Football Coaches 59/60
L-R; Asst. Earl Oxford; Head Coach Rip Powell;  
Asst. Paul Kirkpatrick

Basketball Coaches [Boys/Girls] 59/60
Earl Oxford & Horace Broom



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A Long Shot !

1951 Basketball

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Lott & Riera selected to Big 7

These two rough and ready Razorback lineman were selected to first team berths on the Big Seven All State Team. This is the highest award given to an Arkansas High School athlete.
 A defensive and an offensive team was chosen.
 Joe Riera, a senior, was chosen as tackle on the offensive team. Joe was selected as tackle on last year's 2nd team, and it was just a short step for him to be on this year's list. 
Tommy Lott, also a senior, was chosen as guard on the defensive team. Tommy received Honorable mention on the 1953 team. Both Tommy and Joe were main stalwarts in the Porker forward this year. It was no surprise that these Hogs were chosen. they were always a thorn in the side of our opponents. 
So hats off to the boys on the All-State team. 
Don Day, Jerry Dyer, Tom Rampy, and Kenneth Vanderslice were 2nd team selections. 
Honorable Mention awards were received by: Ralph DuVall, Phillip DuVall, Dennis Mote, Sam Pierce, Dillard Blue, Bobby Studebaker, Jimmy Jones, Billy Sturgeon, and Roy Lynn Phillips.

circa: Razorback News; 12/17/1954

Big Eight Relays

In the Big Eight Relays which took place April 6 in Little Rock, the Little Rock Tigers grabbed a team victory but had to divide record-breaking honors with El Dorado and Ft. Smith.

At the end of the meet, Little Rock had shattered two old records in a couple of new events. A new mark in the high jump was set by El Dorado with Ft. Smith setting up a new record in the pole vault.

Little Rock 56 1/2
Fort Smith 24
Texarkana 15 1/2
E1 Dorado 15
Pine Bluff 14
North Little Rock 9
Hot Springs 9
Blytheville did not participate.

Mr. Duvall left to right, His Son Phillip DuVall (Class of 56), his Son Ralph DuVall (Class of 55), His wife Mrs DuVall and young sister Janet DuVall
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Razorback Injuries

Tragedy has struck the Arkansas  High gridiron. Players are being hurt everyday and some are  quitting. We have lost the services of half-back Mike Edwardes for an indefinite period. Mike has his cheek bone fractured and was in the hospital for about a week.  Coach Powell says that he is making a speedy recovery and should be able to play later in the season. He has been one of the main factors in the Hog line up and the injury has really hurt the Razorbacks.

More injuries that have hurt  Razorbacks are that of Lionel Thomas and George Jordan. Lionel has had trouble with his ankle from the first game on. This has hurt him because he could not go at full speed. Jordan missed the Hot Springs and Little Rock games because of another one of his numerous brain concussions.



This year Arkansas High School is very fortunate to have a very reliable and confident coaching staff. These coaches aren't exactly strangers to most of us at A.H.S. as Coach "Rip" Powell and Earl Oxford are both from Jefferson Avenue Junior High, where they achieved two undefeated seasons. Back also is Coach Paul Kirkpatrick, who was backfield coach here several years earlier.

Coach Powell has installed the T-formation again this year after the use of the single wing for two years. Coach Powell is originally from Bauxite, Arkansas, where he played high school football and was selected to All-State. He went to Southern State at Magnolia for four years and was selected for the All- Conference team. His first coaching job was at Jefferson Avenue Junior High where he was assistant Coach for two years and head coach for 3 years.


ALL State Razorbacks

1950 - Tommy Black
1951 - Dale Works
          Jack Jernigan
          Jerry Brown
          Clint Otwell
1952 - Bobby Douglas
          J.W. Evers
          Jerry Elkins
          Booby Lott
1953 - Forrest Campbell
          Paul Caver
          Jerry Elkins
          John Jacobs
          Bobby Lott
          Robert Northcutt
          Jerry Spence
          Bill Bann
1954 - Tommy Lott
          Joe Riera
1955 - Phillip DuVall
1956 - Travis Odom



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