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Inductee Profile

William Ferris


Will Ferris holds the all-time record at Rice Lake High School for football wins as his teams compiled an 84 and 20 record in his 10 seasons at Rice Lake. His teams won 7 Heart O’ The North conference champions, four of them in succession from 1979 to 1982, one State Championship in 1979 and two state runner-up teams in 1980 and 1982. He graduated from Carthage College where he lettered four years in football. Ferris spent two years as an assistant at South Beloit and five years as head coach at Stillman Valley, Illinois where his teams won three championships. In 1986, Ferris left Rice Lake to coach Hayward, where he won the Division III State Championship in 1987 with a 12 and 1 record.

William Ferris
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