Pflugerville High School

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Pflugerville High School
PflugervilleP.jpg
Address
1301 W. Pecan Street
Pflugerville, Texas, 78660
USA
Information
Type Public high school
School district Pflugerville Independent School District
Principal Kirk Wrinkle
Grades 9-12
Mascot Panther
Website

Pflugerville High School is a public high school located in Pflugerville, Texas that serves 2,108 students from grades 9-12. The current principal is Kirk Wrinkle. Its athletics department is fairly notable in that it has produced two Major League Baseball pitchers, Mario Ramos and Nate Minchey, along with many other minor league baseball players.

Clubs[edit]

  • Band
  • AP Ambassadors
  • Astronomy Club
  • AVID
  • Band - on Facebook
  • Book Club
  • Business Professionals of America (BPA)
  • Cheerleaders
  • Choir on Facebook[1][2]
  • Creative Writing Club  ???
  • Cross Country
  • Dance Team
  • Fashion Club
  • FCCLA
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Future Farmers of America (FFA)
  • FreKit (Website Programming Design)
  • French Club
  • German Club
  • GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance)
  • Health Occupations (HOSA)
  • History Club - on Facebook
  • Interact Club
  • International Thespian Society
  • Key Club
  • Latin Club (Junior Classical League –JCL)
  • Math Club
  • NABT Bio Club
  • National Honor Society (NHS)
  • Peer Assistance & Leadership (PALS)
  • Publications and Productions - on Facebook
  • Photo Club  ??
  • PHS Foodies Club
  • Physics Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Science Olympiad
  • Sierra Student Coalition
  • Skills USA
  • Speech & Debate
  • STAGE (Standing Together Against Genocide Everywhere)
  • Step Team (Girls)  ?
  • Step Team (Boys)?
  • Student Council
  • Support The Troops
  • Texas Alliance of Minorities in Engineering (TAME)
  • Technology Student Association
  • TX Assoc. of Future Educators (TAFE)
  • UIL Journalism Team
  • UIL Math Team
  • Uplifting Pflugerville Students
  • Yearbook - on Facebook

[3]

Athletics[edit]

List of Sports[edit]

  • Baseball - on Facebook
  • Basketball, Boys
  • Basketball, Girls
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf, Fall
  • Golf, Spring
  • Powerlifting
  • Soccer, Boys
  • Soccer, Girls
  • Softball
  • Swimming - on Facebook
  • Tennis, Fall - Tennis Homepage
  • Tennis, Spring
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

[4]

History[edit]

Football[edit]

Pflugerville High School Football

During the 2013 NFL Draft, Pflugerville High School graduate Zaviar Gooden and Alex Okafor were drafted by the Tennessee Titans and Arizona Cardinals respectively.

55-game winning streak[edit]

From 1958 until 1962, Pflugerville won 55 consecutive games. At the time, it was both a State and National record. The Streak ended with a 12-6 loss to Holland in the 1962 Bi-District round of the playoffs.

In 1958 and 1959, PHS fielded Eight-Man football teams and played in the Class B division until 1967, which were not allowed to play to a State Championship. This is why Pflugerville is only credited with 34 wins on the all-time consecutive win chart. However, they are in actually, in 2nd Place as of 2005.
The Panthers compiled 5 District Championships, 2 Bi-District Championships, and 4 Regional Championships.
Through those five seasons, the Panthers scored 2,585 points; allowed just 256 and recorded 31 shutouts of their opponents.
The record for most consecutive victories is now held by De La Salle High School of California with 151 from 1992-2004.
Their streak ended with the first game of the 2004 season against Bellvue High from Washington state.
The Texas State record is now held by Celina, which won 68 games from 1998-2002. Pflugerville still ranks #2 All-Time in the State of Texas.[5][6]

Cross Country[edit]

In the 2009-2010 season, Pflugerville's Cross Country for the first time qualified an entire team for regionals. Prior to this, Philip Linder was the first male Cross Country runner to qualify for regionals in 13 years. The Team Consisted of 7 runners and 1 back up. Yusuf "Turbo" Khan, won first place in the district meet prior to regionals. Luis Serrato Jr. was second in the team placing 10th in district. Followed by Brandon Arias, Shane Johnson, Jacob Catano, Micah Rios, Reiberto Montiel. The back up being Zachary Barton. From the points gathered by Yusuf and Luis the Pflugerville Cross Country team qualified for regionals held in San Antonio.

Kuempel Stadium[edit]

Kuempel Stadium the current home of the Panthers in Football, Soccer and Track & Field.

Through the 2004 season, Kuempel Stadium has had a natural grass playing surface. However, on February 5, 2005 voters approved a multi-million dollar bond package which will include funds to upgrade to the new style of artificial turf. Similar surfaces are used at RRISD Stadium and at Dragon Stadium as well as NFL and College teams throughout the Nation. Construction was finished prior to the start of the 2005 season

A plaque outside the entrance explains the name origin.

Dedicated October 1986

Named for Charles and H. L. "Hub" Kuempel, both graduates of Pflugerville High School, who returned and served the Pflugerville schools for a combined 49 years. In the late '50s and early '60s they coached PHS to 55 consecutive football victories.

At that time this was a State and National Record. This accomplishment still stands as the Texas state record[7]

  • In 2007, the Pflugerville High School football team reached the Texas 5A State Championship game but lost to Katy High School from Katy, Texas.
  • The TV Series Friday Night Lights was originally filmed using the stadium, and the team took the name of Dillon Panthers after Pflugerville Panthers and used many of the mascot items for the show.

In the news[edit]

  • 2007
    • Pflugerville High School terrorist threat

On the morning of September 11, 2007, a teenager in Pflugerville was arrested in connection to terrorist threats made against Pflugerville High School that were posted on the website 4chan.[8][9][10][11][12][13]

Staff[edit]

Principals[edit]

  • 1981 to 2008 - Larry Bradley [14]
  • 2008 to present - Kirk Wrinkle [15]

Band Directors[edit]

  • 1988 - 1998 - Douglas Kincaid [16]
  • Current: O. D. Wilson, Brad Toth

Football Coach[edit]

Alumni Groups[edit]

Notable[edit]

  • Unknown
    • William Wieland - Soldier in the US Army, died fighting in World War I.[17]
    • Kermit Fuchs - Soldier in the US Army, died fighting in World War II.[17]
    • Roman Correa - Soldier in the US Army, died fighting in World War II.[17]
    • Elias Lopez - Soldier in the US Army, died fighting in World War II.[17]
    • Gaylon Douglas Smith - Marine in USMC, died fighting in Vietnam.[17]
    • Nate Minchey - professional baseball player
  • 1911
    • Alfred Kerlin - Soldier in the US Army, died fighting in World War I.[17]
  • 1938
    • Jose Riojas - Soldier in the US Army, died fighting in World War II.[17]
  • 1948
    • Edmund Vorwerk - Soldier in the US Navy, died fighting in the Korean War.[17]
  • 1960
    • Vernagene Mott [18]
      • Long time teacher
      • Pflugerville ISD School board member[19]
      • Board of Directors of the Texas Association of School Boards
      • Charter member of the Pflugerville Educators' Association
      • Charter member of the Heritage House Museum
  • 1993
    • John P. Garrett - founder and publisher of Impact News. The success of Impact News has shown that print is not dead.[20][21]
  • 1994
  • 1998
    • Byron W. Norwood - Marine who died while participating in a rescue attempt of 7 servicemen.[17][22]
  • 2000
    • Kristin Reger Lunkley - Petty Officer in the United States Coast Guard who received Coast Guard Medal for heroism after she volunteered to risk her life in order to save a drowning man.[23]
  • 2004
    • Riley Stearns - Filmmaker. [24]
  • 2008
    • Micah Lawrence - U.S. Olympic athlete [25]
    • Zaviar Gooden - American football player currently playing for the Tennessee Titans.

School songs[edit]

Alma Mater

Hail to you, Our dear old High school,
With its Gold and Blue.
Stands our noble Alma mater,
glorious to you.
Let the chorus beat it onward
Loud your praises tell
Hail to you, our dear old High school
Hail, oh, hail, to you

FIGHT SONG
On, on, Pflugerville
We are right for the fight tonight
Hold that ball and hit that line;
Every Panther here will shine
And then we'll fight for the blue and gold
And then we'll cheer for that old varsity
...Fight...fight

And we'll bring home a victory!

References[edit]

  1. ^ "phs staff". Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "phs choir website". Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "PISD (website)". Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "phs staff". 
  5. ^ Pflugerville's 55 Game Win Streak
  6. ^ "‘Chores, church and football’". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Kuempel Stadium
  8. ^ Bomb Threat Targets Pflugerville High School
  9. ^ Pflugerville Student Arrested After Posting Bomb Threats
  10. ^ Police Investigate Bomb Threat at Pflugerville High School
  11. ^ Juvenile Arrested After Internet Bomb Threat
  12. ^ Teen arrested for threatening to blow up school
  13. ^ Juvenile arrested in Pflugerville H.S. bomb threat
  14. ^ "Longtime administrator Honored". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "PISD Board of Trustees Approves Principal Appointments". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "Douglas Kincaid Obituary - 1998". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Pflugerville's Fallen Warriors". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "81(R) H.R. No. 155 - Honoring Vernagene Mott of Pflugerville on her election to the Texas Association of School Boards board of directors.". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  19. ^ "pisd". Retrieved 10 February 203.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  20. ^ "http://johnpgarrett.wordpress.com/about/". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  21. ^ "Concordia awards publisher as 2010 "Excellence in Leadership" Gala honoree". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  22. ^ "Fwd: Attendance at Spc Mokri's services Saturday". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  23. ^ "Granddaughter receives medal of heroism". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  24. ^ "http://www.slackerwood.com/node/4094". 
  25. ^ "Impact News". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 

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