Lynch High School football history

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Lynch HIgh School won its first Class A state football title in 1959. It was the first year for the playoff system in Kentucky high school football.

1925 – 1-2
1926 – 2-0
1927 – 3-2
1928 – 0-3
1929 – 3-3-1
1930 – 1-3
1931 – 1-5 – P.C. O’Neil
1932 – 0-4 – P.C. O’Neil
1933 – 5-2 – P.C. O’Neil
1934 – 2-3-1
1935 – 3-3-1 – P.C. O’Neil
1936 – 3-4 – W.G. Fagin
1937 – 1-6-1 – Wayne Cusic
1938 – 6-0-3 – Wayne Cusic
1939 – 5-3-1 – Wayne Cusic
1940 – 7-1-1 – Charles Kennedy
1941 – 7-0-2 – Charles Kennedy
1942 – 9-0 – Charles Kennedy
1943 – 3-4 – Charles Kennedy
1944 – 5-1-2 – Sam Potter
1945 – 7-1-1 – Sam Potter
1946 – 5-2-1 – Sam Potter
1947 – 5-4-1 – Sam Potter
1948 – 5-6 – Sam Potter
1949 – 7-3 – Sam Potter
1950 – 6-3-1 – Sam Potter
1951 – 11-1 – Sam Potter
1952 – 11-0 – Sam Potter
1953 – 10-1 – Sam Potter
1954 – 7-3 – Louis Manning
1955 – 1-10 – Louis Manning
1956 – 3-4-3 – Don Riley
1957 – 7-4 – Don Riley
1958 – 10-1-1 – Don Riley
1959 – 12-1 – Ed Miracle (regional, state champs)
1960 – 12-1 – Ed Miracle (regional, state champs)
1961 – 9-2 – Ed Miracle (regional champs, state runner up)
1962 – 9-4 – Ed Miracle (district and regional champs, state runner up)
1963 – 11-3 – Ed Miracle (district, region and state champs)
1964 – 7-5-1 – Ed Miracle (district and region champs)
1965 – 10-2 – Ed Miracle (district champs)
1966 – 9-0 – Ed Miracle
1967 – 9-1 – Ed Miracle (district champs)
1968 – 10-1-1 – Ed Miracle (district, region and state champs)
1969 – 9-1-1 – Ed Miracle (district and region champs, state runner up)
1970 – 12-1 – Ed Miracle (district and region champs, state runner up)
1971 – 10-2-1 – Ed Miracle (district and region champs, state runner up)
1972 – 6-2-1 – Ed Miracle
1973 – 7-3 – Joe Bill Clark (district champs)
1974 – 5-8 – Joe Bill Clark (district and region champs)
1975 – 2-9 – Joe Bill Clark
1976 – 6-5 – Gregg Suhr (district champs)
1977 – 1-9 – Mack Quarles
1978 – 4-7 – Mack Quarles
1979 – 3-6 – John Morgan

Won state titles in 1959, 1960, 1963 and 1968.
Finished as state runner-up in 1961, 1962, 1970 and 1971
Won regional titles in 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1974
Won district titles in 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1976

 

The Lynch High School state championship team in 1960 is pictured.

 

Team members from the 1968 Lynch Bulldogs include, from left, front row: Tom Johnson, Roger Wilhoit, Jim Vicini, David Hollingsworth, Bobby Joe Golden, Mike Kirby, Joe Washington, Maceo Peeples, Terry Rogers and Ronnie Hampton; middle row: Danny Powell, Randy Adams, Junie Caldwell, Dennis Clark, Alan Wagers, David Sizemore, Mike Price, Charles Russell, Kenny Vicini, Mickey Roscoe, Darrell Washington and Gary Dye; back row: Johnny Reasor, Roger Gibbons, Curtis Stewart, Ezell Smith, Mark Moran, Joe Gibson, Dwayne Marrow, Ralph Price, Henry Rogers, Tommy Sheback, Jessie Mackey, Darryl Atkinson, Johnny Owens, Mark Merritt and Gary Standridge; coaches Enoch Foutch, Ray Jenkins, John Staley, John Morgan, Ed Miracle and Richard Smithson.

 

Members of the 1944 Lynch High School football team included, from left, front row: #48 Lee (Martin) Marsili, #42 Bill Hollin, #41 Clyde Root, #46 Joe Machesky, #40 Louis Heneger, #47 Bob Lunsford and #49 Johnne Bonich; back row: #54 Charles Steele, #38 Ted Hollin, #36 Bob Wheeler and #55 Kenneth Walker.