Paul Tyson Built High School Football Dynasty in Waco

Paul Tyson’s Waco Tigers scored 19 touchdowns in 124-0 rout of Houston Jeff Davis in the quarter finals of high school playoffs on December 3, 1927.  Whipped Sherman 59-0 in the semi’s, beat Abilene 21-14 in the finals for fourth state championship in six seasons and won unofficial national title with 44-12 victory over Latin HIgh of Cleveland, Ohio.

Tyson, who turned down many college offers to stay in Waco, coached 27 consecutive teams with winning records.  But in 1942 the school board voted unanimously to fire him after a disappointing 8-2 showing.

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