6 man History

Old Bearkat

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Leman Saunders":2mfkoqq9 said:
Here you go:

1954 Six-Man Football Districts with Enrollments
(Underlined District Winners)
168 schools playing six-man

Region 1
District 1: Booker (48.88), Channing (39.54), Follett (71.89), Miami (46.74), Mobeetie (48.73), Morse (19.68)
District 2: Bula (57.43), Cotton Center (52.54), Lazbuddie (77.17), New Home (68.89), Pettit (37.43), Spade (56.42), Smyer (54.84), Southland (34.03), Three Way (76.54)
District 3: Dickens (23.96), Flomot (32.96), Girard (53.45), Guthrie (25.27), Jayton (53.96), Peacock (52.33), Patton Springs (60.12), Roaring Springs (58.44)
District 4: Benjamin (35.87), Goree (77.26), McCaulley (63.50), Mattson (22.10), O’Brien (38.29), Paint Creek (50.84), Vera (24.13), Weinert (59.21)

Region 2
District 5: Balmorhea (45.92), Barstow (29.76), Buena Vista (41.64), Clint (49.00), Dell City (21.77), Fort Davis (50.86), Marathon (50.33), Pyote (16.64), Sierra Blanca (28.03), Tornillo (20.38), Toyah (22.00)
District 6: Ackerly (68.20), Borden County (34.80), Courtney (36.48), Dawson (59.08), Flower Grove (45.03), Klondike (59.87), Knott (47.64), Loop (54.18)
District 7: Blackwell (48.44), Christoval (33.11), Divide (48.82), Forsan (66.26), Garden City (54.19), Mertzon (62.53), Sterling City (53.02), Water Valley (53.48)
District 8: Eola (44.36), Lohn (43.55), Miles (63.76), Millersview (20.31), Norton (37.45), Paint Rock (28.91), Talpa (39.45)


Region 3
District 9: Brookesmith (49.41), Lawn (41.92), Mozelle (56.67), Mullin (63.61), Novice (53.04), Sidney (42.30), Star (34.23)
District 10: Buckholts (55.77), Copperas Cove (71.02), Flat (53.62), Jarrell (55.97), Pearl (42.01), Sharp (61.60)
District 11: Briggs (44.47), Buda (69.49), Hutto (62.31), Kyle (62.96), Pflugerville (61.94), Prairie Lea (44.39)
District 12: Center Point (46.75), Comfort (100.63), Harper (67.09), Medina (59.18)

Region 4
District 13: Harrold (40.14), Northside (61.76), Odell (42.19), Oklaunion (51.04)
District 14: Allen (48.07), Blue Ridge (76.98), Celina (68.86), Collinsville (78.55), Gunter (56.85), Lone Oak (64.42), Prosper (68.79), Westminster (39.76), Community (?none given?)
District 15: Mt. Calm (30.83), Palmer (45.75), Rice (40.03), Richland (40.11), Trinidad (46.41), Venus (46.82)
District 16: Carlton (37.46), Fairy (44.00), Gustine (78.25), Iredell (60.22), Jonesboro (76.83), Pottsville (55.32), Turnerville (50.28)

Region 5
District 17: Annona (73.78), Avery (104.08), Elysian Fields (51.40), Harleton (48.20), Karnack (50.70), Kildare (36.00), Pickton (69.19), Union Hill (65.03), Waskom (67.18), Winfield (30.73)
District 18: Coolidge (55.94), Jewett (32.99), Kosse (25), Marquez (36.74), Normangee (74.53), Oakwood (50.73), Prairie Hill (38.77), Thornton (34)
District 19: Cold Springs (99.68), Goodrich (45.69), Montgomery (58.18), New Carney (92.73), New Waverly (47.43), Shepherd (65.92), Splendora (86.86), Tarkington (103.01)
District 20: Batson (46.71), China (98.51), Fannett (67.78), Hamshire (57.62), High Island (37.07), Honey Island (62.79), Orangefield (93.22)

Region 6
District 21: Friendswood (51.81), Garwood (60.11), Hitchcock (90.59), Sheridan (41.82), Wallis (55.30)
District 22: Nordheim (71.99), Skidmore (66.53), Smiley (33.42), Tilden (25)
District 23: Barksdale (34.89), Camp Wood (24.97), D’Hanis (47.97), Knippa (28.04), La Pryor (56.28), Leakey (64.21), Utopia (32.79), Yancey (16.09)
District 24: Riviera (58.67), San Perlita (57.92), Santa Rosa (47.83), Sharyland (60.79)

-note- the 3 schools over 100, Comfort, Avery, Tarkington, are all circled on the UIL official list…not sure what it means yet

Bumping this one. many of these schools are still playing 6 man and their enrollments look much the same......
 

Old Bearkat

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Old Bearkat":1r2fbo0i said:
As someone in another thread put it, the yo-yo effect. Schools that have switched from one style of football to another several times.

Balmorhea: 11 man 1936-1937, 6 man 1938-1964, 11 man 1965-1983, 6 man since 1986
Benjamin: 6 man 1940-1959, 8 man 1960-1964, 6 man since 1965
Blackwell: 11 man 1930-1933, 6 man 1938-1947, 11 man 1948-1951, 6man since 1952
Borden Conty: 6 man 1952-1957, 8 man 1958-1975, 11 man 1976-1979, 6 man since 1980
Buena Vista: 6 man 1938-1957, 8 man 1958-1965, 11 man 1966-1984, 6 man since 1985
Christoval: 11 man 1946-1947, 6 man 1948-1957, 8 man 1958, no fb 1959, 6 man 1960-1993, 11 man since 1994
Cotton Center: 6 man 1953-1961, 8 man 1962-1973, no fb 1974-1975, 6 man since 1976
Follett: 11 man 1922-1941, 6 man 1945-1954, 11 man 1955-1971, 8 man 1972-1975, 11 man 1976-1988, 6 man since 1989
Fort Hancock: 11 man 1941-1953, 6 man 1954-1965, 11 man 1966-1983, 6 man 1984-1993, 11 man 1994-2007, Outlaw 6 man since 2008
Garden City: 6 man 1938-1957, 8 man 1958-1975, 11 man 1976-2003, 6 man since 2004
Grandfalls: 11 man 1935-1947, 6 man 1948-1950, 11 man 1951-1959, 8 man 1960-1961, 11 man 1962-1992, 6 man since 1993
Groom: 11 man 1923-1938, 6 man 1939-1945, 11 man 1946-1987, 6 man 1988-1993, 11 man 1994-1995, 6 man since 1996
Guthrie: 6 man 1949-1957, 8 man 1958-1972, no fb 1973, 6 man since 1974
Harper: 6 man 1946-1961, 8 man 1962-1975, 11 man 1976-1981, 6 man 1982-1991, 11 man since 1992
Harrold: 6 man 1938-1957, 8 man 1958-1975, 6 man since 1976
Hermleigh: 11 man 1936-1969, 6 man 1970-2003, 11 man 2004-2005, 6 man since 2006
Highland: 6 man 1943, 11 man 1946-1952, no FB 1953-1958, 6 man since 1959
Irion County: 11 man 1933-1941, 6 man 1946-1957, 8 man 1958-1959, 6 man 1960-1975, 11 man since 1976
Jayton: 11 man 1925-1943, 6 man 1944-1946, 1952-1957 (no fb 1947-1951), 8 man 1958-1963, 11 man 1964-1983, 6 man since 1984
Klondike: 11 man 1936-1938, 6 man 1940-1957, 8 man 1958-1975, 11 man 1976-1985, 6 man since 1986
Knox City:11 man 1921-1935, 6 man 1940-1951, 11 man 1952-2005, 6 man since 2006
Loop: 6 man 1946-1957, 8 man 1958-1975, 6 man since 1976
May: 11 man 1930-1967, 6 man 1968-1997, 11 man 1998-2003, 6 man since 2004
Medina 6 man 1948-1961, 8 man 1962-19751, 11 man 1972-2013, 6 man since 2014
Miami: 11 man 1919-1945, 6 man 1946-1959, 8 man 1960-1962, 11 man 1963-1965, 8 man 1966-1975, 11 man 1976-1981, 6 man since 1982
Nazareth: 6 man 1956-1961, 8 man 1962-1963, 11 man 1964-2011, 6 man 2012
Northside: 6 man 1952-1957, 8 man 1958-1975, 6 man since 1976
Nueces Canyon: 6 man 1955-1961, 8 man 1962-1973, 11 man 1974-2015,6 man since 2016
Rankin: 11 man 1928-1946, 6 man 1947-1951, 11 man 1952-2005, 6 man since 2006
Ropes: 11 man 1935-1989, 6 man 1990-1997, 11 man 1998-1999, 6 man since 2000
Sands: 8 man 1959, 11 man 1960-1963, 8 man 1964-1967, 11 man 1968-1985, 6 man since 1986
Sierra Blanca: 6 man 1946-1963, 8 man 1965-1966, 6 man 1967-1975, 11 man 1976-1983, 6 man since 1984
Smyer: 6 man 1951-1957, 8 man 1958-1975, 11 man 1976-1984, 6 man 1985-1993, 11 man since 1994
Southland: 11 man 1938-1941, 6 man 1942-1957, 8 man 1958-1969, 6 man 1970-1973, 8 man 1974-1975, 6 man since 1976
Sterling City: 6 man 1938-1957, 8 man 1958-1973, 11 man 1974-2007, 6 man since 2008
Trent: 11 man 1933-1936, 6 man 1938-1943, 11 man 1945-1969, no fb 1970, 6 man since 1971
Valley: 11 man 1972-1989, 6 man 1990-1993, 11 man 1994-1999, 6 man since 2000
Water Valley: 6 man 1938-1957, 8 man 1958-1959, 6 man 1960-1979, 11 man 1980-2001, 6 man since 2002
Welch Dawson: 6 man 1951-1957, 8 man 1958-1959, 6 man 1960-1961, 8 man 1962-1975, 11 man 1976-1979, 6 man since 1980
Wellman: 11 man 1950-1954, 6 man 1955-1957, 8 man 1958-1975, 6 man since 1976
Whitharral: 11 man 1938-1943, 6 man 1944-1945, 11 man 1946-1963, 8 man 1964-1975, 6 man since 1976
 

Old Bearkat

Moderator
I was looking around in the 1948 Victoria papers and found this little nugget of information about District 24B 6 man, mostly in Matagorda County.

Vanderbilt
Lolita-LaWard
Crescent
Markham
Van Vleck
Louise
Garwood
Blessing

This was the last year for 6 man in all these schools. The statewide consolidation wave of 1948-49 eliminated several of them.

Vanderbilt absorbed Lolita-LaWard, Inez (non football) and Francitas (non football). They went Class B 11 man for two years, then went on to Class A in 1951. Now a 3A school

Blessing, Markham, and Midfield (non football) combined into the new Tidehaven ISD and built a new Jr high and high school in El Maton. Blessing and Markham continue to have elementary schools today. Tidehaven went Class B 11 man in 1949 and on to Class A in 1954. Now a 3A school

Garwood went Class B 11 man in 1949, Class A in 1962, then in 1970 combined with Eagle Lake and Sheridan to form the Altair Rice Consolidated School, also now a 3A school.

Louise also went Class B 11 man in 1949. It is still in existence as a 2A school.

Van Vleck is also still in existence. It went Class B 11 man in 1949 and is also a 3A school now.
 

freeagent

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Old Bearkat":2ilsiszl said:
I was looking around in the 1948 Victoria papers and found this little nugget of information about District 24B 6 man, mostly in Matagorda County.

I love you brother, but I gotta tell you, your life is boring if for excitement you are looking around 1948 Victoria newspapers. :)
 

Old Bearkat

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freeagent":33jwt7d4 said:
Old Bearkat":33jwt7d4 said:
I was looking around in the 1948 Victoria papers and found this little nugget of information about District 24B 6 man, mostly in Matagorda County.

I love you brother, but I gotta tell you, your life is boring if for excitement you are looking around 1948 Victoria newspapers. :)

:) Yep. Dry boring archive searches. I history did not pay so lousy I might have gone into it instead of being an engineer.

BTW.....I've been through several of those little towns I mentioned when I was doing work at then South Texas Project nuke plant several years ago.
 

oldfolks

Active member
Ref: page110, there was Valley View PVIL in Upshur County Texas. It was in New Diana school district I think. I know nothing about them and football, but they did play basketball.
 

Old Bearkat

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Interesting little data study to determine which active 6 man school has the most years in the sport. I blame it on Leman......

School Years 6 man
Paint Creek 74 1944 to present
Blackwell 72 1938- 1943, 1952 to present
Oglesby 72 1940-1941, 1945-1952, 1956 to Present
Paint Rock 69 1949 to present
Jonesboro 69 1949 to present
Sidney 69 1949 to present
Buckholts 68 1951-present
Gustine 68 1950 to present
Mullin 68 1950 to present
Benjamin 68 1939-1940, 1945-1957, 1965-present
Iredell 65 1953 to Present
Ira 64 1954 to Present
Walnut Springs 64 1955 to present
 

Old Bearkat

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1962-1963 UI 6 man alignments

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Blue Bird

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I counted 77 sixman schools. Just about half are no longer playing sixman. There are a few that have too many students to play sixman. There are 3 or 4 that have consolidated and are still playing sixman under a different name. (maybe a good many more than that)
 

Frey

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CT6MFL":1s635mgj said:
Ivanhoe played football, they were the hornets. Search this thread and look back.

Dime box from what i know has never played football and always played basketball. At one time they were the only small school that could ever give Calvert a run for their money. That most likely was few and far between.

Something i found out this year though. Another town that I thought had always played basketball and now is only k-8th. Is Westphalia. I found out this year that their junior high has played 6-man football against Buckholts for quite a few years now.

Well that has changed now. We are launching the first six man football team in Dime Box ISD history next year!
 

Old Bearkat

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LonghornsCoach":2asy1wtr said:
CT6MFL":2asy1wtr said:
Ivanhoe played football, they were the hornets. Search this thread and look back.

Dime box from what i know has never played football and always played basketball. At one time they were the only small school that could ever give Calvert a run for their money. That most likely was few and far between.

Something i found out this year though. Another town that I thought had always played basketball and now is only k-8th. Is Westphalia. I found out this year that their junior high has played 6-man football against Buckholts for quite a few years now.

Well that has changed now. We are launching the first six man football team in Dime Box ISD history next year!

Really cool!
 

FCSA football

Active member
Welcome to coach Rick Fry and Dime Box to the Six man ranks ! ( actually Coach Fry was at Brenham Christian Academy when they played six man.) They will eventually end up in a district with Calvert et al !
 

freeagent

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Out of curiosity, when/where were the first six-man private school teams? I'm thinking you'd have to hunt through the archives of the TCIL (Texas Catholic Interscholastic League), which may have been the first private school league in Texas.
 
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