Ceremony honors Whittaker Field anniversary, 1968 football team


Bill Reynolds

AN IN-VINCE-ABLE MEMORY---Retired La Conner teacher and coach Vince Sellen was among the speakers at the 50th anniversary rededication of Whittaker Field last Wednesday. Sellen was assistant coach of the undefeated 1968 Braves football team. He shared memories of that season with the crowd.

La Conner Schools hosted a ceremony last week that was 50 years in the making.

Well, actually, more than that.

The impetus for developing Whittaker Field, named for the district's late legendary teacher-coach-administrator Jack Whittaker and formally dedicated during the 1972-73 school year, began with the undefeated 1968 Braves football team.

Thus, a dual celebration was there held May 3.

Those attending the 45-minute program observed the golden anniversary of Whittaker Field and honored the '68 team, whose success helped make possible the drive to install the lighted field.

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