Knox, Jim 1972-08-16

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Jim Knox, former Graham High School football player, relates his feelings toward the dominance of Breckenridge in football. Neil Sapper, the interviewer, relates Knox’s story of his brother’s death, possibly resulting from a football injury during a Graham-Breckenridge football game on Side 2.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jim Knox

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 16, 1972

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Neil Sapper

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Graham High School football characterized, Examines attitude toward Breckenridge’s football reputation, Terrell state championship team (1952), Breckenridge players recalled, Graham, Breckenridge and Wichita Falls compared in reference to football, Discusses psychological effect of Breckenridge reputation on opposing teams, Praises community spirit in Graham for football team, Various coaching techniques described, Mentions Brownwood teams and players, Reasons put forth for decline of Breckenridge football teams, Continuity of fine Breckenridge football teams of the 1940s and 1950s explained, Examines students’ current attitudes toward football, Possibility of oil boom-successful football team correlation explored.

Tape 1, Side 2: Memorandum of Knox’s story of his brother’s collapse on the football field and subsequent death.

Range Dates: 1940s-1972

Bulk Dates: 1940s-1952

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