Scott to serve as honorary captain for Friday’s game against Marquette
KINGSFORD — Kingsford High School’s starting fullback from the unbeaten 1963 team will serve as honorary captain for Friday’s varsity homecoming football game with Marquette.
Roger Scott, a four-year member of the football program, will become the fourth Kingsford High School graduate over the years to fill the honorary captain role. The previous three were Don Edens, Dick Berlinski and Art Viens.
“We are grateful to have a man of Roger’s stature and character involved with our school and and athletic program for so many years,” said Kingsford athletic director Al Unger. “He is a great Flivver fan and supporter.”
Scott grew up 100 yards from Flivver Field in Ford Addition.
“Friday night football was a highlight providing much excitement and anticipation for high school,” Scott said of his days in the early 1950s. “Needless to say, I really wanted to play football for the Kingsford Flivvers.”
Scott’s 1963 Flivvers also earned the Barber Trophy as UP champions.
“The bonds I made with teammates have lasted forever,” Scott said.
In 1981, Scott joined the Kingsford Flivver Athletic Booster Club. During the next 30-plus years, he held positions in the club from board member to president. He was named Flivver Booster of the Year in 1991.
“During the booster years I met some of the most friendly and dedicated people I have known,” Scott said. “Also during that time the Kingsford football program enjoyed great success and provided many thrills, and recognition throughout the state of Michigan. The Kingsford Athletic Booster Club’s accomplishments are legendary in the UP.”
Scott has also been associated with the Rae Drake Kingsford Football Alumni Scholarship for the past 13 years. Scott noted that through “generous donations and fundraising,” the scholarship has grown to nearly $100,000.
Roger and his wife, Nancy, are the parents of three Kingsford graduates.
“I am thankful for my association with Kingsford High School’s administration, teachers, coaches and staff that supported our athletic programs and provided so much pride in our community,” Scott said. “I am honored to be a ‘Flivver Forever.'”