September 28, 2012
The 1967 Moffat County High School football team went further than any team in the school's history, losing one game in the regular season and then losing in the Colorado state championship game. The team will be honored during homecoming week in the 45th anniversary of its banner season. Back row (from left): Harry Peroulis (manager), Dan Carpenter, Steve Trouth, Marc Dean, Joe Braun, Eugene Miller, Mike Walker, Mike Brinks, Bill Hutton, Steve McKenna, Ron Schaeffer, Darrel Camilletti, Terry Penny. Middle row: Steve Dean Mike McCleery, Steve Schram, Tom Shaffer, Gary Wynkoop, Tom Witham, Drew Balleck, Mike Loyd, Steve Rutherford, Jan Ellsworth, John Raftopoulas. Front row: Fran Counts, Pat Terrill, Jim Abplanalp, Randy Jarrell, Terry Duran, Lonnia Novakovich, Frank Self, Mike Kiser, Dave Brinks, Larry Acre. Not pictured: John Charchalis
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This homecoming week, the people of Craig will be treated to a special homecoming beyond the normal festivities. The 1967 Moffat County High School football team, the most successful team in the school’s history, will be hosted at events and honored before the Oct. 5 homecoming football game vs. Summit. The team was composed of a large group of outstanding senior athletes. The Bulldogs had four players selected to the all-state team and 11 on the all-conference team. The ’67 Bulldogs are a singular entity in Moffat County football. Their playoff run was the longest in school history when it happened, and they remain the only team to play for a state championship to this day.