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An Esko All-American

An Esko All-American

When injuries left Esko without a quarterback in the next-to-last game of the 1965 football season, coach Bob Peterson summoned an eighth-grader, Darrell McKibbon, from the junior high squad. McKibbon started the final game and then, from his freshman through senior years, led the Eskomos to a cumulative record of 31-3 and two undefeated seasons. He passed for more than 4,000 yards and set a then-state record of 61 career touchdown passes. In his final game, he helped Esko defeat Two Harbors 12-0 in the first post-season playoff between champions of the Polar League and the Seaway Conference. McKibbon was named all-state by WCCO Radio of Minneapolis and was selected to an All-American team by Coach & Athlete Magazine and Sunkist Orange Company. He’s shown here, on right, receiving his All-American award. (Photo courtesy of Darrell McKibbon)

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