The Yellow Jacket, Yearbook of Thomas Jefferson High School, 1964 Page: 88
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GAM.\E AT A GLANCE
Pasadena Port Arthur
Total first downs 7 16
Yards gained rushing 61 299
Yards lost rushing 31 9
r i : Pi'asses attempted - 25 4
Passes completed ...... . 10 1
Yards gained passing 119 16
Passes intercepted by ---- 0 1
Net rushing, passing ............ 149 306
S Number of punts 5 5
Punting average .31.8 28.4
Number of penalties ........... 0 3
Yards penalized 0 25
THE YELLOW JACKETS swarm on this poor Eagle. Covering the kick-off return for Port Arthur are Tommy Hicks (80), Tommy
Daniels (32), Eugene Pace (10), Richard Taft (29), Bill Scott (61), Aubrey Suddeth (51), and Edgar Eaton (22).
Season Finale- A Heartbreaker
PORT ARTHUR. NOVEMBER 29. 1963
The Port Arthur Yellow Jackets, handed the role of underdog in the hi-district clash between district champions of
ll-AAAA and 12-AAAA, came away from a 22-21 loss both proud and shellshocked. The Jackets blocked and tackled
as they never have before, showing the form it takes to go all the way to state. They showed an unprecedented dedica-
tion to winning, pushing the larger Eagles around at will. The best illustration of the lucklessness plaguing the Jackets
is the manner in which Pasadena scored: an 85 yard punt return, a blocked punt in the end zone on a missed high
snap from center, and a last-minute touchdown which was later found to be illegal. Of course the score is what
counts and that is the place the Eagles prevailed.
The Jacket ground game was magnificent, Walter Sorgee, running with speed and power, rolled up 137 twisting
yards. Charles Wilson scored all three touchdowns and provided a constant threat to the middle of the Eagle line.
This game is of the type that stirs visions of what might have been.
STRIKE! The Eagles are bowled over as halfback Walter Sorgee follows his teammates' blocking for a long gain. Doing an outstanding
job of blocking are Charles Wilson (33), David Watts (12), Mike Trahan (60). and Steve Wells (66).
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