The Poteet Aggie Football Team are Bi-District Champions! This is exciting because I’m a Poteet native and former Aggie myself. This is exciting also because a lot of mention and reference has been made to 1958. Let me put a historical twist to this; 1958 was the last time the Poteet Aggies football team has gone this far. As a student at Poteet High School, I walked past that trophy countless times and awed at what that title meant to those boys. I also wondered who those boys were that went so far and made school history. Nobody that I questioned remembered any of the boys’ names. I wondered when the next time would be that one of these trophies would grace our hallways once again. I left school and seldom thought of that trophy.
Fast forward 23 years since I left school in 2019, when I am appointed to the Historical Commission. I meet a man named Morris Cowley, a very sharp-minded man with a skill of storytelling that is unparalleled. Mr. Cowley is what I call Poteet’s unofficial historian and he is also my friend. He knows his Poteet history and he tells it well. As one of my first tasks after my Historical Commission appointment, I started to highlight every county team during their homecoming week on Facebook. I wanted to talk about Poteet’s 1958 team during this project. I asked Mr. Cowley about that 1958 football team and he replied, “Do I know those guys? I was one of those guys!” I was ecstatic that I finally got to meet one of “those boys.” Mr. Cowley reminisced about those days and what a ride they were on that year.
I once again conversed with Mr. Cowley last Monday about the Poteet Aggies defeating Luling and advancing last week. The excitement in his voice was immediately noticeable. I asked him if it brought back memories for him. He replied, “This team is really special; they’re very good. I see them going further than we did.”
I, as a fan, am glad that the majority of that team is still here to see this moment. They have waited 63 years to be surpassed. That is a long time! History is in the making once again in the Strawberry City.
Atascosa County Historical Commission