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Re: 6 man History

Postby Old Bearkat » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:01 pm

From an article in the 9/20/1938 San Antonio Express, a 6 man football league was formed with the following schools:

Driscoll
Agua Dulce
Orange Grove
Chapman Ranch
Flour Bluff

Of these 5 schools, Agua Dulce, Orange Grove and Flour Bluff are still in business.

I could not copy it. Everything was garbled.
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Re: 6 man History

Postby Old Bearkat » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:02 pm

I ran across this article in the Corsicana Daily Sun from September 5, 1940. All these schools are now closed, except for Rice.

COUNTY SIX MAN FOOTBALL TEAMS TO PLAY INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE
Decision to affiliate the Independent Navarro county six-man
football district with the University of Texus Interscholastic League
highlighted a meeting of coaches and superintendents from five Navarro
county high schools Wednesday afternoon at the court house.

Clyde Ross, superintendent of the Powell public schools, was reelected
chairman of the district committee. The decision to affiliate
with the Interscholastic league followed two years of independent
playing among the various county and nearby school systems. A schedule
for the season was drawn. Introduced only In recent years,
six-man football has achieved nationwide recognition and has a
large following from the smaller high schools throughout the nation.

Organized for only two years, the Navarro county circuit has two
regulation lighted football fields already in operation, one located at
Streetman and the other at Richland. All games to be played on
these fields this season are scheduled to be played under the lights.
In addition to Streetman and Richland, other schools to take part in
the league this year are Powell, Emhouse and Rice.

The schedule as adopted by the district committee Wednesday afternoon
is as follows:
September 20—Powell at Rice; Rlchland at Emhouse. Rice at Rlchland (night).
October 4—Emhouse at Streetman (night); Powell at Richland (night).
October 11—Powell at Emhouse;Streetman at Rice.
October IS—Rice at Emhouse; Richland at Streetman (night).
October 25—Rice at Powell; Emhouse at Richland (night).
November 1—Powell at Streetmnn (night); Richland at Rice.
November 8—Streetman at Emhouse; Richland at Powell.
November 15—Emhouse at Powell; Rice at Streetman (night).
November 20—Emhouse at Rice; Streetman at Richland (night).

All night games are scheduled for 7:30 o'clock; afternoon games
for 3:30 o'clock.

Of these schools, only Rice still exists.
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Re: 6 man History

Postby Old Bearkat » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:05 pm

From an article in the Corsicana Daily Sun from December 7, 1940:

AUSTIN, Dec. 7.—(fl3)—Twenty three
district champions In sixman football were announced today
by the Texas Interscholastic League.

When the mighty midgets last week wound up the season's competition,
the following had come out on top:

(1) Crescent (Wharton)
(2) D'Hanis
(3) Prairie Lea
(4) Allen
(5) South Lockett (Vernon)
(6) Danbury
(7) Oglesby
(8) Los Fresnos
(9) Sparenburg
(10) Hallettsville
(11) Buena Vista (Imperial)
(12) Westbrook
(13) High Island
(14) Divide (Nolan)
(15) Mattson (Haskell)
(20) Tuscola
(21) Harleton
(22) Hemphill
(23) Richland

Note some current 6 man schools on the list, a couple of 5A schools (Los Fresnos and Allen), and a 2A school (Hallettsville).
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Re: 6 man History

Postby RedBird Man » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:29 pm

OBK, thanks for bringing this back. This is interesting to read since we are new to sixman. I know that Savoy played in early forties, and I believe that there are some articles at the school. Brawny or myself could get you this info if you want it.
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Re: 6 man History

Postby oneday » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:30 am

Taken from the UIL Official ist of Six-Man Schools 1942

District 12: Dodd City, East Delta (Charleston), Gober, Klondike, Pecan Gap, Savoy.

Savoy was district champs. Also a note at the bottom of the page says: "No bi-district games were reported the 1942 season"

The Klondike mentioned is not the Klondike outside Lamesa...however, Klondike (Lamesa) did play and were Disrtict 5 champs in 1942. (District 5: Ackerly, Dawson (Welch), Klondike (Lamesa), Sparenberg, Union (Lamesa).)
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Re: 6 man History

Postby oldfat&bald » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:48 am

oneday wrote:Taken from the UIL Official ist of Six-Man Schools 1942

District 12: Dodd City, East Delta (Charleston), Gober, Klondike, Pecan Gap, Savoy.

Savoy was district champs. Also a note at the bottom of the page says: "No bi-district games were reported the 1942 season"

The Klondike mentioned is not the Klondike outside Lamesa...however, Klondike (Lamesa) did play and were Disrtict 5 champs in 1942. (District 5: Ackerly, Dawson (Welsch), Klondike (Lamesa), Sparenberg, Union (Lamesa).)


Sparenberg and Union latter were absorbed by Klondike. Lots of empty miles in that district. Also, it's spelled Welch.
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Re: 6 man History

Postby oneday » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:50 am

As a note...in 1938 there were a lot of schools playing six-man football that were not a part of the UIL's "official" list of participating schools. An example of this is Blackwell as well as all the schools that OBK posts about, Westbrook, Garden City, Forsan and so on...

And there was a lot of talk from some schools about playing six-man and forming a district, and some of those schools backed out so it seems because they are talked about in articles about the distrcit/league formation but no score is ever found for them.

And I guess it is possible that more districts formed and became "official" with the UIL AFTER the "official list participating schools" was printed up (the list I have a copy of from the UIL archive).

Ok there were 9 districts on the list for 1938...and 5 schools "officially participating" but not in a district.

My favorite 2 districts from that 1938 list, and please people if you have info on any of them post it!

District 5: Fairview (Thrift), Five-in-One (Vernon), Geraldine (Holliday), Harrold, King (Quanah), Medicine Mound, Megargel, Oklaunion, Souh Lockett (Vernon), Thalia, Valley View (Iowa Park). Chairman: Artle J. Lynn, Oklaunion

Harrold was district champs...the district was divided into 2 sections and the winner of the 2 sections played for the title, I think King was the winner of the other section.

District 9: Fairview (Lamesa), Hancock, Harmony (O'Donnell), McCarty (Lamesa), Sparenberg, Union (Lamesa), Woody (Lamesa). Chairman: Howard Humphrey, Star Rt. 2, Lamesa.

Looks like Union and Sparenberg tied for district champs

Also I like District 7: Flat, Ireland, Pearl, Turnersville. Chairman: Virgil Jones, Turnersville. Pearl was district champs.
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Re: 6 man History

Postby oneday » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:56 am

Now time to play "Pin the Mascot on the School" out of those 22 schools I listed from 1938...how many mascots can you name???

And note only one...Harrold...is still around today
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Re: 6 man History

Postby oldfat&bald » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:57 am

That district 9 has a lot if places in it that just ain't there no more.
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Re: 6 man History

Postby oldfat&bald » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:58 am

Sparenberg was the Hornets.
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Re: 6 man History

Postby oneday » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:00 am

75 years from now...how many schools and towns playing 6-man today won't be around any more?

Harrold Hornets HA!
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Re: 6 man History

Postby oldfat&bald » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:08 am

I only knew Sparenberg's mascot because of some of the really old farts I know. It was long gone by the time I came around.

Those guys have told me stories about going to Ackerly to play ball. Seems their old football field was awful close to their old gym. They talked like the sideline was about 6" from the wall.
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Re: 6 man History

Postby oneday » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:22 am

Harrold Hornets
Union Bobcats
Turnesville Buffalos
Megargel Mustangs

I thought Sapenberg were the Yellowjackets??
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Re: 6 man History

Postby olderelk » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:38 am

Pearl was the Dragons.
Their high school consolidated with us (Evant) my Sr. yr. (56-57)
There were almost as many Pearl letter jackets on campus as Evant.
We got along great. (A lot of us were kin folks, in fact I was born in Pearl.)
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Re: 6 man History

Postby oneday » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:07 am

I just spent over an hour typing a post with all the 1954 enrollment numbers for every team that played six-man and still does, plus the top 3 and lowest enrollments for each region...

I went to post it and was logged out so the post was lost!!!!!!

Not retyping it! But I guess the cut off for 6man was 105.

Highest enrollment Avery 104.08. Lowest enrollment Yancey 16.09.

My post was great...I am pissed now
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