Stephenville, Texas Yellow Jacket Football (Images of America Series)

Overview

In Texas, high school football is king. If pigskin passion is no less intense among college and professional fans, enthusiasm for the schoolboy sport is more democratically spread throughout towns and communities, small and large. Almost any young man can play if he's willing to pay the price, work hard, and bring a bit of local, regional, or statewide glory to his hometown. Stephenville High School is one among an elite group of Texas football schools that has achieved at the highest level. The traditional ...

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Overview

In Texas, high school football is king. If pigskin passion is no less intense among college and professional fans, enthusiasm for the schoolboy sport is more democratically spread throughout towns and communities, small and large. Almost any young man can play if he's willing to pay the price, work hard, and bring a bit of local, regional, or statewide glory to his hometown. Stephenville High School is one among an elite group of Texas football schools that has achieved at the highest level. The traditional rivalry games against Dublin and Breckenridge in the 1920s through the 1940s have evolved into heavily attended matchups with seven-time state champion Brownwood and, most recently, three-time state champion Aledo. From Joe Brown and Jim Mobley's powerhouse teams of the 1930s to Mike Murphy's 1952 regional qualifying squad, the Yellow Jackets have contended with the best in Texas. With four state championships, Art Briles made the 1990s a "Decade of Dominance" for Stephenville High School. Yellow Jacket football fever remains alive and well, promising to remain so long into the indefinite future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738584935
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,379,912
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Sherrod teaches history at Stephenville High School and is the author of Arcadia's Images of America: Stephenville. His interest in Yellow Jacket football dates from stories his father, Marshall Sherrod, told about the 1937 team on which the elder Sherrod played. This volume's images come primarily from Stephenville Independent School District but include many others courtesy of past and present Jacket fans who generously allowed for their inclusion.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Acknowledgments 7

From the Sidelines 8

Introduction 10

1 In the Beginning 13

2 No "I" in Team 19

3 Quarterback High 37

4 Pigskin Pulpit 53

5 Where Are They Now? 81

6 Our 12th Man 99

7 For the Record 115

Titles and Playoffs 123

About Stephenville ISD 127

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