1988 Inductees

Bobby Griffin

Bobby Griffin was an outstanding triple-threat tailback on three championship teams, first at Garland High School where he was co-captain and all district; next, two years at Baylor University, and finally two years at East Texas State College, where he was All-Lone Star Conference. Bobby also served as a highly regarded scout on the staff of the Dallas Cowboys. During Bobby Griffin's three seasons at Garland High, the Owls won 32, lost only two, and had one tie. They were the 1942 bi-district champions and undefeated regional champions in 1943 and 1944...

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Fred Harris

Fred Harris was the first Garland athlete to win a Texas High School track and field championship. He won the state discus throw in 1937, and placed fourth in the shot put. He also had a distinguished football career as a lineman in high school, college, and professional football. Fred's throw of 128'8" won the discus throw championship in the state competition which included athletes from all school classifications. Earlier he won the high school discus throw and shot put at the prestigious Texas Relays, setting a new discus record. As the captain of the Garland High team, Fred also set new district and regional records in the discus throw.

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Randy Love

Randy Love was an outstanding running back and all-around athlete during his many seasons of play which included Garland High School, the University of Houston, and the St. Louis Cardinals of the NFL. As a junior at Garland, Randy gained 1,243 yards rushing and scored 15 touchdowns. Although hindered by injuries during his senior season, the Garland co-captain gained 870 yards and was named all-district. In basketball, Love average 17 points as a senior and was second team all-district. He also was a sprinter and long jumper for the track and field team.

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James (Puchie) Rose

James A Puchie Rose contributed greatly to the Garland community and its youth through the organizing, managing, and sponsoring of area baseball programs. Growing up on a farm at Audelia and Church Roads, Puchie as he was fondly referred to, early in life developed a love for baseball and later played the sport while attending the Vickery School. An outstanding left-handed pitcher, he subsequently played sandlot ball at Dallas' Reverchon Park and then played semi-pro ball from 1934 to 1936 for Anna in the North Texas League. After 1936, he played baseball in the Dallas city majors.

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