Memorial Wall Dedication
Kelly Paul, AY Editor
In honor of those individuals who have passed away that had been a part of the Ballard Memorial Football family, BMHS honored the individuals whose names were added to the Memorial Wall under the scoreboard. The Bomber Football Boosters erected the wall in a Memorial garden under the scoreboard at the Bomber field last year.
During the Bombers’ game against Fulton City last Friday night, five individuals were added to the fifteen names from last year’s inaugural ceremony. Their families lined the track in order to be recognized during the ceremony. The families then made their way over to the wall to find the brick with the name of their loved one etched into it.
The Memorial Wall was made possible in part by those who donated to the Bomber Football Boosters in memory of Bill Coplen, who was a part of a group of men who pushed for Varsity football at Ballard Memorial. These men actually built the first high school football field and the first varsity game was played in 1975. The Memorial Wall displays the names of those who played an integral part in the success of the Ballard Memorial High School Football program. These individuals included head coaches, players, cheerleaders and boosters.