Art Haege's Team Pictures and Scrapbook Page
Here is Coach Art Haege's all time favorite team, his 1968 Two River's Wisconsin Purple Raiders. This team is one of the best football teams in the history of high school football in the State of Wisconsin. They played in the largest high school football division in the State in 1968 despite not being one of the largest schools. They didn't have State playoffs back then. Art Haege's 1967 Two River's Wisconsin team was 6-1 and 1.
Here is Art Haege's 1973 Virginia Minnesota Team. At the time in 1973 this team finished with the best record Virginia Minnesota has ever had, and this is the best football team Virginia Minnesota has ever had. Their only loss was to Eveleth Minnesota, who went on to win the State Championship. It only took Coach Haege 2 season's to make them into conference and State ranked contenders.
Here is Art Haege on the far right and his 1974 Virginia Minnesota team. This team had a record of 8 and 1. I am wearing a blue coat when I was a little kid, and I am standing next to Coach Haege's starting QB, #12, Doug Coombe. My brother Frank is standing next to me wearing a red coat. This team was one fumble away on Hibbing's one yard line late in the 4th quarter from being undefeated and conference champs. After the 1974 season Coach Haege was named Iron Range Conference Coach of the Year, District Coach of the Year, and numerous other coaching awards.
Here is Art Haege on the far right and his 1970 Traverse City Michigan St Francis Football team. This team had a record of 6- 2-and 1. Coach Haege and this team defeated Coach Haege's former team, St.Ignace Michigan in St Ignace, 48 to 14. St. Ignace is where Coach Haege had his first head football coaching job in 1964. We had the game football on our living room mantle, Saint Francis 48, St. Ignace 14, for many years. Coach Haege liked going back and defeating teams he had previously coached.
Here is one of Coach Haege's favorite football players, Ray Buria. Ray Buria played on Coach Haege's 1971 and 1972 Virginia Minnesota High School football teams. He went on to start at fullback for the University of Minnesota-Duluth and he made Coach Haege's all time high school team as his starting fullback.