VAN — At last week’s meeting, the Van ISD Board of Trustees voted to name the football field at Van Memorial Stadium, Mal Fowler Field. A dedication ceremony for coach Fowler is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m., prior to the Lindale game. Fowler, a Van all-state running back, played in the original Van Memorial Stadium’s first game as a sophomore in 1946. He returned to Van as head coach for 28 years and highlighted his coaching career with a Class AA state title in 1979. The new stadium opened in 2009.

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