One of the Greatest Programs in Texas High School Football History Faces Its Final Season

This article is part of Texas Monthly's special fiftieth-anniversary issue. Read about the other icons that have defined Texas since 1973. Between ...

January 18, 2023
2:34 AM

This article is part of Texas Monthly's special fiftieth-anniversary issue. Read about the other icons that have defined Texas since 1973. Between 1937 and 1971, nobody played high school football like the Wichita Falls Coyotes. They won six state championships, sent players to powerhouse colleges, and ran up the score with their single-wing offense. In 2007 Texas Monthly named Wichita Falls the greatest high school football program in state history. Yet those glory days are long gone. The Coyotes last won a state title in 1969, and next winter they will play their final game; the district is consolidating its high schools, and Wichita Falls High will close forever.

Joe Levin