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The Incredible Story Of The 1968 State Championship Estacado Matadors Football Team [INTERVIEW]

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In 1968, the Estacado High School Matadors varsity football team won the Texas 3A State Championship, becoming the first Texas high school to win a state title during its first year of UIL competition eligibility.

On Monday’s Chad Hasty Show hosted by Scott Mann and Matt Crow, author Al Pickett joined the broadcast to talk about his new book documenting the story.

During the interview, Pickett said, “Nobody, other than Estacado’s ever won a state championship in that first year.” Pickett continued, describing the power and ability of this team. Pickett said,

Now listen to how dominating this team was. They outscored their opponents that year 552 to 32, that’s domination!

Pickett’s book “Mighty, Mighty Matadors: Estacado High School, Integration, and a Championship Season” is available for purchase now.

Listen to the entire interview with Al PickettĀ in the video above.

The Chad Hasty Show airs weekday mornings live, from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM on News/Talk 95.1 FM and 790 AM KFYO, online at, and on the free RadioPup app. Follow Chad on Twitter via @ChadHastyRadio & KFYO Radio at @KFYO!

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