Coapland, Dudley 1972-10-07

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Dudley Coapland reviews his elementary and high school football activities at Breckenridge, Texas, and discusses the decline in Breckenridge’s athletic program.

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Interviewee Name: Dudley Coapland

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Date: October 7, 1972

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Playing football in the 2nd grade, Elementary football games in Breckenridge described, Junior high football in Weatherford, Breckenridge community pressure toward football team, Breckenridge citizens' attitude toward declining football program, Breckenridge coaches' attitude toward players quitting football, Description of a losing season in Breckenridge, Playing a homecoming game with San Angelo, Effect of community pressure on football spirit, 1970 season recalled, Senior football players protest by cutting football practice

Tape 1, Side 2: Football players--continued, Dissenting players removed from team, Another losing season: 0-9, Team community attitude toward dissenting players, Breckenridge coaches, Breckenridge's attitude toward the past

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