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2010 Hall of Fame: John Pueblo and Paul Hawke

October 12, 2010

From Grosse Pointe North: John Pueblo
John played in the North-South Rivalry in his junior and senior years, 1972-1973. As quarterback and captain of the 1973 team, he led the team to a 36-21 victory over South, an undefeated season, and a No. 1 ranking in the Metro East. John ran the ball 12 times for 178 yards in the game against South, scoring on touchdown runs of 66 and 2 yards while throwing for three scores. In his two years as a starter, North won 17 of 18 games.

From Grosse Pointe South: Paul Hawke
Paul was a three-year starter at South from 1981-1983 and played halfback. He scored 134 points and 19 touchdowns in his career while rushing for 2032 yards. In the 1982 rivalry game, with 1:30 to play, Paul scored the winning touchdown with an 89-yard touchdown run. That score and win secured South’s 9-0 season. Paul went on to play college football at Central Michigan and graduated from U.M. He is currently the executive director of the Chaundy Arts Gallery in Gross Pointe Woods.

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