The undefeated 1961 varsity football team was ranked No. 1 in the Washington, D.C., area, scoring 298 points while giving up just 32.
EHS Athletics Hall of Fame member Ty Tyler ’63 (inducted in 1997) led the team’s defense, earning All-Met honors. All-Met Halfback Max Chapman ’62 (inducted in 1995) scored 124 points that year, breaking the School scoring record previously held by Tommy Birge ’48 (inducted in 1993). Fullback Roger Davis ’62 earned All-Prep honors and averaged 6.2 yards per carry, while Harry Burn ’62 caught seven touchdown passes. The team also included EHS Athletics Hall of Fame members Ed Carrington ’63 (inducted in 1993) and Cary Stewart ’62 (inducted in 2005).
The team capped their dominating season by shutting out Woodberry Forest School in a 32-0 win that ended Episcopal’s three-year losing streak to the Tigers.
Chapman and Winton Blount ’62 co-captained the team. Syd Walden was the team’s head coach, and he was assisted by Jim Seidule and Jack Ordeman.