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Coach Ken Autry Davis
A Lifetime of Achievements and Memories


"...The Wills Point Tigers, Class A Football Champions... there will never be another like them... Perfect 15 and 0 season," said Coach Davis as he paid tribute to the players in the State Champs DVD.

We dedicate this page to you, Coach Davis, for your leadership that made the Class A Championship possible and thank you for the memories of 1965 that will live in our hearts forever.

 

 

 

 

New Plaque at Ken Autry Davis Field

 

Be sure to stop and see the new plaque at the football field!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Football Stadium to be Renamed...

The Wills Point High School Football Stadium was named "Ken Autry Davis Field" in a special halftime ceremony at Homecoming on September 23, 2005. During the 40th anniversary celebration of their state championship, special recognition was given to members of the 1965 football team. Anyone who was coached by, played with or coached with Coach Davis was asked to assemble by the concession stand during the second quarter to be recognized as a group during the halftime ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Early Years...

Davis played his high school football at W.P.H.S. where he was an All-State Running Back in 1955 before attending Stephen F. Austin University.

Ken Autry Davis played for Stephen F. Austin University in the late 1950's and early 1960's. He started as halfback for the Lumber Jacks for 3 years, lettered 4 years in football, and 2 years in track. He received the SFA Todd Award for Outstanding Athlete in 1961. He was also named to the All Texas College Football Team in 1961.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back in Wills Point...

He became head football coach at Wills Point in 1964. A short two years later, at the age of 27, he won the Class "A" State Championship in 1965 played against White Deer in Coyote Stadium in Wichita Falls. Wills Point's State Team had a perfect 15-0 record. Davis coached his entire career at Wills Point, establishing a record of 187 wins and 83 losses.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coaching Achievements

Championships include:
9 District Championships
5 Bi-District Championships
3 Regional Championships
1 Area Championship
1 Quarter Final Championship
1 Semi-Final Championship
1 State Championship
1 Playoff Runner up

 

Playoff Years include:
1964 District Championship
1965 District Championship
Bi-District Championship
Regional Championship
Quarter-Final Championship
Semi-Final Championship
"State Championship' - 15-0 record
1966 District Championship
1970 District Championship
Bi-District Championship
Regional Championship
1974 District Championship
Bi-District Championship
1984 District Championship
Bi-District Championship
1985 District Championship
1987 District Championship - 10-0 record
1988 District Championship
Bi-District Championship
Area Championship
Regional Championship
1989 District Runner Up

Gold Footballs - 21
State Silver - 1

 

 

 

 

 

HEAD COACH KEN DAVIS 1964 to 1991
Assistant Coaches That Helped
Put the Tigers In The Playoffs
Dewayn Carter 1964 - 65 - 66 - 70
Wendell Boozer 1964 - 65 - 66
Willie Schreffler 1974 - 84 - 85 - 87 - 88 - 90
Doug Steger 1974
Larry Armstrong 1974 - 84 - 85 - 87
Gary Durham 1987 - 88
Jim Lamb 1990

Special Thanks to Victor H. Jordan and Theo "Cotton" Miles

Webpage includes excerpts from Wills Point Chronicle article.

EXTRA! EXTRA!

The article below appeared in the early edition of the Dallas Morning News, Sunday, October 2, 2005 by Kevin Sherrington.
Reprinted by permission

 

 


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