Row 1: Steve Steele, manager; Jim Williams, Joe Neville, Clem Weaverling, Kelly Williams, James Foreman, Bill Heaton, Jack Jones, Frank Reed, manager. Row 2: Joe Banco, John Smith, Mike McCahan, Tom Cypher, Sam Smith, Don Baker. Row 3: Alan Drenning, manager; Sam Black, Dick McClure, Sam Cessna, Clay Donaldson, Dan Brumbaugh, Don Donaldson, Jack Decker, Mick Ross, manager.
Chestnut Ridge 32 0
Southern Huntingdon 19 0
Northern Bedford 19 12
Everett 27 26
Bellwood-Antis 25 7
Central 20 7
Juniata Valley 26 0
Bald Eagle 19 6
Williamsburg 47 0
Totals 9-0 234 58
Individual Scoring TD PAT S Total
Jim Williams 9 6 0 60
Mike McCahan 8 2 0 50
Kelly Williams 6 5 0 41
Jack Decker 5 0 0 30
Don Donaldson 3 0 0 18
Mike Foreman 1 3 0 9
Dan Brumbaugh 1 0 0 6
Tom Cypher 0 0 1 2
Coached by William J. Haushalter - inducted into the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1994
Only undefeated and untied football team in school history
In a tied game with Northern Bedford 12-12 with less than a minute remaining in the game, Donald Donaldson intercepted a pass and returned it 75 yards for the winning touchdown
Western Conference Class B and Inter-County Conference Class A League Champions
Big 22 Bedford County All-Stars team:
Tackle Tom Cypher,
Quarterback Mike McCahan,
Running backs Jim Williams and Kelly Williams,
Ends Sam Cessna and Dan Brumbaugh,
Coach of the Year William Haushalter
Tussey Mountain 1961 Football Team
Class of 2009
Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame
Bedford County, Pennsylvania
The undefeated 1961 Tussey Mountain Titans: Game-By-Game
From the Titan Yearbook
Game 1 Tussey Mountain 32, Chestnut Ridge 0
ln the first game. the Titans literally mauled the Lions of Chestnut Ridge to the tune of 32-0. Quarterback Mike McCahan threw a touchdown pass to end Dan Brumbaugh to get things started. Kelly Williams scored by picking up a fumble and going 30 yards for the score. Jim Williams later scored from the one. McCahan and Kelly Williams each contributed another touchdown. Kelly Williams also kicked two extra points.
Game 2 Tussey Mountain 19, Southern Huntingdon 0
The Rockets of Southern Huntingdon were whitewashed by the Titans 19-0 in the second game. McCahan scored on a one-yard plunge and later tossed a touchdown pass to Sam Cessna. Kelly Williams booted the extra point. The final score came on a 35-yard dash by Jim Williams.
Game 3 Tussey Mountain 19, Northern Bedford 12
Tussey played a hard fought game beating Northern Bedford 19-12 for the Titans third straight victory.
Wingback Jack Decker scored on a 30-yard pass from McCahan. Kelly Williams scored another touchdown after guard Leroy Black recovered a blocked kick inside the l5-yard line. With just seconds remaining Don Donaldson intercepted a pass and raced 75 yards for the clincher. Jim Foreman ran the extra point.
Game 4 Tussey Mountain 27, Everett 26
The 4th and most thrilling game of the season was a 27-26 victory over Everett. It was mostly a case of Mike McCahan's passing arm that led to the victory. McCahan threw a touchdown pass to Decker, and the signal caller scored two touchdowns on runs of one yard each. The other touchdown was scored by Jim Williams, who also scored two extra points, and Jim Foreman scored one extra point.
Game 5 Tussey Mountain 25, Bellwood Antis 7
Tussey rolled to its 5th successive victory by trouncing Bellwood 25-7. Don Donaldson retumed the opening kick 75 yards for a touchdown. Jim Williams scored two touchdowns on runs of one yard and one foot. McCahan plunged over from the five and added the only extra point for the Titans.
Game 6 Tussey Mountain 20, Central 7
In the 6th game, the Titans outplayed the Scarlet Dragons of Central both offensively and defensively,
beating them 20-7. Mike McCahan tossed a scoring pass to Jack Decker, and Tom Cypher tackled a Central player in the end zone for a safety. Jim Williams barreled over from the four-yard line after the kickoff. The final score came when McCahan cracked over from the one.
Game 7 Tussey Mountain 26, Juniata Valley 0
Tussey wrapped up their 7th win in succession with a 26-0 victory over Juniata Valley. McCahan heaved touchdown passes of 60 and 50 yards to Sam Cessna and 45 yards to Jim Williams. The other score was a 22-yards run by Jack Decker. Jim Williams scored the two extra points.
Game 8 Tussey Mountain 19, Bald Eagle Area 7
The 8th win came when the Titans hurdled the biggest and toughest game of the season by trouncing Bald Eagle 19-7. McCahan uncorked a 35-yard scoring pass to Jim Williams and Kelly Williams barreled into the end zone for a 24-yard score. Don Donaldson applied the finishing touch when he retumed an interception 65 yards for a touchdown. Jim Williams scored the only extra point of the evening for the Tussey eleven.
Game 9 Tussey Mountain 47, Williamsburg 0
For their 9th consecutive win and their undefeated season, the Titans scored at will as they rolled over
Williamsburg 47-0. The scoring: Jim Williams, a four-yard plunge; McCahan runs of 25 yards and one yard; Kelly Williams runs of four and 27 yards; Mike Foreman a plunge of three yards; Decker a 31-yard reverse. Extra points were scored by Jim Williams, Foreman, McCahan, and two by Kelly Williams