Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Induction

The Northeast Missouri State University Football Team will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame next week. It's only the second time in the history of the Missouri Hall that a team will be inducted. The Northeast Missouri State Bulldogs won the MIAA championship three consecutive years, 1969, 1970 and 1971. 13 players were from Washington, 11 from Washington High School and two from St. Francis Borgia. The players were: Ken Bebermeyer, Jim Gephardt, Deon Johaning, Dave Fleer, Steve Wilmesher, Tom Bueker, Tim Hayes, Mike Curran, Bill Harman, Dave Hoffmann, Rodney Ford, Dale Gildehaus and Joe Feltmann. The team also included former Washington Superintendent Greg Wilson and Borgia retired teacher, Steve Lahay. 125 former teammates are expected to attend the induction ceremony next Wednesday in Kirksville.