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Former athletes inducted into PISD Hall of Fame

Former athletes inducted into PISD Hall of Fame
Posted on 04/20/2018
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Pasadena ISD Athletic Hall of Fame inductees pose for a group photo with PISD Board Members and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. DeeAnn Powell



The Pasadena ISD Athletic Hall Fame banquet, now in its sixth year, recently honored some of the greatest names in Pasadena ISD Athletics.

Eight Pasadena ISD athletes and the Pasadena High School 1957 track team claimed their place in PISD history as they were recently inducted into the 2018 Pasadena ISD Athletics Hall of Fame at an induction banquet at Phillips Gym. 
Ben Meador Autographs a Poster
 PHS Class of 1957 Track State Champion, Ben Meador, autographs a poster at the banquet.

For the first time, the event featured a team induction honoring the achievements of the Pasadena High School 1957 track team, who captured the state championship that year with a record-breaking 45 points. 

In addition to the track team, the event honored the following inductees:

- Allan Brown (deceased), Pasadena High School track coach;
- Nikki Cockrell, Rayburn High School softball player, Class of ’94;
- Bobby Crenshaw (deceased), Pasadena High School all-state lineman, Class of ’59;
- LaToya Davis, South Houston High School basketball player, Class of ’02;
- Bruce Dowdy, former Red Raiders’ defensive end, Pasadena High School alum, Class of ’67 and head football coach;
- Harry Morgan, South Houston High School head football coach
- Johnny Parker, football and basketball player at Sam Rayburn High School, Class of ‘68
- Calvin Powitzky, Jr., Pasadena High School All-State tackle/lineman, Class of ’64.

Nearly five hundred people attended the sold out banquet which was emceed by Fox26 sports reporter and the host of Fox’s Friday Football Fever, Nate Griffin. 



Nate Griffin accepts a plaque in honor of being guest emcee
Nate Griffin accepts a plaque in honor of being guest emcee from Superintendent of Schools, Dr. DeeAnn Powell and HOF Chairman Bill Barmore.