13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
October 9, 2011
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
Wonderful weather and rain. A great start to fall. Our weather never ceases to keep us wondering what is next. Last week in the column I was observing the temperatures of 90 and today, I have a sweater on. It is nice. I hope everyone enjoyed watching the rain, I sure did.
We are proceeding with our review of our collection and things are looking good. Our archive room and collections are going to be so neat, we may have to have an open house in the new year to let you tour it. I also have enough interesting articles, etc. to provide column fillers for a while.
We will have a board meeting tomorrow at 2:30 pm to review a proposed budget for 2012, and to finish plans for our bar-b-que on October 22. Look for the posters for details or ask a board member. Remember all our board meetings are open to the public. We post our agendas at the Lipscomb Post Office and the court house. They are also available here at the museum.
IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN AMY WINTON'S EXHIBIT, PLEASE PLAN ON COMING SOON. SHE WILL COME TO TAKE THE EXHIBIT DOWN ON THE 31ST.
Since we are in the middle of football season, the core team thought a little football history would be fun. The history of Follett Football was recalled in the April 2, 1976 issue of the Panther Spirit :
"The history of football for the Follett Panthers is the history of boys eager to win a game they all loved to play. Although the game of football originated slightly over a hundred years ago in the Eastern colleges of Harvard, Rutgers, and Princeton, the spotlight of football to reach Follett wasn't until 1922. It was introduced to the players and fans by Claybourne (slim) Teter, who became the quarterback on that 1922 team.
The historical beginning of Follett High School football was made against the Perryton Rangers in a game filled with a number of "firsts". this battle was also a memorable occasion for the Panther eleven for several reasons. It was the first game played by these eleven players, and it was the first time five of the team had even seen a game. The first score made by a Follett team was made on the first play of the game when the Rangers kicked off to the Panthers and Loy Sanders returned the kickoff for a touchdown. also it was the first loss for the Panthers.
Slim Teter recalled the team's joy at this first score that had come so easily for them, "It looked like a runaway" and it was Perryton wan the game 59 to 6. It took four more games before the Panthers scored another touchdown.
Slim Teter returned to Follett as a coach twenty years later and he avenged the Ranger defeat when his '41 Bi-district Championship team "skunked" the much larger Perryton School 19 to 0.
The Panthers continue making history today with thrilling games to keep both the players and the fans enjoying a Texas tradition, "Friday night Lights". Oh, the first Panther game under the lights was in the thirties when they played Vici.
Enjoy this weeks game !!
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