Tradition? - BERKNER FOOTBALL

Report
1970-2010
History and Tradition
by Coach Scott
Sellers
Bob Castleman
Allen Holliday
Harold Hill
Bob Dubey
Jim Ledford
1970-1973
1974-1981
1982-1988
1989-1999
2000-Present
Berkner 6
Arlington Lamar 0
And then we lost our next 9
games in a row.
1971= 6-4 record in 2nd yr of program
 1976= 5A debut- 5-4-1 record; beat
Lake Highlands 28-0
 1978= 0-9-1 record; 0-0 tie v.s Pearce;
second worst season in BHS history
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RECORD in the 1970’s= 32-62-6
1980= 7-3 record; missed playoffs;
lost three games by total of 7 points
 1985= 7-3 record; lost playoff spot on a
coin flip; beat LH, Pearce, Richardson
 1986= 7-3 record; missed playoffs
 1989= 0-10 record;
Worst season in BHS history
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RECORD in the 1980’s= 40-59-1
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1990- PLAYOFFS!!!! 6-5-1 record; beat
Kimball 16-6 in Cotton Bowl; lost to
eventual state champion Marshall in 2nd
round
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1999- Beat LH 37-0 and RHS 27-0
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RECORD in the 1990’s= 36-62-4
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This was the greatest decade of Berkner FB
Coach Jim Ledford takes over in 2000.
2000= 3-7;
2001 = 1-9
2002 = 6-4; miss playoffs on a tiebreaker
2003 = 7-4; lose in 1st round of playoffs at
Texas Stadium to Carter HS
2004= 8-4; lose in 2nd round to eventual
state champion Tyler Lee
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2005- The GREATEST Year in Berkner
History; 12-1 record- lose in 3rd round
2006 – 9-4 record; lose in 3rd round; huge
10-9 win over LH on QB sneak
2007- 3-7 record
2008- 7-4 record; lose in 1st round
2009- 6-5 record; lose in 1st round
2010- 4-6 record; miss playoffs for just
second time in 10 years
56 wins - 55 losses
 Winning
record 7 of last
9 years!!
The best time
ever to be a RAM!!
What will happen in
2011? Will you do
your part in getting
the Rams back to the
playoffs?
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Tradition is defined as “the handing down of
statements, beliefs, legends, customs,
information, etc., from generation to
generation, especially by word of mouth or by
practice”
Tradition is simply “an inherited pattern of
thought or action”
YES-
Tradition is all around us at all
times. Little things we don’t think of as
being tradition affect us everyday.
The traditions of Berkner athletes going
all the way back to 1970 still live on
today. The things you do NOW could be
alive and still visible for Berkner athletes
5, 10, even 50 years from now.
College Football
College Football
Pro Football
“Coach Sean Payton brings winning tradition to the
Saints”
“At TCU, winning tradition is the mission”
“Team’s hard work helps bring back winning tradition”
“…they are hoping to begin a winning tradition with a
win in their first game”
“ Eagles look to restore a winning tradition”
Favorite Berkner memory“Beating Plano High for
the first time in school
history; it was a cold,
rainy night and we won
in the last 2 minutes
of the game.”
“Play from the heart;
what a special time
to play a great game
with some of the
best friends you will
ever have.”
Scott Davis was inducted into the
Collegiate Hall of Fame for
academic & athletic performance
after his career ended at the
Univ.of North Texas.
-Inducted in 1999
Favorite Berkner memories-
•Playing the sport that I love…being part of a TEAM.
•Playing at the Cotton Bowl (missed my sister’s wedding
to play there) and playing at Texas Stadium
What does it mean to be a Ram?
Being a Ram is like being part of a family. Take pride in that.
These times are not forever… take every advantage of your
opportunity to play the great sport of football and to be a part of
the Berkner Rams. Make it mean something, when you put on the
Berkner uniform…
“ One of my favorite Berkner
memories is coming out of the
tunnel in the Cotton Bowl to play
Kimball in 1990. The playoff
runs in 2005 and 2006 were a
blast.”
 “My message to the Rams today
is that you are blessed to play at
a place that has a long history of
producing great athletes. Play
with intensity on every play.
You cannot know how often you
will look back on these days and
wish that you could relive them.”
Biggest moment at Berkner was beating
Lake Highlands in 1999 for first time in
13 years; we beat them 37-0 !!!
“A lot of tradition has come through
Berkner; ACCEPT THE TRADITION AND
BEHOLD IT”
Losing my dad my senior year and seeing half of
the team and all the coaches at his funeral.
That let me know we weren't just teammates and
they weren't just my coaches, but we were a
family. But the best memory is being able to
share those memories with coaches and
teammates still this day because we all have
stayed in touch. Also, making it to the playoffs
for the first time in years (I don't remember how
many years it was) is still special.
“You are not just playing for you,
you are playing for the guy next to,
to the side, back, and front of you.
That's not just your teammate,
that's your brother and as your
brothers you hold one another
accountable on and off the field.
It's not about me, it's about we!!”
I have many memories playing at
Berkner, but some of the best
memories are simply the times in
which I was on the bus with the
rest of the fellas heading to a
game, all the summer work
preparing for the season, and just
the locker room itself –because I
miss the time I spent with fellow
teammates bonding and working
for a common goal- and the
friendships I made were priceless.
What does it mean to be a Ram?
It means everything to be a Ram. It means you have pride in
what you do. It means you take no shortcuts even when no one
is watching. It means you have high character and you strive to
be the best man you can be on the field and in life. It means
you graduate and become successful as fellow Rams because
that is the “standard”. It means you come early and stay latebecause it means something to you.
It means you don't let that name on the back of your jersey be
misrepresented and let your family down, your coaches down
and most importantly your teammates. That's what being a
Ram means.
 What
is BHS’ NON-district
record since Coach
Ledford arrived in 2000?
A. 16 wins- 17 losses
B. 19 wins- 14 losses
C. 21 wins- 12 losses
 What
is BHS’ NON-district
record since Coach
Ledford arrived in 2000?
A. 16 wins- 17 losses
B. 19 wins- 14 losses
C.
21 wins- 12 losses
 In
41 seasons, how many
times has BHS won its
season opening game?
A.
B.
C.
D.
15
19
22
24
 In
41 seasons, how many
times has BHS won its
season opening game?
A.
B.
C.
D.
15
19
22
24 (24-16-1)
 Does
Berkner have a
WINNING record v.s
Pearce HS ?
A. YES
B. NO
C. Record is EVEN
 Does
Berkner have a
WINNING record v.s
Pearce HS ?
A. YES
B. NO
C. EVEN (15-15-2)
 How
many total playoff
games has Berkner WON
in its history?
A. 4
B. 6
C. 8
 How
many total playoff
games has Berkner WON
in its history?
A. 4
B.
6
C.
8
 How
many WINS does Berkner
have against teams from OUTSIDE
of the state of Texas?
A.
B.
C.
D.
1
2
3
Berkner has never played a
team outside of Texas
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How many WINS does Berkner have
against teams from OUTSIDE of the
state of Texas?
A.
B.
C.
D.
1
2
(teams from Canada & Pa.)
3
Berkner has never played a
team outside of Texas
 How
many WINS does Berkner
have against Plano HS in 30 career
games? (1 game ended in a tie)
A.
B.
C.
D.
Less than 5
6-10
More than 10 less than 20
21
 How
many WINS does Berkner
have against Plano HS in 30 career
games? (1 game ended in a tie)
A.
B.
C.
D.
Less than 5
(3 wins)
6-10
More than 10 less than 20
21
 Which
team has Berkner NEVER
lost a game to?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Molina
Kimball
Rowlett
All of the above
 Which
team has Berkner NEVER
lost a game to?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Molina
Kimball
Rowlett
All of the above
 Which
team does Berkner have the
BEST winning percentage against
in its history at 11 wins & 5 losses?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Rockwall
Newman Smith
Lewisville
North Garland
 Which
team does Berkner have the
BEST winning percentage against
in its history at 11 wins & 5 losses?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Rockwall
Newman Smith
Lewisville
North Garland
 From
1970-1994, how many
games ended in a TIE ?
A.
B.
C.
D.
zero
5
8
11
 From
1970-1994, how many
games ended in a TIE ?
A.
B.
C.
D.
zero
5
8
11
 What
are the MOST points that
Berkner has scored in a game?
A.
B.
C.
D.
52
55
65
71
 What
are the MOST points that
Berkner has scored in a game?
A.
B.
52
55
C.
65
D.
71
v.s. Molina in 1998
 What
are the MOST shutouts
Berkner has recorded in one
season? (hint- it happened twice)
A.
B.
C.
D.
2
3
4
5
 What
are the MOST shutouts
Berkner has recorded in one
season? (hint- it happened twice)
A.
B.
2
3
C.
4
D.
5
(1971 & 2008)
 Which
team does Coach Ledford
have a WINNING record against in
the past 11 seasons at Berkner?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
Lake Highlands
Richardson
Mesquite Horn
WT White
ALL of the ABOVE
B, C, and D only
 Which
team does Coach Ledford
have a WINNING record against in
the past 11 seasons at Berkner?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Lake Highlands (6-5)
Richardson (5-4)
Mesquite Horn (4-0)
WT White (5-0)
E.
ALL of the ABOVE
F.
B, C, and D only

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