Coyotes seized state championship forty-five years ago

Charley Robinson

Staff writer

Saturday, Dec. 16, marks the 45th anniversary of the Uvalde Coyotes capturing the only state football championship in the school’s history.

It was Dec. 16, 1972, on a crisp, cool evening at Memorial Stadium in Austin that the Coyotes outlasted Lewisville 33-28 to bring the title trophy back to Uvalde and etch their names in the history books.

Lewisville, somewhat of a Cinderella team, entered the contest with a 12-1 record with their only blemish being a 9-6 district loss to Gainesville.


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