Tyler High School 1930 Football Team (print)


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Photographer unknown, taken in Tyler, Texas at the football field.

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This is the Tyler High School 1930 Football Team
you are purchasing a 5″x10″ print of this image

The Tyler High School “Lions” football team for the 1930 season. Photo taken on the Tyler football field at the southwest corner of West Woldert Street and South Bois d’Arc Avenue. View looking north (none of the houses in the background remain), the “Team” caption is listing the A team for the group.

          “A more fighting team never walked on a football field than the Lions of ’30. The first district game was a walk-over for the Lions. All of them except the Palestine game were won with ease. In the bi-district game the Lions were the underdogs, but they came through on the big end of a 27-6 score. The under-rated Lions again showed their ability by beating the Austin Maroons. But Fort Worth was the place where the Lions won gridiron fame. Although predicted to lose, Tyler proved the Amarillo ‘Sandstorm’ to be only a gust of wind.” This quote taken from page 88 of the 1931 Tyler High School Alcalde Yearbook, SPORTS IN REVIEW written by Herschel Welch.  

First row:  James Fleming, J.B. Birdwell, Carl Prestridge, Sherman Williams, J.B. Goodson, John Huddleston, Clifford Gregory, Captain O.N. Cole, Glen Perdue, George Kamel, John Porter, Reagan Gregory, Cecil Payne, Aubrey Temple         Second row: Business Manager Garland Cole, Mack Hardwick, Thomas Glass, Herschel Welch, Pat Prestwood, Leland Wilcox, Harry Shuford, Cecil Robinson, Jake Pines, Willie A. Shuford, Frank Denman, John S. Morris          Third row:  Coach Rufus King, Glen Thornton, R.E. Smith, Glenn Sanders, Robert Delancey, Albert Hill, Davis Wilcox, Edwin Rasco, John Wilcox, Harry Johnson, Arthur Johnson, Newton Berryman, J.T. Brumley, Neal Harville, Walton Langston, Coach George Foltz

Other sizes can be ordered as follows:

5 x 7     —  $10.00
11 x 14 —  $30.00
12 x 16 —  $40.00
16 X 20 — $80.00
20 x 24 —  $120.00
20 x 30 —  $150.00

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