Tiger alumni to honor title teams on Friday

MIDDLEBURY — The MHS/MUHS Alumni Association will honor the 1967 and 1968 Tiger Football Teams at this year’s homecoming game against Essex on Friday evening Sept. 23. Coached by Hubie Wagner, Chuck Martin and Mike Cummings, they roared through their Division II schedules going 8-0 both years.
The 1967 team allowed only 38 points while scoring 255 points on their way to a Division II Title. A familiar opponent, Hartford, was in Division II at the time. Co-captains Ron Emilo and Jack Malzac led a strong team that included 18 seniors.
THE 1968 TIGER Football team followed in the 1967 team’s footsteps with an even more impressive record to win a second Division II title in a row. They will be honored at the MHS/MUHS Homecoming game on Sept 23. 
The 1968 football team’s offense picked right back up where the ‘67 team left off and went on to score 317 points while the stingy Tiger defense allowed only 32 points. Peter Mackey threw 20 touchdown passes that season and finished his three year career with 41 touchdown passes.
Vin Fucile was a favorite target and was regarded as one the best offensive ends in the state. Henry Fourgues tied a state record intercepting eight passes. A great deal of the credit for two consecutive undefeated seasons and Division II Titles goes to the coaching staff. Coach Wagner was named Division II coach of the year for both the 1967 and 1968 seasons.
Congratulations Tigers.

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