Shawnee Football Hall of Fame to Induct Four New Members
Four former Shawnee High School athletes will be inducted into the Shawnee Football Hall of Fame Friday, Sept. 6, during halftime of the Wolves home opener against Guthrie.
A reception for the inductees will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the hospitality room of the PAAC. Kickoff of the game is set for 7:30 p.m.
Jerry Compton is a 1976 SHS graduate. He was a member of the 1973 Shawnee High School State Championship team. He was a receiver his junior and senior year and was selected as All-District Receiver his senior year.
After his high school graduation, Jerry Compton attended East Central University on a football scholarship and was selected as three-time All-Conference player and two-time All-District player. In 1977, he was the NAIA National punt returner. He graduated ECU in 1980 with a degree in accounting and secondary education.
Jerry Compton played in the Canadian Football League with Calgary and Toronto in 1981. In 1982, he signed with the Denver Broncos. He left the NFL when the players strike occurred.
Jerry Compton was division manager for Total Petroleum for nine years. In 1995, he founded Image & Sign Builders, Inc. He currently lives in Owasso.
Russell Compton graduated from SHS in 1969. He was a three-year letterman in football and track. He was captain of the football team his senior year, and was selected as SHS athlete of the year as well as senior football and track athlete of the year. He was an honorable mention All-State running back in 1969.
Russell Compton attended ECU on a football scholarship after his graduation from SHS. He was selected as three-time All-Conference Running Back. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from ECU in secondary education.
He worked as an assistant football coach at Moore High School until 1975 when he began coaching at Grand Prairie High School in Grand Prairie, Texas, as offensive coordinator. After his retirement from Grand Prairie in 2005, he returned to live in Shawnee.
Chris Dockrey is a 1987 SHS graduate. A three-year letterman in football, Dockrey started as quarterback for 19 consecutive games his junior and senior years. He threw for 3,165 yards and 25 touchdowns in 20 varsity games. He was selected for All-State and All-District teams his junior and senior years. Dockrey also lettered in baseball for four years and played both as pitcher and infielder. He was selected for the All-District baseball team his junior and senior years.
After graduation, Dockrey attended York Junior College on a baseball scholarship. After a remarkable season at York where his team finished 49-16, Dockrey chose to play at Rose State College. He finished his sports career as a baseball player at ECU.
Dockrey is currently a sales consultant for AutoMax Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Shawnee. He is also the uncle of current SHS team member Scout Cawvey.
William "Bill" Ford is a 1960 graduate of SHS. He played football and baseball and is a member of the SHS Baseball Hall of Fame. After his high school graduation, Ford attended the University of Oklahoma where he was on the baseball team for three years. He graduated from OU in 1964 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He received his MBA in 1967.
In 1964, Ford was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. While on active duty, he served in South Korea and as an instructor at the Artillery Officer Candidate School at Ft. Sill. He has served as the president of the Officer Candidate School Alumni Association and has been on the executive board of the U.S. Field Artillery Association at Ft. Sill for more than 30 years.
Ford is a Shawnee native and active civic leader. He has been a part of the Ford tradition of working in and leading the Shawnee Milling Company for more than 50 years. He currently serves the company as chairman of the board. He is also a deacon at First Baptist Church.