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Former Panthers Football Coach To Enter The IFCA Hall of Fame

Posted: Sunday, July 8th, 2018 at 5:54 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

Former Knoxville Football Coach Lonnie Powers is going into the Iowa Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in March. Powers coached the Panthers from 2001-2007 compiling a 33-29 record. Arguably his two greatest wins were over Pella in his first season when Knoxville prevailed 10-6 and beat Pella to stop a 16 game losing streak against the Little Dutch, and in 2003 when Knoxville shocked Grinnell 20-19 to beat the Tigers for the first time since 1958. Powers also coached at Lone Tree and WACO High Schools, winning a state title in 1982, his first season at Lone Tree. The induction ceremony will take place at Prairie Meadows in Altoona in March.