La Grande High School will salute some of the best and brightest in its history Saturday night at its third annual Hall of Fame banquet.

Five individuals plus the 2004 boys golf team and Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of La Grande will be inducted into LHS’s Hall of Fame.

“We want to recognize people who have made great contributions to La Grande High School and our community. We are proud of all of these inductees. They have gone to great lengths to represent LHS and La Grande well,” said LHS Assistant Principal Scott Carpenter.

The banquet, put on by LHS and the La Grande Tiger Boosters, will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gilbert Event Center at Eastern Oregon University. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at LHS’s main office.

Those who will be saluted at the banquet include legendary Tigers football coach Doc Savage, who will be inducted posthumously into the LHS Wall of Fame.

Savage served as a teacher and a coach at LHS from 1967 to 1988. Savage was the school’s head football coach from 1967 to 1987 and is best remembered for leading the Tigers to the school’s only state football title in 1974. LHS beat heavily favored Corvallis in the state championship game, one of the greatest upset wins in LHS history.

Savage also served as LHS’s boys and girls track and field coach for a portion of the 1980s, guiding the teams to a number of successful seasons. Savage retired as a teacher in 1988 and served on the Union County Board of Commissioners from 1989 to 1997.

The following is information from LHS about those set to be inducted into the Hall of Fame Nov. 18.

See complete story in Monday's Observer