TRIBLAND FACES OF SPORTS: Adams Central’s first football season


This photo taken Aug. 30, 1967, shows members of the first
football team at Adams Central: In the front row (left to
right) are Brian Sittner, Leo Sourman, Mike Bruce, Bob
Porter and Ron Wiseman; middle row, Vergil Iberg, Ron
Porter, Jay Bruce, Ken Hill and Steve Consbruck; back row,
assistant coach Dick Brommer, Dean Keuten, John Nikkila,
Larry Gipe, Don McKimmy, Jim Fry and coach Terry Rieke.

Even though it was 46 years ago, Ron Wiseman still remembers a lot about that first-ever season of football for Adams Central.

There were a few challenges of trying to even put a team on the field at Adams Central that year. In fact, home games that season were played in Juniata where Adams Central students also attended classes.

“Well, it was a transition. (The field) was no longer the home of the (Juniata) Dragons, it was the home of the Patriots,” said Wiseman, who was a 140-pound sophomore at the time.


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