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5.18.2007

Limited Interest



I realize that this is of limited interest, but today my dad dropped off about four suitcases full of junk from my childhood. I'm going through some of it tonight.

I looked at a 1980 high school graduation issue of The Bridgeport Index and it had an article on "What Concerns Seniors Most." To a person, everyone mentioned "conserving our natural resources." That's kind of ironic considering today's $3.00 gas prices and gas guzzling vehicles. But it's understandable for a group of kids that, after adjusted for inflation, were paying more for gas then than they are today and, at one point, had to wait in lines six cars deep just to buy it. That scared us to death.

But I also found a program from the Optimist Club Pee Wee Football Banquet held in Bridgeport on November 10, 1973. I've scanned in a portion of it above that lists players and cheerleaders. Some of the names will be recognized by Wise County folks, including one that went on to play a decade in the NFL. (And I love that one of the teams was sponsored by the "Corner Drug" which meant, really, the drug store that was on the corner. And I'm pretty sure that "Runaway Bay" sponsored a team not because it was a town but because it was a privately owned resort.)

11 comments:

goober said...

As much as you like this "season", it is almost like the ghost of football past.

Anonymous said...

Little Barry legs running to a pee wee all-star award. Love ya man but its hard to picture

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to Paul Murphy?

Anonymous said...

OK, I'm ticked off all over again. I was on the '73 TXI Mustangs and The Index left me off the list.


What ever happened to Gail Eskew? She was hot!

Anonymous said...

I remember the game between DHS with Kevin Haney at QB and BHS with Kyle Clifton at QB. Even though you guys won, it was one of the best games I have ever seen.

Also, maybe it is just my memory playing tricks, but it seemed like the game was played on the field without a lot of the BS that sometimes happens between the two schools. How was it on the field?

BSG said...

I know that one of the few times Bridgeport won back in the "old days" was in 1978. It was crazy, with a 41-40 final score (game was played in Decatur.) Clifton was, in fact, the quarterback for Bridgeport in that game but I think Kevin Haney had already graduated from Decatur. But I'm not 100% sure about that.

Anonymous said...

Well BG, you have just taken me down memory lane listing the names of the peewee football players...and being one of your classmates from 1980...I will never forget BHS beating DHS 41-40...you would have thought we won the superbowl...tee shirts and all!
Your old friend, MJ

Anonymous said...

You are right Barry--Haney graduated in '78. He was playing ball at TCU by the time of the 41-40 debacle in the fall. Many of us in the Decatur Class of '78 still give loads of grief to the Class of '79 for losing that 41-40 game to B'Port. Good times.

Anonymous said...

10:13

Paul Murphy is now living in Arlington and works for some computer company. I think he's in sales, I know he's on the road a lot.

He's doing very well.

Anonymous said...

This article reminded me that my wife and my youngest sister were peewee cheerleaders for the same football team....lol

And no, Wise County bashers, the two of them are NOT the same person.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, 10:13, for the answer.