Pflugerville High School

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Pflugerville High School
PflugervilleP.jpg
Address
1301 W. Pecan Street
Pflugerville, Texas 78660
USA
Coordinates 30°26′39″N 97°37′57″W / 30.4443°N 97.63255°W / 30.4443; -97.63255Coordinates: 30°26′39″N 97°37′57″W / 30.4443°N 97.63255°W / 30.4443; -97.63255
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1973
School district Pflugerville Independent School District
Principal Kirk Wrinkle
Grades 9-12
Campus size 6A
Mascot Panthers
Website

Pflugerville High School is a public high school located in Pflugerville, Texas that serves 2,108 students from grades 9-12. The principal is Kirk Wrinkle.

Athletics[edit]

List of Sports[edit]

  • Baseball
  • Basketball, Boys
  • Basketball, Girls
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf, Fall
  • Golf, Spring
  • Powerlifting
  • Soccer, Boys
  • Soccer, Girls
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis, Fall
  • Tennis, Spring
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

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History[edit]

Football[edit]

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 1964, Pflugerville's national winning streak record was broken by Jefferson City, Missouri.

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.[2][3]

Cross Country[edit]

In the 2009-2010 season, Pflugerville's Cross Country for the first time qualified an entire team for regionals.

Kuempel Stadium[edit]

The 7,000[4]-capacity 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 multimillion-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[5]

  • 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]

Staff[edit]

Principals[edit]

  • 1981 to 2008 - Larry Bradley [12]
  • 2008 to present - Kirk Wrinkle [13]
  • Principal Kirk Wrinkle is expected to retire after the end of the 2016-17 school year.

Band directors[edit]

  • 1988 - 1998 - Douglas Kincaid [14]

Brad Toth

  • Current: O. D. Wilson, Ryan Sirna, Michael Hanrahan

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

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