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HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Ben Davis High School on winning the 1999 Class 5A state football championship.



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Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Ben Davis High School on winning the 1999 Class 5A state football championship.

    Whereas, On November 26, 1999, Ben Davis High School defeated Penn High School 27 - 3 to win the 1999 Class 5A state football championship;

    Whereas, Winning the state championship is a tradition for the Ben Davis football program, having won four other times - 1987, 1988, 1990, and 1991;

    Whereas, The Ben Davis football team completed its seventh perfect season with a 15 - 0 record, holding opponents to an average of less than nine points per game;

    Whereas, The Ben Davis Giants' defense scored seven touchdowns and produced a school record for takeaways, finishing the season plus 18 in the turnover department;

    Whereas, The offense was equally tenacious and hard working, averaging just under 30 points per game;

    Whereas, The Ben Davis Giants finished the season ranked sixth in the nation in the Fox Sports Fab 50 poll and 18th in the country in the USA Today Top 20 poll;

    Whereas, There were five Ben Davis players chosen to the Associated Press All-State First Team: Jeremy Chandler (DB), Triston Jointer (DE), Andrew Robinson (OL), and James Banks (QB). Damon Fine (K) was Honorable

Mention;

    Whereas, Jeremy Chandler and Triston Jointer were presented Position Awards as two of the eight best players in the state following voting of the state's coaches and media for the 1999 Mr. Football. Triston Jointer was given the award for defensive linemen and Jeremy Chandler was given the award for defensive backs;

    Whereas, Defensive Back Jeremy Chandler received the IHSAA Mental Attitude Award following the state championship victory;

    Whereas, Several Ben Davis players received post season awards including Ron Greene, offensive player of the year; Chad Hendee, offensive lineman of the year; James Banks, offensive back of the year; Triston Jointer, defensive player of the year; Sean Jones, defensive lineman of the year; and Jeremy Chandler, defensive back of the year;

    Whereas, Head Coach Dick Dullaghan's belief in hard work has inspired this Ben Davis team to even greater accomplishments;

    Whereas, Coach Dullaghan has been coaching for 33 years, 29 of which have been at the high school level;

    Whereas, Coach Dullaghan is the first coach in Indiana to be named the National High School Football Coach of the Year by the National Sports News Service in Tempe, Arizona;

    Whereas, Coach Dullaghan is also the only coach in Indiana to win state championships at two different high schools - Carmel High School and Ben Davis High School;

    Whereas, Coach Dullaghan has been the Indiana All-Star coach three times and has been inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame;

    Whereas, Coach Dullaghan and the members of the Ben Davis High School football team have accomplished much through hard work and determination; and


    Whereas, The members of the Ben Davis High School football team combine the best of the qualities they have learned in the classroom and on the athletic field to achieve their goals and to become life-long learners and leaders in their communities: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to congratulate the Ben Davis Giants on their recent state football championship and to encourage them to continue in their winning ways both on and off the field.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the members of the Ben Davis Giants, Head Coach Dick Dullaghan, the coaching staff, Principal Dr. James W. Mifflin, and Superintendent Dr. Terry Thompson.