Thousands Celebrate CHS Football at 100

Large crowds were on hand for the 100th Anniversary celebration of Clinton High School Football Friday night at Wilder Stadium. This marks the 100th year of CHS Red Devil Football, since it began playing a full season of games.

Festivities began with a “Meet and Greet” in the gymnasium at the old Clinton High, now Clinton Middle School. The gym was full of alumni from over many years. This part of the celebration was sponsored by the Clinton High Football team of 1972. That team was only the second for a CHS football team to win the state title.

The first time was in 1939. While it took until 1972 for a second win; under the coaching of Keith Richardson, the Clinton Red Devils won three more state titles in the ‘70s. This included state championships in 1975, 1977 and 1978.

Following the four state championships in the 1970s, the Clinton High Red Devils took the state title twice in the 80’s – winning in 1985 and 1987. The last CHS State Championship was in 2009.

There were many presentations and recognitions during half-time of the Clinton High game hosting Chapman High School Friday night. These included recognizing football teams, cheerleaders and CHS Bands from various years who had members present for the 100th Anniversary of Clinton High Football.