Wenatchee High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Glen Parks
CLASS of 1949 Football, Basketball and Baseball ATHLETE
Panther football teams of the 1940s were noted for huge chunks of yardage gained by one play - "The Apple Valley Reverse." No one was more proficient at it than Glen. It was said that the first time WHS ran the end-around in a game, it was a surprise. From then on, it was talent. Teams would devise defenses to corral it, but Glen still ran wild. Against Omak, he packed the ball four times on the reverse, all for touchdowns, and gained a school record 235 yards. During his senior season, Glen averaged more than 18 yards per carry while rambling for over 600 yards.

So impressive were his ball carrying statistics, Glen was named to the "All-State" grid team as a running back despite the fact he played end. He was also outstanding as a defender, kick returner and punter.

Glen was the leading scorer for the basketball team, averaging just over nine points per game and was selected as "All-District" at the tournament held at Eastern Washington State College. He was also a high jumper on the track squad and was named "Panther Best" his senior year.

At Wenatchee Junior College, Glen was an "All-Conference" back in football and led the basketball team in scoring. He went on to start as a running back at Eastern Washington State College.

- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.