6 man History

coachjdjones

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And now, if FH wanted to break into two schools, both of those schools would just be under the cutoff (around 90 a piece). Weird how enrollment a change over the years.
 

Old Bearkat

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An interesting little tidbit that is not only 6 man history, but for all forms of American football. I found it in one of the space fillers on the August 19, 1976 Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

Football helmets go back to the scarlet turbans worn by
Rutgers College players in the1870's
 

6mandan

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At the Fort, numbers are as follows: 121 at the high school and 20 at early college campus at Fabens ISD. Still a little high but you never know.
 

CT6MFL

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I found out that Marlin has news paper archives at the library from 1890.

Can anyone remember what years Lott or Rosebud played 6-Man? I hate to have to dig through this whole post and all the other posts haha.
 

CT6MFL

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Also I notced on the ghost schools on the LSFNetwork that Rosebud and Lott are both missing their mascots.

A lady I work with graduated from Lott in 1971 and said back then it was the Rosebud Panthers and Lott Lions. When they Merged in 1971 they became the Rosebud Lott Cougars.
 

freeagent

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coachjdjones":39k2j5tj said:
And now, if FH wanted to break into two schools, both of those schools would just be under the cutoff (around 90 a piece). Weird how enrollment a change over the years.

Back in my home state of Wisconsin, the West Bend School District wanted to have two smaller high schools although most similiarly sized cities at the time (1960s) had only one high school. They probably had a 1000 kids in each school (probably less today).

So they built two schools, West Bend West and West Bend East, next door to each other. That way, they doubled up some of the functions (ie, maintenance, food service, some academic programs and some athletic facilities).
 

CT6MFL

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I don't think either one ever played 6 man. I'll have to look in on that

I was told Lott did for a short spell, but I was thinking more from a extinct school though. lol
 

Old Bearkat

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Long Ball":60srft7r said:
And in 1962, Throckmorton beat Allen 54-0 in a regional playoff game . . . now Allen has a $60 million football palace and Throckmorton plays 6-man football! BTW, I saw my old coach who coached the team to that victory at Homecoming this year, right before he passed away . . . Tommy Boyd, may he RIP.

But since we're on the subject of 6-man football history, somewhere I have my father's old football jersey from McCauley High School from that inaugural season in West Texas . . . if I can find it, will take a picture of it and post it on the site. He played end/guard and remembers catching a pass against Sylvester and getting hit so hard he pulled a "Wrong Way Harrigan".


Did you ever find that photo?
 

Old Bearkat

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Old Bearkat":d86bc10h said:
OK, now for something different for a while......

Former 6 man schools now playing 11 man

1A
Ben Bolt - from what information I have, they only played one year, 1941
Blue Ridge - 1950-1962, then they went 8 man until 1971 and then 11 man
Booker - 1939-1959, then 8 man until 1963 and 11 man after that
Bosqueville - 1989-1991. They started out in 11 man for two years in 1986, and then went back to 11 man in 1992
Bovina - Started out 6 man 1941-1950, went 11 man until 1988, back to 6 man 1988-1989, back to 11 man
Center Point - started out in 11 man (1st game in 1917), went 6 man in 1948-1961, then 8 man until 1975, then 11 man ever since
Christoval - started out in 11 man in 1946, went 6 man from 1948-1957, 8 man for 1 year, sat out football in 1959, and then went back to 6 man in 1960-1993. They have been 11 man ever since 1994.
Collinsville - Started out in 11 man in 1928, went 6 man in 1952, 8 man in 1958, and then back to 11 man in 1964
D'Hanis - Started out in 6 man in 1938, went 11 man in 1962 and has been there ever since.
Falls City - 6 man 1950-1951, 11 man ever since
Forsan - 6 man 1938-1957, 8 man 1958-1965, 11 man ever since
Gilmer Union Hill - 6 man 1944-1955, 11 man ever since 1956
Gruver - 6 man 1945-1950, 11 man since 1951
Harper - 6 man 1946-1961, 8 man 1962-1975, 11 man 1976-1982, 6 man 1983-1991, then back to 11 man in 1992
Irion County - 11 man 1933-1945, 6 man 1946-1957, 8 man 1958-1959, 6 man 1960-1975, 11 man ever since 1976
Jewett Leon - played 11 man until 1942, started football again in 6 man in 1953, went 11 man in 1964 and been there ever since
La Pryor - 11 man 1925-1937 6 man 1938-1961, 8 man 1962-1975, 11 man since 1976
Leakey - 6 man 1952-1961, 8 man 1962-1975 (last 8 man state champ), 11 man since 1976
Louise - 11 man until WW2, 6 man 1946-1949, 11 man since 1950
Medina - 6 man 1951-1961, 8 man 1962-1971, 11 man ever since 1972
Milano - 11 man 1933-1960, 6 man 1961-1975, 11 man ever since 1976
Miles - 11 man 1929-1950, 6 man 1951-1975, 11 man since 1976
Normangee - 11 man 1914-1951, 6 man 1953-1967, 11 man ever since
Nueces Canyon - Consolidation of two 6 man schools, Camp Wood and Barksdale in 1954, 6 man 1955-1961, 8 man 1962-1973, 11 man ever since 1974
Rocksprings - 11 man 1921-1948, 6 man 1951-1953, 11 man 1954-1965, 8 man 1966-1969, 11 man since 1970
Sabine Pass - 6 man 1945-1957, 8 man 1958-1965, 11 man since 1966
Santo - 6 man 1968-1975, 11 man since 1976
Smyer - 1951-1957, 8 man 1958-1975, 11 man 1976-1984, back to6 man 1985-1993, 11 man since 1994
Sundown - 11 man 1941-1942, 6 man 1943-1944, then 11 man ever since 1945
Sunray - 6 man 1948-1953, 11 man since 1954
TLC Academy - 6 man 2005-2009, 11 man since 2010
Van Horn - 11 man 1934-1938, 6 man 1939-1949, 11 man since 1950
Vega - 11 man 1922-1940, 6 man 1941-1945. 11 man since 1945
Weimar - 11 man 1921-1938, 6 man 1939-1946, 1 man since 1947
Wheeler - 11 man 1921-2002, 6 man 2003-2005, then back to 11 man in 2006


I might have missed some. Let me know.

Just an update to this post. Medina and Union Hill are now both back in 6 man......
 

Old Bearkat

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Old Bearkat":22xaky4m said:
oneday":22xaky4m said:
75 years from now...how many schools and towns playing 6-man today won't be around any more?

Harrold Hornets HA!

Let's continue with this topic....

Benjamin Mustangs
Star Tigers
Marathon Mustangs - Already dropped football and probably all other sports

One down, two left.........
 

Old Bearkat

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From Leman......
1957 Gunter
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CT6MFL

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Has anyone ever heard of Krum Texas ever playing 6man? They are up by Denton. I was in our supply room today and had stopped to ask one of the locals what he knew about 6 man football ever being played in Falls County. He didn’t have anything that he could remember, I mentioned Lott but he couldn't recollect. He did mention a town called Krum, said that his brother in law had went to school there and they had just enough boys to make a 6 man football team and they had a sub for basketball.

haha
 

Old Bearkat

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CT6MFL":1lfqqq9w said:
Has anyone ever heard of Krum Texas ever playing 6man? They are up by Denton. I was in our supply room today and had stopped to ask one of the locals what he knew about 6 man football ever being played in Falls County. He didn’t have anything that he could remember, I mentioned Lott but he couldn't recollect. He did mention a town called Krum, said that his brother in law had went to school there and they had just enough boys to make a 6 man football team and they had a sub for basketball.

haha

Nope, I've never run across this in any of the papers in the Archive.
 

CT6MFL

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May have been just an ole man talking (I think hes 82). Alot oh history in that little town from what i gather from dentonhistory.net. Looks like they were big in to baseball and basket ball for that time period, but no mention of football.

http://www.dentonhistory.net/page52/page88/krum.html

looks like something for the ole 'maybe' file.

I did notice one of the bank owners last name was Knox:)
 
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