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2014 Hall of Fame – Matt Retzlaff and Kerry Curtis

October 25, 2014

Matt Retzlaff

Hall of Fame Matt Retzlaff, South Medford High School

Hall of Fame Matt Retzlaff, South Medford High School

Matt played in the North South Football games in 2009, 2010 and 2011, his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years.  During these three years, Matt had a tremendous career playing for the Panthers and was a big part of some of the biggest wins in the schools’ history.  In the North South games, South was victorious and Matt’s performance was very much a part of the reason for the wins for the Panthers.  As a junior, Matt was selected All Conference First Team Defensive Back and as a senior he was selected as an All Conference First Team Wide Receiver and First Team Defensive Back.  Matt is currently playing for Southern Oregon University where he is a starting receiver and has helped the Raiders to a 6-1 start and a number 7 national ranking.  It with great pleasure we induct Matt Retzlaff into the Great American Rivalry Hall of Fame.  Accepting this award on his behalf will be Matt’s Godfather—Ed Singler.

Kerry Curtis

Hall of Fame Kerry Curtis, North Medford High School

Hall of Fame Kerry Curtis, North Medford High School

Kerry was a 3 sport athlete in 1991-1994 in football, basketball and baseball.  He was a 3-year starter in football, finishing his senior season record holder for rushing yards and touchdowns.  He was a First Team All-Conference Running and Defensive Back, First Team All-State Running Back and the SOC Offensive Player of the year.  As captain, Kerry led the football team to the State Championship game, which they won in 1993.  Kerry went on to accept a baseball scholarship at Portland State University.  In 1993, Kerry set the all-time Black and Blue Bowl game record with 4 touchdowns in a 34-14 victory over South.  Kerry is now a sergeant for the Medford Police Department.

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