Ronnie Scoggins

Ronnie Scoggins' record with the 1963 Garland High School state Class 4A football champions and as the leading runner and pass receiver for the 1964 state football champion Owls is recognized by his induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame. In 1964 Scoggins ran for 1,222 yards on 188 carries and caught 25 passes for 541 yards, scoring 27 touchdowns. Against Dallas Samuell he gained 174 yards on nine carries, including touchdown runs of 63 and 66 yards. He had 66 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown against Mesquite, and against Paris he had 79 yards on 15 carries and three touchdowns. Against Highland Park he gained 74 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown. In the game with Denton he amassed 276 yards on 20 carries and his four touchdowns included runs of 54 and 60 yards. In the thrilling bi-district game with Texarkana, from the one-yard line with less than 4:30 to play, Scoggins and quarterback Jimmy Adams drove the Garland offense 99 yards for a victory. Scoggins took two passes from Adams for 55 yards. Three carries by Scoggins brought the ball to the three. Scoggins then ran the final three yards to score the winning touchdown with only 35 seconds left on the clock. He had already scored two other touchdowns, one on a 40-yard pass reception and the other on a one-yard power play. Against Amarillo Tascosa in the semi-finals he gained 103 yards on 21 carries, including three touchdowns. Scoggins was named all-district, all-Greater Dallas, third team all-state, and honorable mention All-America. In the victory of Texas high school all-stars over Pennsylvania high school stars, Scoggins was the leading runner with 106 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown. On athletic scholarship at Southern Methodist University, he suffered a back injury during his freshman season which ended his football career. Scoggins and his wife Paula reside at Sumner, Texas and are parents of four children, Katie Scoggins, Lisa MacArthur, Bill Orton, and Mike Orton. He has been with PPG-Pittsburgh Paints for sixteen years.