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Douglas alumni golf tournament today

Tribute will be paid to members of Douglas High School’s 1974 state championship football team today when the Tigers’ third annual Alumni Golf Tournament is held at the Carson Valley Golf Course.

The tournament is set for a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Douglas Head Coach Ernie Monfiletto said members of the state championship football team will be recognized along with inductees for the school’s Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Scott Burnham, Shane Miller, Kevin Lehr, Nick Summers and Tyson Estes are the Hall of Fame inductees. Lehr, who passed away in 2006, rushed for 1,597 yards and 27 touchdowns during a 1997 season in which he was honored as the North’s Offensive MVP and league MVP.

The inductees will be recognized again with a ceremony during the Tigers’ Hall of Fame game on Sept. 12 against Reno High.

“We choose different alumni or coach to honor every year and this year we’re honoring the 1974 state championship team and coach (Bill) Coverley,” Monfiletto said.

Forty years ago the Tigers became the only football team in school history to emerge as state champions when they won the AA — what was then Nevada’s medium-sized schools classification — with a 6-0 victory against Fallon at Dressler Field (now the Carson Valley Middle School). The Tigers finished that season with an 8-1-1 record.

Proceeds from the golf tournament go to assist the Douglas football program as well as its scholarship fund.