It was 50 years ago that the 1967 Pratt High School football team went undefeated and won the State Championship, under the direction of legendary head coach Jim Lewis.
Now, in 2017, members of that team are organizing a commemoration to honor Coach Lewis, and to renew acquaintances with former teammates.

It was 50 years ago that the 1967 Pratt High School football team went undefeated and won the State Championship, under the direction of legendary head coach Jim Lewis.

Now, in 2017, members of that team are organizing a commemoration to honor Coach Lewis, and to renew acquaintances with former teammates.

"It was a great bunch of guys," said Don Blasi, one of the event's ramrods. "But none of us would be where we are today without Coach Lewis."

The celebration to honor Coach Lewis and commemorate the undefeated 1967 State Football Champion Greenbacks will be at the October 13 PHS football game versus Hugoton.

The Tribune will provide additional background information and coverage as the event approaches, but for now, organizers need help in contacting some of the former members of the team.

Readers are asked to contact the appropriate person if they know the whereabouts of any of the players on the list. Seniors on the team were: John Calbeck, Doug Cramer, Jim Alexander, Gary Harrison, John LaDuex, Gordon Mardis, David Nossaman, Richard Schmidt, Les Swafford, Gregg Wade, Gary Wright, Vern Taylor, Doug Harms and Steve Eubank. If one knows of any of these Greenbacks, you should contact Gregg Wade 620-672-6089.

Other classes and contacts are:

Juniors: Rick Abrams, Doug Meyer, Joe Reynolds, Harold Lucas, Phil Coffey, Terry Orem, Louis Blea Jr., Greg Eastes, Steve Parsons, Larry Drummond, Kendall Ellis, Ted Luther, Michael McCawley, Terry Chandler, Robert Barnes. Contact Doug Meyer 620-7670-0141 or Steve Parsons 620-672-2451.

Sophomores: Mike Welsh, Larry Rice, Beryl Artz, Randall Giggy, Dwayne Walker, David Ross, Larry Beamer, Michael Ingargiola, Barry Kaiser, Gaylyn Bright, David Petrie, Bill Hager, Timmie Gossett, Don Blasi. Contact Don Blasi 620-770-0087.

The team's coaches, in addition to Jim Lewis, were Francis Jones, L.O. Dickerson and AG Boley.