Iott, DuPree and DuPree join Whiteford Athletic Hall of Fame

OTTAWA LAKE — Three new inductees took their place in the Whiteford High School Athletic Hall of Fame Friday during a brief ceremony,

Milly Iott, Jake DuPree and Tony DuPree are the newest members of the Hall of Fame.

Tony DuPree graduated from Whiteford in 1983 after an outstanding athletic career that saw him play three sports for the Bobcats. He was a starter on the basketball team that won two TCC championships. During the 1981-82 season, he played alongside brothers Warren and Everett.

It was on the football field that DuPree created a faithful following of fans. He rushed for  a then-school record 1,442 yards during his season, leading the Monroe County Region in yards and touchdowns. He was a threat to score a touchdown seemingly everytime he touched the football and helped the Bobcats into the state rankings at one point during the 1982 season – its first time in the state rankings since the mid-1960s.

His nephew, Jake DuPree, was a 1,000-point scorer in basketball for Whiteford and Monroe County Region scoring champion during his career. He also was a starting receiver on the Bobcat football that made it into the state playoffs his senior year.

Milly Iott earned her induction into the Hall of Fame by being named All-State in softball after her senior season in 2019. Iott was a key member of a Bobcat team that won multiple championships over the past four seasons.

The Athletic Hall of Fame was created by former Whiteford Athletic Director John Flynn in the late 1980s.

Plaques are on display for all of the Hall of Fame athletes and coaches outside of the Whiteford Gymnasium.

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