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On the record of these games we present to you the victorious Leopards of
OAK CLIFF HIGH SCHOOL
Football Cfmmpiom of the Stale of Texas
Oak Cliff vs. Stephenville
The Oak Cliff Leopards opened the season by defeating Stephenville 34-O.
Lumpkin, Oak Cliff tackle, played a fine defensive game while Lynch starred
on the offensive. In the first quarter Lynch made a touchdown, Hopper missed
the goal. Two scores were made in the second quarter, Lynch kicked both
goals. Nothing was scored in the third quarter, but two more touchdowns
were scored in the fourth. The high spot in the game was the 55-yard run,
in returning a punt made by Lynch.
Oak Cliff vs. Plano
The final score in the game with Plano, the second of the season, was
I5-7 in Oak Cliffls favor. Rhoads made the first score possible by intercepting
a pass on the 45-yard line. The ball was also carried down the field to within
2 feet of the goal line by Hopper, and Lynch made another score. Although
the team did not play as well as usual in this game, the old Oak Cliff spirit made
them fight hard.
Oak Cliff vs. Ardmore
Another team was defeated when Oak Cliff had a 40-O score at the end
of the Ardmore game. The Leopards were superior in every way to the
Ardmore team, but the Indians fought to the end. Lynch made many remark-
able gains, but the longest was his eighty-yard run for a touchdown. Rhoads,
fullback, Carver, left tackle, and Baxter, right end, deserve much credit in
winning this game. Every man played well.
Oak Cliff vs. Bryan
The city series opened with the Bryan-Oak Cliff game. This was the
most exciting game of the entire series. In the second series of play, Lynch
made a run of 65 yards for the only score of the game. He kicked the goal
also. The entire Oak Cliff team played better than any other time this year.
Oak Cliff did not attempt to plunge the line so much, but gained most of their
ground by open playing. Both sides played well but the Leopards did better,
and so the final score was 7-2 in favor of Oak Cliff.
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"Box'l Baxter lills the end position as few men could fill it. He is fast enough
to get under kicks, a quick and sure tackler, and is zi good receiver of passes. He
plays hard, fights to the last whistle, and puts everything he has in the game.
"Bootsie" is both fl smart and a powerful player and between the two he makes a
find guard or tackle being effective at either position. There are few men with
all the qualities of Bootsie and fewer men that can play his position better than
"Doc" has all the determination and move necessary for a football player and
has a head that will carry him a long way. He works hard for the team and
the school, and plays a good game at half.
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Oak Cliff vs. North Dallas
Some people said we had a one-man team. This game showed we had
at least a two-man team. Playing in the rain, in a sea of mud, Lynch was
stopped dead. Did we lose? No, Hopper displayed his wares and nothing
could stop him. Time and again he hit the line, and when it was all over,
the score stood Oak Cliff 6, North Dallas O.
Oak Cliff vs. Sherman
The game of games, a game to go down in history. It is a rare sight to
see a team snatch victory from certain defeat and it was a victory for Oak Cliff
although the score was a tie.
ln the first half, Oak Cliff was badly out-played. Sherman, seeming to
gain at will and led by Hume, ran up 26 points to Oak Cliff's O before the
whistle blew for the half.
In the second half, that remarkable Oak Cliff spirit accomplished the
impossible. The team came on the field with the words of Coach Allen and
Mr. Adamson ringing in thir ears, there was new life in the student body on
the side lines, Oak Cliff was started. Two passes Lynch to Rhoads and Lynch
to Mayes netted the first score, and Lynch kicked goal. Lynch, Hopper, and
Clements got in more fine work for the blue and white, and at the end of the
third quarter the score stood, Sherman 26, Oak Cliff 20. The remaining
quarter was played in the semi-darkness and was a battle royal. Oak Cliff made
another touchdown, failing to kick goal, and the game ended 26 to 26. Lynch
and Hopper for Oak Cliff and Hume for Sherman were the outstanding players.
Oak CliPf vs. Forest
After six long years of patienttfj waiting Forest achieved their highest
ambition by beating Oak Cliff. Oak Cliff had hard luck on their schedule and
had to play three games in ten days. Lynch ran the team with his usual style
and craft, and Hopper played a good game, but the pace told on the whole team.
The usual punch and vigor was not there, the men were tired and could not
do their best. Glory to you, Forest, but beware of '26, The score-Forest
6, Oak Cliff O.
Oak Cliff vs. Sherman
Playing Sherman for the second time for the District honors, Oak Cliff
was too much for them.
Lynch, Hopper, and Lumpkin fought as they had never fought before.
Lynch was all over the field, and Hopper plowed through their line. Lumpkin
dealt misery with his stiff arm and saved the game in the last quarter by inter-
cepting a pass and running for a touchdown. Clements, the silent man of
the back field, played a fine game, running 20 yards for the first touchdown
for Oak Cliff.
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