2011

Sports Legend

David Thomas

David was a versatile athlete, who was captain of the 1944 football team that won the Section VI championship by dominating their opponents. They outscored them 133-14 in a 7 seven game season, and posted 5 shutouts. Coach Rodiek once said that “Thomas was the finest center that he ever coached”, which is an impressive comment coming from a coach who had tremendous teams while coaching the purple and white. David also played guard on one of Hamburg’s most successful basketball teams, which posted a record of 16-2 in 1944, and won the Champions of the Northern Erie County League, and later went on to win the Class A Championship of Section VI. Thomas also played outfield and utility man for a strong Hamburg baseball team that included Hamburg Wall of Famers, Don Cline and George Michie. David lists winning every football game in 1943 & 1944 campaigns, aside from one game (by one point), as his greatest high school sport’s memory.