Monthly Archive: July 2021

Potts, Taylor

Taylor Potts is the leading passer in Abilene High history, throwing for 3,162 yards and 53 touchdowns, twice leading the Eagles to the Class 5A regional semifinals. He threw for 7,835 yards and 62 touchdowns as a two-year starter at Texas Tech. Potts was named offensive MVP of the 2009 Alamo Bowl and the 2011 Ticket City Bowl. […]

Guy, Lari Dee

Lari Dee Guy played basketball in high school at Clyde, but it was on the Rodeo circuit (Roping) where she made her mark. She won 11 consecutive American Junior Rodeo Association world roping titles beginning at age 9. She attended Vernon Junior College where she won a National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association national championship and then moved on to Texas Tech where she won another NIRA […]

Brooks, Ahmad

Ahmad Brooks won eight letters at Abilene High in football, soccer, baseball and track. He was Mack Brown’s first recruit at the University of Texas. Brooks was a three-year starter at defensive back for the Longhorns, serving as team captain as a senior, and then played three years in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills and New […]

Logan, Jerry Don

Jerry Don Logan of Graham played football for West Texas State from 1959-62 and then played 10 years in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts. A two-way starter, he led the nation in scoring in 1962 and was the MVP of 1962 Sun Bowl. Logan was the 47th pick in NFL draft by the Colts. He started 155 straight games for the […]

Butler, Ron

Ron Butler was the athletic director at Ranger College for 32 years. He coached men’s basketball for 16 years, started the women’s basketball program in 1968 and coached that team for 18 years. He also started the women’s softball program in 1986 and coached the team for 10 years. He won six conference championships in men’s basketball, compiling a 320-160 record. He […]

Cochran, Mike

Mike Cochran played golf at Stamford for Gordon Wood, but became one of the most decorated reporters in Texas during a long career with the Associated Press and Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Although best known for covering moon shots, the Kennedy assassination, the trials of Cullen Davis and Billie Sol Estes, and other major news events, he always kept a hand […]

Bourland, David

David Bourland earned eight letters at Abilene High, three in football, two in basketball and three in baseball, winning three state championships. He was a two-way player for the 1954 and 1955 state championship teams at AHS in football at quarterback and safety. He was the starting quarterback and captain for the 1955 state champs. He was […]

Martin, Milton

Milton Martin was a member of Avoca’s 1955 Class B state championship basketball team. He scored 62 points in a game vs. Jim Ned, which is a school record. He was the leading scorer in the scholarship era at Hardin-Simmons with 1,584 points in four seasons. He made 20 of 20 free throws in a game against Howard […]

Magness, Boone

Boone Magness was a standout quarterback for the Breckenridge team that tied Port Arthur 0-0 in the 1929 state championship game after upsetting defending champion Waco in the semifinals. He later played at Washington State. In 1968, he was in the first class of inductees into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame.