2010 Inductees

Duane Cross

Duane Cross’ is recognized as a two-way starter at left tackle on offense and defense for the 1963 and 1964 Garland Owl state football champions. He initially held these positions as a 1962 sophomore and his play as a 1963 junior was recognized when he was named first team All-District and first team All-Greater Dallas. In 1964, as the Owls won their second state championship, he was again first team All-District and All-Greater Dallas, and was named first team All-State by the Fort Worth Star Telegram. He was co-captain of the owl team and named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine blue chip first team.

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Tony Mauldin

Tony Mauldin is recognized as the varsity boys’ basketball coach at Lakeview Centennial High School. His 2009-2010 Patriot team had a full season record of 33-4 and advanced to the state finals before losing the championship game. It was the first Garland I.S.D. team to make the state tournament. His current record is 746 wins and 444 losses. Mauldin began his sports play at a small school in Zephyr, Texas. As a sophomore he moved to Brownwood High School, where he played two years of varsity basketball and ran track. As a senior he made all-district and the all-regional tournament team.

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Gary Reeves

Gary Reeves is recognized for his accomplishments as an outstanding coach and administrator for Garland Independent School District. Reeves graduated from South Oak Cliff High School, where he was a three-year letterman in football and a two-year letterman in baseball. As a senior, he was first team all-district in football. At Kilgore College he was a two-year letterman in baseball and was named a junior college All-American. He then attended Texas Lutheran College and was a two-year letterman in both football and baseball. In 1965 he began his professional career as a teacher-coach at the newly opened Atwell Junior High School...

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Kenneth G. Walls

Kenneth G. Walls is recognized for his accomplishments in three sports at Garland High School. As a junior, Walls was quarterback and led the 1957 Owl Football team to a bi-district championship in their final Class 3-A competition. The following year he was again the quarterback as Garland finished as the runner-up to Highland Park in its first year of Class 4-A competition. Walls was selected second team All-District recognition both years. He also received accolades for his defensive play. He had four interceptions for an average return of 47.5 yards and returned three kickoffs for an average of 34.3 yards.

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