Ed McClure Voice of the Jourdanton Indians

“I remember that during the summer the men of the community would not ask what kind of team we might have or can we win district, they just wanted to know if we can beat Pleasanton this year,” said Ed McClure.

The last time Jourdanton won against Pleasanton was on Friday, September 16, 1955, in Jourdanton. JHS won13-6. That was McClure’s freshmen year and the year the Indians were Quarter finals’ champs.

McClure continued, “In 1959 we tied 12-12 and that was in Jourdanton. I don’t remember any of that game as I suffered a concussion sometime during the game. I know it was a very exciting game and came down to the wire.

“My senior year, Dick Harrison, Mike Spillers and I took a Physics class in Pleasanton.  We went in the drivers-ed car every Thursday. When we arrived at the campus we thought it strange as there were no students outside. The classroom was at the very end of the hall. When we opened the door to go to class we found the entire Pleasanton High School student body lining up on both sides of the hall. We had to walk through them to get to class. It was in good taste and there were no problems but we were happy to get back to Jourdanton. They beat us that night by 20 points or so. Most of the seniors cried all the way home.

“I spent 25 years officiating high school and some college football. I also worked the chains in the Alamodome. I did have the pleasure of working several Pleasanton home games when Hank Kotzur was head coach. I really enjoyed working those games as Hank and Doc always took care of the officials and made it a very comfortable place to officiate and the fans were always good. 

“After retiring from the field in 1998, I didn’t do much in football but about 5 or 6 years ago I started timing the Jourdanton home games when Wayne Johnson was head coach.

“Last year I had the privilege of becoming the “Voice of the Indians”. Coach Darrell Andrus has begun a great program in Jourdanton and I believe he will develop a solid program. I consider it an honor and privilege to be a small part of the program.”

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