50 Years of Football Anniversary Celebration

Thank you to head football coach Charlie Elmendorf '76 for planning a wonderful weekend celebration of Duchesne's 50 years of football on the weekend of September 29-30, 2017.

Pregame festivities included a BBQ hosted by the Duchesne Athletic Boosters.  As many as 75 captains joined in the coin toss before Friday night's game, which was a winner over Christian HS of O'Fallon.  At halftime, about 2,500 people welcomed 300 former DHS football players as they were introduced by season year, starting with Don Schultehenrich '68, our first graduate to play the game at Duchesne. Generations of families relished in the tradition and relived great memories.

Saturday night saw 175 members of our Pioneer family sharing a traditional football team steak dinner at St. Peter Parish Hall, where a wall full of tables displayed memorabilia, statistics, records, scrap books, championship awards, and photos.  Betty Elmendorf's football quilt was on display.  Mike Schoen took photos both evenings.  Thank you, Mike.  Go Pioneers!

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