Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 2, Number 1, January, 1992 Page: 21
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Home Games Tuesday and Friday Nights: Five Years of the Herder Truckers
Football Hall of Fame in 1979. The Truckers' own Cotton Davidson spent several years
with the Baltimore Colts, Dallas Texans, and Oakland Raiders, and afterward became an
assistant coach at Baylor University. Ben Tompkins football career came not as a player,
but as a referee. He served as an NFL official for 20 years.
Known Game Results
The list below provides the day, date, score, and location of all known Herder
Trucker games. The designation "home" refers to games played in Weimar. Similarly,
"away" refers to games played on the Truckers' opponent's home field. Tournament
games are listed separately from the regularly scheduled games. Unless another location
is shown, the games were played in the tournament's home city.
Surprisingly, not all the games played by the Truckers were reported on in
the team's hometown newspaper, The Weimar Mercury. Other newspapers, including
The Houston Post, The Colorado County Citizen, the Fayette County Record, and the La
Grange Journal, have been consulted to determine the results of specific games known
to have occurred on specific dates. Still, it is likely that the results of some games remain
For instance, the September 15, 1950 edition of The Weimar Mercury gives
the team's final record for the 1950 season as 36-12. The list below accounts for all
12 losses, but only 35 of the victories. The September 14, 1951 Mercury reports that
the Truckers were 39-22 and lists the team's record against each of their opponents.
The list below includes just 35 wins and 20 losses. If the report in the Mercury is correct,
then this list is missing two victories over La Grange, wins over Fort Sam Houston and
Bryan and losses to Conroe and Victoria. No summary of the 1952 season has been dis-
covered, but according to the Mercury of August 22, 1952, the Truckers won 15 straight
games between August 2 and August 20 that year. The list below accounts for only 13
of those games.
Sun May 2 Truckers 7, La Grange Demons 2 - away
Sun May 9 Truckers 5, Flatonia Wildcats 3 - away
Wed May 19 Truckers 9, Victoria Rosebuds 8 - home
Fri May 21 Truckers 8, Gonzales Apaches 7 - home
Tue May 25 Truckers 10, El Campo KCs 2 - home
Sun May 30 Truckers 3, El Campo KCs 0 - away
Tue Jun 1 Truckers 5, La Grange Demons 3 - home
Sat Jun 5 Truckers 9, Houston Fresh Air Circulators 8 - home
Sun Jun 6 Truckers 14, Houston Fresh Air Circulators 2 - home
Mon Jun 7 Truckers 7, Hallettsville Lavacans 5 - home
Fri Jun 11 Truckers 12, A&B Axles of San Antonio 3 - home
Tue Jun 15 Yoakum Tanners 4, Truckers 1 - home
Fri Jun 18 Truckers 14, Conroe Wildcats 1 - home
Sun Jun 20 Truckers 22, La Grange Demons 7 - home
Tue Jun 22 Truckers 15, Randolph Field Ramblers 2 - home
Wed Jun 23 Conroe Wildcats 3, Truckers 0 - away
Fri Jun 25 Truckers 16, Brenham Lions 3 - home
Tue Jun 29 Truckers 17, Flatonia Wildcats 0 - home
Tue Jul 6 Hallettsville Lavacans 5, Truckers 3 - home
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