Posted: Oct 1, 2012 at 6:52 AM [Oct 1, 2012]
October 1, 2012
Legends in their own time, the 1962 Ann Arbor High School mythical Michigan Football State Champions and the now closed Motor City powerhouse, Detroit Cooley High School, are coincidentally hosting 50th anniversary football team reunions this weekend (OCTOBER 5-6) in their hometowns.
Remember the super-talented Cooley teams of the 1960s led by hall of fame football coach Roger Parmentier who holds the top winning football percentage in the Detroit Public Secondary Schools Athletic League (DPSSAL)? Roger was inducted into the Michigan High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1989. AAHS coach Jay Stielstra's remarkable record included the 1962 mythical football championship with an 8-0 record including the memorable, exciting come-from-behind win over Six-A League foe, unbeaten Battle Creek Central HS, and its hall of fame mentor Jack Finn.
In the BC-AAHS exciting contest, Pioneer wide receiver Ken Dyer gathered in the scoring throw from QB Chuck Menefee with just seconds remaining. Dyer later played for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL) and retired from football due to a neck injury suffered on a kickoff.
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