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Re: 6 man History

Postby Old Bearkat » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:11 pm

1972 Walnut Springs Hornets. From the 9/21/1972 Glen Rose Reporter.

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There were originally 12 boys out for football, but two were killed and one seriously injured in a car wreck just before school started.
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Re: 6 man History

Postby Blue Bird » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:35 am

I have a question or two about Norton. Had a little time yesterday and drove the three miles off of the main highway to have a look at what is left on the old school. The gym walls are still standing although the roof is gone. Southwest of the gym is what looks like part of the school building, intact but empty. Just south of the gym is a building that looks like it could have been an older portable building. It looks like it has seen a more recent use than the other buildings. Just south of this building is a playground area that includes a swing, see-saw, and half inch pipe monkey bars. The only area that I thought was big enough to be a football field was next to the paved road 3 or 4 blocks from the school. Its most recent use was a baseball field. There is one set of metal framed dugouts on its north side. The light poles still standing is more in the shape of an ovaled outfield rather than a rectangle. When did Norton consolidate and did they maintain a grade school for a few years?
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Re: 6 man History

Postby Old Bearkat » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:24 am

The school burned down in 1967 and they never rebuilt it.
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Re: 6 man History

Postby Blue Bird » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:49 pm

It did cross my mind that the portable looking building could be either a residence or some type of child care. Someone is taking care of the playground equipment, what there is of it.
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Re: 6 man History

Postby Old Bearkat » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:23 pm

1973 Walnut Springs Hornets, from the Glen Rose Reporter.

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Re: 6 man History

Postby Old Bearkat » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:26 pm

1975 Mozelle Mustang Leaders. From the Abilene Reporter-News

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Re: 6 man History

Postby Old Bearkat » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:51 pm

1976 Walnut Springs Hornets, From the Glen Rose Reporter

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Re: 6 man History

Postby Old Bearkat » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:26 pm

1955 GC Bearkat starting Center. Dale was a good friend of my Dad and the father/grandfather of several good Bearkat football players in the 1970's and 2000's.

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From the September 4, 1955 Big Spring Herald
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Re: 6 man History

Postby Old Bearkat » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:29 am

From Texas Escapes, the ripe reputation of one of the ghost schools of the 6 man world, Mobeetie.

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Re: 6 man History

Postby Old Bearkat » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:11 pm

1959 Marathon Mustangs. District Champions. Dell City beat them in Bi-District. From the 11/12/1959 Alpine Avalanche.

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Re: 6 man History

Postby HP Drifter » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:48 am

Ronnie Lee was a very good player. I think he played in all-star game. He became a vet after school and enjoyed a successful practice with his wife, who was also a vet.
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Re: 6 man History

Postby Old Bearkat » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:17 pm

Here he is again Drifter. The 1960 Marathon Mustangs, from the 12/8/1960 Alpine Avalanche

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He played in the 1961 All-Star game.
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Re: 6 man History

Postby HP Drifter » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:48 pm

Clay Cade was coach at Marathon on two occasions. Tommy Smith and Eugenio Aguliar were killed in a car wreck. Carl Potter was rougher than a cobb. Rick Thompson was sheriff when arrested and imprisoned and is still in prison. Before my time but part of history of that part of the world.
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Re: 6 man History

Postby Leman Saunders » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:22 am

Clay Cade coached the 1977 team that lost to May in State

and I had to google this guy...here is one of the latest news stories with Ricky Thompson
http://marfapublicradio.org/blog/life-s ... -on-drugs/
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Re: 6 man History

Postby Old Bearkat » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:07 pm

On October 16, 1943, Alpine High and Sull Ross College played a 6 man game that the Bucks won 19-6.
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