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THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, November 15, 2001-7, ,e 1 tin front of a capacity crowd Field.." It comes from kids and the community that really pleases me tre- thought it was some- that he never really ex- to happen. The initial began several years ago then Perkins Journal pub- the late Rick Clark men- that it should be done Clark died before see- ibis efforts become reality. Coach firmly believes is aware of the situation. [ can see Rick Clark up there now pointing down and 'I told you so,'" he said. added he appreciates work done by the school and others in the in working to make ;iDle within the past few Former Perkins-Tryon head football coach Ditz Mcllvain waves to a cheering crowd after receiving a framed proclamation that calls for a proposed new football field to be named "Mcllvain Perkins when we buy a house," Coach said. began his teaching Another instance that only so- coaching duties in 1957 af- lidified the decision to stay a one year contract came a few years later when the was standard procedure.Mclivains two oldest children we loved Perkins so were growing up. He had been that my wife (Jean) said offered a job in Paris, Texas. evening that we.'re going to "I brought that home one night one more move. I said at dinner and Valinda and Jim is that and she said we're said you could leave us at the to move somewhere in boys ranch and go on," he said. & Garden •Lawn Mowers •Plumbing •Electrical • Paint •Automotive Parts OPEN SATURDAYS 8 A.M. TO 1 P.M. Monday-Friday 8 am to 6 pm 111 South Main °547-2477 °Perkins Field". He was joined on the field prior to the start of Friday night's game by several former players and assistant coaches. Mcllvain was head football coach for the Demons for 24 years. -Journal Photo by Cindy Sheets "So we stayed and we've en-was fortunate to have several ing increasingly technical from joyed it ever since." The good assistant coaches working the standpoint of scouting your Mcllvains also have another for him. He began with Shelby opponents to conditioning. daughter, Candy. Lauener. However, Coach feels that how Throughout his tenure here, "Coach Lauener probably did you perform the fundamentals Mcllvain went through both more in the latter years that I still determines the outcome. sides of the spectrum. He did because he had them injun- coached teams that enjoyed tre- ior high too," Mcllvain said. "He mendous success but by the brought them up for us andthey to get beat," he said. same token, experienced the were ready and that is where Another asset to the recent suc- winless seasons as well. But those good teams in 1978 and cess of the Demons is the in- throughout allofthe good times 1979 came from." creased numbers of players and bad, he felt that each team He also listed former assis- available to choose from to fill was special to him. tants the late Eddie Bunch, Rick positions. He did admit his first team, Evans, Tony Fath, and current "The one thing I see here at which was in 1957, and the last Stroud coach Bob Woods as a Perkins is that our school is team he piloted in 1980, were few who have worked countless growing so much in the last 20 near the top. "They didn't win a practices in preparing foryears that they have a lot more ballgame but they're still spe- weekly games, kids to pick from," Mcllvain cial to me," Mcllvain said of the "We had some great assistant said. 1980 squad. "There wasn't a lot coaches and no one appreciates He added the Bandit program of talent in that bunch and we those guys any more than I do has helped getting kids enthused came off a great season the year because they really do all the about playing the game as well before that but they played real work," he added, as other sports. hard for me." It doesn't take long to see that Coach'is still a strong supporter But he readily admitted he the game of football is becom- of the school system and can be seen at many of the activitie He can usually be seen drinl ing coffee, nearly, every momi at Jalopy s in addition to hittini,. the links at Cimarron Trails. One thing is for certain, he's certainl not bashful about telling yo0 where he lives. "This is home to us and all three of our children have gradd: ated from here and we're all Demons," he continued. "It been a wonderful life here Perkins." Thursday. NOv, 15 "< • 6th grade basketball here: t with Meeker, 4 p.m. • 9th grade basketball her " with Meeker, 6:30 pm. ; • HS football here with Eufaula, 7:30 pm., second round Class 2A state playoffs, Saturday. Nov. 17 "; • HS boys basketball "Tackling and blocking and if. scrimmage here with' you can't do that you're going Tecumseh and Heritage Hall;. • Perkins Bandits banque!, 6 pm., elementary gymna< sium. ., Monday. 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