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Monday, December 9, 2013

Dulles Upsets Sinton To Reach the 1963 Class AA Semi-Finals

As we've seen in previous weeks, the Dulles Vikings surprised the experts and made a run in the 1963 AA state playoffs.  Here's a pregame article describing their situation as they faced a strong Sinton team in their quarter-finals game played in Victoria.  (I recall reading that Sinton was ranked 5th in a state poll before this game.)  The Vikings dropped a close playoff game against the Pirates in 1962 as the article indicates. No doubt the loss spurred the Vikings with a quest for revenge.
 As fate would have it, the Vikings upset Sinton in a well-fought match.  Here are accounts of the game from The Houston Post and The Houston Chronicle.  Notice that Sinton had more total offensive yardage, but lost two fumbles.

Here is Leonard Scarcella's report (plus photos), which appeared in The Fort Bend Mirror.  You can't beat Leonard's analysis.

Next week the Vikings would face another fearsome foe, the Liberty Panthers.  Notice Scarcella's comment that some pundits favor Liberty to win the state AA title.

Rockwall faced the Paul Pewitt Brahmas 50 years ago.  Apparently, Paul Pewitt (a high school located 50 miles north of Longview) had a potent backfield tandem in Paul Munkres (fullback) and Roger Edmonson (halfback).  

Notice in the last article that Rockwall's Jackie Anderson was averaging 8.4 yards per carry over the season.

Rockwall seemed to have little trouble in stopping Munkres and Edmondson, and the Yellow Jacket's tandem of Anderson and Anderson (not related) provided enough offensive spark to wrap up a 22-6 win.

Rockwall's foe next week is Dalhart.