The 1963 Class AA football season started on September 6th with victories for the Dulles Vikings and Rockwall Yellow Jackets. Dulles defeated Bellville 12-0 in a defensive struggle, and Rockwall waltzed past Wilmer-Hutchins 20-0.
September 13, 1963 - Week 2
Week 2 saw Dulles facing the Alvin Yellow Jackets (a AAA school) and Rockwall going against Lake Highlands.
The Viking's offense struggled against Alvin (note Scarcella's article in The Mirror), but they pulled out a 13-6 win in Sugar Land.
|Houston Post Post-Game Article.|
|Fort Bend Mirror Photo.|
|Fort Bend Mirror by Leonard Scarcella.|
Rockwall suffered its first and only loss of the season to Lake Highlands. Here's the brief post-game report that appeared in The Dallas Morning News.
I thought I'd provide some additional color for old Vikings. The first is a short article by school principal, Frank Fisher. It appeared in The Viking Shield, the school paper which was published as a full-page feature in The Fort Bend Mirror on Thursdays. The second article is a game report on the freshman football team. (I think the dates are incorrect in the article -- at least I couldn't figure them out.)
September 20, 1963 - Week 3
The next Friday night matched the Vikings against Dickinson, another AAA team. The following pre-game article appeared in The Houston Chronicle.
In fact, the Vikings had an easy victory over the Gators, winning 27-6 in Sugar Land.
Rockwall beat Lancaster on the same evening, but The Dallas Morning News headline makes it seem like an upset victory.
Here are a few more nuggets from that week's Viking Shield. Sounds like the Vikette sponsors wanted to clamp down on the wild women in the pep squad. I guess they demonstrated too much pep.
|Actually, this article appeared in an earlier edition of The Viking Shield.|
September 27, 1963 - Week 4
We're almost caught up with the '63 season. Dulles faced a rugged Katy team, but Sam Carver, sports reporter for The Viking Shield, was optimistic.
The professional pundits (viz., Leonard Scarcella of The Mirror) were a little more circumspect.
Unfortunately, Sam was too optimistic as the Vikings fell to the Tigers in Sugar Land.
Rockwall on the other hand maintained their winning ways with an easy victory over Spruce.
Next week the Vikings face Ganado while the Yellow Jackets go toe-to-toe with Seagoville.