Schools & Sports

1970 FORNEY FOOTBALL

William E. Wilson

1970 FORNEY FOOTBALL

Bob Lucas

1970 FORNEY FOOTBALL

Mrs.Thomas

1970 FORNEY FOOTBALL

Marty Rouvaldt

1970 FORNEY FOOTBALL

Chester Snyder

1970 FORNEY FOOTBALL

Homecoming Queen

1970 FORNEY FOOTBALL

Football Sweetheart

1970 FORNEY FOOTBALL

Band Sweetheart

1970 FORNEY FOOTBALL

Homecoming Jackrabbit

1970 FORNEY FOOTBALL

Ray Perkerson

1970 FORNEY FOOTBALL

Varsity Football Team

1970 FORNEY FOOTBALL

Varsity Cheerleaders

1970 FORNEY FOOTBALL

Majorettes

1970 FORNEY FOOTBALL

8th Grade Football Team

1970 FORNEY FOOTBALL

Junior High Cheerleaders

1970 FORNEY FOOTBALL

1970 Forney football was fifty years ago, and my two buddies and I find it hard to believe that we are even that old! But like the popular country tune somewhat goes: “I believe that a day takes forever to go by, and a year takes no time at all!” Isn’t that right, Roy and Marty? For those of you who somehow missed last week’s column, Don and Chester (Roy) and Marty stood at the curb of J. C. and Peggy Swain’s house in the Pinson Addition and discussed the “old days” of Forney Football and other important events of Forney history. Here is the followup!

Falcons, Jackrabbits, & Area Football
Falcons, Jackrabbits, & Area Football

Falcons, Jackrabbits, & Area Football

Sept. 21 posting: 8-5A, Division II—Prediction to begin season with last year’s records—(1) Ennis, 12-2….. (2) Royse City, 9-3…..(3) North Forney, 7-3…..(4) Corsicana, 7-4…..(5) Greenville, 6-5…..(6) Crandall, 10-3…..(7) Forney, 2-8….. (8) Sulphur Springs, 1-9 **Player to watch: Senior Tight End, Kameron Allen, of North Forney.

FISD Swim Team Brings Home Win In Season Opener
FISD Swim Team Brings Home Win In Season Opener
FISD Swim Team Brings Home Win In Season Opener
FISD Swim Team Brings Home Win In Season Opener

FISD Swim Team Brings Home Win In Season Opener

On Saturday, September 26, Forney ISD swim team competed in their first meet of the season against Mesquite and Sunnyvale ISD swim teams at the Town East pool in Mesquite. Forney High School and North Forney High School swimmers were victorious over Mesquite and Sunnyvale. FISD earned 313 points with Mesquite and Sunnyvale earning 186 and 34 points respectively.

Crandall Pirates and Coach Hardin Win Their Season
Crandall Pirates and Coach Hardin Win Their Season
Crandall Pirates and Coach Hardin Win Their Season
Crandall Pirates and Coach Hardin Win Their Season
Crandall Pirates and Coach Hardin Win Their Season
Crandall Pirates and Coach Hardin Win Their Season

Crandall Pirates and Coach Hardin Win Their Season Opener Against Jacksonville

There was excitement in the air Friday night as the Pirates took the field for the first time this season under the direction of their new head coach. It was a rough start for Crandall as they allowed a 95-yard bomb and 19-yard run for touchdowns. The score was 12-0 Jacksonville at the end of one quarter.

Young Jackrabbits open 2020 season with loss to Whitehouse, 31-15
Young Jackrabbits open 2020 season with loss to Whitehouse, 31-15
Young Jackrabbits open 2020 season with loss to Whitehouse, 31-15
Young Jackrabbits open 2020 season with loss to Whitehouse, 31-15
Young Jackrabbits open 2020 season with loss to Whitehouse, 31-15
Young Jackrabbits open 2020 season with loss to Whitehouse, 31-15

Young Jackrabbits open 2020 season with loss to Whitehouse, 31-15

After a delayed beginning to the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Varsity Forney Jackrabbits finally took the field against the Whitehouse Wildcats last Friday. City Bank Stadium was as full as possible, according to this year’s health safety protocols which includes social distancing and mask requirements. The fans were thrilled to enjoy the first socially distanced version of Friday Night Lights of the year, which also happened to be Senior Night. Pre-game ceremonies honored the members of Class of 2021 involved in sports and other extracurricular activities. Unfortunately, though, this season’s debut didn’t turn out the way the fans and players had hoped, ending in a loss for the Rabbits with the final score at 31-15 when the clock ran out.

The ACCIDENTAL STAR of Baseball in the 1960s and ‘70s
The ACCIDENTAL STAR of Baseball in the 1960s and ‘70s
The ACCIDENTAL STAR of Baseball in the 1960s and ‘70s

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The ACCIDENTAL STAR of Baseball in the 1960s and ‘70s

As the story goes, this child, born in El Dorado, Arkansas, into a family of sharecroppers, had to write a book report about baseball as punishment for “spitting on a teacher.” This assignment/ punishment was designed to teach him about life beyond Collinston, Louisiana, where he lived after moving there at age two, but it also served to introduce him to BASEBALL!

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Superintendent O. B. Johnson

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

High School Principal W. E. Wilson

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Grade School Principal A. D. Whitaker

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Board of Education

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Senior Class Officers and Sponsors

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Head Coach Weldon Strain

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Coach Jim Johnson

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Coach William Stell

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Football Captains and Sweetheart

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Yearbook Staff

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Pep Squad

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

I was driving to a friend’s house to dig up and transplant a plant or four when I saw two “old men” standing at the curb just a little way from that house’s driveway. I wondered what “they were up to,” and then as I inched closer, I noticed that the two guys were friends of mine, who were probably saying to themselves, “What is that ‘old geezer’ doing over here in this neighborhood? Do you think he is looking to steal something?”

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