Cocopah Elder Inducted into Kofa Kings Athletic Hall of Fame

Will Bert Ortega Sr.

Published January 30, 2019

YUMA, Ariz. — Cocopah Elder Will Bert Ortega Sr. on Jan. 19 was inducted into the Kofa Kings Athletic Hall of Fame along with his football teammates, five athletes, and five coaches. Ortega was honored by Kofa High School for his role in winning the state football championship  in the early 1960s.

Ortega played on the Kofa Kings High School football team in 1961-62 when it won a state championship in the Class A North Division.

The inductees were honored on Friday, January 18, just before the boys basketball game at the Rillos Gym on the Kofa campus.

The school held its induction ceremony on the next day, which included a luncheon and the unveiling of the Hall of Fame wall in the gymnasium.

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