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Dave Reardon: Radford’s 1981 Prep Bowl victory is worthy of remembering as well as a movie

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                                George Reny turned the game around by returning a fumble 94 yards for a touchdown.

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    George Reny turned the game around by returning a fumble 94 yards for a touchdown.

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                                The sudden death of Radford coach John Velasco before the playoffs began stunned the Hawaii prep sports world.

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    The sudden death of Radford coach John Velasco before the playoffs began stunned the Hawaii prep sports world.

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                                Radford’s improbable victory was splashed on the Star-Bulletin’s sports cover.

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    Radford’s improbable victory was splashed on the Star-Bulletin’s sports cover.

Every 10 years we make note of Radford High School’s emotional and magical run to the 1981 Prep Bowl championship. John Velasco, the Rams coach, died of a heart attack the night before their first playoff game. Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of Radford’s 14-2 championship win over Saint Louis. Read more

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