Whether you called him Donald, Don, or Montgomery, his teammates and he could play!
Thu, 11/21/2013 - 03:02 Edgar
Story and photos submitted by Don Themer, FHPL Board Member.
Last week’s article detailed the 1959 regular football season of the District Champion Forney Jackrabbits and promised to return with play-off and honors results. So, here it is! Again, information comes from Don Montgomery’s scrapbook, Forney Messenger articles, Jackrabbit Annuals, and my memory. On Friday night, November 20, at 8:00 p. m. in Van’s stadium, the Forney Jackrabbits met the Hawkins Hawks for the area’s Class “A” Bi-District Championship. (This was “back in the days” when only one team from each district qualified to move on into the State Play-offs.) Both teams had employed the “split-T” offense and relied upon speed during the year, and both teams were of similar size, with Forney just a little heavier. Despite these similarities, Forney had scored almost twice as many points (302-127) during the season and allowed only about half as many!
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