Corry is the next school up in our Glory Days poll. One coach, Lou Hanna, had several strong periods, but it was difficult to break them into individual eras, so we fit them all into one 16-year span. Vote in the poll at upper right.
1924-26: The early days of Corry football started strongly, as the team posted an 18-7-1 record over three seasons.
1948-63: In this 16-year period, Hall of Fame coach Lou Hanna leads the Beavers to 102 victories, winning seven times or more in eight seasons, including undefeated seasons in 1953 and 1956.
1980-82: Under Joe Sanford, Corry won Erie County League championships in 1980 (8-1) and 1982 (9-1). Chip Nuzzo starred for the Beavers during the first two seasons. Bryan Griswold was a line standout for both championship teams.
1990-96: John Wilson led the Beavers to seven consecutive winning seasons, including an ECL title and a trip to the D-10 finals in 1992 with a 9-3 record. Lucas Marsh starred for Corry at receiver. The Beavers also went 9-2 and reached the D-10 title game in 1996.
This poll will close July 7 at 11:59 p.m.
Up next: Iroquois, Lawrence Park, Wesleyville
For more information on the Glory Days, click below.
Calling all area high school football fans or former players: The Erie Times-News and GoErie.com are looking for your input.
A feature in the upcoming 2011 Kickoff preview magazine will focus on the Glory Days of all area programs, and we’re asking readers to send us their opinions on the greatest years of their alma maters.
Glory Days can be one season or as many as 20 years in a row. They can be the present or the 1930s. For instance, would you vote for Fairview’s 1950s teams or the Tigers’ powerhouses of the 1980s? Would you pick McDowell’s late 1960s teams or the Trojans’ mid-1990s squads? Tell us the era and the reason for your pick.
We’re currently collecting reader feedback. Then, we will pick the top time periods for each school and begin posting polls online. Readers can vote for the top era from each school.
So, football fans, get involved. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment on the Varsity blog at GoErie.com/blogs/Varsity. When were your school’s Glory Days? It’s time to let us know.