Chillicothe Sports Pictures
1960 - 2000
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Hornets Jr. Butch Davis carries the ball behind a wall of
blockers in a 1964 game

(Right) Chillicothe Quarterback Jack Coates in a 1965 game.
The team finished 9-0 on the season and NCMC champions



#32 Butch Davis in his Senior Year 1965. As a Senior,
Davis led the state in points scored, and was elected as
one of 100 High School All-Americans by Coach and Athlete
Magazine. Davis was a scoring threat by rushing, receiving, passing,
interceptions and kick returns. He played Defensive Back
for  University of Missouri then drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1970

#15 Phil Willard talks with his head coach, Bob Fairchild in 1968
Willard was Honorable Mention All State Running Back his Senior Year

#89 Keith Ware drags a tackler for extra yards in 1968. Ware was
Honorable Mention All State Offensive End

1969 RB/LB Ed Thomas #44

All State QB Brent Anderson, who started three years
for the Hornets, and often called his own plays.


Ardell Johnson puts a move on a defender in his 1969 Jr season.
Johnson went on to star at Nebraska and was drafted by the Redskins.
His speed was legendary, timed at 4.35 while he was at Nebraska.

(Left) All State Honorable Mention Offensive End Ted Hicks
hauls in a pass in a 1969 game.

Coach Bob Fairchild poses with the 1970 State Football Championship

#12 Brent Anderson heads down field thanks to blocks by #70 Mike Fair,
#22 Ardell Johnson and a third unknown lineman.

Steve Bruce scores on a 48 yard punt return in the
1970 State Championship Game.

#30 Mark Putnam fights for yardage in a 1970 game.
Putnam was the starting Fullback on the Hornets
State Championship team as a Sophomore.


The Hornets celebrate in a 1976 game

(Left) Cross Country star Dan Marley. His 6th place finish in the
1979 State Championship meet is the highest ever for a Hornets
Cross Country runner

Hall of Fame Coach Bob Fairchild works the sidelines in 1978

#32 David Macoubrie talks with Coach Fairchild in a 1978 game

1978 Hornets Football huddle

#43 HB Mark Fitchett, part of Chillicothe's star-studded
1978 backfield. He was all conference and all district.
HB David Macoubrie was all state along with QB David DeVaul

The 1978 Senior Class - Undefeated State Champions

Jason Graves, one of only two football players in Missouri
High School Football History to be named All State in
three positions in one year. (1st Team DE/K, 2nd team P)

#30 Hamilton Trinidad, 2nd team All State Running Back in 1988

A long-standing Chillicothe tradition: raising the helmets for
Kick Off, here in the 1988 Show-Me Bowl.


Chillicothe raises the 1991 Show Me Bowl Championship Trophy

(Left)  #32 John Bradley leads the blocking for David White, a three time
1st team All State running back, in a 1989 game.

#11 Jeremy Brocke, who was an All-State 2nd Team
Defensive Back in 1994

1997 RB and All State Defensive Back Justin Walter.
He was also an All-State basketball player for Chillicothe.
Walter's Senior Class led the Hornets to the 1997 football  semifinals
and to the basketball Final Four three times, finishing 2nd twice.

#29 Wyatt Pickering picking up yards against Lafayette.
Pickering was 2nd team All State in 1997 and 1st team All State
running back in 1998. He was also a two time State Wrestling

1964-65 Chillicothe Basketball Action

1964-65 An unknown Hornet grabs some air-time
in route to a lay-up.

1970 Chillicothe basketball, taken from the team bench at the old
Chillicothe High School. The theatre stage doubled as the basketball court.
Notice the curtain at the top left and drop off from the floor to the audience,
an added danger for players diving for balls headed out of bounds.

Lay up in the field house, 1978-79

#32 Chillicothe's Mitch Parrish going up for a shot as a Sophomore.
Parrish was All-State his Jr and Sr years, leading Chillicothe
to a State Championship in 1980-81.  He is #2 all time in
career points at Chillicothe High School.

Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Rich Fairchild

Chillicothe Lady Hornets shoots free throws against Marshall in a home
game in 1974-75. This was the Lady Hornets first win
in modern basketball history.

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