The Yellow Jacket, Yearbook of Thomas Jefferson High School, 1964 Page: 86
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QUARTERBACK DAVID WATTS splashes his way around left end against the "Water
Charles Wilson (33), Walter Sorgee (26), Steve Wells (66), and Terry Rozelle (78).
Buffaloes." Offering their assistance are
Jackets Outmud French
BEAUMONT, NOVEMBER 9. 1963
It was a proud French team that went down in the mud this night. After shellacking Beaumont 30-0 the previous
week, the Buffaloes were geared to the limit to stop the favored Jackets. However, a continuous deluge dumped 31/2
inches of rain on the turf of Purple Stadium and the Yellow Jackets found the mud to their liking as they powered
their way over the ambitious Buffs. Borrowing a chapter from Port Arthur "mud dogs" of the past, the Jackets domi-
nated the game with their power sweeps and ferocious defensive play. This victory cinched at least a tie for the dis-
trict championship for the Jackets.
The deft running of tailback Walter Sorgee highlighted the otherwise brutal defensive struggle. Sorgee scored twice
from ten yards out and returned a punt 80 yards only to have it wiped out by an official's red flag. Charles Wilson
scored the other Jacket tally and booted two extra points.
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