The 1956 Frederick High School Bombers football team was the first integrated high school football team to win a state championship. The ’56 Bombers went 14-0 and won their games by combined score of 553-26. The Bombers won the Class B Championship by defeating Okmulgee Dunbar 33-0, at Capitol Hill Stadium. Coach Dean Wild meshed twelve African-American players and twenty-seven white players and taught them to play together. They dominated high school football in western Oklahoma. The team was inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of fame in 2007.
Induction Sponsored by Oklahoma State University
1956 Frederick High School Bombers
Induction Sponsored by Lagerberg Law Offices
Jerry Shipp attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University from 1955-1959. He was a three time All-Conference player, and twice led the conference in scoring. Following graduation Shipp played for five years for the Phillips 66 basketball team. He was named three times to the AAU All-American team and the National Industrial League All-Star team. Shipp was the high scorer on the U.S. team in the Pan-American games in 1963. He was also captain and high scorer on the U.S. Olympic Basketball team in the 1964 games in Tokyo, Japan.
Class of 2007 Inductees
Walter Young became the University of Oklahoma’s first consensus All-American in 1938. He was one of the top coverage men in the country, a three-year letterman and first team All-Conference in 1937 and 1938. He was drafted in the third round by the Brooklyn Dodgers professional football team and played for two seasons before joining the Army in 1940. He caught 15 passes over two years for 185 yards. Young was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986.
OKLAHOMA SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Walter R. "Waddy" Young
Induction Sponsored by the University of Oklahoma City of Ponca City
Induction Sponsored by Phillips Petroleum Company Museum and Southeastern State University
Doug Tewell began his career on the PGA Tour in 1975. He had four victories on the PGA Tour over his 24-year career, and finished with total earnings of $2.7 million. Tewell joined the Champions Tour in 1999 and earned the 2000 Senior PGA Tour Rookie-of-the-Year honors, winning three times. He won his first major Title that first year at the 2000 Senior PGA Championship. Doug won in excess of $10.4 million on the PGA Tours with 12 combined wins. He retired from the Champions Tour after seven years in February of 2007.