning the city title several times, but they fell short and finished in second place.

Stepping in to replace Neubauer would be a coach with little experience but surely learned his trade as a player, a collegian and as a pro. Walter “Wally” Dwyer played football at Milwaukee Washington for Lisle Blackbourn as a halfback and was the team captain in 1939.

I need to make a special note here. When I made my all-1930’s team as noted in my blog: PLAYING THROUGH THE DEPRESSION…PART 2 I accidently left Wally off the Honorable Mention list. That gave Washington, with fullback Pat Harder as the top player that season but they also had a fine halfback in Dwyer.

Following graduation Dreyer attended UW-Madison and played on the freshman team. He then was in the Marines reserves and the Corp transferred him to the University of Michigan for military training and while there he earned a letter as he played on the 1943 Big Ten champions, coached under College Hall of Fame Coach Fritz Crisler. From there it was off to service in the Pacific as he saw combat on Okinawa. Dreyer served three years in the military and then returned to Madison and played there from 1946-48, serving as the team captain his senior year. Following his play in the Blue-Gray All-Star game and then it was on to the NFL. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears and played one season before coach George Halas (Who was also the owner of the Bears) traded him to the Green Bay Packers. By now it was 1952 and Wally decided to retire from the NFL and took the head coaching job at Berlin H.S. before moving back to Milwaukee and taking the head coaching job at Rufus King. His first season was not a huge success as the Generals went from 7-0-1 in 1952 to 1-7-0 in 1953. He changed his assistant coach (Most teams in those days only had one assistant) for a man who would be very iatrical in Kings success. Richard “Dick” Krueger moved into the assistant spot and 1954 was a move into the right direction as the team improved with a 5-3-0 record.

At this point I want to make a mention about the 12-team City Conference in 1954: With 12-teams there was a 3-way tie for the City Championship. Boy’s Tech, Washington and South all finished with 6-1-1 records. Tech beat South but tied lowly Lincoln and lost to Bay View. South tied Lincoln and lost to Tech. Washington played to a tie vs. Bay View and lost to middle of the road Juneau. Crazy.

Things got better in 1955 for King as the team went 7-0-1 and won their first City Conference title. 1956 was also fine as the team went 7-1-0 for their second consecutive City title. The team lost a lot of key starters from the past two seasons but even, so they were 5-3-0 and placed second in the city. As I mentioned before the landscape in the city population wise was changing. For the first time, in looking at the school’s yearbooks, I noticed more and more African Americans attending King. The first players from that ethnic group appeared in the 1957 team photo. Earnest Jackson, John Triggs, Jim Weber and Sterling Gray may not have started but they all contributed to the team and would do so moving forward. The African American community had mainly attended Lincoln and North, but now more and more were more attending all the high schools in the city and that only helped all.

1958 the team went undefeated, going 8-0-0 as the Generals finished #3 in the United Press International football poll behind #1 Superior Central and #2 Waukesha. Louis Beauchamp, brother of future star Joe Beauchamp, was one of the stars of the team. 1958 made it three out of four seasons that King was #1 in the conference and even though they posted a 7-1-0 record in 1959 they could be proud of being #2 that year

Wally Dreyer 1958

Wally Dreyer left the school and became the head coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 1960—71 as well as being named an Assistant Professor of Physical Education. He held the assistant position until 1988 when he retired. While at King he posted a 40-16-1 record and was named to the WFCA Hall-of-Fame in 1993. Richard “Dick” Krueger stayed at King on and off until 1966. He spent time after the 1959 season as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Georgia and at UW-Milwaukee in 1961. He left King in 1966 and became the head coach at Milwaukee Madison where he won four city championships and three division titles in his 20-season’s. He posted an overall record of 168-86-1 as an assistant and head coach.

This is just the first part of the early Rufus King story.

An Early Milwaukee City Conference Coach

In 1928 Bernie Heselton left his teaching and coaching position at Duluth (MN) HS and moved to Milwaukee to become the head coach at Milwaukee East (Riverside) and in doing so he made a name for the football program and himself. The school had previously been somewhat successful but never as strong as during his ten-year stay at East. The 1915 team had posted an 8-1-0 record, losing only to the Alumni, but despite the loss the state press felt that they were the top team over a 6-0-1 La Crosse. Conference titles were rare, but they still competed well in the city. Then Coach Bernie showed up.

Lisle Blackbourn came to Milwaukee Washington in 1925 to become one of the greatest City Conference coaches. Bernie Heselton arrived on the scene in 1929 and for the next 10 years the two schools battled for control of the city. It should be noted that it took Blackbourn until 1937 (12 seasons) to coach his first conference champion team while it took Heselton only three seasons to cop his first title. In the first two seasons Easy only posted a 5-11-1 record but then Heselton turned on the afterburners and in the next six seasons the team won 33 games, lost only one and tied three times as they had a 32-game win streak. His teams earned six conference championships in his 10-seasons, and he posted an overall 58-16-6 record. His Tigers beat Washington four times, lost one time and tied once. Because there were 8-10 teams in the conference as the city grew and more schools opened all teams played a rotating schedule, usually of 6-7 conference opponents and 1 or 2 non-conference foes.

WFCA Hall of Fame photo

Now, I admit I didn’t know about Heselton until I began to search some of the available school yearbooks at the Milwaukee Historical Society. When I got home, I did a GOOGLE search of the coach and came away impressed. Lawrence University came calling and he moved on to the collage scene where he then spent the next 27-years at the Appleton based University. His Lawrence teams would win six Midwest Conference championships and they finished in second place three times. Overall, he posted a 11-78-5 record. Late in his coaching career at Lawrence he also took the reins as the school’s Athletic Director, a position he held from 1961-1970. After he retired, he was honored in many ways. In 1981 he was named to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1982 and he was part of the inaugural class of the Lawrence University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994. As a tribute to the rivalry between Ripon College and Lawrence University the Doehling-Heselton Trophy, awarded each year to the winner of the Ripon-Lawrence annual football game was created in 1994. Sadly, Bernie died in early 1981 and never learned of these awards. But awards weren’t what he was about. It was about the students and players with whom he came into contact. Just like my next profile.

A Jefferson Leader

Like Bernie Heselton, I had never heard of Carl J. Hager of Jefferson but digging through school yearbooks I learned a lot. Hager graduated from Jefferson High School and then moved on to attend the then named Stout Institute (Now UW-Stout). A star athlete at Jefferson as a high schooler, he returned to the school and served as the football and basketball coach and also acted as the school’s athletic director. And if that wasn’t enough, he taught what was then called manual arts (Now known better as shop). He was a master carpenter and specialized in desks, bookshelves and cabinets. The school doesn’t have copies available of the yearbooks for when Hager was a student so I couldn’t check his playing career. However, I was able to look at just about everyone beginning in 1920 his first year he returned to the school. And what a return it was.

1921 Jefferson High School Yearbook

His first football team tied in the season opener to Stoughton and then won the next seven. Finishing 7-0-1 in 1919 on the field his first basketball squad was not successful, posting a 3-9 record. He had moderate success coaching both sports. His 1922 team was only 5-7-0. Yes, that’s not an error. They played 12-games in one season before the advent of the playoff system in 1969 (By the WISSA). They were the first Wisconsin school to play 12-games in a season. That year they played Waterloo, Fort Atkinson, Cambridge, Lake Mills and Whitewater Normal HS twice each.

Speaking of Whitewater, did you know that a Normal school meant that it was a school that taught teachers? Most had kindergarten through, usually, sixth grade. Whitewater was different. Their teaching school had grades from K-5 to 12th grade. They had their own high school football team. It was never very good. The Whitewater College High School played Jefferson once as did the Whitewater Public School. I thought it was strange that Whitewater College had a high school in a town of about 3,500 people. By the way, the old Wisconsin High School was located in Madison on the UW campus which closed in 1964. Whitewater’s HS closed in the early 1950’s. Why the high school wasn’t in a larger city like Milwaukee nobody knows.

In 1924 Jefferson trimmed their football schedule as they went 6-0-0. Their next undefeated season was in 1939 as they went 7-0-0. Unfortunately, the cupboard was bare as the team went 0-7-0 the next season in 1940. Hager won six Rock Valley League titles in the 23 seasons that he coached football at Jefferson as he ended with an 88-77-4 record. He stopped coaching basketball in the 1940-41 season after 22 seasons. His final coaching season was 1941 as his team went 4-3-0.

At the start of the 1941-42 school year, he was relieved of his teaching duties as he took on the job of assistant principal. He was drafted into the Army after Pearl Harbor. He had been a lieutenant for his brief service in World War I and when he was drafted, he entered as a captain but eventually rose to the rank of colonel. When he returned from the war, he resumed his position of assistant principal and eventually he was promoted to principal. He retained that position until the 1962-63 school year. He passed in 1976 at age 81

Why did I track and mention Carl Hager? Because like Bernie Heselton, Mr. Hager was a teacher. His teams may not have always been the best but through his thoughtful encouragement he groomed his players and students to always be better. Hopefully the community hasn’t forgotten him for all he did.

Rock County

About the same time Bernie Heselton and Carl Hager were born, Herman L. “Honest Jake” Jacobson came into the word in Mt. Horeb. After graduating from Mt. Horeb HS, he attended Whitewater Normal in 1921 followed by attending and graduating from the University of Illinois in 1926. He would later obtain a M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1932. Between the U of Illinois and UW-Madison he coached football at Cuba City Wisconsin and took the school’s basketball team to the 1923 state tournament. He then went to coach at Monroe for two years. Next, he then spent five years as the football coach at Milbank South Dakota where he posted a 36-4-0 record in five seasons. After getting his final degree he took the head coaching jobs (Football, basketball and track) as well as the athletic director position at Beloit Memorial HS. He was a busy man and yet always concerned about others.

Starting in 1932 Jacobson spent the next 11 seasons as the football coach and posted an overall 66-46-5 career record. His Beloit football teams won two Big Eight Conference titles in 1933 and 1936 while tying for the title in 1938. On the basketball court his teams won the state title in 1933, 1934 and 1937 while placing second in 1935.

Coach Jacobson…Beloit High School Hall of Fame photo

An incident in the 1936 opening round against fellow Big Eight Conference member Kenosha shows his caring for others. Posting a 14-5 overall record, Beloit had split the two regular season games with Kenosha. Behind in that opening playoff round 27-13 at the end of the third quarter, the game had just resummoned with Beloit making a field goal when Fred Bauer, the Kenosha coach, suddenly fell from his chair on the sidelines, dead of a heart attack. After a long delay Jacobson conceded the game. It could have gone on, but he knew that the Kenosha players were unnerved, and his team might have been able to overcome the 12-point lead. But he also didn’t feel like continuing. He knew that if they had won it would have been a hallow victory. His concession drew wide praise. In those days the state tournament teams played additional games after they lost in the opening round and so Beloit went on and won the next game but went down in the third game of the loser’s bracket.

“Jake” retired from coaching in 1944 and his AD spot in 1946. At this time, he was appointed as Beloit’s Director of Recreation and Physical Education, a spot he held until 1966. While the director of the rec department he was appointed as a member of the Rock County Board of Supervisors, a job he held from 1961-82.

Among his many accomplishments Herman served on the WIAA Advisory Council. In the winter of 1945, he proposed a weekly poll of rating basketball teams in Wisconsin, similar to one that had been in use in Illinois to rate their high schools. It took on in the press and became popular. It would lead to the AP and UPI weekly football and basketball weekly polls. He was elected to the state basketball coaches association in 1979 (Although the school credit is listed as Eagle River and not Beloit…not sure why) as a charter member. He was enshrined into the Athletic Hall of Fame at UW-Whitewater in 1966 and was also named to the WFCA Hall of Fame in 1983. He passed in 1984.

Why These Three?

I had never heard of these three men. I ran across them in checking through yearbooks and expanded my search from there. I thought they were interesting, and I hope you find their accounts interesting as well.

Wisconsin Connections:

If you haven’t looked at the national posts by Kevin Askeland of MaxPreps.com check out his private blogs at High School Sports History | Kevin Askeland | Substack He does great, extensive research into creating past All-American and National Champion teams. Check them out. Wisconsin is mentioned in all of the stories.

Kevin also posted on MaxPfreps.com (His regular job) a story on the nation's Top 50 winningest active coaches. There are a few names besides Wisconsinites you may know: High school football: Top 50 winningest active coaches - MaxPreps