Sports 12 Rewind: Denison wins 1984 State Championship

Published: May. 28, 2020 at 9:53 PM CDT
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The Denison Yellow Jackets won the Class 4A State championship against a talented Tomball team in 1984.

Marty Criswell was the coach at Denison. Both teams were undefeated going into the title game in Waco.

Denison started the scoring with a 19 yard touchdown run by Raymond Wilson.

Denison would take a 13-0 lead when Tre Harper passed to Fred Washington in the endzone.

After two Tomball touchdowns and two Denison field goals, Aaron Jackson scored on a 16 yard run. Jackson would later play at Arkansas. Denison rushed for 248 yards in the game.

Tony Brown, Ray Taylor and many others played key roles in the 27-13 win.

Tomball quarterback Lance Palvas went on to play at Texas A&M and had not lost a high school or junior high game until this game.

The scoreboard went out late in the game. Officials kept the time on the field and nobody knew that the game was over until the referees told Denison that it was. The Jackets then realized that they had won the state championship.

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