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Discussion in 'On The Field' started by LonghornCatholic, Jul 27, 2022.
(little league football here, still the image sure fits...)
(I love these images)
wrong sport on this one below, but still...
(I don't ever remember us having a good player from here)
side-bar: a Taiwanese company (Formosa Plastics) runs this area
(Tyson King and a few others maybe)
(I don't remember us having a player from here. Lots of very good football players, but few are functionally literate. Cough, cough, Hart Lee Dykes, cough, cough. Oops, did I just say that...?)
(We've had at least a couple of real good players from here over the years)
You must have loved visiting The Reservation. World's largest chemical complex (Goodrich, US Chemical (UniRoyal & Texaco), Neches Butane was two short blocks behind the visitors. Texaco Asphalt plant half a mile, Jefferson Chemical was two miles, Pure Oil, Magnolia Petroleum about four miles, Mobil & Atlantic Richfield less than five miles. School wasn't airconditioned, over 50% of my class was dead of cancer within 20 years.
Baytown Lee was in the shadows of the country's largest refinery, and Pasadena was across deuce & a quarter from umpteen plants.
Never been to the Reservation, but sounds like a great place for football.
Depends on which way the wind is blowing and how your Frainch (it ain't French) is
The announcer: "Paging Mr. Hebert, Mr. Hebert please come to the press box to pick up your prize." (30-40 men walk up to the press box)
Say, is this a page from the phone book of Lyon, France, or the starting offense listed in the program:
And here's that cracked and defective many-million $ blunder in Allen:
Played a game back in the 1980s at this wretched stadium, Galena Park. One of the teams that plays here is really, really good--Northshore. The other team that plays here really, really sucks most years--Galena Park. There's a USG paper mill nearby, so the air gets thick in the humidity and it smells like a giant fart when the wind blows a certain direction.
The old stadium at Galena Park HS had a mound of dirt about 3-4' high that had been there so long it was covered with grass. GP had a really fast RB/WR who hit that running full speed and looking back for the ball. Drove his knee up through his chin and ended a very promising career. I seem to recall he ran a 9.5 hundred prior to that incident. Don't know what happened to him or where he went to school.
FWIW, that was the GP team that had the single most controversial play in Texas HS history. I'll leave it at that because Viper is my friend, and his school was on the other sideline in Rice Stadium.
If you live east of the Sabine you are an Abear, west of Sabine you are a Heebert. Saber we played at Springhill, LA (home of John David Crow)........IP had a huge paper mill there and the Stadium was right down the road from the mill, needless to say it smelled like hell there all the time. Crows Dad was a supervisor at that mill back in the day.
To quote my dad, "They come across the Sabine, get a real job, buy a pair of silk drawers, and suddenly it's Heebert".
Obviously, our family hit South Carolina to Alabama to Mississippi and skipped Louisiana into East Texas
After further review, that play stands as called; it was a great game.
Beau Trahan comes immediately to mind.
Then they must have had a good English teacher or two during that era. Forgot about Trahan—yeah, he was really good.
Beau's dad Warren played OL at A&M, and was hardcore Aggie. Fortunately, he enjoyed golf more than aTm football. He could always leave school early as long as the principal could play as well.
For those that may remember, Warren was the HC of the CyFair team that allowed McQueen & Temple to score so CyFair could get the ball back with enough time to score and win the semi-final game. (I believe that was in Waco). Really a great guy. He's one of those guys that wanted it to be "traw han", not "trayhan").
Last I heard, Beau was on staff at Tulsa. Tough HS player and great special team guy on The Forty Acres.
I didn't have a view from my seat in Rice Stadium, but Larry is a friend and swears he caught the ball. Now, 58 years later, he gets red faced when asked if he caught it and responds, "Damn sure did".
I think that stadium has always been stuck with the C team or D team groundskeepers. Or maybe the coaches just get the players who are in trouble to take care of the field instead of running laps or bleachers.
What’s the most hostile place to play an away game in Texas?
I really don't know. One of the top toughest is Port Arthur when they have driveby shootings in the parking lot when the game is over.
As far as volume, PNG, Nederland, & Katy are really loud when things are going good.
I have never been, but have been told that the Battle of Beltline is pretty tough on the visitor.
Yes. Same as your first note.
I grew up in Pasadena, aka Stinkadena — my dad worked at Rohm & Haas for 34 years. Deer Park was right there near the refineries as well.
When I finished high school Pasadena looked good in my rear view mirror.
Is it true that when in Pasadena, people would fart in the car and roll the windows up to get some fresher air?
Not far from the truth. I remember as a kid we would return from my grandmother’s house in Crockett, and coming in on Hwy 225 into Pasadena it would hit you, right at the Goodyear plant.
I had to poop my own post on this subject.
Which of those teams cheats by recruiting players?
Inappropriate question! More appropriate questions are:
1) Is this still the Top Ten list?
2) Which program is most likely to crack this Top Ten?
BTW, the true story of Northshore's rise to dynasty is a great one put together by a coach who really loved The University of Texas football.