Oh man do I remember Michael Frisina. I remember that he is the hardest hitting kicker I have ever seen, he is not shy of contact and that he would lay out any kick returner that got to him, then turn to the crowd and do his own version of the Clay Matthews Flex. I also remember that I told him and his father that he will be a politician some day as he can charm anyone and always has the right thing to say. I wish him the best of luck in his future as a Football player at Boise State and in his professional career, what ever that may be – I am voting for him already on this years Presidential Ballot!!!!
Former BOHS Footabll Coach
The 1961 football season had sevaral true hall of famers on the team. Notably, Steve Ledbetter, Don Forkus, Rusty Skinner, and Terry Swindle. Each, except for Ledbetter, will be together for the first time in 50-years this October. We are celebrating our 50th class reunion ince we graduated in June 1962!! Of course, I was on that C.I.F. winning team too.
I was fortunate to be a member of the undefeated1961 CIF Championship Team. It was an unforgettable experience playing with a great group of guys who were coached by one of the all-time best high school and junior college coaches, Dick Tucker. He was not only a coach who won championships but helped build the character and value-system of his players.
Very cool. My dad was the assistant coach to Glen Hastings for two of those and then they added Pat Putnam. Don’t forget Fred Warrent and Chip Scholette (sp?). We will be celebrating our 40th this Friday/Saturday and some folks will be at the game. Go Wildcats!!
I just tonite discovered this site. My dad was a B/O grad in ’45. I grew up in Brea, and as a kid attended many of the great Brea football games with my folks. Remember the foggy drives to Capo? Can’t say I watched them, but I did have some high school idols, some of whom were mentioned here, too many to mention now, and I do have some memories. I only played one year of football, my senior year, the 1969-70 season. Dad convinced me to play, said there is just something about football. I was fortunate to play on both sides of the ball. Dad was right. Of course to continue the tradition, my son had to play football in high school. My son Sean played at B/O from 1990 to 1993. So in our family, we had three generations of Brea-Olinda football. Sean had a huge heart and a ton of desire. We miss him. Trivia: who scored the first touchdown in the NEW Brea-Olinda stadium? Lets keep the nostalgia stories going. Keep Sharing your stories. I am also on the board of the Brea Historical Society and these stories are an important part of Brea history.
Sorry for the late response. I just now entered the website again after a long holiday break. I love what you have to say. It’s stories like these that give our site some depth. I’m thinking of creating a Brea Olinda football alumni blog. Folks like yourself could share stories from Brea’s rich history of OC football.
Anyone know who scored the first touchdown in the new stadium? Great question.
Does the Brea Historical Society have any information on the BOHS football programs of the past? We as a booster committee want to add some content to the website related to the history of the school, the football program, or the stadium. Any information you consider worthwhile would be appreciated.
Lets hear from you wildcat alumni!!