Rogers Ceremony Cements Stadium Name
Posted: September 7, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Whitey Smith Stadium officially got its name during the Mounties’ first home game Friday night.
At A Glance
Whitey Smith graduated Rogers High School in 1956 and played football for five years and was a tackle for the Mounties. During basketball season he played guard. Sports were underfunded and some were dropped when he was in high school. Other facts:
• There were 99 students in his graduating class.
• He picked up his nickname in junior high school when his hair was blond and longer.
• Whitey, he went by Alvis.
• He married his wife, Janice in 1958.
• The first chicken cook he worked was at Lake Atalanta for a big celebration. There was a queen contest and he cooked all night for “The Chicken of Tomorrow.”
• He ran the clock for Mountie football home games from 1959 to 2002 and at basketball games from 1980 to 2002.
• He was in the first class of inductees in the Mountie Athletic Hall of Fame.
Source: Staff Report
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