1970 Oak Hill Eagles Football Team
1970 was the second undefeated season in a row as the Golden Eagles soared to new heights. Again they demolished nine straight opponents, again they were the #1 Defensive Team in Indiana, and again were M.I.C. Champs, but they added an honor that no team in school's history attained - state recognition in the AP polls. The Eagles ranked 12th in the single-class poll as the season closed. Jay Hayes became Oak Hill's first All-State footballer as he was selected as a first team offensive tackle and played in the Annual North-South All Star Game in Bloomington. Frank Conner gained national recognition through Sports Illustrated for his state record of four field goals in a single game. The "super seniors" received numerous honors. Names as Monte Towe, Gary Dedaker, Dave Shellen, Lyn Anthony, Mark Miller, Jay Matchett, John Emerson, Kenny Groom, Jack Dewalt, Kim Richardson, and Sam Homer will be remembered for years. During the season, the Eagles outscored their opponents 394-7.