Woodlawn was undefeated against rival Banks High. Coach Burgess resigned to become head coach at Oxford High School and Gerelds became the head coach before the 1971 after six seasons as an assistant coach.
Gerelds replace the nucleus of his team’s high-powered offense but he is not sure what to expect from his defense.
Gerelds led Woodlawn High to a victory over its biggest rival, which carried a lot of weight with the school’s administration, alumni, and community leaders.
With the coaches spending so much time at school, the wives ran the houses.