Ranger Exes Memorial-TX - RHS Class of 1954

Bulldogs won State

1953 RANGER BULLDOGS Class A State Football Champs

Bulldogs 28 Colorado City 27 Bulldogs 13 Mineral Wells 14 Bulldogs 49 Bangs 14 Bulldogs 33 Wylie 13 Bulldogs 47 Rising Star 7 Bulldogs 34 Santa Anna 0 Bulldogs 53 Dublin 14 Bulldogs 27 Eastland 0 Bulldogs 48 Cross Plains 7 Bulldogs 48 DeLeon 7 Bulldogs 41 Albany 14 Bi-District Bulldogs 14 McCamey 7 Regional Bulldogs 47 Sundown 6 Quarter-Final Bulldogs 21 Clifton 6 Semi-Final Bulldogs 34 Luling 21 Final 537 157 All-District Football players: John Rush, Scott Forney, Bobby Justice, Eddie Janes, Chico Mendoza, Jimmy Wheeler, Tommy Hinds, & Charles Massegee. All-State Football players: Bobby Justice, Chico Mendoza, & Charles Massegee. 1953 State Champions Back row (L-R): Jerry White, Manager; Jerry Bradford, Charles Bonney, Johnny Swinney, Pete Jameson, John Wylie & Ralph Franks, Manager; Johnny Graves absent from picture. Row 3: Jerry Cantrell, Archie Robinson, Tommy Sutton, Paul Hinds, John Hagaman, Dan Cruse, Cruz Vasquez, & Tommy Young. Row 2: John Rush, Scott Forney, Eddie Janes, Jimmy Littlefield, Gary Patterson, Jimmie Nail & Benny Robinson. Row 1: Assistant Coach Boone Yarbrough, Dan Mitchell, Jimmy Wheeler, Charlie Massegee, Chico Mendoza, Bobby Justice, Billy Browning, Tommy Hinds, & Head Coach O.C. (Stubby) Warden. TEAM ROSTER FROM RHS-1954 YEARBOOK No. Name Position Class 22 Charles Massegee B 1954 34 Chico Mendoza E 1954 (decd) 32 Bobby Justice G 1954 43 Tommy Hinds E 1954 (decd) 27 Billy Don Browning B 1954 (decd) 39 Dan Mitchell G 1954 42 Scott Forney B 1955 (decd 38 Jimmy Wheeler T 1954 (decd) 33 John Rush C 1955 25 Jimmy Littlefield B 1955 44 Jimmie Nail T 1955 (decd) 40 Eddie Joe Janes T 1955 41 Gary Patterson T 1955 (decd) 46 Johnny Graves T 1955 23 Bennie Robinson B 1956 31 Tommy Young G 1956 (decd) 24 Johnny Swinney B 1956 30 Jerry Cantrell E 1957 (decd 35 Pete Jameson T 1956 28 Paul Hinds (26) B 1957 36 Archie Robinson T 1956 37 Tommy Sutton B 1956 28 John Hagaman C 1957 (decd) 29 Cruz Vasquez G 1955 26 John Wylie (47) B 1956 24 Jerry Bradford (21) B 1957 29 Charles Bonney (50) G 1957 41 Eddie Jacoby (51) T 1957 (decd) Coach Warden 1935 (decd) Coach Yarbrough (decd) Mgr. Ralph Frank 1954 Mgr. Jerry White 1956 (decd) OTHER MEMBERS: 20 Dan Cruse 1957 21 Gene Bagwell 1957 (decd) 52 Angel Renteria 1957 1953 State Champions CLASS A STATE CHAMPIONS: Victory smiles wreath the faces of the Ranger Bulldogs in their locker room at San Marcos after they had defeated Luling, 34-21, for the Class A State Football Championship, Saturday afternoon. FRONT ROW: (L-R) Johnny Swinney, Tuffy (mascot), Benny Robinson, Charles Massegee, Coach O.C. Stubby Warden, Jim Nail. SECOND ROW: Jimmy Wheeler, Eddie Joe Janes, Gary Patterson, Tommy Hinds, Bobby Justice, Chico Mendoza, Billy Browning, Tommy Young, Jimmy Littlefield, Jerry Cantrell, John Hagaman, Tommy Sutton, Johnny Graves. Massegee Sparks Bulldog Attack Ranger Wins State A Crown 1953 RHS Cheerleaders 1953 RHS Cheerleaders Football Sweetheart 1953 Football Sweetheart Mary Ann Wallace RHS Class of 1954 Stubby Warden honored Newspaper articles on Jr. High team NEXT: 53 State Champs honored in 2003