I'll start off with the first organized 6 man district in West Texas, the Pioneer School Activities Association, a group consisting of Forsan, Garden City, Ackerly, Stanton, Courtney, Garner (Knott), Coahoma, Westbrook, Water Valley, and Sterling City. Westbrook, Knott, Ackerly, Coahoma, Coahoma, and Courtney had played a round robin 6 man schedule in the spring of 1938, and a meeting in September 1938, Forsan, Coahoma, Garden City, Courtney, Sterling City, and Knott decided to play in the fall.
All except Knott, Ackerly, and Courtney are still in existence.
From the Big Spring Herald 8/16/1938
Brady Nix, the studious Forsan high school basketball mentor,
returned to this vicinity recently wanting to know if the Pioneer
School Activities association, that group of West Texas school officials
that was organized to promote better athletic relationship
last winter, was going to encouragesix man football this fall.
The prospect appears doubtful at the present time but there
will probably be a program of some kind carried out Some of
the schools have already purchased equipment and others have ordered,
Coahoma will probably go back to eleven man for the simple reason
that Lloyd Devan has enough material year in and year out to
carry him through. Mentor Floyd Burnett, Garner, is not stocked so
plentifully but he is looking forward to the season, however.
Nix appears very willing, provided he can get the right kind of
Stanton, Courtney, Union and Ackerly are other schools where the
game is being considered. Coahoma Ackerly, Garner and
Courtney all played through short spring schedules and met with
varying degree of success. The strange game did not appear
especially appealing to followers for the simple reason that some
of the people were seeing their first games. Whether attendance
will warrant the continuation of the game remains to be seen.
The PSAA was not affiliated with the UIL at that time.