2 area coaches inducted in THSCA Hall of Honor

The Texas High School Coaches Association Class of 2010 Hall of Honor inductees included two football coaches that enjoyed success in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

*Bob Ledbetter compiled a record of 208-39-1 while head coach at Southlake Carroll from 1979-1996. His teams won state titles in 1988, 1992 and 1993. Under his watch, the Dragons broke the national record with 72 straight regular season wins in 1993.

*Tommy Watkins’ 44 years in coaching included 15 years in the Garland ISD. He coached at Lakeview Centennial and Rowlett. In 15 combined seasons at the two schools, his teams made the playoffs five times and won three district titles.

Carroll Lundin (Austin Reagan, LaPorte), Jack Tayrien (Midland Lee) and the late Roy Wallace (Converse Judson) rounded out the newest inductees.

The ceremony came at the conclusion of the four-day convention which was attended by over 13,000 coaches in San Antonio.

*On the strength of a 72-yard punt return and a 97-yard kickoff return by Lake Travis’ Andy Erickson, the South All-Stars defeated the North, 36-23, Tuesday night at the Alamodome.

The North’s passing game, featuring quarterbacks Scotty Young of Denton Ryan, Cameron Allerheiligen of Keller, was limited to 165 yards.

Allerheiligen threw a touchdown pass, Pilot Point’s Jarman Johnson scored on a 3-yard run and Plano’s Grant Pierce kicked a 40-yard field goal.

*In other convention news, Hebron football coach Brian Brazil was selected as president-elect of THSCA.