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Doing research for the Indiana High School Football Record Book that will be coming out later this year. Any Miners able to help me fill in the gaps?

Linton-Stockton High School
Location: Linton, Ind.
Nickname: Miners
Colors: Red & Royal Blue
First season: 1902
Known as Linton High School before 1921
Overall record: 577-393-25

Year    W-L-T    Head Coach        
1902    unknown    unknown
1903    unknown    Fred E. Bryan
1904    unknown    unknown
1906    unknown    unknown
1907    unknown    unknown
1908    unknown    unknown
1909    6-0-0    unknown
1910    unknown    unknown
1911    unknown    unknown
1912    unknown    unknown
1913    unknown    unknown
1914    unknown    unknown
1915    4-1-0    Wilber Johnson
From 1902 to 1915, Linton only lost eight of 109 football games, never losing more than one in a season
1916    2-3-0    Coach Howard
1917    unknown    unknown
1918    unknown    unknown
1919    3-3-1    Gerald W. Landis
1920    unknown    Gerald Moore
1921    4-3-1    Rex Landis
1922    5-2-1    Harold Johnson
1923    7-0-0    Gerald W. Landis
1924    5-4-1    Gerald W. Landis
1925    8-0-1    Gerald W. Landis
1926    0-2-1    Gerald W. Landis
1927    5-4-1    Gerald W. Landis
1928    unknown    Gerald W. Landis
1929    unknown    Gerald W. Landis
1930    unknown    Gerald W. Landis
1931    unknown    Gerald W. Landis
1932    unknown    Gerald W. Landis
1933    9-0-0    Gerald W. Landis
1934    unknown    Roy L. Williams
1935    2-8-0    Gerald W. Landis
1936    4-4-0    Gerald W. Landis
1937    4-5-1    Gerald W. Landis
1938    1-6-0    Roy L. Williams & James "Baldy" Goodman
1939    3-6-1    Nelson Beasley
1940    2-4-1    Roy L. Williams
1941    2-4-1    Roy L. Williams
1942    6-1-1    Roy L. Williams
1943    2-7-0    Roy L. Williams
1944    4-5-1    Roy L. Williams
1945    9-0-1    Roy L. Williams
1946    5-2-1    Roy L. Williams
1947    7-3-0    Roy L. Williams
1948    2-8-0    Roy L. Williams
1949    1-8-0    Roy L. Williams
1950    3-6-1    Roy L. Williams
1951    10-0-0    Roy L. Williams
1952    4-6-0    Red Faught
1953    3-6-0    Red Faught
1954    5-4-0    Red Faught
1955    2-8-0    Dale Scrivner
1956    4-6-0    Dale Scrivner
1957    2-8-0    Doc Bolten
1958    3-7-0    Doc Bolten
1959    3-6-1    Floyd Henson
1960    3-7-0    John Platt
1961    1-8-1    Dave Austill
1962    7-3-0    Dave Austill
1963    4-4-2    Dave Austill
1964    3-7-0    Paul Steele
1965    4-5-1    Paul Steele
1966    5-5-0    Paul Steele
1967    1-8-1    Paul Steele
1968    1-7-1    Fred Livzey
1969    0-10-0    Fred Livzey
1970    0-10-0    Don Clark
1971    3-5-2    Don Clark
1972    2-8    Don Clark
1973    1-9    Don Clark
1974    4-6    Randy Lynch
1975    7-3    Randy Lynch
1976    9-0    Dan Galbraith
1977    1-9    Dan Galbraith
1978    6-4    Dan Galbraith
1979    6-4    Dan Galbraith
1980    5-5    Charlie Karazsia
1981    9-1    Charlie Karazsia
1982    8-3    Charlie Karazsia
1983    7-3    Charlie Karazsia
1984    9-2    Charlie Karazsia
1985    5-5    Charlie Karazsia
1986    11-2    Charlie Karazsia
1987    8-1    Charlie Karazsia
1988    9-2    Charlie Karazsia
1989    8-1    Charlie Karazsia
1990    3-6    Charlie Karazsia
1991    2-6    Charlie Karazsia
1992    4-5    Jeff Oresik
1993    6-5    Jeff Oresik
1994    3-7    Jeff Oresik
1995    8-1    Rick Wellington
1996    3-6    Rick Wellington
1997    10-4    Rick Wellington
1998    12-2    Rick Wellington
1999    9-3    Rick Wellington
2000    5-5    Steve Weber
2001    8-3    Steve Weber
2002    7-3    Steve Weber
2003    11-1    Steve Weber
2004    11-3    Steve Weber
2005    9-1    Steve Weber
2006    8-2    Steve Weber
2007    12-1    Steve Weber
2008    13-1    Steve Weber
2009    9-4    Steve Weber
2010    9-3    Steve Weber
2011    13-1    Steve Weber
2012    13-1    Steve Weber
2013    13-1    Brian Oliver
2014    11-2    Brian Oliver
2015    13-2    Brian Oliver
2016    15-0    Brian Oliver
2017    7-4    Brian Oliver
2018    5-6    Brian Oliver
2019    9-2    Brian Oliver
2020    8-4    Brian Oliver
2021    10-1    Brian Oliver

Thanks,
Dan

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9 hours ago, Rudy said:

Doing research for the Indiana High School Football Record Book that will be coming out later this year. Any Miners able to help me fill in the gaps?

Linton-Stockton High School
Location: Linton, Ind.
Nickname: Miners
Colors: Red & Royal Blue
First season: 1902
Known as Linton High School before 1921
Overall record: 577-393-25

Year    W-L-T    Head Coach        
1902    unknown    unknown
 

Thanks,
Dan

@kingtutand @Miner_Pride are probably going to be your go-to guys on this!

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50 minutes ago, foxbat said:

@kingtutand @Miner_Pride are probably going to be your go-to guys on this!

 

10 hours ago, Rudy said:

Doing research for the Indiana High School Football Record Book that will be coming out later this year. Any Miners able to help me fill in the gaps?

Linton-Stockton High School
Location: Linton, Ind.
Nickname: Miners
Colors: Red & Royal Blue
First season: 1902
Known as Linton High School before 1921
Overall record: 577-393-25

Year    W-L-T    Head Coach        
1902    unknown    unknown
1903    unknown    Fred E. Bryan
1904    unknown    unknown
1906    unknown    unknown
1907    unknown    unknown
1908    unknown    unknown
1909    6-0-0    unknown
1910    unknown    unknown
1911    unknown    unknown
1912    unknown    unknown
1913    unknown    unknown
1914    unknown    unknown
1915    4-1-0    Wilber Johnson
From 1902 to 1915, Linton only lost eight of 109 football games, never losing more than one in a season
1916    2-3-0    Coach Howard
1917    unknown    unknown
1918    unknown    unknown
1919    3-3-1    Gerald W. Landis
1920    unknown    Gerald Moore
1921    4-3-1    Rex Landis
1922    5-2-1    Harold Johnson
1923    7-0-0    Gerald W. Landis
1924    5-4-1    Gerald W. Landis
1925    8-0-1    Gerald W. Landis
1926    0-2-1    Gerald W. Landis
1927    5-4-1    Gerald W. Landis
1928    unknown    Gerald W. Landis
1929    unknown    Gerald W. Landis
1930    unknown    Gerald W. Landis
1931    unknown    Gerald W. Landis
1932    unknown    Gerald W. Landis
1933    9-0-0    Gerald W. Landis
1934    unknown    Roy L. Williams
1935    2-8-0    Gerald W. Landis
1936    4-4-0    Gerald W. Landis
1937    4-5-1    Gerald W. Landis
1938    1-6-0    Roy L. Williams & James "Baldy" Goodman
1939    3-6-1    Nelson Beasley
1940    2-4-1    Roy L. Williams
1941    2-4-1    Roy L. Williams
1942    6-1-1    Roy L. Williams
1943    2-7-0    Roy L. Williams
1944    4-5-1    Roy L. Williams
1945    9-0-1    Roy L. Williams
1946    5-2-1    Roy L. Williams
1947    7-3-0    Roy L. Williams
1948    2-8-0    Roy L. Williams
1949    1-8-0    Roy L. Williams
1950    3-6-1    Roy L. Williams
1951    10-0-0    Roy L. Williams
1952    4-6-0    Red Faught
1953    3-6-0    Red Faught
1954    5-4-0    Red Faught
1955    2-8-0    Dale Scrivner
1956    4-6-0    Dale Scrivner
1957    2-8-0    Doc Bolten
1958    3-7-0    Doc Bolten
1959    3-6-1    Floyd Henson
1960    3-7-0    John Platt
1961    1-8-1    Dave Austill
1962    7-3-0    Dave Austill
1963    4-4-2    Dave Austill
1964    3-7-0    Paul Steele
1965    4-5-1    Paul Steele
1966    5-5-0    Paul Steele
1967    1-8-1    Paul Steele
1968    1-7-1    Fred Livzey
1969    0-10-0    Fred Livzey
1970    0-10-0    Don Clark
1971    3-5-2    Don Clark
1972    2-8    Don Clark
1973    1-9    Don Clark
1974    4-6    Randy Lynch
1975    7-3    Randy Lynch
1976    9-0    Dan Galbraith
1977    1-9    Dan Galbraith
1978    6-4    Dan Galbraith
1979    6-4    Dan Galbraith
1980    5-5    Charlie Karazsia
1981    9-1    Charlie Karazsia
1982    8-3    Charlie Karazsia
1983    7-3    Charlie Karazsia
1984    9-2    Charlie Karazsia
1985    5-5    Charlie Karazsia
1986    11-2    Charlie Karazsia
1987    8-1    Charlie Karazsia
1988    9-2    Charlie Karazsia
1989    8-1    Charlie Karazsia
1990    3-6    Charlie Karazsia
1991    2-6    Charlie Karazsia
1992    4-5    Jeff Oresik
1993    6-5    Jeff Oresik
1994    3-7    Jeff Oresik
1995    8-1    Rick Wellington
1996    3-6    Rick Wellington
1997    10-4    Rick Wellington
1998    12-2    Rick Wellington
1999    9-3    Rick Wellington
2000    5-5    Steve Weber
2001    8-3    Steve Weber
2002    7-3    Steve Weber
2003    11-1    Steve Weber
2004    11-3    Steve Weber
2005    9-1    Steve Weber
2006    8-2    Steve Weber
2007    12-1    Steve Weber
2008    13-1    Steve Weber
2009    9-4    Steve Weber
2010    9-3    Steve Weber
2011    13-1    Steve Weber
2012    13-1    Steve Weber
2013    13-1    Brian Oliver
2014    11-2    Brian Oliver
2015    13-2    Brian Oliver
2016    15-0    Brian Oliver
2017    7-4    Brian Oliver
2018    5-6    Brian Oliver
2019    9-2    Brian Oliver
2020    8-4    Brian Oliver
2021    10-1    Brian Oliver

Thanks,
Dan

what do you need?!?!?  Looks like you got a lot already!! 

 

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8 minutes ago, Miner_Pride said:

 

what do you need?!?!?  Looks like you got a lot already!! 

 

Anywhere it says unknown. Several Win/loss records which would give a more accurate all-time win percentage. 

Also for several early seasons, I’m missing who the head coach was. 
 

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6 minutes ago, DumfriesYMCA said:

Maybe it’s wasn’t tut.  I think I am mistaken

 

but there was a long time miner faithful on here who did pass 

Yes, it was @itiswhatitis who passed away this last year after his fight with cancer.

I think @kingtut is still going and may be closer to that centenarian mark.

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Another Miner football question:  I see Roy Williams was the coach for 12-13 seasons and the field is named after him.  Why?  The record was 54-54-7, so didn't exactly win a ton of games.  Did not know his significance to the school.  Not trying to be negative, but just thought it would be interesting to know a little bit more about him.

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1 hour ago, Ballhawk said:

Another Miner football question:  I see Roy Williams was the coach for 12-13 seasons and the field is named after him.  Why?  The record was 54-54-7, so didn't exactly win a ton of games.  Did not know his significance to the school.  Not trying to be negative, but just thought it would be interesting to know a little bit more about him.

I was actually a senior on the  team when the field was renamed Roy Williams Field.   

 

ROY WILLIAMS (Deceased)

Inducted: July 30, 1976 in Bloomington, IN

Date of Birth: May 16, 1905 in Linton, IN

High School Attended: Linton-Stockton          Graduated: 1926

High School Honors: All-Wabash Valley Center 1925; All-State Center 1925; 1925 was an undefeated season; football coach was Gerald “Two Penny” Landis.

College Attended: Franklin College 1926-1927
Indiana State University                              Graduated: 1933

College Honors: Did postgraduate work at Florida State University as head trainer in all sports.

Coaching Experience: Assistant coach 1933-1939 and head coach 1940-1951 at Linton–Stockton HS, with record of 60-49-7; also served as Linton–Stockton HS Athletic Director 1953-1971.

Coaching Honors: Team won five Conference Championships; Western Indiana Conference Championships 1947 and 1951; Southern Indiana Conference Champions 1945.

Special Recognition: "Mr. Citizen Award" in 1972 from Linton Civitan Club; American Legion Award as "Outstanding Service to Youth of Our Community" 1972; Linton HS began awarding the Roy Williams Senior Male Athletic Award in 1970-1971; served as President of the Wabash Valley Association for 5 years; Past Grand Exalted Ruler of Linton Elks Lodge #866 1942-1943; member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity; athletic field at Linton-Stockton HS was renamed "Roy Williams Field" on August 29, 1980.

Family: Wife, Charlotte; daughters, Ann and Jane.

Coach Williams passed away February 6, 1984.

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On 1/10/2022 at 12:01 PM, foxbat said:

Yes, it was @itiswhatitis who passed away this last year after his fight with cancer.

I think @kingtut is still going and may be closer to that centenarian mark.

INdeed...  the King is still here.   and hopefully still going strong.  He has so many memories of Linton Football.. I can only hope he has these things written down or recorded...  cause they are things you just won't find online.  

 

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On 1/10/2022 at 11:19 AM, Rudy said:

Anywhere it says unknown. Several Win/loss records which would give a more accurate all-time win percentage. 

Also for several early seasons, I’m missing who the head coach was. 
 

Thanks!

Well I have been knee deep in Linton research... in spurts.  I get going hard core through old papers online and library research.   So far I'm only back into the 50's.... But I have a lot of info.  I've seen these same unknowns for years...if I uncover anything that helps you I will certainly pass it on.

 

 

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17 hours ago, Miner_Pride said:

Well I have been knee deep in Linton research... in spurts.  I get going hard core through old papers online and library research.   So far I'm only back into the 50's.... But I have a lot of info.  I've seen these same unknowns for years...if I uncover anything that helps you I will certainly pass it on.

 

 

You and Tuts should write a book about Liptons football. I swear to God you should. 

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2 hours ago, Donnie Baker said:

You and Tuts should write a book about Liptons football. I swear to God you should. 

I’ve self published over a dozen books and would be more than happy to help with this process if you’re interested!

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Just now, Greene County Coach said:

Elmer Oliphant would be distantly related to Kip Fougerousse who is currently playing at IU on a baseball scholarship.  Kip didn't play HS football... at 6'3" and 200+ lbs... he might have been good.  The Oliphant clan and their descendants are sort of scattered across Green County.

Absolutely awesome piece of history.  Thanks for sharing.

Still love the story of the guy taking a break between innings of a baseball game to go run and win the 100 yard dash before returning to the baseball game.

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5 hours ago, Donnie Baker said:

You and Tuts should write a book about Liptons football. I swear to God you should. 

I was gonna really do this.. LOL.... When we finally won the 1A Title... "The Little Train That Could".. .LOL 

 

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53 minutes ago, Greene County Coach said:

  Kip didn't play HS football... at 6'3" and 200+ lbs... he might have been good.  The Oliphant clan and their descendants are sort of scattered across Green County.

ahh the thoughts... I am positive Kip woulda been a tough kid in Football... just as I'm sure Joey Hart could be... and many others vice versa in any of the sports.  I understand why but we can always speculate!!  

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Joey Hart played up until 8th grade... he was a burner.  Great straight line speed... not a big fan of running between the tackles... he would be a good wide receiver... believe it or not... he liked to hit on defense (sort of funny since most basketball coaches think the only way to slow him down on a court is to be physical with him).   While we are throwing out D1 athletes at Linton that never played HS football.  Josh Pyne (IU Baseball) would have been a great football player.  We never could talk his mom into it (in her defense... Josh was on a D1 baseball path in JH)  Even Lincoln Hale played until JH.   Evan Slover (Trester Award winner in HS basketball) is probably the best recent kid to not play football.  He was a beast with an insanely high football IQ.  I could probably write a book on great Miner athletes who chose not to play football 😉  Braden Walters is one that I'd love to see back on the Gridiron... hopefully he will come back out as a JR. and SR.

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On 1/13/2022 at 8:15 AM, Greene County Coach said:

Joey Hart played up until 8th grade... he was a burner.  Great straight line speed... not a big fan of running between the tackles... he would be a good wide receiver... believe it or not... he liked to hit on defense (sort of funny since most basketball coaches think the only way to slow him down on a court is to be physical with him).   While we are throwing out D1 athletes at Linton that never played HS football.  Josh Pyne (IU Baseball) would have been a great football player.  We never could talk his mom into it (in her defense... Josh was on a D1 baseball path in JH)  Even Lincoln Hale played until JH.   Evan Slover (Trester Award winner in HS basketball) is probably the best recent kid to not play football.  He was a beast with an insanely high football IQ.  I could probably write a book on great Miner athletes who chose not to play football 😉  Braden Walters is one that I'd love to see back on the Gridiron... hopefully he will come back out as a JR. and SR.

Yeah it's a hard thing in smaller schools to deal with... and I'm sure in big schools too... it's just they have a lot more of a pool of good athletes.   i know it's a tough call, and prolly doesn't help that we had happen what every parent and of course athlete fears happen when Grant Stamm had that broken ankle/leg or whatever it was on a late punt in sectionals against Tecumseh.  He had gone to state finals in hurdles as you know...and was a shoe-in to go again, and maybe I'm wrong but he had scholarship for Purdue or ISU or something and was NOT going to play football... didn't as I recall come out until late and had to get practices in.  But he was such a huge huge weapon and made huge plays catching the ball for Linton.  But it definitely changed his path, altho I think he still recovered and ran hurdles and went to college.   Its such a big thing to get college scholarship... but I do believe kids catch the hype sometimes and believe they have a path to 'stardom' or path to a Div 1 college in a certain sport "IF" they just focus on that sport and give everything else up.  Yes, it can happen, but has happened so  infrequently. We;ve had a few for sure... baseball and basketball...  Football, with all the success on the field, hasn't produced anything like Div 1.. at least I don't think... because there just isn't the size.  We've had several go on the Div 2 or smaller.  I saw GAbe Eslinger (LB on the 2021 team) was offered at U of Indy.  I think we'd have a lot more of that if kids were open to it.  Hanover, DePauw, Franklin, Marion etc.  

But yeah the names you mentioned... wow!  I can only imagine if kids did play football and vice versa ... the big three Football, Basketball and Baseball.  I know I suffered burnout in high school and gave up baseball... not that I was a key ingredient LOL.. but heck I was an all-star all through little league!!   Nearly gave up basketball because I just got tired of constant practice every day all the time.   And that was then... the early 80s.. which is nothing like the dedication demanded now.  And I do think that plays a big part in kids giving up on a sport or concentration on "A" sport.  Summer is just insane... lifting and work outs for all three sports, clinics, camps, travel squads, individual work outs.... and you can't help but feel you get 'marked' if you aren't 100% in a sport.  I think it's a lot to ask of a 15 year old... then you add a kid who maybe has to work to make money for himself....or herself....  I can sit here and dream about what Linton might have done with the likes of Joey, or Hale, or Slover,  or Evan Austin, or Kip.. Walters...Pyne   etc.... so many really,  But I can understand the worry of parents.... Football is physical.  Injuries happen.   I asked Logan Webb this year before the first game of the year...."What made you want to play football"?  He was a Junior, and had 2 seniors ahead of him at both his offensive and defensive position...  He said "To Get Tougher".   And I said that I hoped he enjoyed it and could contribute.. and he just nodded with a 'hope so".   By season's end he had made several terrific plays at Wideout, saw a lot of DB action, and even punted for a few games because of injuries to the starter.  

I know this much.. you can't play football and fear injury.  You won't ply full tilt... and then you will get hurt!   

 

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