Baird, TX High School 1929 Football Team

Baird, TX High School 1929 Football Team

On the team (and probably in the photograph): Bob Darby - Captain, Fabian Bell, Leo Thompson, Reaves Hickman, Walter Cooper, Sam Orr, Percy King, Garlan Bennett, Morris Eastham, Frank Cross, Bruce Thompson, Gilbert Jernigan, Paul Duncan, C. W. Fielder, E. B. Brown, Goulden Benedict, Hershel Phillips, Lowell Byrd, Frank Stanley.

The Coach was A. M. Coleman, Jr.

Photo from the 1930 Baird Headlight Yearbook

Leo Thompson may be the player sitting, second from right. He graduated from Baird High School in 1930 and taught school at near by Cottonwood in the early and mid-1930s. He often joked that the taught his little sister in school and that he was harder on her than any of the other children. Leo moved to California and then later returned to Callahan County, settling in Cottonwood and Cross Plains.


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