Howard Shugart

Howard Shugart has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame as a veteran nominee in recognition of his outstanding football play for Garland High School in 1926 and 1927. Shugart served as captain and quarterback of both teams. The outstanding 1927 team scored 262 points in eight games and allowed only 31 points. The only game not won by the Owls was a 19 to 19 tie with Highland Park. Shugart scored a touchdown and kicked two extra points in the win over Wolfe City, 56 to 0. He intercepted a pass, returning it for a touchdown, and kicking the extra point in a victory over Celeste, 28 to 0. In a win over Whitewright, 39 to 0, Shugart again intercepted a pass. returning it for a touchdown, then made a second touchdown on a run through the line. He also kicked three extra points during the game. The Owls defeated Kaufman, 12 to 0, with Shugart scoring a touchdown. The Owls defeated North Dallas High School, 19 to 6, as Shugart passed for a touchdown and later bucked the North Dallas line for another touchdown and kicked the extra point. Finally, Shugart burst five yards through the line for a third score. In the game against Highland Park, Shugart passed for the first Owl score. Later he drove the ball into the end zone again and kicked the extra point, and subsequently carried the ball over for the final Owl score. Against Bonham Shugart scored two of the teams touchdowns and made four extra points as the Owls won, 52 to 0. Garland concluded the season with a 27 to 6 victory over Gunter. Unfortunately, the Owls had to forfeit their win over Wolfe City because they had an ineligible player. Shugart and his wife, Jimolea, who are both deceased, had five children, Jim Alex, Bill, Rick, Vic, and the oldest, Jack, who is also deceased and is survived by his widow, Carole.