Williamsport in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lycoming County MVP
— City of Williamsport Sports Walk —
Spooner quarterbacked Navy's 1960 football squad to a 9-1 regular season record, ranking 4th in the AP Poll and earning a trip to the Orange Bowl. Following that season, Spooner was named an All-East Selection as well as an Honorable Mention All-American. In 1961, he served as the quarterback coach of Navy's Plebe Team that featured eventual Heisman trophy winner and future Hall of Famer Roger Staubach at QB. An all-around athlete, Spooner played 3 sports at Williamsport High School participating in football, basketball and track while also playing baseball in the Williamsport area.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1960.
Location. 41° 14.403′ N, 77° 0.404′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker is on West 4th Street just west of Hepburn Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is embedded in the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ray Keyes (here, next to this marker); Blaise Alexander, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Bill Byham Ken Sawyer (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Creighton Hale (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul 'Babe' Mayer (within shouting distance of this marker); Gary Chrisman (within shouting distance of this marker); William 'Bill' Pickelner (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
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1. Williamsport Area High School alumnus immortalized with medallion dedication.
Spooner was the MVP of the very first Navy-Air Force football game in 1960, leading the Midshipmen to a 35-3 victory. In the U.S. Naval Academy, Spooner played football, basketball and baseball. He was inducted in the West Branch Sports Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Pennsylvania State Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. “Thank you very much,” Spooner said at the dedication. “It’s really a great honor to be associated with all the people that are already in the walk.”(Submitted on May 16, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Hal Spooner 'honored' by Sports Walk medallion in Williamsport.
Cementing his sports(Submitted on May 16, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. 1960 Navy Midshipmen Roster.
Hal Spooner, Quarterback - 65 Cmp, 111 Att, 805 Yds, 8 T(Submitted on May 16, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Record: 9-2 (8th of 113) (Schedule & Results)
Rank: 4th in the Final AP poll
Coach: Wayne Hardin (9-2)
Points For: 262
Points/G: 23.8 (11th of 113)
Points Against: 103
Opp Pts/G: 9.4 (27th of 113)
SRS: 12.05 (23rd of 113)
SOS: -0.22 (56th of 113)
Bowl Game: Lost Orange Bowl 21-14 versus Missouri
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.