The Inaugural Hall of Fame Event a Success

There had been talk of a Hall of Fame at Fremont High School for a very long time but the event did not come to fruition until the Athletic Boosters got behind it... and pushed. Now, Fremont High School, a school with over 90 years of history, has a Hall of Fame. The inaugural event had all the history you would imagine from a school like Fremont and our 4 inductees shared a great deal of school history and their personal stories of time at Fremont and post high school. 

From Tino and Manuela Rodriguez to Tully Banta-Cain there wasn't more we could have asked of our inductees. Charlie Olson is as charismatic as Francie Larrieu-Smith is resilient. Francie's speech talked about the impact of Fremont allowing her to compete on the boys team prior to Title IV and an inability for her to relate to other female athletes stories of not being allowed to compete because of the treatment she received at Fremont. Tully Banta-Cain's introduction by Bob Grover talked more about bringing a campus together than it did about football. Some of the innovated programs Fremont implemented during the mid 1990s were headed by the Football team captain. Overall, the night was historic, and we hope that the evening was enjoyed by everyone who attended. 

Manuela Rodriguez, Charlie Olson, Francie Larrieu-Smith, and Tully Banta-Cain (picture by Sue Larson)

Daniel McCune

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