Fullerton College 1983 football championship team gets inducted into the Hall of Fame


The 2023 Hall of Fame Ceremony included a table with 1983 football memorabilia. Photo credit: Yasmin Sotelo

Yasmin Sotelo and Gerardo Chagolla

On Friday, April 14, 2023, Fullerton College held its ninth FC Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The 1983 Shrine Potato Bowl championship football team were among 15 inductees recognized, amongst other athletes, coaches, and individuals who have given meritorious service to the Hornet athletic program. Under legendary coach Hal Sherbeck, the number four Fullerton Hornets defeated the number one Taft Cougars 28-7 to win their third national title. The Hornets Nest North Gym was converted into an elegant ball room with a grand stage to honor past athletes. The Hornet Newspaper’s editor in chief Gerardo Chagolla and photojournalist Yasmin Sotelo covered the event with a photo essay featured below.