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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Mike and Kristie Musso & Dave White

October 27, 2017


From Fountain Valley High School, Mike and Kristie Musso

Fountain Valley is honored to induct Mike and Kristie Musso. Mike was a standout fullback, defensive end and team captain on the ‘75 and ‘76 Baron teams. He was all Sunset League, on the Orange County All Star Team and is in the Baron Football Hall of Fame. Kristie has been a supporter of Baron football since the late 70’s and both she and Mike are Lifetime Football Booster members. This great rivalry is truly a family affair for the Musso’s, along with Mike Sr, Mike Jr and son-in-law Steve Fifita have played in this game and their daughter Heidi was a Baron Cheerleader. Each year they organize the Moose Invitational Golf Tournament in memory of their son Michael to raise money for Baron Football. They are truly Barons for Life.

From Edison High School, Dave White

Dave White is no stranger to the Rivalry Game. Not only did he play in the game 3 times in the early 70s but he has coach in it 38 times, with 31 of those being as head coach. Before returning to coach at Edison in 1979 Dave was starting quarterback and won a national championship at Orange Coast College. He then went on to play at Oregon State University. During his tenure at Edison, Coach white compiled over 230 wins, 15 league titles and won to C.I. F. championships. Although he will be remembered for his many successes on the field, Coach White was a firm believer in doing things the right way, and doing everything with integrity and character.

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