Gene Chapman “Mr. PigBowl”


September 24th, 2017 was a sad day for PigBowl and Guns and Hoses. Born in Waukegan, IL and residing in Sacramento, Gene Chapman is the only person that was dedicated and participated in this long-time charity football game for all 43 years. His love and passion for this organization and football game enriched every committee member, player, cheerleader, and all our friends & family. He touched every person involved in this organization for over four decades. He will forever be missed. It was his words that became our motto. “there’s no losers in this game charity always wins”. We will miss you Geno now and forever! We have lost an amazing man who embodied what it meant to give more than to receive. He gave more of himself to those he helped, coached, loved, and to his community.

He will never be forgotten!!!!

Coach Frankie Collins

Born as Frankie L. Collins, yet passionately known as Coach Collins, began his coaching career in September, 1973 at the Lake Providence Senior High School in Lake Providence, Louisiana. He served as the running back coach until 1978 when his hard work and dedication afforded him the opportunity to become the Head Football Coach. He remained dutiful to the role until his retirement in 1996. In 1998, he began his coaching career in Sacramento, California serving as the running back coach at Burbank High and Del Campo High School. By 2010, he was the running back coach for the four time World Champion Sacramento Sirens. From 2010-2013, he coached two World Championships for women in professional football. One of his most treasured accomplishments is becoming the running back coach for the Annual Pig Bowl, now known as Guns & Hoses. During his forty-seven years of coaching, he was blessed to be part of this game for twenty-one years. Guns & Hoses is dear to his heart because it provides assistance to fallen officers and local charities. The players and coaching staff will always be a part of his family and he will forever thank God for this organization and opportunity. Coach Collins was inducted into the Pig Bowl – Guns and Hoses Hall of Fame in 2020 and was best known for his saying, “Write it down!”

Kenneth (Buck) Harbuck

Ken was a force to be reckoned with on the football field.  If you were lined up against him, you knew you were going to be hit like a freight train.  He gave it his all in everything he ever did.  He was a true inspiration for anyone he came in contact with.  You will still hear countless stories of how he touched so many li es and inspired so many…….especially the players he knocked down!  He was a caring and dedicated cop, loving husband and father, as well as an amazing football player.  His wife still attends every game.  He entered into rest December 29, 2008 in Sacramento CA at the age of 51. Born September 11, 1957 a native of Sacramento. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Maria Harbuck; children, Kenneth (Bucky) and Ronnie Harbuck.   He was a member of the Sheriff’s Department from 1989-2008, he graduated from Sac State University and played for the Kansas City Chiefs in 1981.
Buck is the reason the Law team for Pigbowl – Guns & Hoses has the motto, which we still use to this day which is said at every practice and game day!  He will never be forgotten.
“It’s Good To Be A Hog”