After three days of leftovers I thought I was going to turn into a turkey sandwich.
Personally, I like my bread to be extra fresh for the post-Thanksgiving sandwiches and the loaf I got last Friday really didn’t live up to the billing.
But I persevered and ate my way through dark meat, white meat and tossed in a ham and cheese along the way.
Really ready for a burger and fries at this point.
Purcell athletic historian Kelly Nemecek has compiled a list of the Top 10 Dragon football coaches with regards to how they fared in their first season as head coach.
With a 9-3 record in his first year, current Purcell Head Coach Aaron Dillard didn’t finish first but he more than held his own coming in at No. 3 on the list.
Tom Redding’s 1988 team finished 10-3 to top the list.
Bob “Doc” Holliday’s 1971 squad finished 9-2 with a winning percentage of 81.82 percent while Dillard’s percentage was 75 percent.
Jim Conger (1926) and Milt Bassett (1973) both won eight games in their maiden season at the helm of the Dragons.
Seven game winners in their first year include Earl Everett in 1929, Harley “Doc” LaFevers in 1942, Leroy “Boney” Matthews in 1945, Rick Clark in 1979 and Tracy Scott in 2018.
The number two all-time winningest Purcell Dragon Coach Mike Wilson wasn’t on the list.
His first year in the fall of 2000 Purcell went 4-6.
But Wilson had several big win seasons including 2004 when his club finished as State Runner-up.
Wilson finished with 98 wins as a coach here only behind Jim Conger’s 100 career victories.
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