Rochelle’s 1949 football team led in upsets Rochelle’s 1949 football team led in upsets

The 1949 Rochelle football team was probably the best team for upsets in Rochelle history. My class of 1948 had graduated about 11 senior starters, and the ones coming back were very young. They hired a new coach that year’Clyde Teague. Most folks thought they would not win over two games. But they won 7 and lost 3. The losses were to Eldorado, Eden and Richland Springs. They used a spread formation that most teams teams or coaches had not seen. Three backs all set wide to the right. One back behind center. Five of six of the players live in the county today. In the picture are, kneeling, from left to right, Harold McBee, Royce Flores, Harold Myers, Sherrod Kilmer, Horsefly Brown, Don Neal, Shorty Shafer, Curtis Long, Donald Dudley, Clifton Brown, and Truman Long. Standing, from left, are Billy Wright, manager, Bobby McCartney, Royce Squires, John Moseley, Jarvis Stewart, Gaylord Miller, Frank Farris, Jack Stewart, Don McDonald, Jarvis Johnson, Joe Deeds, Elward Jordan, Tommy Dunn, Bobby Brown and Coach Clyde Teague.

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