All-Stater Luck wins two MVP awards for Bobcats in 1971-72

For the fifth straight year, Whiteford’s football team won six games, including another five game win streak. It was the only Bobcat sport to finish with a winning record in 1971-72.

Mike Luck (pictured above) threw for more than 700 yards, Sylvester DuPree ran for almost 950 stripes and the Bobcats finished second in the league.

Luck was named best defensive player and was first team All-State as a linebacker. He also led the RRC in passing while DuPree topped the loop in scoring and rushing.

In boys basketball, the Bobcats may have had a losing record, 8-10, but the season was not without its highlights. It took overtime to complete four games on the season, with WHS winning three of them, and opponents scored just 34 more points than WHS scorers did.

The team was led in the rebounding and scoring department by senior Mike Luck, who made a name for himself on the gridiron by being named to the All-State squad. Luck led the team in scoring with an average of 15.8 points a game and barely missed breaking the school free throw percentage record when he made 91 of 128 charity stripe tosses. He averaged in double figures in rebounding as well and was a first team All-RRC selection.
Whiteford started the season 3-1, but lost four of the next five games.

A total of three full-season Bobcats had averages in double figures for the season. Dan Bunge, who twice scored late baskets that led to Bobcat victories, played in only eight games on the season and averaged 11.4 points a game.

Bobcat seniors Luck, Jeff Riedel, Don Mock and sophomore Darrell Kirby appeared in every game.

Sophomore Dave Koppelman appeared in one game, in the state tournament, and scored 10 points.

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