Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

September 24, 2013

Troup's '73 undefeated state championship football team to be honored Friday

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress


There will be something for everyone Friday night when Troup High School celebrates Homecoming 2013 by hosting the Huntington Red Devils at 7:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.

As an added extra, members of Troup's 1973 team will return to campus to be honored during special halftime ceremonies.

The '73 state-championship Tiger squad is the only team in Troup history to go through a season undefeated and untied — the 1968 and 1980 teams had one tie each on their respective slates.

Many members of that history-making unit are expected back to rekindle old memories and visit with friends old and new alike.

The '73 team held opponents to an average of just 6.1 points a game in route to going 16-0.

After a close call in the state semi-final game where Troup held off Falls City, 21-20, the Tigers romped over Vega, 28-7, to win the state title.