Ken Autry Davis
A Lifetime of Achievements and Memories
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
Be sure to stop and see the new plaque at the football field!
Football Stadium to be Renamed...
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
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.
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
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
"State Championship' - 15-0 record
1966 District Championship
1970 District Championship
1974 District Championship
1984 District Championship
1985 District Championship
1987 District Championship - 10-0 record
1988 District 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
||1964 - 65 - 66 - 70
||1964 - 65 - 66
||1974 - 84 - 85 - 87 - 88 - 90
||1974 - 84 - 85 - 87
||1987 - 88
Special Thanks to Victor H. Jordan and Theo "Cotton"
Webpage includes excerpts from Wills Point Chronicle
The article below appeared in the early edition
of the Dallas Morning News, Sunday, October 2, 2005 by Kevin Sherrington.
Reprinted by permission