Those teams were the odessa bronchos, the ector eagles and the permian panthers. Results for the teams ranked in the associated press texas high school football poll. By lisa maria garza dallas, may 8 reuters the school behind the book, movie and tv series friday night lights has become mired in scandal wit. A town, a team, and a dream is a 1990 nonfiction book written by h.
While originally intended to be a hoosierstype chronicle of high school sports that holds together a small town, the final book ended. History get youtube premium get youtube tv best of youtube. They played their first game against each other in 1961. The story of the odessa, texas, permian high school football team by regina w. The odessa high and permian volleyball teams return to action in district 26a play today. It was the subject of the book friday night lights which in turn inspired a. The official site of permian high school athletics. Odessa high school ohs is a public high school located in odessa, texas, united states.
Com the official home of the permian panthers, odessa, tx. Scott smith spent two seasons as permian s head coach. The story of the odessa, texas, permian high school. Varsity date opponent location time date opponent location time 823 lubbock cooper scrimmage cooper 6. It is one of three high schools in the ector county independent school district. Permian game come to be so important to odessa high s fans. The name stems from the age of the rocks in the basin where the school is located, which are from the geological period that preceded the largest mass extinction in the history of life. Film helps stung town revisit book the new york times.
In the movie, the game was the season opener and played on a friday night in odessa. The book follows the story of the 1988 permian high school panthers football team from odessa, texas, as they made a run towards the texas state championship. Permian basketball home mascot panthers team varsity 201920 colors black, white coach tim thomas address 1800 e 42nd st, odessa, tx 79762 overall 324 district 91 national rank 153 state tx rank 23. Permian high school, odessa, texas permian high school, 1960 yearbook staff of on. Odessa built permian in 1959, and then its neighbor built midland lee in 1961. The story of the odessa, texas, permian high school football team. Opened in 1959, permian high is named for the permian basin, the geological formation which underlies midland and odessa. I put him down as one of the best high school running backs ever to. The first and only official home of the odessa permian panthers. Craziest plays in college football history duration. In memory class of 1974 permian high school odessa, texas. Mojoland museum the history of odessa permian football.
Permian high school odessa, texas in memory, class of 1974. Maxpreps has their 2 game schedule and results, including links to box scores, standings, photos and video highlights. Permian high school is a public high school of the ector county independent school district located in odessa, tx. In the late 1970s there was pressure to build a new stadium. In real life, it was permians second game of the season, and played at maverick stadium in marshall on a saturday afternoon. Expectations also weigh down on the 28 seniors who were eighthgraders the last time permian won the championship. Odessa and permian high schools are widely known for their football prowess. The 1990 publication of friday night lights changed the culture of permian. In 2000, i traveled to odessa for the first time to do a story on permian, and specifically how the book changed the team, the town and the high school. History of ohs vs permian high football games posted. Permian high school is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of ector county isd in odessa, tx. The cross town rivalry is fueled by the cultural difference between the schools. The permian basin is the source of the large oil and natural gas deposits that. Darren allman made his return to permian as the 11th head coach in the schools history.
Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the fccs online. Odessa high is 03 on the season and 01 in district play. Desoto high school vs odessa permian high school football highlights 2019 texas football by exposed sports. History of black cowboys yahoo image search results. Scandal taints legacy of 1988 dallas carter football team, perhaps talentwise the best in texas history.
In the fall of 1990 the panthers of odessas permian high school found. Odessa, tx the handbook of texas online texas state. The two schools quickly overpowered odessa and midland high and the permianlee rivalry became the legendary matchup of the twin oil cities. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the panthers help keep the. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. Permian leads the alltime series 45101, but rodriguez wasnt around for most of those panthers wins. Reporting on the world famous mojo football program, as well as other permian high school sports.
Permian high school odessa, texas in memory, class of 1974 if you have any information about a deceased classmate from the class of 1974, please send it here. Defending champ duncanville advances, wylie earns first state tournament bid in school history. But every friday night from september to december, when the permian high. Odessa high game and if played at ratliff, the odessa permian vs. Scandal taints legacy of 1988 dallas carter football team. For as long as the bronchos senior defensive tackle can remember, the battles between odessa high and permian have gone back and forth. Odessa, tx slick roads and six inches of snow on friday caused a postponement of the annual permian odessa high crosstown game.
Popular videos permian high school permian high school topic. Permian high school odessa, tx basketball maxpreps. After that, permians black shadow hung over west odessa for three decades. Both midland and odessa built new 5a high schools at around the same time.
Turn left west, you cant miss it because its big, its well lighted at night and there is nothing else there. Allman would take the panthers to the 3rd round of the playoffs three times before taking a. Being a graduate of odessa permian high school, i found portions of the book questionable at best. Permian high school, odessa, texas yearbook staff, permian high school 1970 on. Eleven years later, the permian high school panthers remember friday night lights, the book that put themand odessa on the map. Permians andrew perez 24 is lifted in the air by shawn pierce 74 as dez daniels 17 joins the celebration after perez scored a touchdown during the game against odessa high on friday at ratliff stadium. Your total enews source for permian high school athletics since 1996. James boobie miles star fullback for odessa high heading into the 1988 season. This name was originally to differentiate it from odessa junior high school now known as david crockett middle school. Joshua erin lee daniels is reported to have attended permian but graduated from a different high school so he is not part of the master file of classmates. The official home of the odessa permian panthers fbc.
Mojoland football coaching history of permian high school. Ratliff stadium in odessa, tx seats and is the home of odessa high school and the storied permian high school football teams. With a high temperature of 24 degrees, weather didnt stop 19,000 fans from watching mojo beat the wild bunch 146 this afternoon at barrett stadium. The game between permian high school and cross town rival and older brother odessa high school is always a classic game. Game highlights are available from blazing glory productions 432 2969760. Football, soccer, track events, marching contest directions. Odessa permian makes 11th trip to state football finals. Odessa permian vs franklin cougars first half highlights 2018. The secret of mojo lays bare permian s secrets in becoming the winningest 5afootball program in the modern era of texas high school football, garnering national recognition in. The names listed below are alumni who have been searched for on this site from permian high schoolin odessa, texas.
Mojoland came into existence in 1996 as a response to buzz bissingers friday night lights. Welcome to the land of the legend, the online sports magazine of the permian panthers. Don t miss any of the 2020 permian panthers football season. Another year, another west texas classic that belongs to the wolfforth frenship boys golf team. Dallas ladoyce lambert, beloved father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, passed on feb. Ector county isd is committed to ensuring its website is accessible to all individuals, with or without disabilities, seeking information on our website. In the schools 38 year history permian as made the playoffs nearly 70% of the time this includes the first 6 years of the schools history in which permian made the playoffs only 1 time. History of ohs vs permian high football games odessa. The team made famous by buzz bissingers book friday night.
Rosters, schedules, news updates, photos, merchandise, scores, spirit groups, school history, streaming video, and more. The story of the odessa, texas, permian high school football team the secret of mojo. Bissinger looked at the 1988 season of the permian high panthers, with. Oct 06, 2019 its easy to sign up, so please join us. Permian high school is a public high school located in odessa, texas and is one of three high schools in the ector county independent school district. Odessa high had once been the beacon of hope in the city. Second half comeback lifts permian over odessa high. If you see your name among the permian high school graduates, someone is looking for you. The permian basin is the thickest deposit of permian aged rocks on earth which were rapidly deposited during the collision of north america and gondwana south america and africa between the late mississippian through the permian. The sports cover of the odessa american printed the morning of sept. Kaleb murry 26 follow 432 culture on social media twitter.
Whether you no longer have your own copy or want to surprise someone with a unique gift. There are a total of 2,573 students and 152 teachers at permian high school, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. The world famous mojo football teams accomplishments are featured. Panthers of odessa the winningest high school football team in texas history. Dallas couple write books to empower singleparent children. A collection of infamous high school football tickets for games i attended or maybe not. A special thanks to bobbie collier badger, class of 1971, for her tireless help in trying to find the most accurate.
Friday night lights, the book and movie, tells the story of the 1988 odessa texas permian high school football season. Analiese castellanos, 4, waves an odessa high bronchos towel following a play by odessa high as her sister, permian fan jazmine castellanos, 11, reacts during friday nights odessa high vs. The permian basin also includes formations that date back to the ordovician period 445 mya. For one thing, permian also got the majority of the ector county education budget while odessa high typically got what was left which wasnt that much. Trappers job is to ensure the players health and wellbeing on the field. Permian is 12 on the season and 10 in district play. Permian high school is the 26th largest public high school in texas and the 91st largest nationally. H g bissingers book friday night lights caused outrage in odessa, texas, when it was. With the construction of ector high school 1957 and permian high school in 1959 w. Permian football home mascot panthers team varsity 2020 colors black, white coach na address 1800 e 42nd st, odessa, tx 79762 overall 00 district 00.
She is the author of several published books, produced plays and tv shows. Oct 16, 2012 highlights from september 28, 2012 between midland high school texas and odessa permian. In memory class of 1974 permian high school odessa. Ap texas high school football top 10 nbc 5 dallasfort worth. The book follows the story of the 1988 permian high school panthers football team from odessa, texas, as they made a run. Directory ector county independent school district. Welcome to the first ever high school football museum on the internet. Odessa 2, permian 3 312020 the permian boys soccer team orchestrated a threegoal comeback in the second half to take a 32 vic. If you see your name among the odessa high school graduates, someone is looking for you. This book is an insightful documentary of how the permian high school team of odessa developed into perennial state champions in the supercompetitive state of texas. Smith has been on the job in odessa since january, taking over the reigns of a high school program for the. The inside of the yearbook is in better condition than the cover. Bissinger traces the football history of odessa high, which, back in 1946, before permian opened, was itself a powerhouse. Bissinger, who lived in odessa for a year while he worked on the book.
If you have any information about a deceased classmate from the class of 1974, please send it here. The full name of the school is odessa senior high school. History of ohs vs permian high football games odessa american. The names listed below are alumni who have been searched for on this site from odessa high schoolin odessa, texas. Odessa high won the texas state high school championship in 1946, and permian high captured it in 1965, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1989, and 1991. It doesnt get any bigger than the odessa permian panthers. Jun 15, 2003 scott smith rekindling permian s passion. Nov 02, 2017 permian odessa high school rivalry game. Permian and odessa high split their first six meetings from 195964.
Odessa college has been an integral part of educating west texans since 1946. Odessa high schools cassandra ramirez 14 collides with permian high schools abbey ward 10 after tense footwork to safely pass the ball to a teammate in their game friday night at ratliff stadium. Ecisd middle schools and high schools to require clear or mesh backpacks. Over a decade of mojo our 12th season of mojo friday night lights. Since that time, 20 years, permian has been to the playoffs 78 % of the time. Scott smith rekindling permians passion houston chronicle.
Im not american and do not know the rules of football, will this be confusing to read or are the rules explained. Odessa its been 30 years since the 1988 permian panthers football. Odessa permian high school football record odessa, tx. Higher educational needs are served by odessa college, a twoyear community college founded in 1946 under the guidance of murry fly. Unique perspectives on the daily sports topics that matter most. This copy is a softcover reprint of a previously owned high school yearbook. Ladoyce lambert obituary midland, tx odessa american. Permian panthers vs odessa high bronchos 2016 youtube. That year, odessa high won the state title, and though it never won again, many in the region still recall that odessa high bronchos squad. Even when it has no playoff implications, even in the years when the odessa high bronchos had few games in the win column and the permian panthers were making their annual deep run into the texas high school playoffs, it was always a good hard fought game and always a.1289 603 152 441 1060 1364 1336 504 871 508 372 1090 1254 1360 302 656 1347 556 349 1053 195 1068 637 936 155 34 891 680 577 353 1178 615 1298 1443 190 936 1496 1207 1481 1301 815 938 1150 1062 470 701