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A.N. Myer Senior Football Champions, 1965 - 1966

A.N. Myer Senior Football Champions, 1965 - 1966
A.N. Myer Senior Football Champions, 1965 - 1966
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Title A.N. Myer Senior Football Champions, 1965 - 1966
Notes  Inducted January 2016
  A.N. Myer High School was built in 1957 and had only 16 rooms. Several Stamford Collegiate students transferred to Myer in its inaugural year. At the time, the student body was only able to provide enough athletes to field a senior football team. Coaches Fred Harvie and Eric DiPietro worked very hard to develop the Myer football program. It took several years to find the perfect combination of players and game plans to field a championship quality team.

In the 1965-1966 season, despite a few upsets, the determination and fortitude of the A.N. Myer Senior Football Team resulted in becoming Zone Champions. At the time, this was the highest level achievable. This conquest was the first major championship title by any of Myer’s athletic programs – a first in Myer’s history!

Barry Finlay, the back-up Quarterback of this celebrated team, became a future star in the Canadian Football League and is individually honoured on the Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame.
  Front Row (left to right): Al Holton, Bill Kafal, Laird McConvey, Wayne Campbell, Brad Miller, Dave Mackenzie, Dave Richardson, Tim Belford.

Second Row: Coach Fred Harvie, Derryck Smith, Dave Smith, Bruce Mottershead, John Read, Peter Aldridge, Raymond Iwasutiak (aka Ray Roman); Tony Polegato, Coach Eric DiPietro

Third Row: Barry Sandercock, Ray Prystanski, George Smajda, Nick Zuj, Shane Belford, George Miller, Bill Bearss, Mike McGrillen

Fourth Row: Rick Spironello, Bob Lutz, Barry Finlay, Bill Fairlie, Vic Borycheski, Bruce Warren, John Stewart

Back Row: Joe Makin, David Copeland, Mike Heximer, Harris Bretzloff, Garry Halloran, Dave Wybrow, Larry Allison, Mark Revill, Rick Brooks, Gord Pellisero, Steve Ziemkiewicz


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Team Member  Aldridge, Peter 
Team Member  Allison, Larry 
Team Member  Bearss, Bill 
Team Member  Belford, Shane 
Team Member  Belford, Tim 
Team Member  Borycheski, Vic 
Team Member  Bretzloff, Harris 
Team Member  Brooks, Rick 
Team Member  Campbell, Wayne 
Team Member  Copeland, David 
Team Member  Fairlie, Bill 
Team Member  Finlay, Barry 
Team Member  Halloran, Garry 
Team Member  Heximer, Mike 
Team Member  Holton, Al 
Team Member  Iwasutiak, Raymond (aka Roman, Ray) 
Team Member  Kafal, Bill 
Team Member  Lutz, Bob 
Team Member  Mackenzie, Dave 
Team Member  Makin, Joe 
Team Member  McConvey, Laird 
Team Member  McGrillen, mike 
Team Member  Miller, Brad 
Team Member  Miller, George 
Team Member  Mottershead, Bruce 
Team Member  Pellisero, Gord 
Team Member  Polegato, Tony 
Team Member  Prystanski, Ray 
Team Member  Read, John 
Team Member  Revill, Mark 
Team Member  Richardson, Dave 
Team Member  Sandercock, Barry 
Team Member  Smajda, George 
Team Member  Smith, Dave 
Team Member  Smith, Derryck 
Team Member  Spironello, Rick 
Team Member  Stewart, John 
Team Member  Warren, Bruce 
Team Member  Wybrow, Dave 
Team Member  Ziemkiewicz, Steve 
Team Member  Zuj, Nick 
Team Coach  DiPietro, Eric 
Team Coach  Harvie, Fred 
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