Littlefield Won Unofficial State Title For Greenville, 1919

Dec 16, 2016

Clyde Littlefield
Credit Tiki-Toki

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor relates the story of legendary coach Clyde Littlefield, who as a young man, coached the Greenville Lions to an unofficial state football championship in 1919 (the University Interscholastic League officially recognized state champions beginning in 1920).  Littlefield went on to coach the University of Texas football team, and, for many decades, the UT track teams.  In 1916, Littlefield became embroiled in a controversy with the Sherman coach over the use of ineligible players, not unheard of in the early days of high school football in Texas.