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Hall of Fame Class of 2019 1973-1974 Carson-Macedonia Football Team-Team/Group-Coaches Larry Wax and Terry Statton

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Hall of Fame Class of 2019

1973-1974 Carson-Macedonia Football Team-Team/Group-Coaches Larry Wax and Terry Statton

This team has the distinction of being only one of 15 teams in Iowa High School Football history and the most recent to be undefeated, untied, and unscored upon, and the only team to accomplish it in the playoff era.  They were 7-0 and Western Iowa Conference Co-Champions with Avoca who they did not play that year.  

They were 8-0 overall with a strong defense that had 33 takeaways (20 interceptions,13 fumbles and blocked 2 punts). Several opponents threatened to score, but non succeeded, stopped by turnovers, strong defensive stands, timely tackles, and missed field goal attempts.

In 1973 it was only the second year for the Iowa High School Football Playoffs, and only four teams qualified in each class-one from each quarter of the state.  Southwest Iowa had 3 undefeated teams: Dexfield, Hamburg and Carson-Macedonia. They selected Dexfield to represent Southwest Iowa and they went on to win the championship.

Lead by Coaches Larry Wax and Terry Statton with Duane Laughlin being named a National Football All-American by Who’s Who in National High School Football.

Statistician: Dale Schoening

Cheerleaders: Shirley Koehler, Suzann Shumate, Cindy Gravett, Gerianne Forristall, Beckie Brammer, and Raenite Keast

Players: Lowell Forristall, Rick Hunt, Kevin McCready, Vern Damgaard, Shoan McCready, Bob Braden, Mark Martens, Jeff Bisbee, Eugene Niles, Ron Henry, Gary Schoening, Jim Owens, Tom Eilers, Wayne Zimmerman, Condon Goos, Tim Schroeder, Lonnie Trede, Monte Issacson, Duane Laughlin, Jim Braden, Par Fulton, David Samples, Bill Laughlin, Russ Keast, Roy Gravett, Tom Donney, Steve Long, John Wax, Steve Brumley, Ed Wax, Dick Fender, and Tony Smith