Richland Springs Coyotes 2004-2007
Coached by Jerry Burkhart
Assistant Coach was Harley Ethridge
Tyler Earl Ethridge played football for Richland Springs from 2004 to 2007. He played spreadback and safety and played a huge role in leading the Coyotes to three state championships in 2004, 2006, and 2007. The Coyotes only lost one game in his high school career. That game was the 2005 Semi-final vs Throckmorton. His career record was 56-1.Throughout his career he played in only thirteen games beyond halftime. Tyler was a dynamic player who was very exciting to watch.
Career Defensive statistics: 308 tackles, 26 interceptions
In the 2006 State Championship game: 399 passing yards and 5 touchdowns
In the 2008 TSMCA All Star game: 352 passing yards and 4 touchdowns
Player Charley Robinson
La Pryor Bulldogs 1952-55
Coached by David Easterling
Charley played quarterback, safety, and kicker, and lead the Bulldogs to district championships all four years he was in High school. Back in the day Regional was as far as a class B school could go, and twice the Bulldogs were undefeated Regional Champions, with a 26 game winning streak while he was there. In 1954 & 55 Robinson dawned the cover of the National Six-Man Football Magazine by C.J. O’Conner of Baltimore, and lead the nation in PAT kicks with 50 and tied for the most TD passes in a game with 6. Robinson lead the nation in five categories in 1955, setting season records in Most passes attempted, Highest Percentage of passes completed, longest field goal of 43 yards, Highest percentage of PAT kicks made, Most touchbacks and tied for most passes completed. Charley was also a baseball star in high school leading the bulldogs to consecutive regional championships and would go on to sign a professional baseball contract with the Baltimore Orioles. He had a long career in education, as a teacher, coach, principal, and administrator, retiring from Uvalde CISD in 2014. Mr. Robinson is a proud alum of Texas Tech.
Player Terry Clark
Highland Hornets 1964-67
Terry was a four year starter and captain three years. Selected to All District team all four years. Terry lead the Hornets in 1966 to the Regional championship game rushing for 174 yards on 22 carries in a loss to Paint Rock. He played in the 1968 TSMCA All Star game scoring 2 TDs. Terry went to Abilene Christian on a scholarship and played two seasons. Terry is a proud supporter of the Highland Hornets serving as a board of Trustee helping to carry on the tradition and work ethic he learned there as a young man and helps to pass that tradition on to future generations of Hornets.
Player John Reeves, Mullin
John was a standout football player for Mullin in the early 1960's. He averaged over 200 points and over 2,000 yards rushing his last three years in High School. His final High School Stats eclipsed over 1,000 points and over 6, 000 rushing yards. While he was in school Mullin witnessed some great football years with Reeves. The Mulling Bulldogs lost only 2 district games when Reeves was in high school. Reeves was regarded as the fastest man in Mills County while in high school. He was clocked at a 9.8 in the 100 yard dash. After graduation Reeves received a 4 year football scholarship to Texas Tech University. John Reeves passed away in 1995 at the young age of 49 after a bout of cancer.
Player Chad Humphries, Panther Creek
Coached by Alan Luker & Mitch Lee
Chad lead the Panthers to back to back State Championships in 1992 and 1993. In the 1992 State Championship Game against Fort Hancock, Humphries completed 17 of 27 pass for 243 yards, 5 touchdowns, and rushed 25 times for 226 yards and 2 touchdowns. This win ended the Historic undefeated four year and four state championship run of "The Fort" with a 54 to 26 victory. He ended his High School Career completing 309 of 549 passes for 5,549 yards and 103 touchdowns with only 15 interceptions, while rushing 224 times for 2,028 yards and 17 touchdowns. Humphries was selected to All District, All Region, and All State Teams in 92 and 93. Chad earned All Big Country Player of the Year honors in 1992 and 1993. The San Angelo Standard Times named Humphries All West Texas MVP in 1992 and 1993 as well as All West Texas Super Team in 92. He was coached by Alan Luker.