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1922 Texas High School Football Championship Panoramic Photo with Paul Tyson and John Drew Johnson
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $240
Rare panoramic photo capturing the participants of the 1922 Interscholastic Football Championship of Texas, which matched the Waco Tigers against the Abilene Eagles, posing together on the field prior to the game at Panther Park in Waco, Texas, on December 22, 1922. Included in this photo are legendary Texas football coach Paul Tyson, who in 1922 guided Waco to its first of four state championships under his leadership, and John Drew "Boody" Johnson, Waco's star halfback and one of the greatest players in Texas high school history. Johnson scored all of Waco's thirteen points in the school's 13-10 victory over Abilene that day. For the season, Johnson rushed for 1,907 yards and scored 231 points. Tyson, who Knute Rockne called "one of the finest coaches I ever met, college or high school," finished his career at Waco with a 209-57-16 record and four state championships. The caption along the base of the photo reads "Abilene Eagles vs. Waco Tigers/Interscholastic Football Championship of Texas, Panther Park, Fort Worth, Dec. 22-1922/Score Waco 13 - Abilene 10." A "United Photo & Press Service" credit stamp appears in the lower right corner. The members of Waco have been identified in pencil on the reverse. The photo (31.75 x 8 inches) displays a few minor edge tears and creases, a tiny hole in the image area (in the crowd above the Abilene team), and some light spotting. It appears that some or all of the Waco players were also once identified in pencil along the bottom white border but were later erased (some of the names are still evident). In Very Good condition overall. Please Note: this photo has been stored rolled for many decades and will be shipped rolled in a tube. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $240
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